STATUS: Full-Time (40 hrs / week; Exempt)
OVERVIEW: This position reports to the priest-chaplain; position responsibilities include:
Working with the priest-chaplain, parish staff and student leaders to provide direction and guidance to the campus ministry. This includes development of themes for the semester / year as well as specific support for regular events (retreats, community events, catechesis, service opportunities, etc.) and special events (periodic outreach efforts, large lectures, etc.).
Serve as a support and resource to those students in matters both practical and spiritual.
Collaborate with the priest-chaplain on the administrative duties of the campus ministry. This includes proposing and managing the budget, working as the liaison between the students and other staff members, organizations, and ministries associated with St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish, the University of Virginia, and the Diocese of Richmond.
This position upholds and maintains the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, the ordinances of the Diocese of Richmond, and the ordinances, mission, and values of the Order of Preachers, Province of St. Joseph.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Catholic Hoos is a ministry of St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish in Charlottesville, VA. It is a Roman Catholic parish of the Diocese of Richmond entrusted to the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph. This parish ministers to students, faculty, and staff of the University of Virginia as well as alumni, families, friends, and visitors to Charlottesville, VA. Catholic Hoos exists to answer the deepest desires of the spiritually impoverished at the University of Virginia. This is accomplished by invitations to encounter Jesus Christ via the sacraments, bible studies, a virtuous community, and charitable service opportunities.
This position requires residency in close proximity to Charlottesville, VA.
KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS: This position requires possession of average (or above) aptitude in the following areas:
Advanced knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith
Capacity to teach the Catholic faith
Experience in relational ministry
Ability to lead from a place of authenticity and vulnerability
Maturity and self-confidence
Bachelor's degree required
Master's Degree preferred
and 3-5 years of experience and demonstrated in ministry.
This position directly supervises student leaders.
This position receives direct supervision from the priest-chaplain.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
Collaborate with priest-chaplain to plan and execute the overall vision of campus ministry.
This includes retreats or other events to strengthen and deepen the faith of the students.
Supervise student leaders in the ideation, formation, and implementation of the vision for Catholic Hoos at the Univ. of Virginia
Participate in diocesan campus ministry annual events
Assist the integration of students into St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish.
PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL: Annual appraisal by the priest-chaplain.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Per Diocesan guidelines and Called to Work in Harmony.
TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to Fr. Joseph-Anthony Kress, O.P. ([email protected])