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Assistant Campus Minister

POSITION: Assistant Campus Minister
REPORTS TO: Director of Campus Ministry
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
SCHEDULE: Full-time

Cristo Rey Jesuit (CRJ) Milwaukee is part of a national network of 37 high schools transforming urban education through a unique integration of college-prep academics, professional experience, and spiritual formation with a focus on students of limited financial means.  At CRJ’s new $35 million campus, just across the Menomonee Valley from Marquette University, in the heart of Milwaukee’s dynamic Clarke Square, Cristo Rey serves a diverse student body of approximately 425 young men and women and 250 alumni.  Students attend class four days per week and work in a professional setting one day per week through our innovative Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP).  It is the collective mission of our staff to provide our students with a Jesuit education that ensures they students gain admission to—and ultimately graduate from—college.  In pursuit of that goal, Cristo Rey staff collaborate, reflect, and practice to maximize their impact each day.

Job Description

In this full-time position, you will assist the Director of Campus Ministry in supporting the spiritual development, growth, and well-being of the Cristo Rey Jesuit community in accordance with the Catholic, Jesuit mission and identity of the school. The Assistant Campus Minister is a key member of the Department of Campus Ministry, modeling faith and pastoral ministry, and supporting the development of the religious and spiritual life of the school in light of CRJ’s Ignatian spiritual roots. You will be an active member of our school community and thus expected to commit to the values of the school and its mission.

Your holistic approach will enhance CRJ’s identity as a Catholic, Jesuit, college-prep high school for students of diverse backgrounds. Your empathy and cultural dexterity will allow students, families, and staff to relate to you with confidence and trust. By giving generously of yourself, your gifts, and your time, you will help grow a school that serves its students’ diverse needs and helps cultivate their own gifts, talents, and spiritual lives.

The Assistant Campus Minister reports to the Director of Campus Ministry and follows an eleven-month calendar: the full school year plus four weeks of summer programming.

Responsibilities

Community Service Program:

  • Supervise the community service program for all four grades: sustain strong communication with existing and potential community service sites, educate and excite students and families about the community service program — in theology classes, at assemblies, at parent events, etc., maintain service-hours records and systematically communicate service credits earned, maintain resources for students regarding eligible community service partners and agencies
  • Organize and chaperone after-school and weekend community service trips for students
  • Supervise and enhance CRJ’s Magis Summer Service Programs and all summer service immersion trips

Retreats:

  • Assist in the development, organization, and implementation of retreats and related materials and resources for each grade level, focused on Ignatian spirituality, values, and discernment
  • Assist the Director with Kairos Retreat organization and implementation: assist with the application and interview process for student leaders, support student and adult leadership development, especially retreat talks and small-group leadership skills, attend Kairos meetings and Prep Day, serve as an adult leader on the 3-day, 2-night Kairos Retreats
  • Assist and help chaperone special-interest student retreats during the school year, including some out-of-state travel with students

Sacramental Life:

  • Support the sacramental life of the community by helping to plan Masses and the Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Help train students to fill various roles during Mass (servers, lectors, musicians, Eucharistic Ministers, etc.)
  • Assemble Google Slides presentations and related worship aids for all-school Masses
  • An ordained Assistant Campus Minister will exercise his priestly office through the celebration of the sacraments as needed, as well as standing as a role model for religious vocational discernment

Spiritual Formation:

  • Assist in development, planning, and implementation of our school-wide student formation program focused on the Graduate at Graduation Values
  • Help develop and implement prayer services with attention to the rich cultural backgrounds of the CRJ community
  • Partner with the Director of Campus Ministry in student formation in the Sacred Heart Society peer ministry program, including group meetings, retreats, extracurricular prayer and devotion, and faith sharing conversations
  • Help lead and support others in leading prayer at school gatherings, on the Jesuit Prayer app, in the daily Examen, etc.
  • Encourage students to explore religious vocations and support events and programs that nurture vocational awareness
  • Participate in the Jesuit Midwest Province seasonal reflections with other high school students and staff
  • Assist with CRJ staff Mission & Identity formation as needed.

Faith and Justice Programs:

  • Support the Director of Campus Ministry in moderating the Diversity and Inclusion student group
  • Promote, lead and coordinate social justice events and retreats for students, including the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice (Washington, D.C.), Arrupe Leaders Summit (Parma, OH)
  • Develop opportunities for local social justice education and action programs

Other Administrative Tasks:

  • Assist in the development, organization, and implementation of retreats and related materials and resources for each grade level, focused on Ignatian spirituality, values, and discernment
  • Assist the Director with Kairos Retreat organization and implementation: assist with the application and interview process for student leaders, support student and adult leadership development, especially retreat talks and small-group leadership skills, attend Kairos meetings and Prep Day, serve as an adult leader on the 3-day, 2-night Kairos Retreats
  • Assist and help chaperone special-interest student retreats during the school year, including some out-of-state travel with students

Qualifications

Cristo Rey Jesuit encourages applicants of all backgrounds and provides equal employment opportunities to applicants of any race, ethnicity, religion, sex, or national origin.  Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will embody the mission-commitment, intellectual curiosity, openness to growth, optimism, and zest that are central to the character of our founding team.  In addition, they will meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-3 years experience in a pastoral or ministry-related field is preferred
  • Ability to communicate in both Spanish and English is preferred
  • Understanding and support of the Catholic, Jesuit mission of the school
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-management and the ability to work independently, with a team, and in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness and availability to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Valid driver’s license; must be insurable with good driving record
  • Proficiency using technology to communicate and to track data
  • Full vaccination against Covid-19

To apply for this position:

To apply, submit all of the following in pdf format (preferably one document, if possible) to Jpandl@CristoReyMilwaukee.org, and include the position name (Assistant Campus Minister) in the subject line.

  • Resume with cover letter that articulates your interest in and readiness for the position
  • Contact information for three professional references (email and phone number)
  • Undergraduate and graduate (where appropriate) transcripts

Disclaimer

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School provides equal employment opportunities to applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sex, or national origin.

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