The Assistant Director of Campus Ministry is responsible for providing a Holy Cross formation to students through engaging them in service to others. As students navigate the requirements of the Holy Cross Service Program, the Assistant Director challenges them to integrate the principles of charity and justice and become more aware of inequalities in the world. S/he oversees the completion of students’ required service hours and provides opportunities such as immersion trips, regular service opportunities, and advocacy events. S/he also works with the Director of Campus Ministry to implement the school’s retreat program and teach the Peer Ministry course, developing student leaders and promoting prayer and reflection, ultimately challenging students “to think with Christ.” Finally, s/he maintains an availability to students and colleagues as a pastoral presence and helps provide opportunities for students to come together and share their faith. Support for this position is received from the Campus Ministry Assistant.
This is an 11-month position that runs from the beginning of August through the end of June each year.
Coordinates the Holy Cross service program, including instruction to students on the mission, requirements, and methodology of the service program, approval of service opportunities, verification of service hours, and accountability for students who do not complete their service requirements, with the help of the part-time Campus Ministry Assistant.
Develops and coordinates local and non-local/immersive opportunities for service and reflection, guiding small groups of students through these experiences.
Responsibilities shared with the Director of Campus Ministry
With guidance from the Director of Campus Ministry, teaches two class sections of the Peer Ministry course, including the oversight of Peer Ministers' monthly work with Freshman students. There are 8 or 9 students in each class section.
Assists with the annual application, interviewing, and selection process for Peer Ministers.
Assists in the planning, coordination, and direction of most student retreats, including the 3-day mid-August Peer Ministry retreat, Freshman and Senior day retreats, two 24-hour Sophomore retreats, and two to four Junior Kairos 3-day retreats.
Assists with preparation for and chaperoning of the 5-day, overnight, McNamara Emerging Leadership Training conference in mid-June.
Assists in the promotion and coordination of opportunities for Catholic and Holy Cross student engagement, such as the annual Rally and March for Life and the annual Holy Cross Conference for Student Leaders.
Assists with preparation for school Masses and prayer services, retreat reunion dinners, and other ministry programming.
Maintains availability to students or colleagues seeking consolation, conversation, or someone with whom to pray.
Serves on the school Pastoral Council and collaborates with other school programs and departments on spiritual and pastoral issues.
Must be a practicing Catholic able to participate in the sacraments.
Must hold a valid driver’s license and be willing to drive a 14 passenger van for service events.
Must possess strong organizational, team-building, and communication skills.
Will preferably be familiar with Catholic Social Teaching.
Will preferably have experience working with high school youth either in a setting of education or ministry.
Will preferably have experience volunteering through a reflective immersion trip, project, or program.
Must have at least a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in an area related to faith and justice, such as theology, catechesis, youth ministry, religious studies, or peace and justice studies.
Bishop McNamara High School is a private, Catholic coeducational high school offering its students a challenging college preparatory curriculum and a complete range of athletics and activities. As a Catholic school, Bishop McNamara seeks the development of the whole person. Thus, the academically rigorous program is combined with athletic, artistic, religious and social activities to offer young men and women a well-rounded pathway to success.