Assistant Director Ecumenical and Interfaith Ministries

Loyola University Maryland
January 27, 2023
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Position Title Assistant Director Ecumenical and Interfaith Ministries

Job Category Administrator Office/Department Campus Ministry Work Environment Location Evergreen Main Campus Staff Job Type If Temporary or Visiting, Estimated End Date: Position Summary and Duties

The Assistant Director is responsible for supporting the spiritual and liturgical life of Loyola University Maryland, a Jesuit Catholic University. They will assist students in the exploration, development, and appropriation of their faith. The incumbent will organize and coordinate ecumenical and interfaith ministries, dialogue, and programming. This person will nurture relationships and connections with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and faith leaders from various traditions. They will be dedicated and experienced in accompanying university students, providing spiritual and pastoral care, working across religious traditions, and have a grounding in their own tradition. The assistant director will work in close collaboration with the Campus Ministry team to provide programming, care, prayer, and mentorship to the Loyola University community. The Assistant Director will report to the Director of Campus Ministry.

Offers and coordinates interfaith education, outreach, and engagement. Coordinates ongoing programs such as; bible studies, Kosher and Halal dinner, spirituality panel, and interfaith week program. Organizes and facilitates University interfaith services including 9/11 interfaith prayer for peace, the Spring Semester University interfaith prayer service for hope and renewal, and prayer vigils responding to local and world events. Leads programming to celebrate Black history month. Creates and coordinates trainings and workshops to promote interfaith cooperation and dialogue, interfaith literacy, and engaging religious diversity. Identifies the needs of Loyola community members and provides resources and support. Co-leads Campus Ministry's pre-fall program. Co-leads formation and training for interns and student leaders on topics ranging from Ignatian spirituality, racial justice, and interfaith cooperation and dialogue. Leads annual interfaith retreat and Ignite retreat. Collaborates with the Campus Ministry team to lead Student Intern retreat.

Recruits, trains, and supervises Campus Ministry Interfaith interns and student leaders. Supervises two student interns and a graduate assistant to carry out the work of the office and this role. Supports and oversees Chosen Generation Gospel Choir and coordinates with the choir's music director and musicians to promote and schedule practices and performances.

Networks and coordinates partnerships with local and national faith/worship communities, organizations, and religious leaders. Assists students with access to faith communities, services, and ministries on and off campus. Acts as a primary liaison and resource for ALANA Services, faith-based campus groups (student clubs), faculty partnerships, and office collaborations. Engages faculty and administrators of other faiths to serve as mentors to students and their ministries. Convenes and facilitates Campus Ministry's Interfaith Advisory Board.

Provides pastoral care, spiritual accompaniment, and outreach to members of the University community. Serves as a ministerial resource in times of crisis. Represents the office and its pastoral role in varied university functions and committees.

Participates regularly in the prayer and worship life of the University. Participate in weekly staff meetings, semesterly team days, divisional gatherings, Campus Ministry events and celebrations, Fall and Summer Orientations, and Admissions' Open Houses. Participates in professional development opportunities.

Required Qualifications

Appreciation and commitment to the Jesuit and Mercy vision and ideals.

Strong interpersonal, organizational, communication and problem-solving skills.

Commitment to engaging college students in spiritual and social justice issues.

Demonstrate commitment and ability to advancing equity and inclusion in programs, partnership, education and relationships.

Knowledge related to ecumenical and interfaith dialogue and cooperation.

Knowledge of young adult faith development.

Possess intercultural competencies, particularly in relationship to religious, liturgical and pastoral contexts.

Experience and ability to foster religious literacy and fluency in diversity, pluralism, and inclusion.

Ability to use diverse tools for communication and planning, including Microsoft Office, (docs, sheets, forms, calendar, drive), social media, and the ability to adapt to new technologies.

Ability to recruit, train, offer on-going formation and supervision of student and staff/faculty leaders in a ministry setting.

Ability to facilitate small groups.

Ability to work collaboratively on a team.

Available for regular evening and weekend work. Relate to and serve as a mentor for students. Ability to serve as a pastoral minister for people from diverse backgrounds and faith traditions. Adept at organization and prioritization of multiple duties.

Preferred Qualifications Job Posting Date 07/29/2022 Priority Application Deadline Date 01/27/2023 Job Close Date Anticipated Start Date University Description

Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic university committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and to the ideals of liberal education and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, Loyola inspires students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. Loyola's beautiful, historic Evergreen campus is located in Baltimore, and its graduate centers are in Timonium and Columbia. Loyola enrolls 4,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students across the Sellinger School of Business and Management, the School of Education, and Loyola College of Arts and Sciences. Founded in 1852, Loyola is one of 27 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the first to bear the name of Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.

Diversity Statement

Loyola University Maryland strongly values the benefits that diversity brings to the workplace. In accord with its Ignatian values, the University is committed to creating and promoting a community that recognizes the inherent value and dignity of each person. Loyola University Maryland does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, or any other legally protected classification. The University recruits, hires, and promotes in accord with this policy and its Core Values.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Successful candidates for any staff, faculty, or administrative position at Loyola University Maryland will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Loyola University Maryland requires that all faculty, staff, and administrators receive COVID-19 vaccination unless exempted for medical or religious reasons in accordance with University policy.

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