University Minister For Social Justice and Immersion Programs – Loyola University, New Orleans
SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Department of Student Life and Ministry (SLM) is committed to providing learning opportunities, which fortify our Jesuit identity and students’ educational experiences. SLM empowers and partners with students to create a vibrant and pluralistic campus community through: leadership opportunities that foster integrity and collaboration; reflective practice that deepens self-knowledge and faith formation; and high quality programs that spark curiosity, community-building, and inspire contemplative action. Student Life and Ministry fortifies the mission of Loyola by educating the whole student, encouraging meaningful and accountable citizenship, and promoting interaction within a diverse and global society. Student Life and Ministry utilizes a learning-centered development model, which fosters academic excellence and student success; teaches responsible citizenship and critical thinking skills, nurtures interpersonal and spiritual development; and encourages healthy behaviors and self-management.
The University Minister for Social Justice and Immersion programs is responsible for contributing to the overall goals of the Department of Student Life and Ministry by providing direction to integrated student learning and spiritual development, learning outcomes based on assessment, and student success strategies. While creating a mission-driven,
co-curricular experience, the University Minister is committed to fostering a collegiate environment, which supports the Jesuit mission, fosters the development of a transformative learning community, and recognizes, affirms and celebrates the educational value of diversity. A successful staff member is dedicated to: applying best practices in pedagogy, advocacy and ministry, fostering students’ ability to integrate academic knowledge with experiences outside of the classroom, thinking critically and innovatively about student success interventions, effectively communicating with students, peers and supervisors, and collaborating with campus and community partners. The primary responsibilities of this position include coordinating social justice advocacy and education, management of the university food pantry and facilitation of the Ignacio Volunteer international and domestic immersion programs.
Required Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities:
○ Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree required.
○ Minimum of 6 months prior experience in social justice work.
○ Valid passport. Ability to travel outside the United States. Due to the nature of this position, ability to work outside of normal working hours.
○ Knowledge of Ignatian spirituality and philosophy of Jesuit education.
○ Must possess and maintain a current valid driver’s license as a condition of employment, and must also be able to successfully pass any driver background information investigation and any driver education courses required by Risk Management.
Additional Desirable Qualifications:
○ Experience with the spiritual and faith development of young adults.
○ An understanding of and active commitment to Roman Catholic faith and strong background in Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit education preferred.
● Ability to perform duties as stated above with or without reasonable accommodation.