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Campus Minister: Christian Life Communities

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

This is a regular, full-time position with a part-year schedule of August 16th - June 30th. The annual salary range for this position is $50,210.16 - $57,708.64. For full consideration, please submit your application by March 27, 2017.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Campus Minister: Christian Life Communities
Department Campus Ministry
Part Year Yes
FLSA Status Exempt
Standard Hours (hours per week)


Position Summary Information

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Director of Campus Ministry, the Campus Minister will share in the pastoral leadership and service of the university community. This position will advance the department’s mission to foster the spiritual life of students by overseeing Christian Life Communities (CLC), among other pastoral duties. This is a 10.5 month/year position with an expected starting date of August 16, 2017.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Pastoral Leadership and Service
• Provides pastoral support to students, regardless of religious affiliation. May include support during crises, spiritual direction, general mentorship.
• Supports other Campus Ministry-sponsored events and programs, such as retreats and university liturgies.
• Represents the department and its pastoral role in varied university functions and committees.

2. Direct Christian Life Communities (CLC) program
• Provides overall vision and leadership for the CLC program.
• Recruits, trains, and supports student and faculty/staff leaders.
• Promotes faith formation that integrates spiritual, social, and intellectual development.
• Cultivates a culture of vocational discernment.
• Fosters a spirit and commitment to justice and service among CLC members.
• Prepares and updates resources for the use of CLC participants.
• Manages overall event planning related to CLC events, including retreat

3. Supervision and Mentorship of Students
• Conducts regular meetings with student employees and volunteers to foster their learning and formation in ministry.
• Promotes sustainable time commitments among student employees and volunteers.
• Develops student leaders who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

4. Other duties as assigned.


1. Contributes to the department’s ongoing efforts to carry out its mission, vision and strategic priorities.
2. Ensures regular assessment of programs and events according to department guidelines.
3. Coordinates outreach and recruitment efforts for related programs.
4. Oversees financial accountability for area budget.
5. Establishes effective colleague relationships within the university and beyond to advance department and area goals.

Provides Work Direction

Supervises 10 student employees and shares in the collective mentorship of student staff and volunteers.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

• Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal.
• Work includes regular evening and weekend commitments.
• May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
• May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out-of-state locations.
• May be required to travel to outside partner organizations.
• May be required to drive for extended distances.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

• Office environment with frequent interruptions.
• Pastoral needs that require immediate attention can surface unexpectedly


• Ignatian spirituality, discernment, and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
• Familiarity with the Jesuit educational tradition.
• Christian Life Communities in university settings
• Appreciation for Catholic theological perspectives and their expression in ministry and faith experience.
• Young adult faith development
• Intercultural competencies, particularly in relationship to religious and pastoral contexts
• Ecumenical, and interfaith dialogue and engagement


• Experience in applying Ignatian spirituality and discernment, and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
• Pastoral care and spiritual accompaniment, including for crises response
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to use diverse tools for communication and planning, including Microsoft Office, Google Apps for Education (docs, sheets, forms, calendar, drive), social media, and the ability to adapt to new technologies
• Event planning and management


• Recruitment, training, and supervising of student and staff/faculty leaders in a ministry setting.
• Facilitation of small groups
• Planning for retreats, prayer services, and speaker series
• Relate to and serve as a mentor for students.
• Serve as a pastoral minister for people from diverse backgrounds and faith traditions.
• Adept at organization and prioritization of multiple duties
• Work collaboratively on a team

Education and/or Experience

• Master’s Degree in Divinity, Theology, Pastoral Ministry or related field, required.
• At least 2 years of ministerial experience (paid or volunteer), required.
• Knowledge and demonstrated experience with well-integrated Roman Catholic or Protestant Christian faith and ability to help students envision and embody a vibrant faith or spirituality in a religiously plural context.

Salary Information $2390.96 - $2748.03 semi-monthly

Posting Detail Information

Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

This is a regular, full-time position with a part-year schedule of August 16th – June 30th. The annual salary range for this position is $50,210.16 – $57,708.64.

For full consideration, please submit your application by March 27, 2017.

EEO Statement

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

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About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Santa Clara University does not sponsor work visas for staff positions. If hired, individuals must independently provide proof of their eligibility to work in the United States.

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • WEB-SC: SCU Website
    • SCU: University Promotion/Transfer
    • SE: Self
    • PE: Periodical
    • ER: SCU Employee Referral
    • LN: Other Newspaper
    • CF: Conference
    • WEB-O: Other website
    • OS: Other
    • Asians in Higher Education
    • Assoc of Jesuit Colleges & Universities
    • CAL Jobs
    • Blacks in Higher Education
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanics in Higher Education
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • LGBT in Higher Education
    • Native Americans in Higher Education
    • Northern California Higher Education Consortium
    • Veterans in Higher Education
    • Women and Higher Education
  2. * Are you a current or former Santa Clara University employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Indicate Years of Related Work Experience
    • 1 or more year(s)
    • 2 or more years
    • 3 or more years
    • 5 or more years
    • 10 or more years
  5. * Do you have the required Master’s Degree in Divinity, Theology, Pastoral Ministry or related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents