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Associate Director of Retreats and Faith Formation (10 Month Appointment)
San Francisco, California, United States
Date Posted: 02/04/2010
Job Type: Full-Time
Reporting directly to the Executive Director of University Ministry, the Associate Director of Retreats and Faith Formation works closely with the University Ministry team in creating programs that articulate the university's mission as Jesuit and Catholic. Realizing the rich diversity of faith and culture on campus, the Associate Director works with Resident Ministers to develop programs that affirm and welcome all students, faculty, and staff to explore opportunities for personal and spiritual growth.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
The Associate Director of Retreats and Faith Formation collaborates and cooperates across divisions and departments to create a supportive University community which encourages student learning and development in the Jesuit Catholic tradition by:
- Promoting a common good that includes the needs of all students
- Engaging differences in a manner that allows students to learn from the diversity of perspectives, experiences and traditions that exist within the University community
- Providing experiences that challenge students, faculty and staff to develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially, culturally and morally in order to prepare them to contribute to the University community
- Drawing out the leadership qualities inherent in every individual, and to providing opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills
- Creating an environment that supports a socially responsible way of being together in community
- Recognizing and celebrating the achievements and contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.
- Ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Supervise and facilitate the development of an appropriate retreat program for the university community.
- Identify and train students to plan and lead retreats.
- Provide ongoing faith formation opportunities for student leaders.
- Publicize and promote retreats to appropriate constituencies.
- Provide an ongoing assessment process for individual retreats.
- Supervise Resident Minister Interns assigned to Retreats and Faith Formation by the Executive Director.
- Sacramental Preparation: Coordinate the RCIA process which prepares non-Catholics to become members of the Catholic Church, and prepares uncatechized baptized Catholics for Confirmation. Coordinate the Confirmation process which prepares catechized Catholics to celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation.
- Spiritual Formation: Develop and implement Christian Life Community, Spiritual Direction, and Vocation programs.
- Assist students, faculty and staff in articulating their own faith experience, and offering them experiences of pastoral leadership through programs such as Prayer for Busy People, 19th Annotation, and Lenten Prayer Experience.
- Work collaboratively with the University Ministry team pursuing areas of ministry beyond his/her primary area(s) of responsibility.
- Organize and participate in liturgy and other community liturgical events.
Integrate the principles of Ignatian spirituality and Catholic social teaching in his/her primary area of responsibility.
- Serve on university committees.
- Represent the University in the metropolitan religious community (e.g. local parishes, archdiocese). Give workshops or presentations as requested by civic or ecclesial community.
- Engage in professional development through reading, workshops, and research.
Ordained associate directors are available for sacramental ministry.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Master's Degree in theology or related field preferred.
Previous supervised pastoral experience in youth or university campus ministry.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Demonstrated competence in spiritual direction, pastoral counseling, faith development, developmental psychology, spirituality, and Catholic social and moral teachings and spirituality.
Knowledge of Ignatian spirituality, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and the tradition of Jesuit education.
Ability to travel and available for evening/weekend work.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please be advised that this is a 10 month appointment per year position.
The review of candidates will begin on August 18th.
The University of San Francisco is a Jesuit Catholic University founded in 1855 to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University.
USF is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and to excellence through diversity. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities upon request.
To view and apply for this position please visit www.usfjobs.com.