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  • Director of Campus Ministry JobID: 254
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      Central Catholic Jr. Sr. High School

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  •   Position: Director of Campus Ministry
    Location: 2410 S. 9th Street, Lafayette, IN 47909 
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    Central Catholic Jr/Sr. High School:
    Central Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, established in 1957, is a Roman Catholic Jr./Sr. High school, grades 7-12 serving the Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana. Central Catholic is an A rated school by the Indiana Department of Education and has over 450 students. Central Catholic graduates 100% of its students and has over 90% move on to college. 

    Central Catholic is part of the Lafayette Catholic School System (LCSS). LCSS is a four campus, pre-K through 12 system that provides a Christ centered education to students in the Tippecanoe County, Indiana area. More than 1000 students are enrolled systemwide. The 4 schools that are part of LCSS are St. Mary Cathedral (pre-K - 3), St. Boniface (4 - 6), St. Lawrence (preK - 6), and Central Catholic Jr. / Sr. High School (7 - 12).

    Primary Purpose: 
    Under the supervision of the principal, the campus minister helps create an environment which encourages and guides all members to contribute to the Catholic identity of the campus and the formation of a faith community which responds to the spiritual needs of the students, teachers, staff and parents. In collaboration with the administration, faculty and staff, parents, students, and parishes, the campus minister brings to life the school’s spiritual growth, prayer, discipleship, sacramental experiences, social justice and preparation of leaders in service for the Church and society.

    Job Responsibilities:
    A. Forming a Faith Community
    • Facilitates an atmosphere of Christian hospitality where all feel welcome, based on Catholic faith traditions and rituals 
    • Communicates regularly with the principal, parish priests, faculty, staff, students, and parents regarding campus ministry activities, programs and projects 
    • Works collaboratively with the administration and assistant campus minister in the development of faith centered programs that involve the entire school family 
    • Fosters a strong sense of connection with local parishes
    B. Spiritual Growth and Discipleship
    • Provides opportunities for others to deepen their relationship with Christ 
    • Organizes, plans and implements an effective retreat program for students, faculty, and staff that contributes to community building, faith development, evangelization and leadership enrichment 
    • Organizes, motivates, and initiates various ministry-related programs and pilgrimages with students, faculty, staff and parents including
    C. Prayer and Sacramental Experiences
    • Offers a variety of prayer experiences, both personal, communal, and seasonal
    • Provides opportunities for students, staff and faculty to celebrate the Sacraments, especially the Eucharist and?Reconciliation including penance services during Advent and Lent
    • Coordinates liturgical celebrations including weekly school-wide and class Masses, and faculty Masses with local parish priests 
    • Organizes on-going training for liturgical ministers; extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, lectors, servers and all other students involved with liturgical celebrations
    • Assists the Mass choir director in the selection of appropriate sacred music that will enhance student participation at school liturgies
    • Coordinates the use of the chapel 
    • Maintains chapel facilities and supplies
    D. Social Justice and Service Learning
    • Nurtures students in social consciousness based on the Gospels and Catholic Social Teachings
    • Empowers work for justice and service 
    • Infuses the concepts of justice, peace, human dignity, and the integrity of creation into all aspects of ministry 
    • Insures an awareness of the missions through such activities as fundraisings and inviting missionaries as guest speakers 
    • Provides opportunities for students to serve
    • Organizes, communicates and maintains the Service Learning Program for all grades in collaboration with the Theology Department
    E. Preparation of Leaders for the Church 
    • Encourages students to discern the vocation for which God has created them 
    • Provides opportunities for students to lead various activities to be prepared for vocation and leadership roles 
    • Maintains information on vocations to the priesthood and religious life that is readily available for students on campus. 
    Other Duties:
    • Is visible and present on the school campus and at school activities •
    • Maintains a close relationship with the school chaplain, pastors and youth leaders in neighboring parishes 
    • Attends to own personal, professional and spiritual development • Oversees the budgetary process for campus ministry 
    • Attends diocesan meetings for campus/youth ministers 
    • Stays abreast of current developments in the area of school/campus ministry • Is available to students, faculty, staff, and parents 
    • Seeks resources that are supportive of student needs
    Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Applicant must be a practicing Catholic, with an active sacramental and faith life, in good standing with the Church.
    • Hold a Bachelor degree (or higher) in Roman Catholic theology.
    Special Knowledge/Skills/Attributes: 
    • Has an in depth knowledge of Roman Catholic theology.
    • Demonstrates personal self-discipline, is adaptable and flexible in routine and unexpected situations
    • Has skills in communication, initiative, creativity, and problem solving
    • Able to work in a team setting and to collaborate inside and outside of department.
    • Utilizes effectively and appropriately 21st century technology
    • Able to build parent and student relationships.
    • Possesses a professionally calm and motivationally intense demeanor. 
    • Reflects a balanced quality lifestyle (spiritually, physically, emotionally, and mentally), which is evidenced by personal habits. 
    Previous experience in campus ministry, youth ministry, social work or teaching at the junior/senior high level preferred.

    Performance Keys: 
    • Promotion of the Mission of the Lafayette Catholic School System
    • Student character and faith formation
    • Team Culture 
    • Student and Personal Development 
    • Community Development (internal and external) 
    • Perception (Communication and Reputation) 
    Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Able to move about the work environment
    • While performing this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus
    • Visual acuity to see computer screen
    • Able to move tables and chairs
    • Able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds
    • Able to lift files, open filing cabinets, and bend or stand on a stool if necessary
    Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Able to work a flexible schedule including nights, evenings, and weekends as required.
    • This job operates in an office/school environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, photocopiers, and smartphones.
    • Able to honor & maintain confidentiality
    • Able to pass and maintain Diocesan child safety protocols
    Our Gospel Values:
    This position is a leadership position with a Catholic mission serving the Lafayette, Indiana area. Many successful organizations identify the unique characteristics that make individuals successful within their organizations. A successful candidate will possess and demonstrate the following qualities, which are part of our Gospel Values:
    • Community: We work cooperatively and collaboratively with teachers, coaches, and parents to provide a supportive community.
    • Servant Leadership: We give of ourselves to others in a habitual, firm, and decisive way. It leads us to give the best of ourselves and our talents for the good of others. 
    • Respect: We respect the dignity of each human person regardless of the person’s race, religion, social, economic, cultural, or personal status.
    • Gratitude: We are thankful for every gift and every lesson we learn. 
    • Humility and Understanding: We seek first to understand and humbly foster resolution of conflict directly with each other and directly with parents, teachers, coaches, and administrators. 
    • Wellness: We promote the wellbeing of the entire self - body, mind, heart and soul - through prayer, exercise, moderation, self-control, modesty, and purity.
    • Patience and Perseverance: We help our students and each other have the courage, patience, and endurance to push beyond perceived limitations.
    • Diligence: We encourage our students and each other to work with careful and planned persistence to ensure our God given talents will be fully discovered and maximized.
    • Integrity: We seek the truth in our actions and words.
    • Full time position
    • Paid holidays
    • Paid vacation
    • Paid sick days
    • Pension & 403(b)
    • Health and benefit package
    • 50% Tuition discount
    • Life Coaching by SHIFT
    • Professional Development
    • Mentor Teacher
    The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required. 

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