St.  Catherine University

Director and Mission Chair for Catholic Identity

Sep 06, 2018
Nov 14, 2018
Employment Status
Full Time
Position Summary Information Position Summary

St. Catherine University invites applications for The Director and Mission Chair for Catholic Identity in the Center for Spirituality and Justice.

The director of the center embodies the mission and spirit of the University and its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. The Mission Chair for Catholic Identity implements the goals of the Myser Initiative to further deepen learning of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. The director animates spiritual growth and builds community among all student populations, faculty, and staff. The director initiates and collaborates in student programming across the University that furthers reflection on personal and collective experience, action for justice, dialogue that honors diversity, and ritual in the Catholic tradition. A key strategy is a focus on faculty and staff development so that our curriculum and campus practices reflect the values of the University.

• Develop a multi-year strategic plan that envisions the programming and practices that engages diverse groups across religions, cultures, identities, stages of spiritual development; animates reflection, community, spiritual growth, and justice.
• Oversee and implement Myser Lecture and Workshop.
• Welcome and celebrate religious diversity: “Swings wide” to welcome and dialogue with all students across differences, including cultural, religious, sexual orientation, gender identity, and age.
• Model the prizing of women's spiritual experience and leadership in their communities of faith.
• Work effectively with interfaith leaders to share practices, justice work, and religious celebration.
• Work closely with the SVP of HR, Diversity and Inclusion to insure that strategies of the center are aligned with Inclusive Excellence.
• Facilitate ritual and worship: Collaborates with team members to celebrate Sunday worship and University events such as orientation, convocation, Mass of the Holy Spirit, and commencement.
• Bring community together in response of the needs of our time whether in times of celebration and gratitude as well times of crisis with community prayer that helps to understand and heal as well as in respond to the spiritual needs of students, faculty and staff.
• Build an engaged and respected team of staff and student peer ministers who are key to helping the University realize the vision for the Center. Collaborates with Student Affairs, faculty, students, senior leadership, and the Myser Advisory Committee to ensure the vision and work of the Center is integrated into the Strategic Plan of the University.
• Develop student programs that build upon our value for reflection, builds on the heritage and vision of the CSJs, promotes justice, and lifts up women's leadership in church and society.
• Build and maintain bridging opportunities with the CSJ community.
• Particular emphasis will be placed on programming for faculty and staff development to drive the impact of Catholic Social Teaching both into the classroom, and into student curricular and co-curricular activities.
• Possess the skills to set vision, plan and implement strategies to achieve the goals; finds and develops staff; oversight of budget, operations and chapel upkeep; and completing reports and assessment.

Required Qualifications

• Masters in Divinity or similar degree with a minimum of five years of pastoral ministry experience in a leadership and/or supervisory position required. Doctoral degree in a related field preferred.
• Demonstrated success in effectively working with inter-religious and interfaith groups across cultures.
• Demonstrated success in creating inclusive environments that recognize and supports LGBTQ students, staff, faculty, and administrators.
• Demonstrated commitment to prize women's religious and spiritual experiences and understandings
• Possesses a broad and deep feminist, theological, pastoral, and interfaith knowledge
• Has strong team building skills: supervision, leadership, collaboration, communication, and relational skills
• Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail.
• Has a deep understanding and practical experience in faith development focusing on college students.
• Grounded in Catholicism that is feminist and progressive with experience in pastoral ministry, ritual and the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching.

To Apply and Special/Other Requirements Summary

To apply: : Please visit the St. Catherine University Employment Site at Candidates of color are encouraged to apply, as are those who will contribute to a diverse candidate pool. Requisition number is #20180064-Staff. Applicants may also visit the St. Catherine University Human Resources office to submit an electronic application. We are located in Derham Hall, Room 8. Application review begins immediately, priority will be given to applications submitted by September 28th position open until filled.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace Employer ~Tobacco-Free Campuses

Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit: Preferred Qualifications

St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable faculty who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their service.

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