Boston College Introduction
Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.Job Description
Campus Ministers at Boston College promote the University’s Jesuit, Catholic mission by working collaboratively to make available to the community opportunities for worship, retreat, service-immersion, and pastoral care.
In this way, Campus Ministers assist in the coordination of weekly student liturgies, major University-wide Masses, and prayer services. Campus Ministers work in partnership on other department initiatives focusing predominantly on the intellectual, social, and spiritual development of undergraduate students. The role requires the ability to provide both pastoral care and spiritual guidance to students and others in the University community.
Additionally, each Campus Minister maintains responsibility for administering a specific area within the department. A key responsibility for this position is the management of the University’s Roman Catholic worship. This includes:Requirements
-managing campus-wide Masses (such as the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit, the Advent/Christmas liturgy, and the Baccalaureate Mass)-coordinating weekly, chapel-specific Masses-serving as a liaison to the priest presiders
- recruiting, training, and coordinating liturgical ministers (sacristans, greeters, lectors, eucharistic ministers, etc.)-working collaboratively with the Campus Minister for Liturgical Music in preparation for services with music
-work collaboratively with the Campus Minister for Multi-Faith Programs to support the prayer and worship efforts of the multi-faith community
-oversee the department’s sacramental preparation programs (RCIA, etc.)
-ensure the aesthetic décor and cleanliness of the University’s worship spaces
-Catholic, with a firm grasp on the richness and traditions of Ignatian spirituality
- Master’s degree in Liturgical or Sacramental Theology, Divinity, Pastoral Ministry, or related field
- A full understanding of the liturgical practices of the Roman Catholic Church
-Three years of experience in university campus ministry, or equivalent work experiences
-Willingness to work collegially with Campus Ministers and others in the Division of Mission and Ministry
-Strong budgetary, communication, and organization skillsClosing Statement
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.