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 whole community opportunities for worship, retreats, 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 Mission and Ministry initiatives (as well as other University initiatives) focusing predominantly on the intellectual, social, and faith 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 departmental program. A key responsibility for this position is the management and oversight of the multi-faith groups and organizations on campus. This includes planning and coordinating the Multi-faith Thanksgiving Service and the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Service; building relationships with associate campus ministers associated with the various groups and organizations; working with the Office of Student Involvement to assure groups and organizations comply with University regulations and expectations as they apply for official University recognition or after their approval; recruiting and nurturing student leaders; facilitating the multi-faith student advisory board; training and supervising a graduate assistant; overseeing and managing the Multi-faith Chapel; managing the budget, fundraising, and program logistics; and developing a formation plan that engages multi-faith participants throughout the year.
Officially sanctioned minister of a major multi-faith tradition, with a firm grasp of and sensitivity to multi-faith traditions, as well as an openness to and respect for Catholicism and Ignatian spirituality
Master’s degree in Theology, Divinity, Spirituality, Pastoral Ministry, or a related field
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.