Group picture of Awakening participants Spring 2018

Student Life and Ministry                

Position: Graduate Intern: 2019-2020
 
Overview:
The Graduate Intern for Student Life and Ministry works as a team member within the Department of Student Life and Ministry, and is primarily responsible for overseeing the Awakening Retreat program (a TEC or Search style retreat). The Awakening Retreat serves approximately 120 students during a weekend-long retreat in both the spring and fall semesters. The Graduate Intern for Student Life and Ministry helps undergraduate student leaders shape and prepare for all aspects of the retreat, and serves as a mentor to students in the community throughout the year. The Graduate Intern for Student Life and Ministry also serves as a facilitator of a Christian Life Community. The position is approximately 20 hours per week of work in the Retreat/CLC area, with flexibility for additional hours as needed when retreats approach, and less hours during less busy times of the year. Flexibility for evening commitments is required. The position is a three year commitment (with June and July off each year). The position also includes a residential ministry component and with an on-campus apartment provided in a residence hall in exchange for fulfilling the Residential Ministry duties outlined below.
 
Compensation:
Compensation includes the following: 2 LIM courses each semester, student fees in the Fall and Spring semesters, and a small hourly stipend that equals about $115 per week for 20 hours of work. An on-campus apartment in a residence hall is also provided as a part of the Residential Ministry component of this position.
 
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and at least one year work of student leadership experience in campus ministry activities required. Retreat organization and faith group facilitation experience preferred. Background in theology or religious studies preferred.
 
Area: Retreats / Christian Life Communities
 
Responsibilities:
Awakening Community Moderator
  • Help community connect to the “big picture” of Awakening – embodying the joy and beauty of the Christian, Catholic faith by being an outward-looking community that reflects God’s love.
  •  Empower and support rectors in thoughtful and prayerful preparation for the Awakening Retreat
  • Use “teachable moments” to model skills such as mediating conflicts, honoring commitments, planning ahead, and keeping to deadlines
  •  Meet weekly with rectors
  •  Meet weekly with each core-staff team pair·         Attend weekly core-staff meetings
  •  Attend weekly community meetings
  •  Assist students in preparing for talks – including but not limited to creating a “mini-retreat” and regular meetings with individual talkers leading up to Awakening Retreat. 
 
Co-Facilitate a CLC
  • Meet weekly with co-facilitator to plan for weekly CLC meeting
  • Meet individually with members for cura personalis (care of the whole person)
  • Attend bi-weekly CLC Facilitator meetings
  • Attend annual 3 day CLC facilitator retreat in August

    Serve as presence on all Student Life and Ministry retreats

  • Serve as professional staff presence on all Student Life and Ministry Retreats, including but not limited to First Year Retreat, Awakening, and Senior Retreat
 
Additional Responsibilities
  • Serve as member of Student Life and Ministry staff, including attending weekly staff meetings and helping with Student Life and Ministry-wide events including major liturgies, celebrations, etc.
  • Meet weekly with University Minister for Retreats and Christian Life Communities
 Area: Residential Ministry
  • Schedule and promote regular open door hours for your apartment to engage with students, socially, spiritually and for pastoral counseling
  • Attend residence hall student staff meetings regularly and whenever requested
  • Maintain availability for individual and residential community crisis response support
  • Conduct regular wellness checks and intervention efforts as directed by the Behavioral Intervention Team
  • Engage in intentional one on one and group contact with resident students to enhance social wellbeing and sense of belonging
  • Meet bi-weekly with building Community Director to review goals and action plans as related to the Residential Curriculum
  • Attend scheduled Residential Life/Resident Minister joint meetings or RM meetings
  • Maintain a bulletin board in residence hall to promote resources and programs relating to faith formation and related University areas
  • Support Residential Life efforts when responding to weather or city infrastructure emergencies such as shelter in place, notification of water outage, power outage, building evacuations, etc. 
  • Support the Themed Living Community (TLC) Coordinator with:

    • Coordination of experiential learning opportunities such as service days, educational workshops and retreats
    • Meeting regularly with TLC Resident Assistant  and Coordinator to discuss community goals and outcomes
    • Track participation for respective TLC specific programming
    • Themed Living Community assignment will either be Spark (service and social justice focused) or LEAD (Leadership Engagement and Development). 
 
Commitment: Approximately 20 hours per week during the academic year with flexibility for weekend and evening hours to accommodate retreat and CLC schedules. Residential Ministry responsibilities are in addition to these hours. This is a three-year commitment. Compensation includes tuition remission for two LIM courses per semester and a small hourly stipend, as well as an on-campus single apartment in a residence hall. 
 
To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to lqalexan@loyno.edu.