- A minimum of a BA in Theology, Pastoral/Lay Ministry, Religious Studies, or other commensurate degree or certification.
- A Masters in Campus Ministry preferred
- Must be an active, practicing Catholic.
- Teaching experience and classroom management skills are a plus.
- Must be willing to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends. The BNI overnight student retreat program will require you to be away from home for several days in a row, multiple times per year.
The Campus Minister reports directly and is accountable to the Principal, and may work with or report to the Assistant Principal and/or President on some projects or activities. The Campus Minister's primary responsibility is to enhance the Catholic identity of Bishop Noll Institute and to help all members of the school community grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ in Mind, Body and Soul.
Specific Areas of Responsibility:
In relation to the STUDENTS:
- Offer experiences that help students grow in their knowledge and appreciation of the Catholic faith and traditions.
- Provide a comprehensive retreat program for all students at all grade levels.
- Prepare and conduct a wide range of liturgical celebrations for the school community.
- Moderate student groups to provide for social concerns/charities, preparation of school liturgies, Catholic Schools Week, Baccalaureate Mass, and other ministry-based activities.
- Prepare students for peer ministry as alter servers, lectors, and extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist.
- Mentor select students in Christian Leadership as Campus Ministry interns during the school day.
- Work with students who have been selected as retreat leaders and provide proper training including leadership experiences.
- Facilitate sacramental experiences for students.
- Maintain an open and welcome environment where students may share, confide and discuss personal issues.
- Coordinate the Christian Service Program for students, and provide information and training about the MobileServe online application used for recording service hours.
In relation to the ADMINISTRATION:
- Coordinate all of the spiritual activities for Bishop Noll Institute.
- Keep the Principal apprised in matters pertaining to faculty/student involvement relative to Campus Ministry responsibilities, including the scheduling student and faculty retreats and faith formation events taking place on and off campus.
- Consult with the principal and business manager regarding annual budgetary needs of Campus Ministry activities.
- Work with the Athletic Facilities Department to secure facilities for Campus Ministry events and avoid any scheduling conflicts.
- Meet with the Principal two times per year for goal setting and evaluation purposes.
- Work with the Assistant Principal to coordinate ministry events with other extra curricular activities and events.
- Assist in the day-to-day operations of the school as requested by the Principal and/or Assistant Principal
- Serve as the Safe Environment Coordinator for Bishop Noll Institute, and facilitate mandated adult training, criminal background checks, and record keeping as required by the Diocese of Gary and the Principal.
In relation to the SCHOOL CHAPLAIN
- Communicate regularly with the School Chaplain on the spiritual, emotional, sacramental and liturgical needs of students, faculty and staff.
- Plan and coordinate all-school liturgies and sacramental activities, including Reconciliation services during the Advent and Lenten seasons as well as the Baccalaureate Mass at the Cathedral at the end of each school year.
In relation to the FACULTY and STAFF:
- Facilitate experiences of a prayerful and spiritual nature for and with the faculty and staff.
- Coordinate prayer services in conjunction with faculty meetings, professional development days, Diocesan faith formation sessions, and any other special occasion.
- Include members of the faculty and staff as adult leaders for all student-based retreats, especially the Junior overnight and Kairos retreats.
- Communicate with all faculty and staff regularly regarding Campus Ministry events.
- Maintain an open and welcoming environment where faculty and staff may share, confide, and discuss personal or professional issues.
- Offer experiences that help the faculty and staff grow in their knowledge and appreciation of the Catholic faith and traditions.
- Initiative and oversee staff faith formation requirements through the Diocese of Gary.
In relation to the PARENTS:
- Communicate with parents regularly regarding student retreats, Christian Service for students, and other Campus Ministry activities.
In relation to the FACILITIES:
Oversee the Chapel and Campus Ministry office.
Communicate with the Facilities Department regarding special preparations necessary for liturgical celebrations, retreats, and other Campus Ministry events in the Fieldhouse, Cafeteria, Media Center, Auditorium, or other areas of the school.
In relation to the DIOCESE and COMMUNITY-AT-LARGE:
- Maintain regular and open communication with the Diocese of Gary's Office of the Bishop, the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, the Office of Human Resources (safe environment), and the Office of Liturgy and Worship.
- Maintain a positive, working relationship with the Campus Ministry offices of our other two Diocesan high schools, Andrean and Marquette.
- Communicate with local parish youth ministry programs as needed.
- Work closely with retreat centers, bus companies, and other vendors as needed for the planning of on campus and off campus ministry events.
- Represent Bishop Noll Institute at local or Diocesan functions at the request of the Principal and/or President.
- Participate in professional development activities to stay up-to-date and knowledgeable about current trends and best practices in the area of ministry with youth and your adults.
- Be open to opportunities for spiritual direction/companioning, self-care, and other ways to enhance one's personal/professional faith life.