Campus Minister for Liturgical Music and Mission Trips, Assumption University (Worcester, MA)

Campus Minister for Liturgical Music and Mission Trips, Assumption University (Worcester, MA)

The Office of Campus Ministry at Assumption University in Worcester, Massachusetts seeks a practicing Catholic to serve as a full-time Campus Minister for Liturgical Music and Mission Trips. This is a ten month position (August 1 through May 31) that begins on August 1, 2022. The person would join a University Pastoral Ministry Team that includes two other full-time campus ministers, two InterVarsity Christian Fellowship representatives, four Fellowship of Catholic University Students missionaries, a chaplain to Latinx students, a graduate assistant, and other members of the Assumption community who contribute to ministry on campus.  Like all members of the Team, this person would share in the evangelization, faith formation and spiritual development mission of Campus Ministry.  As a full-time campus minister, his or her specific areas of responsibility would be the direction of liturgical music and service/immersion mission trips at the University.

We are looking for a person who:
• has a strong personal faith life and understands his/her ministry as a vocation
• is committed to evangelization among undergraduate students and enthusiastic about supporting their growth as disciples
• is committed to supporting Catholic students and students from other faith traditions in their faith formation and spiritual growth
• enjoys working collaboratively with an ecumenical team of colleagues and student leaders
• would embrace and support the Catholic and Assumptionist mission and identity of the University
• is committed to continuing ministerial development and spiritual formation
• (for the liturgical music portion of the job):
o has a solid understanding of Catholic liturgy and training in liturgical practice
o has training and experience in animating liturgy through music, with a priority for engaging the participation of the entire assembly
o knows, and has experience in leading, music from a variety of styles, including contemporary praise and worship music and music that reflects the cultural diversity of the Church
o plays piano and organ, and can lead students playing a variety of instruments
o understands the place of various models of musical leadership during liturgy: eg, cantor, solo instruments, small ensemble of singers or instruments, full choir
• (for the mission trip portion of the job):
o has a solid understanding of Catholic social teaching
o has experience in, and is not overwhelmed by, managing a variety of administrative and logistical details
o would collaborate well with mission trip partners including Catholic Relief Services and various domestic and international host organizations
o is committed to integrating faith, service and immersion as integral components of a relationship-based approach to mission trips
o is able to lead week-long immersion trips once or twice each year (Christmas break, spring break, after graduation in May), including driving students in a van

For more details on qualifications and responsibilities, please click here.