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Executive Director/Director of Campus Ministry

Description of Job

The Executive Director or Director of Campus Ministry is a member of the division of Mission, Values and Inclusion,β€―and actively models and integrates the College’s Dominican Catholic identity, as well as institutional mission, vision and values in programming, ministries, and services. The Executive Director reports to the Vice President for Mission, Values and Inclusion.β€― 

The Executive Director or Director provides leadership and oversight for college-wide ministries and services, through which students, faculty and staff from the Catholic tradition, other religious denominations and non-religious denominations can develop a sense of service, contemplate their vocation in life, and articulate a faith-based response to today’s injustices. The Executive Director or Director provides opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to develop their ethical leadership, in order to find ways of creating a more just, compassionate and sustainable society. The Executive Director or Director will provide culturally responsive programming to serve a diverse student body, such as our Hispanic/Latinx, African American, Asian American and LGBTQ+ students. The title of Executive Director or Director will reflect the candidate’s experience, qualifications, credentials and expertise in the area of Campus Ministry.  


  • Oversee comprehensive Campus Ministry programming in the areas of faith, leadership formation and social justice 

  • Facilitate opportunities for spiritual and vocational development for Catholic students and students from other faith traditions 

  • Coordinate music for liturgies, particularly Sunday mass, by recruiting and assigning accompanist and song leader roles 

  • In partnership with Vice President, coordinate Advent and Lent reflection booklets for the College, extended community, and Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters 

  • In partnership with Vice President, coordinate prayer services and liturgies in the Chapel during the academic year  

  • Oversee, supervise, and evaluate Assistant Director of Campus Ministry, and any other support staff to provide support and guidance in completion of administrative tasks in support of Campus Ministry. 

  • Supervise Campus Ministry student scholarship recipients in leadership roles  

  • Recruit and provide ongoing training for Campus Ministry student leaders and work-studies 

  • Create opportunities for Campus Ministry student leaders to share their talents and gifts with others, and plan events both on- and off-campus (including teach-ins, activities, service, and group sessions) 

  • Plan, coordinate, and lead retreat programs for students 

  • Plan, coordinate and lead interfaith and interreligious ministry opportunities  

  • Plan, coordinate and lead culturally responsive ministries, such as “Lo Cotidiano – Hispanic ministry” and LGBTQ+ college ministry, within the context of cultural liberation  

  • Develop semester and academic year programming strategy, including calendar and marketing campaigns 

  • Plan, coordinate, and lead “Faith in Action” programming for students, such as community service, alternative breaks, and global outreach opportunities 

  • Assist Vice President in overseeing Saint Joseph Chapel 

  • Partner with MVI colleagues to develop and incorporate shared language, strategies and pedagogy that centers Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and anti-racism 

  • Contribute to advancing MVI area outcomes and articulating the link between DEI and Dominican Mission 

  • Manage and utilize Campus Ministry budget, office space, and supplies to support office ministries and events 

  • Serve on a number of college-wide committees, including the Task Force to Dismantle Racism, LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee, COR Advisory Committee, Dominican Mission Committee, etc.  

  • Work closely with the divisions of Student Development and Enrollment Management to represent and serve as a resource for Dominican spirituality. Participate in several events, such as Admitted Student days, Eagle Enrollment days, Transfer Student days, etc.  

  • Assist Vice President with institutional publications as needed, including Commencement liturgies, Emerald Club liturgy, Orientation liturgy, College Assemblies and Seminars, Dominican-focused celebrations and communal reflections responding to the needs of the times 

  • Assist with crisis intervention as needed, responding to pastoral care needs in outreach to/from colleagues  

  • Participate in biannual Dominican Colloquium 

  • Assist with student and mentor participation in Dominican College’s Preaching in Action conference, if needed 

  • Develop plan, in collaboration with Executive Director for Student Equity and Inclusion, to serve historically underrepresented students 

  • Coordinate Dominican Volunteers campus visit to promote post-graduate service/internship opportunities 

  • Other duties as assigned 

Job Qualifications

Necessary Education or Work Experience

  • Master’s degree required in Religious Studies, Pastoral Ministry, Practical Theology 

  • PhD or DMin preferred, in Theology, Practical theology, and Ministry 

  • 5 to 7 previous years of experience supporting and/or leading a campus ministry program or department 

  • Willingness to pastorally accompany our college community in living out our charism and our Dominican Catholic values of truth, justice, compassion, community, and partnership 

  • Actively engaged with Catholic social teaching principles, particularly recent additions to the tradition, such as Laudato Si and Fratelli Tutti  

  • Experience with implementing culturally responsive ministries (Hispanic college ministry, LGBTQ+ college ministry, etc.), with an emphasis of cultural liberation, is preferred 

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Actively engaged Catholic within the College worship community and the larger Catholic community; liturgical coordination experience preferred 

  • Welcome, integrate and promote the College’s Dominican Catholic identity, mission, vision, and values 

  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills 

  • Multicultural competency, leadership skills and ability to develop and foster relationships with a diverse student body 

  • Ability to facilitate dialogue with all faiths on campus and communicate effectively across Edgewood College’s diverse student population 

  • Experience with young adult spiritual development in group settings as well as in one-on-one 

  • Program planning, organizational and administrative skills 

  • Authentic, effective interpersonal listening skills; ability to build trust and model our college’s motto: “Heart speaks to Heart”  

  • Availability to work Sundays, and flexibility for evening and weekend programming, and occasional weekend/weeklong travel with students, faculty, and staff 

  • Valid U.S. driver’s license to operate Edgewood College vehicles 

Other Qualifications

Edgewood College, a Catholic college sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence - the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

Applications submitted by September 15, 2022, will receive first consideration. 

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to: 

Edgewood College 

Human Resources –EDCM 

1000 Edgewood College Drive 

Madison, WI 53711 

E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu 

Equal Opportunity Employer 

Hiring Manager: Milton Javier Bravo 

Email: MilBravo@edgewood.edu