Monday, May 2, 2016

Job Posting - DePaul University Ministry in the Loop

DePaul University Ministry in the Loop – Job Description

DEPARTMENT:                                                    University Ministry in the Loop
JOB TITLE:                                                    Loop UMIN Student Worker – Community Building, Spirituality and Wellness Position - Social Media, Outreach and Programming Support
REPORT TO:                                                    University Ministry Chaplain
HOURS:                                     5 - 10 hours per week for remainder of 2015 - 16 school year (with potential to continue during the 2016 – 17 school year)
SALARY:                                                    $13.00 per hour

Loop University Ministry seeks a graduate student to use their skills and experience (i.e., program planning, implementation and assessment, social media and marketing outreach, and administrative) to perform program development and support, administrative tasks and community outreach for Loop UMIN (University Ministry). The student will help in efforts to organize, promote, implement and assess UMIN spirituality, community building, volunteer service, wellness, interfaith programs and vocational discernment at the Loop Campus. Ideally, this position will have a balance of varied tasks and diverse subject matter, calling for a person who can work both autonomously but also with direction when necessary, and who wants hands-on experience in working creatively with a very diverse population.

We especially welcome applicants who are thoughtful about and committed to issues of spirituality, their own vocational exploration, wellness, diversity, service, social justice and community-building and have strong interpersonal and organizational skills.   We seek a qualified student who is able to commit a substantial amount of time during the week (5 - 10 hours total at the beginning with the possibility of increasing this in the future) to seeing that the mission of University Ministry is fulfilled at the Loop campus.  The ideal person will also have an interest in the higher ed. experience for diverse college students including: traditional and non-traditional aged, international, commuter, veterans and, especially, adult, graduate/professional.  Students desiring to go into ministry, higher education student affairs/services, community organizing and/or non-profit administration would have many interests that would resonate with this position.

Responsibilities include:

·        Provide support to UMIN in the Loop by helping to vision, plan and implement programming for Loop students (e.g. adult, graduate, international, commuter, etc.)  This can include programs such as: meditation and spiritual health; community service; hospitality and affinity building; interfaith and intra-faith programming.  Tasks may include, but are not limited to, selective aspects of programming (i.e. work with partners to develop creative/needs based programs, accomplish administrative tasks such as reserve rooms, order food, prepare set-up, greet attendees, perform assessment).  Responsibility will also include presence at orientations and other relevant University events. (40%)
·        Program development tasks that help conceptually design and implement outreach, marketing and social media strategies for UMIN in the Loop and that promote programs and services, build awareness of UMIN in the Loop presence and affinity for our Vincentian mission, and provide on-line spiritual support.   Tasks may include: working on an e-newsletter, helping oversee social media (facebook, twitter, etc.) and contributing to on-line ministry efforts. (30%)
·        Provide administrative support to UMIN in the Loop by performing general office work (e.g. data entry, filing, copying, stocking office supplies, organizing, etc.) providing hospitable presence, participating in team meetings and accomplishing other tasks as assigned.  (30%)

·        Graduate Student at DePaul University
·        Ability to creatively reach out to the DePaul community and promote UMIN; relates warmly to others, in particular those who are seeking assistance and is very “customer service” oriented
·        Strong experience in social media, marketing, promotions, event planning, and working with teams to vision and complete projects
·        An interest in one’s own and others’ spiritual wellness and faith development and respect for those whose spiritual or religious traditions may differ from your own;
·        Possess good organizational skills with an ability to prioritize tasks, solve problems and work independently as well as with a team;
·        Mature, proactive student who is equally comfortable taking direction, working alone and with others, and tackling new tasks and responsibilities.  Open to visioning and growing this position.  

To apply, please send a resume to Chaplain Tom Judge at or call 312-362-6699 for more information.