Loyola University Maryland

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry Intern Positions

There will be 24 intern positions in the 2018-2019 academic year. All positions will be paid $10.10 per hour and are not eligible as work-study positions. Applications for positions are accepted each spring semester.

Learn more about how to apply to join the Campus Ministry Team! 

Qualifications and Responsibilities

All interns must meet all general qualifications and expectations. In addition, each position has additional unique qualifications, responsibilities and expectations that are outlined in the position descriptions below. The following position descriptions may be changed or updated at any time.

  • Athletic Retreats & Sustainability (2 positions)
  • Interfaith (2 positions)
  • Marketing and Outreach (3 positions)
  • Music Ministry (5 positions)
  • Office Assistant (3 positions)
  • RCIA (1 position)
  • Sacristan (4 positions)
  • Social Justice (2 positions)
  • St. Alphonsus Dinner Program (2 positions)

Please contact Megan Linz Dickinson, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry, at mlinz@loyola.edu with any further questions about the process. For position-specific questions, you may also contact the supervisor listed under each position.

Athletic Retreats and Sustainability

This position assists with athletic retreat planning and implementation, formation of team members, and retreat follow-up. This position also seeks to deepen the connections between faith and environmental justice on campus. There will be one person hired to work with men's athletic teams and one person to work with women's athletic teams.

Qualifications

  • Basic understanding of and previous experience with spiritual retreats and personal reflection.
  • Personal Interest in Sustainability and Environmental Justice.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all retreat details, incl. assisting with planning schedule, recruiting leaders, planning and facilitating team meetings, corresponding with Athletics dept., coaches and athlete presenters.
  • Facilitate the retreat weekend.
  • Coordinate the completion and collation of retreat evaluations; organize and implement retreat follow-up activities such as team dinners and participant reunions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Contact: Fr. Tim Brown, SJ, Special Assistant to the President for Mission and Integration, tbrown@loyola.edu, 410-617-5524

Immersion

This position assists with planning and implementing opportunities to engage in justice education, prayer and reflection and social action. This position seeks to deepen the connections between faith and justice, understood more fully through community engagement, relationship building, and experiential learning within our local, national and global communities.

Qualifications

  • Strong relational and group facilitation skills required, as well as an ability to engage students in education around justice issues, social action and advocacy, and faith connections.
  • Ability to articulate the connections between faith and justice and engage others in exploring these intersections within communities.

Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative and creative support in implementing immersion program offerings.
  • Assist in immersion recruitment, planning/organization and logistical preparation.
  • Support networking and collaboration with other Jesuit institutions, partners and social action organizations.
  • Foster campus and community partnerships to engage immersion participants in deepening their commitment to justice at the local level.
  • Assist in planning and coordinating immersion follow-up events, outreach and educational opportunities such as panel discussions, community dialogues, community prayers and reflections, and webinars.
  • Develop creative and engaging messaging through campus campaigns, videos and social media to promote social justice education, action, and reflection throughout the semester.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Contact: Elise Gower, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry, elgower@loyola.edu, 410-617-5375

Interfaith

The Interfaith Interns assists in coordinating and facilitating various interfaith campus offerings. This ministry seeks to enhance campus cooperation and leadership to promote deeper understanding, respect and celebration of diverse spiritual identities. This position assists with planning and implementing opportunities for exploring and reflecting on the search for meaning and identity, including Ignatian Spirituality and diverse spiritual practices from a variety of traditions.

Qualifications

  • Basic understanding of diverse faith backgrounds and the broader issues of religious intolerance and social injustice.
  • Openness to and curiosity about diverse spiritual practices and traditions.
  • Willingness to learn about and work with sensitivity to spiritual and religious diversity.
  • Strong relational and group facilitation skills required, as well as an ability to engage students with diverse spiritual identities in various forms of prayer, reflection, small/large group dialogue and interfaith educational opportunities.
  • Ability to dialogue with persons with diverse spiritual identities, beliefs and religious perspectives, and openness to working with them to create diverse campus offerings.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize and facilitate programming around diverse spiritual practices, such as SpiritualiTEA, and others TBD.
  • Assist in developing and implementing interfaith planning, interfaith & ecumenical prayer services, outreach and educational events such as panel discussions, community dialogues and guest lectures
  • Lead efforts to educate and advocate religious pluralism in response to religious intolerance and social injustice.
  • Recruit & promote interfaith resources and offerings of The Interfaith Youth Core, Education for Justice, and local, AJCU, and national interfaith programs and conferences.
  • Support campus relationships and collaborate with local religious partners, campus interfaith groups (Intervarsity, Hillel, MSA, etc.), ALANA, CCSJ and York Road Initiative.
  • Creatively recruit student participation, and implement diverse outreach methods for communicating with and engaging the campus in Messina Retreat and SpiritualiTEA.
  • Communicate with various departments, student organizations and clubs, courses, and Messina cohorts to offer interfaith education and promote participation in campus programs and events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Contact: Scott Adams, Assistant Director for Interfaith and Ecumenical Ministry, sadams3@loyola.edu, 410-617-5755.  

Marketing & Communication Team

The Marketing and Communication Team works together to promote the mission of the office of Campus Ministry, tell our stories and invite others into our ministries and community. There are three positions within the team which involve distinct skills and responsibilities in the following areas:  graphic design, social media, website management and project management.  Although they are divided into 3 positions, we may consider different division of responsibilities depending on the skills of the candidates. 

Social Media/Website Management

Qualifications

  • Experience or interest in social media, communication, writing, copy editing, marketing, advertising, journalism.

  • Experience or interest in marketing, communication, advertising, writing.

  • Comfortable with website maintenance.

Responsibilities

  • Oversees design and content for social media (Facebook Timeline cover, profiles picture, Twitter profile, banners for website).
  • Manages all daily social media activities, including posting on Facebook and Twitter; fostering follower engagement through conversation replies; and monitoring related activity to ensure compliance with relevant CM values.
  • Recommends and implements strategies for recruiting new followers and members; fostering loyalty across all social media properties; and optimizing communication strategies.
  • Works closely with other CM professional staff and student interns to ensure social media activities are integrated into overall publicity strategies.
  • Monitors and provides updates to supervisor about social media successes, lessons learned and recommendations for strategies and formats.
  • Responsible for content modifications, additions, deletions and creations of Campus Ministry webpages within the Sitecore management systems.
  • Sets up new site pages/sections and landing pages within the web content management system.
  • Collaborates with the Office of Technology Services and MarComm to update and maintain online forms and content on the Campus Ministry webpage in a timely and up to date fashion.
  • Continually monitors the website in a proactive manner to ensure information is accurate, current and free of errors.
  • Performs image manipulation tasks such as creating thumbnails, image resize, file formatting and simple image edits.
  • Manages work requests through team project management software in a timely manner.
  • Proactively brings ideas for content, promotions, platforms, etc.

Graphic Designer

Qualifications

  • Design, layout, and editing experience and/or ability to learn creative design.
  • Proficient in the use of Adobe Creative Suite is preferred. 
  • Portfolio/samples of previous work requested as a component of the application process.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for design, layout, photo-editing, and copy-editing of print and digital media.
  • Designs print flyers, posters, postcards and digital signage.
  • Solicit and respond to feedback on designs from internal and external stakeholders.
  • Updates and optimizes official printed materials such as handbooks, information cards and brochures.

Project Manager

Qualifications

  • Strong organizations skills and planning skills
  • Strong written and oral communication and excellent teamwork.
  • Experience or interest in project management, marketing, communication, advertising, or writing.
  • Basic design, layout, or editing experience and/or ability to learn creative design.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is preferred, but not required.
  • Portfolio/samples of previous work may be requested as a component of the application process.

Responsibilities

  • Receives project requests and assigns to appropriate team members through team project management software.
  • Tracks the complete design, layout, photo-editing, copy-editing, printing and distribution of marketing materials for the team.
  • Works with Grad Assistant to prepare project schedules based on office priorities.
  • Manages submissions to Printing Services Department and Digital Signage.
  • Updates or designs printed materials such as flyers, posters, postcards, brochures and digital signage, as needed.

Contact: Megan Linz Dickinson, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry, mlinz@loyola.edu, 410-617-2092.

Music Ministry

The Music Ministry Interns work with the Associate Director of Campus Ministry and Campus Ministry team to assist in Music Ministry.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated advanced training and musical skills in vocal and/or instrumental music.
  • Superior organizational and time
  • management skills.
  • Experience with database software(Excel) and desktop publishing software (InDesign).
  • Ability to train and direct student music ministers.
  • Desire to develop their liturgical and music leadership skills.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the organization and administration of all Music Ministry activities.
  • Assist in the preparation & execution of Sunday Masses including the production of Sunday Orders of Worship and seasonal program booklets.
  • Serve as Music Librarian – responsible for choral folders & all sheet music.
  • Serve as accompanist or leader for sectional or instrumental rehearsals (as needed).
  • Assist in database management and scheduling of all music ministers.
  • Assist in preparation & execution of non-Eucharistic worship/ special events.
  • Participate in on-going musical, liturgical & spiritual formation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Contact: George Miller, Associate Director of Campus Ministry, gmiller@loyola.edu 410-617-2449

Office Assistant

The Office Assistant Interns assist with daily office operations, assisting in a variety of needs for the office. The ministry includes hospitality through communication with the Campus Ministry team; Loyola students, faculty, and staff, the alumni community, and broader Baltimore community.

Qualifications

  • Honest and open communication.
  • Openness to assisting with multiple and varied projects within the office.
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn new skills throughout the year.
  • Critical thinking skills for improving office organization procedures and hospitality.
  • Strong relational and organizational skills required, as well as an ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word, and Excel.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with correspondence both inside and outside the office through email, phone calls, and Outlook.
  • Maintain and communicate retreat registrations, payments, and refund information.
  • Assist with budget and procurement card statements; organizing, scanning, and prepping monthly.
  • Assist with submitting Motor Pool requests for retreats and programs, as directed.
  • Organizing front desk schedule, meetings, and student timesheet information, as directed.
  • Photocopy, scan and file documents as needed.  Clean and organize closets and office.  Order office supplies and perform general office upkeep daily, weekly, and monthly.
  • Provide at least 3 hours per week of regularly scheduled phone/front desk coverage.
  • Assist with teaching & training of all interns with front desk duties.
  • Update and design bulletin boards and other advertising spaces with relevant information in and around the office as directed by professional staff.
  • Research projects as needs arise for the office and/or retreat house.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Contact: Ms. Hong-Yu Li, Program Assistant of Campus Ministry, hli1@loyola.edu.

RCIA

This position assists in the preparation and implementation of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) through which adult members and friends of the Loyola University community are baptized into the Catholic Church.

Qualifications

  • Has knowledge of and experience with the sacraments of the Catholic Church.
  • Experience in small discussion-based group settings.
  • Willingness to grow spiritually alongside candidates.
  • Is a baptized member of the Catholic Church.

Responsibilities

  • Organize, facilitate and provide hospitality at RCIA gatherings, weekly meetings and service site.
  • Provide meaningful opportunities and outlets for candidates' growth and expression of faith in their lives.
  • Support candidates/inquirers/catechumens in the RCIA process. 
  • Attend and assist in preparation and implementation of the RCIA retreat and all liturgies exclusively related to RCIA (Rite of Acceptance, Rite of Enrollment, The Three Scrutinies, Easter II).
  • Manage records of candidates and catechumens through the process.

Contact: Fr. John Murray, SJ, University Chaplain, jpmurray@loyola.edu, 410-617-5881

Sacristan

This position assists in the worship life of the University Community and is responsible for the coordination of the following liturgical ministries: Lector, Communion, & Hospitality. This position is also responsible for the physical maintenance of both Alumni and Fava Chapels, as well as providing direct support to members of the Jesuit community who lead worship at Masses and other liturgical celebrations.

Qualifications

  • Superior organizational and time management skills. 
  • Experience with Excel & Access and other database software.
  • Ability to relate well to peers and professional staff/faculty
  • Ability to train and direct student liturgical ministers.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the organization and administration of all CM Worship activities.
  • Preparation & execution for all practical aspects of Sunday & Daily Masses.
  • Maintenance of both Fava & Alumni Chapels
  • Assist in the training for all Liturgical Ministers
  • Assist in database management and scheduling of liturgical ministers.
  • Assist in preparation & execution of non-Eucharistic worship/ special events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Contact: George Miller, Associate Director of Campus Ministry, gmiller@loyola.edu, 410-617-2449

Social Justice

The two social justice interns work together to assist with planning and implementing opportunities to engage in justice education, prayer and reflection and social action. These positions seek to deepen the connections between faith and justice, understood more fully through community engagement, relationship building, and experiential learning within our local, national and global communities.

Qualifications

  • Strong relational and group facilitation skills required, as well as an ability to engage students in education around justice issues, social action and advocacy, and faith connections.
  • Ability to articulate the connections between faith and justice and engage others in exploring these intersections within communities.

Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative and creative support in implementing immersion program offeringsAssist in immersion recruitment, planning/organization and logistical preparation.
  • Assist in recruitment, planning/organization and advocacy preparation for the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (Fall Semester)Lead efforts for education, advocacy, and coordinated response on current legislative issues.
  • Organize and promote the monthly Mindful Meals lunchtime justice reflection program
  • Assist in coordinating justice and education-action programs such as the El Salvadoran Martyr Mass, Faith & Justice lectures, and follow-up Teach-in & Immersion initiatives.
  • Support networking and collaboration with other Jesuit institutions, community partners and social action organizations.
  • Collaborate with student clubs and groups, including ALANA, CCSJ and YRI to support relationships and coordinate joint justice education and action efforts.
  • Develop creative and engaging messaging through campus campaigns, videos and social media to promote social justice education, action, and reflection throughout the semester.
  • Work together as a team with the other social justice intern to accomplish some of the responsibilities above.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Contact: Elise Gower, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry, elgower@loyola.edu, 410-617-5375

St. Alphonsus Dinner Program

The Campus Ministry staff seeks a Student Intern to work with the University Chaplain and Campus Ministry team to promote, plan and prepare for St. Alphonsus house dinners. This position acts as both chef and host for weekly dinners throughout the academic year.

Qualifications

  • Interest in and ability to plan and cook group meals.
  • Strong relational and organizational skills required, as well as an ability to engage students in personal reflection.

Responsibilities

  • Invite groups and handle logistical details for weekly dinners.
  • Plan menus, shop for groceries, and prepare meals for all guests.
  • Serve as a warm, welcoming, hospitable presence and engage guests in conversation.
  • Assist with clean-up at the end of the evening and follow up with guests to invite them to further participation in Campus Ministry events and activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Contact: Fr. John Murray, SJ, University Chaplain, jpmurray@loyola.edu, 410-617-5881