Loyola University Maryland

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry Intern Position Descriptions

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There will be 24 intern positions in the 2016-2017 academic year. All positions will be paid $8.75 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 and 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.

Athletic Retreats & Sustainability (2 positions)
Interfaith (1 position)
Marketing and Outreach (3 positions)
Music Ministry (5 positions)
Office Assistant (4 positions)
RCIA (1 position)
Sacristan (4 positions)
Social Justice (1 positions)
Spirituality & Reflection (1 position)
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.

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

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


The Interfaith Intern 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.

  • Basic understanding of diverse faith backgrounds and the broader issues of religious intolerance and social injustice.
  • 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 in 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.
  • Plan, organize and facilitate a bi-weekly or monthly interfaith program
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

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.

Social Media

  • Experience or interest in social media, communication, writing, copy editing, marketing, advertising, journalism.
  • 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 provide updates to supervisor about social media successes, lessons learned and recommendations for strategies and formats.

Website Management

  • Experience or interest in marketing, communication, advertising, writing.
  • Comfortable with website maintanence.
  • 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 is timely and up to date.
  • 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 in a timely manner.
  • Proactively bring ideas for content, promotions, platforms, etc.

Project Manager/Graphic Designer

  • Design, layout, and editing experience and/or ability to learn creative design.
  • Proficient in the use of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign is highly preferred. 
  • Portfolio/samples of previous work requested as a component of the application process.
  • Oversees the complete design, layout, photo-editing, and copy-editing of printing and distribution of marketing materials for the marketing team.
  • Designs print flyers, posters, postcards and digital signage.
  • Update and optimize official printed materials such as handbooks, information cards and brochures.
  • Tracks project requests and assigns to appropriate team members.
  • Prepares project schedules based on office priorities.
  • Manages submissions to Printing Services Department and Digital Signage.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Seán Bray, Director of Campus Ministry, sbray@loyola.edu, 410-617-2838

Music Ministry

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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, and assisting with the coordination and details of weddings held in the Alumni Chapel. The ministry includes hospitality through communication with the Campus Ministry team; Loyola students, faculty, and staff, the alumni community, and outside Baltimore community.

  • Honest and open communication with supervisor and professional staff.
  • 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.
  • Ability to ask questions and communicate needs.
  • Ability to be professional and confidential with delicate situations.
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • 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 in requesting and pricing catering orders both through Loyola and outside companies.
  • 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.
  • Assist in maintaining website (Site Core) updates relevant to weddings and Pre-Cana information.
  • Assist with wedding paperwork and overall communication between couples, priests, the Archdiocese of Baltimore, vendors, and sacristans.
  • Photocopy, scan and file documents as needed.  Clean and organize closets and office ideas.  Order office supplies and perform general office upkeep daily, weekly, and monthly.
  • Provide as needed, phone/front desk coverage each week; assist students, faculty, staff, and guests with retreat registrations, Mass cards, appointments, complete office daily tasks (kitchen clean-up, etc.).
  • Assist Anne at the beginning of the academic year with teaching & training of all interns with front desk duties. Example: copy machine, Evergreen card readers for payments, etc.
  • 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.

Anne Miller, Program Assistant and Wedding Coordinator in Campus Ministry, ammiller1@loyola.edu, 410-617-2768


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.

  • Has knowledge of and experience with the sacraments of the Catholic Church.
  • Is a baptized member of the Catholic Church.
  • Organize, facilitate and provide hospitality at RCIA gatherings, weekly meetings and service site
  • 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.

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


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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

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

Social Justice

The Social Justice Intern plans and coordinates various campus efforts in education and action around social justice and community service. The ministry seeks to deepen the connections between faith and action on behalf of justice and the connections between faith, action, and reflection.

  • Strong relational and group facilitation skills required, as well as an ability to engage students in education around social justice, faith and advocacy.
  • Ability to articulate the connections between faith and action on behalf of justice and the connections between faith, action, and reflection.
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of a faith and justice cohort throughout the year.
  • Organize a monthly Soup with Substance lunchtime justice reflection program (3-4 per semester).
  • Assist in coordinating justice and education-action programs such as the Ignatian Family Teach in For Justice, El Salvadoran martyrs liturgy & events, Prayer for Peace, and Faith & Justice lectures
  • Lead efforts for education, advocacy, and coordinated response on current legislative issues. Help organize advocacy actions, including social actions with the liturgical community.
  • Collaborate with student clubs and groups, including ALANA, CCSJ and YRI to support relationships and coordinate joint justice education and action efforts.  
  • Create campus wide posters, videos or presentations to promote social justice education, action, and reflection throughout the semester.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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

Spirituality and Reflection

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.

  • Basic understanding and previous experience of retreats, group prayer and reflection.
  • Openness to and curiosity about diverse spiritual practices and traditions.
  • 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 and small/large group dialogue.
  • Provide comprehensive Messina retreat support to Campus Ministry professional staff and volunteer retreat teams.
  • Plan, coordinate, and host bi-weekly SpiritualiTEA: Connecting Through Diverse Spiritual Practices. 
  • Creatively recruit student participation, and implement diverse outreach methods for communicating with and engaging the campus in Messina Retreat and SpiritualiTEA.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Megan Linz Dickinson, Asst. Director, mlinz@loyola.edu, 410-617-2092

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

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

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