Loyola University Maryland

Office of Human Resources

Graduate Assistantship Vacancy

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Department Center for Community Service and Justice, Service and Spirituality
Scope

The Graduate Assistant for Service & Spirituality works within the context of the Center for Community Service and Justice (CCSJ) which engages students and the broader Loyola community in education through service for a just and equitable world.  This position will prepare and collect resources for use by CCSJ student and full-time staff on the connection between service and spirituality and will work with CCSJ full-time staff to more clearly articulate and incorporate that vision in CCSJ programs. Additionally, the person in this position will be responsible to organize and help implement various service and spirituality events sponsored by CCSJ throughout the year (i.e., Commemoration of the Martyrs of Central America (others). This position also coordinates all aspects of ongoing opportunities to reflect on the connection between service and spirituality. Finally, this position works with the Loyola delegation to the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. Reports to the Assistant Director for Poverty Concerns and Faith Connections of the Center for Community Service and Justice.  9 month position (September to May, including some miscellaneous dates in August and December – see “Terms of Employment”), approximately 15 hours/week (240 hours/semester).

Hours & Wages

Terms of Employment: 

  1. Must be enrolled as a graduate student at Loyola University, with preference given to students enrolled in the graduate programs in pastoral counseling and spiritual care.
  2. Period of employment: One (1) or two (2) academic years (not including    summer).
  3. Recipient will work approximately 15 hours per week each semester, or approximately 240 hours per semester (16 weeks total). Will include some evening and weekend hours. 
  4. Must attend training tentatively scheduled for August 18-29, 2014. Inquire about schedule if conflicts exist.  
  5. Remuneration:  $3,600* per semester, following a 50 percent stipend and 50 percent scholarship model ($1,800 will automatically be applied to tuition, and $1,800 will be provided as a stipend). 

*This amount is based on 240 hours/semester.  It may be prorated depending on when position is filled and how many hours of work will actually be completed during the semester.

Qualifications
  1. Current, ongoing experience with community service, service-learning, and/or social justice education/work.
  2. Experience and/or training in spiritual/faith development.
  3. Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
  4. Excellent organizational and leadership skills.
  5. Proficient in Social Media
  6. Ability and willingness to work with students, faculty and community representatives.
  7. Experience facilitating reflection or discussion groups.
Responsibilities

Basic Responsibilities

  1. Newsletter/Social Media: Manage on-going dialogue that would involve the intersections of faith, service, and social justice.
  2. Connecting different “Faith in Action” interfaith Groups with the Loyola community.
  3. Create a space where students, a monthly basis, engage in conversation around service and their faith.
  4. Moderator for Unite Retreat to the Streets.
  5. Moderator for Ignatian Solidarity Teach-In.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

Specific Responsibilities - Resources for CCSJ Staff

  1. Prepare and collect resources for use by and education of the CCSJ Staff on the connection between service/justice & faith/spirituality.

    1. Organize and research Catholic Social Teachings resources 
    2. Organize and research Faith-Based Social Justice resources
  2.  

    As needed, share materials with CCSJ Staff and others on campus connected to specific events, and how these events link service/justice & faith/spirituality.

     

  3. Work with the CCSJ full-time staff to more clearly articulate and incorporate the connections between service/justice and faith/spirituality into CCSJ programs.
  4. Support the post-grad service fair, specifically around discernment/ and faith-based volunteer programs. 
  5. Perform other duties as assigned.

Specific Responsibilities - Service & Spirituality Events

  1. Assist with planning and implementation of the commemorations of the assassinations of the Jesuit priests at the UCA, the four churchwomen, and Archbishop Romero (in Nov., Dec. and Mar., respectively), including campus publicity and education about the events to enhance awareness and participation.
    1. Only one of these commemorations will be highlighted as a big event each year, but it is important to provide alternative ways to remember the other martyrs by connecting their anniversaries to other activities already happening on campus.
  2. Perform other duties as assigned.

Specific Responsibilities - Reflection Group

  1. Coordinate opportunities for students to engage in reflection on the connection between service and spirituality (i.e. reflection meetings, Faith in Action groups, etc.). This includes being responsible for all aspects of these activities (publicity, agenda preparation, room reservation, transportation, etc.)
  2.  

    Perform other duties as assigned.

Specific Responsibilities - Ignatian Family Teach-in

  1. In conjunction with CCSJ supervisor, SC for the Ignatian Solidarity Network and Campus Ministry staff member, assures Loyola participation in Ignatian Teach-In in mid/late November; coordinates pre-trip education and preparation, and attends and oversees the trip.
  2. In conjunction with CCSJ supervisor, SC for UNITE, support logistics, resources, and facilitation of UNITE: Retreat to the Streets.
  3. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Contact Information Maria Desangles, Associate Director, Poverty Concerns and Faith Connections
410-617-5352

Graduate Assistant Employment Application