Loyola University Maryland

Office of Human Resources

Campus Ministry-Intentional Faith Community

Department

Campus Ministry

Position

Graduate Assistantship for Intentional Faith Community.

The Campus Ministry staff seeks a Graduate Assistant (GA) to support student-run intentional faith communities which meet weekly to share in prayer and conversation (currently known as Koinonia, but a new name is currently in development). This GA position aides in creating a culture of hospitality and community, while providing a space for students to engage one another and foster authentic connection. To support this mission, this role also requires the planning and coordination of events, programs and outreach to educate and engage the larger campus community.

Hours & Wages

The GA position will be part-time position, 15 hours per week for 31 weeks, beginning the third week in August and ending the third week in May.  The GA will be compensated a total of $7800: Tuition remission $3,900 (50%) and Stipend $3,900 (50%).  The GA may also choose a 40% stipend and 60% scholarship distribution.

*Compensation may be prorated depending on when position is filled and how many hours of work will actually be completed during the semester. 

Qualifications

    • Must be enrolled as a graduate student at Loyola University.
    • Willingness to grow, learn and share in a faith-based community
    • Exhibit time management and organizational skills 
    • Model commitment to dependability and accountability
    • Celebrate and welcome the diversity of views, faiths, spiritualties, race, gender, and sexual identities embodied in our community (as several faith-sharing groups may be affinity spaces for those who share particular identities)
    • Ability and desire to collaborate and work on a team
    • Demonstrate initiative and leadership
    • Willingness to learn about and work with sensitivity to diversity and privilege.
    • Appreciation of the role of faith development as part of a Jesuit education.
    • Strong relational skills required, as well as an ability to engage students in educational opportunities.
    • Ability to dialogue with persons with diverse political and ideological views, and to be open to working with them to create educational opportunities. 
    • Respect for supervision, peers, the office and partnership
    • Availability for two-year commitment (upon re-evaluation at the end of the first year) preferred.
    • Familiarity and/or willingness to learn about Ignatian Spirituality and the life of St. Ignatius. 

Responsibilities

  • Maintain regular office hours and a frequent presence in Campus Ministry office for 15 hours per week
  • Support and promote vision of the intentional faith community program, essential group components, and leader expectations
  • Organize leader retreat development and implementation.
  • Facilitate one faith-sharing group per semester (potentially focused on a justice issue depending on GA’s interest)
  • Broadly advertise and actively recruit group members and group leaders
  • Develop and manage effective system for member registration and group placement based on theme interest and time availability
  • Update and oversee weekly meeting agendas and distribute to leaders in advance
  • Plan and facilitate monthly leader meetings with assistance from professional staff
  • Coordinate semester social events
  • Maintain regular contact with group leaders- offering support, announcing upcoming meetings or events, and sharing resources and ideas
  • Support group leaders with ongoing recruitment assistance and reflection materials
  • Develop and distribute member evaluations each semester; collate responses; share feedback with staff and leaders
  • Communicate regularly with supervisor and staff as needed.

    General Responsibilities:

  • Attend on-campus training days in mid-August (dates TBD)
  • Attend occasional staff meetings and formation days throughout the academic year (dates TBD)
  • Engage in regular (Weekly or Bi-weekly) supervision with the Assistant Director. 
  • Perform other assigned tasks as delegated.

Supervision 

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Contact Information

The Graduate Assistant will be supervised by and accountable to the Assistant Director for Social Justice. Input and observations may also be provided by other Campus Ministry professionals.

Emily Kane

Assistant Director of Campus Ministry

eekane@loyola.edu

410-617-2894

Graduate Assistant Employment Application