Assistant Director for Ecumenical Christian Life - Campus Ministry

Washington D.C.
Jun 12, 2017
Aug 18, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Assistant Director for Ecumenical Christian Life - Campus Ministry

Georgetown's Campus Ministry, guided by Georgetown's Catholic and Jesuit tradition, with its abiding commitment to interreligious collaboration, equips students to lead lives of deeper meaning, belonging and purpose. Campus Ministry is a vital resource to all students and a leading partner in the work of intellectual, social and spiritual formation across the university.

The Assistant Director for Ecumenical Christian Life promotes Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Christian Life on campus, and works to foster ecumenical engagement and understanding. S/he works with chaplains and program staff to enrich the spiritual lives of Georgetown's students, faculty, and staff, through religious services, pastoral support, service opportunities, and events.  S/he oversees the promotion and execution of programs, events, and initiatives; serves to facilitate connections between Christian students and their communities, recruits and trains student leaders, and serves as a welcoming and affirming presence at services and events; and assists the Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Chaplaincy Directors to bring the vision of each tradition to life, fostering collaboration between Christian ministries, student organizations, and affiliated ministries.  The Assistant Director serves as a member of the Ecumenical Team, collaborates with members of the Campus Ministry staff, and reports to the Chaplaincy Director in duties that include but are not limited to:

Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Christian Campus Life

  • Assists Catholic chaplaincy director and other chaplains to develop programs and initiatives.
  • Manages all planning and logistics for programs and events - invitations, correspondence, registration, contracts, staff support, supplies, technology - and collaborates with Office Manager and Hospitality Coordinator on major programs.
  • Collaborates with Assistant Director of Music and Liturgy on weekly and special religious services, serving as a consistent presence and overseeing student leadership and hospitality.
  • Develops, executes and evaluates publicity strategy for Catholic ministry, including services and events; and manages weekly newsletters and social media presence, in consultation with Communications and Outreach Coordinator; personally encourage participation.
  • Recruits volunteer student leadership, and trains and supervises in collaboration with Assistant Director of Music and Liturgy and Assistant Director for Student Engagement,
  • Engages with individual students, builds relationships, and serves as a personal resource, connecting them to department and university resources as needed.
  • Encourages development and growth of new and existing student organizations, in collaboration with the Assistant Director for Student Engagement; attends Campus Ministry Student Forum meetings when possible; and supports and cultivates connections with other student groups.
  • Assists in coordination and promotion of select retreats as directed by the Chaplaincy Director.
  • Manages evaluation and assessment process for services, programs, and events - including participant feedback.
  • Maintains Salesforce CRM database of constituencies.
  • Manages student workers and interns, including coordination of hiring and evaluation.

Ecumenical Engagement

  • Organizes and support regular meetings of Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox chaplains and staff to coordinate activities and to develop joint initiatives; ensure cross-promotion of events as appropriate.
  • Supports Protestant Director's oversight of Affiliated Ministries, maintaining strong communication about activities, monitoring compliance with department and university policy, and ensuring inclusion in department activities where appropriate; promote and support ecumenical engagement of Affiliates.
  • In collaboration with the Office of Mission and Ministry and in consultation with Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox chaplains, coordinates Lent and Advent devotional projects; and works with Communications and Outreach coordinator and student workers on print and email production.
  • Supports department's engagement in ecumenical or ecumenically-relevant programs and initiatives elsewhere in the university, including those hosted by the Office of the President, the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, and the Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.
  • Supports new ecumenical programs and initiatives in consultation with chaplains, and oversee execution.


  • Bachelor's degree with significant coursework in theology or religious studies - Master's degree strongly preferred
  • At least 2 years of relevant administrative and programmatic experience in a ministry environment or religious organization
  • Preference for knowledge of the breadth of Christian perspective, along with strong interpersonal skills, the ability to foster a collaborative environment, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues of other faith traditions, to take initiative leading collaborative projects, and to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and basic Excel, as well as skills in web content and social media management

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