Assistant Director for Student Engagement - Campus Ministry

Washington D.C.
Jan 19, 2018
Jan 22, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Assistant Director for Student Engagement - Campus Ministry

Guided by Georgetown's Catholic and Jesuit tradition, with its abiding commitment to interreligious collaboration, Campus Ministry equips students to lead lives of deeper meaning, belonging and purpose.

The Assistant Director for Student Engagement promotes student participation and development in the communities and student organizations of Campus Ministry. S/he advises the Campus Ministry Student Forum, comprised of 10 student organizations with more than 1,100 active participants spanning the range of Campus Ministry's many faith traditions (Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Jewish, LDS, Muslim, Orthodox Christian and Protestant) , and provides training and coaching in leadership, team development, diversity and inclusion, program planning, and financial management, bridging religious concepts of formation with prevailing approaches to student development. Reporting to the Managing Director, the Assistant Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Campus Ministry Student Forum (CMSF)

  • Provides advising, support, training and policy information to CMSF.
  • Serves as member of Executive Committee, providing guidance and support to student leaders.
  • Participates in monthly Forum meetings and bi-weekly Executive Committee meetings.
  • Collaborates on annual Blueprint leadership training with university advisory boards.
  • Works with chaplains and program staff to develop student leadership training opportunities and to identify strategic opportunities to better connect students to religious communities and student organizations.
  • Develops and implements training on leadership, financial management, group development, and related topics to ensure sufficient learning opportunities for student organization leaders.
  • Serves on the Advisors Committee, and works as liaison for Georgetown University Student Association (GUSA), including President, Vice-President, and Mission & Ministry Representative.
  • Engages chaplains and program staff in the work of the forum.
  • Facilitates evaluation and assessment with Executive Committee.
  • Supports annual CMSF application and proposal at the GUSA Finance & Appropriations Committee Budget Summit.

Campus Ministry Student Organizations

  • Works with each organization and their chaplain advisors to help identify and develop strong leadership, to help facilitate smooth transitions, to foster interactions and collaboration within and between organizations, to ensure adherence to university policies and guidelines, and to oversee budget management.
  • Supports student organizations in the execution of programming, including HoyaLink processes, GEMS reservations, declining balance cards; and handling transportation, catering, and contracts.
  • Manages participation in New Student Orientation (NSO), Campus Ministry Open House, Council of Advisory Board Fair, New Club Development, and the Budget Summit.
  • Fosters meaningful and productive relationships between student organizations and their chaplain advisors.
  • Serves student organizations by building relationships, providing encouragement and guidance, and helping connect them to relevant resources.
  • Works with chaplains, program staff. and the CMSF Executive Committee in incubating new student groups and transitioning them toward membership and recognition under CMSF.
  • Manages and upkeeps the student organization storage space in G-01 Healy Hall and Makóm.

Student Engagement

  • Serves as liaison between the Center for Student Engagement and Campus Ministry, bridging respective models of student formation and student development for the benefit of both.
  • Works with chaplains on leadership development initiatives upon request, standardizing where possible for efficiency, and tailoring to the unique needs of the students and their traditions.
  • Organizes bi-annual leadership retreat with collaboration from chaplains and program staff, and engages CMSF and other department student leaders.
  • Attends department programs to build student connections and identify strategic opportunities.
  • In consultation with chaplains, develops and oversees an internship program with standardized policies and procedures that preserve flexibility to the unique work of different internship areas.
  • Works with chaplains and program staff to develop evaluation and assessment standards and tools for evaluating student engagement year-over-year.
  • Maintains SalesForce CRM platform in collaboration with Communications and Outreach Coordinator, and helps facilitate training for other users; and connect on-going tracking with Georgetown360.
  • Develops partnerships and engagement opportunities with undergraduate pre-orientation programs.
  • Manages department engagement in New Student Orientation (NSO), including representation at monthly planning team meetings, coordination of Jesuit Values Panel(s), and oversight of other NSO department programs and worship services.
  • Arranges resource materials and chaplain presence throughout Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program (GAAP) weekends.
  • Oversees program funding requests and conference scholarships in consultation with Managing Director.

Interreligious Work and Collaborative Support

  • Collaborates with the larger Campus Ministry team to support implementation of programs.
  • Attends staff meetings and events.
  • Represents Campus Ministry on university committees as needed, ensuring effective communication and collaboration between departments.
  • Arranges sacred space tours with support of chaplains for special trainings and guests


  • Master's degree in ministry, religious studies or higher education
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience
  • Student advising and programmatic experience
  • Familiarity and comfort confidence in facilitating trainings
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to foster a collaborative environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel
  • Skilled in web content and social media management
  • Ability to work well and collaboratively with colleagues of other faith traditions, to minister to young adults, to take initiative on projects involving several staff members or chaplaincies, and to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously

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