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Campus Minister

Apply now Posting Number: 493097
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Campus Minister

Department/ School:

Campus Ministry, Department of Spiritual and Religious Life

Job Summary:

Marist College Campus Ministry seeks a Christian from a Main Line Tradition (Episcopalians and Lutherans welcome) to organize and promote Christian, Interfaith, and Community Service Activities, as well as retreats. This is a live-on campus position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Theology, Religious Studies, Pastoral Ministry, or related fields. Pastoral presence and flexibility; willingness to work some evening and weekend hours, experience and enthusiasm for working with young men and women; experience and interest in working closely with individuals of other faith traditions; excellent organization and communication skills, including group presentations.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate Christian student groups
  • Plan and direct Christian worship services
  • Coordinate Women’s small faith groups
  • Coordinate department retreats
  • Coordinate international/domestic service trips
  • Co-coordinate Campus Community Service Day
  • Provide spiritual guidance to students
  • Direct Spring campus clothing drive
  • Outreach in residence halls
  • Maintain a high degree of visibility at campus functions
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Meet regularly with the Director of Campus Ministry
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s in Divinity/Theology preferred.

Required Application Documents:

Cover letter, Resume & Three Professional References

About the Department:

 The mission of the Department of Spiritual and Religious Life is drawn from its Judeo-Christian roots and the heritage of the Marist Brothers. It is to support the spiritual and religious development of students as they respond to God's presence in their lives.

The Department works to foster a culture of faith for all undergraduate students of all faith traditions by building and nourishing a community of hospitality, prayer, service and education.

We celebrate diversity in all faith traditions by providing opportunities for students to grow in their spiritual and religious lives. We promote awareness and dialogue about various faith traditions, hoping to cultivate mutual understanding, respect, and harmony.

The department provides students with:

  • Prayer and worship services for various faith traditions
  • Opportunities for Interfaith prayer and service experiences
  • Faith based student groups
  • Interfaith Retreats
  • Spiritual guidance
  • Interfaith Advocates
  • Interfaith Prayer Space
  • Connection to faith groups outside of the college
  • Information on activities held at other local colleges

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Additionally, our graduates go on to great success; 97% over the last five years are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduating. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (2nd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #3 in the nation by the U.S. State Department and includes unique first-year programs in Florence and Dublin. At Marist, approximately 50% of graduates study abroad during their undergraduate experience. Its 30-year Joint Study partnership with IBM has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. Marist’s academic centers of excellence include the nationally-known Marist Poll, Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership, Hudson River Valley Institute, Center for Sports Communication, and Institute for Data Center Professionals. The College also hosts the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library’s digital archives, making it one of only six colleges or universities in the nation affiliated with a presidential library.

About the Hudson Valley Region:

The Hudson River Valley is known for its rich landscapes, sustainable-foods, diverse culture, and has a wide variety of vibrant cities and historic towns. Follow your sense of adventure, find great food around every corner, engage with a proud community, and be a part of history right at Marist in the heart of the Hudson River Valley.  Poughkeepsie and surrounding communities are among the most diverse in the state with easy access to New York City by way of Amtrak or Metro-North train service.  For more information about the Hudson Valley region and its major cultural and recreational attractions, visit the link below to learn more:

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Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Occasional evenings and weekends as needed.

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Marist College main campus, Poughkeepsie, NY

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under-represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.


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