The presence of Hall Ministers in each Residence Hall represents the commitment of Marquette University, through the Office of Residence Life and the Office of Campus Ministry, to promote the University's mission and identity as a Catholic, Jesuit institution, working from a belief that faith and spirituality are integral to a student's development during his or her time at the University.
The goal of the Hall Ministry program is to provide pastoral care and presence to the Hall Director, Assistant Hall Director, Resident Assistants, and the residents of a given building in both everyday and extraordinary circumstances. Pastoral care means being attentive and helpful to people dealing with stress, illness, loss, loneliness, relationships, spiritual and emotional health, etc. Pastoral care also involves working to build a community which nourishes faith by helping people examine their images of God and church, their religious identity, prayer, and spiritual life. As faith leaders on campus, Hall Ministers are expected to foster ethical values and behaviors, exercising good judgment so as to model an appropriate lifestyle for residents and staff, expressive of and consistent with the university's identity. In collaboration with the hall staff, the Hall Minister is charged with helping form a residential community that expresses the University's Catholic, Jesuit character, which includes welcoming students from diverse faith traditions.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Time and Compensation Hall Ministers are required to serve an average of 10 hours per week and are required to live in the residence hall during the academic year (Aug thru May) Hall Ministers are compensated through a furnished apartment, a university meal plan, and a university parking permit Administration: Attend training/introductory meetings at the beginning of the first semester Attend weekly residence hall staff meetings Meet weekly with the Residence Hall Director Meet monthly with Hall Ministry Coordinator Meet monthly with all Hall Ministers for discussion of relevant topics/issues/materials Faith Facilitate a weekly faith sharing group or Bible study in the residence hall Periodically check on the hall chapel and arrange for its maintenance and upkeep Hospitality Develop relationships within the residence hall (RHD, RAs, Residents, etc.) Serve as a minister of hospitality at university-wide liturgies Provide hospitality ministry in the residence hall once a month Crisis Provide pastoral support should a crisis situation arise (death, hospitalization, etc.)
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must be supportive of Catholic teaching and ethics and willing to help advance the University's mission and identity as a Catholic, Jesuit institution. Minimum bachelor's degree. Ability to work in a university setting with young adults. Good communication skills and the ability and willingness to share faith and encourage others to do so (at the same time, supportive of ecumenical concerns and avoiding pressure or proselytizing). Some training or experience in crisis intervention. Experience and demonstrated leadership in a pastoral setting: teaching religion, retreat work, service work with a reflection component, prayer groups, liturgical ministry, etc.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Preference for a candidate with some graduate work in theology, psychology, counseling, or related discipline. Be at least one year beyond undergraduate degree completion
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About Marquette University
Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee, WI, that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. A Marquette education offers students a virtually unlimited number of paths and destinations and prepares them for the world by asking them to think critically about it.