Overview

POSITION SUMMARY

The Coordinator of Missions and Service will institute foreign and domestic mission trips and service programs that train student to be disciples in the modern world and advance the mission of the Church in the world through the study and implementation of the documents of the Second Vatican Council and the call for a New Evangelization. Train students to effectively develop and lead and participate in projects that advance Gospel values.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Direct the Mission Trip program

Lead the Mission Coordinators and Mission Trip Leaders to successfully recruit and train their peers to fundraise for and go on both domestic and international Mission Trips throughout the year.
Expand the year-round Mission program hosting Mission Trips during Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer breaks.
Increase the number of students who engage in domestic and international missions—both as undergraduates and graduates through creative outreach to student groups, organizations, and teams.
Design and deliver a catechetical curriculum for Mission Trip leaders and participants
Design and deliver Mission Trip Leader Training to all Mission Trip leaders that reflects Gospel values, the values of Benedictine College, and Mission best practices.
2. Lead Fundraising Seminar Program

Conduct 10+ Personal Support Raising Seminars each year to train Mission Trip leaders and participants how to raise funds for their Mission Trip in accordance with Benedictine College’s standards and values.
Responsible for coordinating student fundraising efforts to raise more than $350,000 for mission trips and College Ministry projects.
Increase funding for Mission Trip program through grants and training student fundraisers
Oversee all fundraising efforts to ensure that trips are on budget and students are fundraising appropriately and effectively.
3. Direct the Service Team

Establish and direct opportunities for students to engage in service locally and regionally.
Connect service opportunities with Catholic Social Teaching principles.
Implement a systems infrastructure to keep centralized records of service opportunities and involvement within the Ministry department.
Provide key service metrics and language to increase Catholic identity at the college.
Create a pipeline between Mission Participants and Service Team Volunteers to help students live Mission on campus.
Reach out to student groups, organizations, and sports teams to provide service opportunities to groups across campus.
4. Develop a Clearing House for missionary and service opportunities

Establish and clarify relationships with major missionary organizations
Host a Missions Fair that brings missionary organizations on campus to recruit Benedictine College students
Utilize a systems infrastructure to provide ease-of–access to missionary organizations for Benedictine College students
5. Other duties as assigned by the Director of College Ministry

About Benedictine College

Benedictine College's mission as a Catholic, Liberal Arts institution of higher learning is to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.

Community: The first step to achieving academic excellence in a community of faith and scholarship is the ongoing development of one of the great Catholic college faculties in America.

Faith: Benedictine College is committed to sharing with all members of our community the beauty and mystery of the Catholic faith as revealed in the person of Jesus Christ and handed down through the teachings of the Church.

Scholarship: Academic excellence at Benedictine College is driven by faculty who exhibit strong commitment in their teaching and scholarship to provide an environment that prepares students with the best that has been thought and written. Faculty will develop graduates who are critical thinkers who read, speak, and write well, and are personally and professionally prepared for life’s challenges on a local and global scale. As faculty at a Catholic college, we embrace the distinctive challenge of Catholic education articulated by Pope Benedict XVI: to form the will, as well as the mind, of the students within our care.