University Minister for Social Justice Programs
Located in beautiful and historic Uptown New Orleans, Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit, Catholic institution of higher education, welcoming students of diverse backgrounds and preparing them to lead meaningful lives with and for others; to pursue truth, wisdom, and virtue; and to work for a more just world. The university is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to 3,800 students from 48 states and 39 countries. U.S. News & World Report ranks Loyola University 10th Best Regional University in the South, 4th in the region for diversity, and 12th “Best Value” in the South. Chartered in 1912, Loyola fosters a rigorous, critical education dedicated to a tradition of service, social justice, and the development of the whole person.
The University Minister for Social Justice Programs serves Loyola University New Orleans by coordinating all social justice advocacy and education, community service and faith-in-action reflection opportunities through the activities of the Loyola University Community Action Program (LUCAP) and the Twomey Center for Peace Through Justice. This is a ten month, full-time appointment renewable upon satisfactory performance in all areas of responsibility.
Master’s degree (or current enrollment to obtain master’s degree). Two years’ experience in related field (program coordination at community-based non-profit or university). Superior attention to detail in recordkeeping, data management, event planning and written communications. Ability to record, track and analyze large amounts of information with a high degree of precision. Superior workflow management skills, including the ability to manage multiple long- and short-term schedules and work on multiple long- and short-term projects while prioritizing time and effort appropriately. Superior oral communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated passion for community service and social justice and ability to effectively communicate this passion to others. Familiarity with the social justice teachings of the Catholic Church. Demonstrated human relations skills. Ability to analyze public policy issues and involve a broad spectrum of people in addressing them. Demonstrated commitment to bringing human dignity to poor and working people by educating and empowering them to lead their own lives and develop their own organizations. Excellent mentoring skills, including patience, ability to motivate and encourage students and to use learning moments effectively. Considerable flexibility with working hours, including regular evening and weekend duties, and being on-call for urgent needs of student volunteers.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Understanding of and strong commitment to Loyola University New Orleans’ Catholic, Jesuit values. Background in Ignatian spirituality and a faith that does justice. Previous experience with or knowledge of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) and/or other national service programs (such as AmeriCorps, etc.) Background in the social sciences. Experience and training in grant writing, fundraising, and public services administration.
EMAIL RESUMES WITH THE JOB TITLE IN THE SUBJECT LINE TO: RESUMES@LOYNO.EDU
Loyola University New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We particularly encourage applications from women and members of minority groups protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and persons with physical disabilities.