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The Mission for Life coordinator provides leadership for the Mission for Life program, which requires students to complete a service experience that includes preparation and reflection in light of the principles of Catholic social teaching. The program brings into coordination the various opportunities and initiatives for service and outreach university-wide. Candidates will be invited to demonstrate a willingness to support the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary.
Essential Roles and Responsibilities Include:
Coordinates the planning, execution, and evaluation for the annual university-wide Day of Service
Provides new traditional undergraduate students with an in-depth orientation to service-learning
Provides creative solutions by which non-traditional students can meaningfully participate in Mission for Life
Collaborates with departments of the university (social work, occupational therapy, nursing, university ministry etc.) to develop service opportunities for students
Collaborates with community leaders and key members of university faculty and staff to develop and maintain a variety of sites where students are able to fulfill their service requirements
Researches and pursues funding opportunities (e.g. grants, donors) to enhance Mission for Life with the support of the university's Office of Mission Advancement
Provides monthly and annual reporting which summarizes program activities, outcomes, highlights, proposed annual goals, and a proposed budget
Serves on the planning team for the annual March for Life pilgrimage
Serves as an advisor to key student organizations
Desired Minimum Qualifications, Education, and Experience include:
A Bachelor's degree in a field closely related to the University's mission and position responsibilities is required; a Master's degree preferred
Three to five years of experience planning and coordinating service projects and/or mission trips, familiarity with the Benedictine tradition of service, and experience providing an in-depth orientation to service
Ability to teach, instruct, mentor and lead
Upholds and supports the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary
Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities
Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the Office of Student Development and throughout the university, in accord with Saint Benedict's admonition that all be received as Christ
We thank you for your interest in the University of Mary. Founded in 1959 by the Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, the campus overlooks the beautiful Missouri river and is located in Bismarck, North Dakota, a community of approximately 80,000 people, with wonderful family and parish life, friendly neighborhoods, enjoyable recreational and cultural facilities, a low crime rate, clean air, and excellent schools. The University of Mary, with an enrollment of over 3,000 students, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.