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The Wesley Foundation at LSU (‘Wesley’) was founded in 1936. It is a campus outreach ministry focused on the faith formation and personal development of students.The Wesley staff consist of the Campus Minister, one part-time Bookkeeper, one to two Interns, one to three Student Workers, the Student Leadership Team, and approximately 20 regularly attending students, some of which are in residence. A Board of Directors, the Baton Rouge District Superintendent, member of the Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Two Senior Ministers of the local United Methodist Churches, Faculty Advisor of the student organization, and two student representatives govern the Wesley.
THE FOLLOWING CONSIDERATIONS APPLY:
The position is considered full‐time, and is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Reports to (functional): Board of Directors
Reports to (administrative): District Superintendent / Bishop*
* The Campus Minister reports annually to the Louisiana Annual Conference Board of Higher Education and Ministry.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The mission statement of the Wesley is “a community of students learning to live the way of Jesus.” The core values are genuineness, acceptance, and sharing God’s Grace. The primary role of the Campus Minister is to advance the mission through various channels.
Specifically, the Campus Minister is responsible for:
Networking. The Wesley enjoys a strong relationship with local churches and other university organizations. The Campus Minister oversees the Foundation’s effort to grow and maintain those relationships for the purposes of financial support, student recruiting, etc. With support of a student worker or intern, the Wesley looks to educate church youth on the Wesley resources, services, and community.
Faith Formation. The Campus Minister is responsible for the faith formation and personal development of students. He/she is expected to:
Invest in relationships with students, which requires consistent presence at the Wesley building, Maintain a welcoming, inclusive, open environment at the Wesley which fosters growth,
Supervise the Intern as they lead the faith and personal development of the residential community Provide theologically‐sound encouragement to students, and
Assist students as they discern their unique vocations.
Cast Vision. Cast vision for the organization that aligns with the mission of the organization, set annual goals that align with the mission and vision, and develop a plan to execute these goals.
Ministry. The Campus Minister is responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of effective ministries. In order to facilitate development, it is expected that the Campus Minister leverages students to assist in organizing and leading ministry.
Current Ministries Include:
Community Dinner and Devotion Monthly worship services
One-on-one meetings w/ Students
Regular Mission Trips, and Regular retreats
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES PART TWO:
Interface with the Board of Directors. The Campus Minister is responsible to interface effectively with the Board of Directors and leverage them to provide strategic guidance, business administration functions, financial support, etc
The Campus Minister is responsible for coordinating (with the Board of Directors, students or other support staff) or fulfilling administrative functions including:
Oversee all staff
Developing effective advertising and communications,
Administrating the Wesley monthly budget, and
Submitting the required documents to the Louisiana Annual Conference Board of Higher Education. Develop and assist in fundraising
Actively maintain the main building and the Wesley house
Attending Louisiana Annual Conference as a Delegate at Large
The Campus Minister interfaces primarily with college students. Accordingly, he/she should have a sufficiently flexible schedule that allows attendance at frequent evening events.
Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills
Demonstrated leadership, administration, and communication skills
Yearly and monthly budget management
Leading teams of staff and students
Clergy or willing to pursue local pastor in the United Methodist Church
Post‐graduate ministry experience with young adults
Demonstrated interpersonal skills including faith formation / development, counseling and relationship‐ forming
Demonstrated leadership including vision / goal‐setting and informal influence in a church environment
*Please submit a resume, cover letter, and reference list to email@example.com*