The Catholic University of America

Student Minister Job Description

The Office of Campus Ministry seeks to help students build and deepen their relationship with Christ and invite students into the sacramental life of the Church. Student Ministers are essential to this mission. As Campus Ministry Student Staff, student ministers create a ministry of presence in the residence halls and in off-campus university housing by building relationships with their peers. Student Ministers spend time in their assigned location every week, praying with students and prompting conversations about faith, moral issues, and the Church's role in the modern world. Student Ministers use this time to extend personal invitations to Mass, Adoration and campus ministry programming, encouraging students to take advantage of the wealth of spiritual opportunities at the University's disposal.

Community is an integral part of the student minister position. Community serves as support to one another as well as a team to best serve the larger CUA community.  The specifics of these positions may change as our ministry evolves to meet the varying spiritual needs of our University community. The total number of hours for the position is approximately 20 hours/week.

Responsibilities of a Student Minister 

Ministry Responsibilities- Weekly Campus Ministry Staff meeting, weekly supervision meeting, professional formation, residence hall ministry, lead weekly Renew groups, advertise campus ministry events, organize programming depending on community: Friday Nights, Cellar Nights, CUA on Tap, and other ministry programs.
Community Responsibilities- Weekly community business meeting, weekly community prayer, weekly community meal, community fellowship
Prayer/Spiritual Responsibilities- Community prayer, community mass, Sunday university mass, Adoration, House Mass, Renew group, class retreat

Student Minister Positions 

House- The House is a community of student ministers, whose prime responsibility is to assist the campus ministers in ministering to first year students. House members live in community with one another in Caldwell Hall.
Resident Ministers- Resident Ministers is a community of student ministers who live in the residence halls and are responsible to minister to the upper-class residential students on campus.
Off-Campus Ministers- Off- Campus Ministers live in University Affiliated Housing and minister to CUA off-campus students.