Assistant Director of Communications and Engagement

Elon Catholic Campus Ministry
Employment Type
Full Time
Elon, NC
Posted Date

Hours Per Week:  40 (Full-time)

Key responsibilities / day-to-day job functions:

Communications (40% of time)

  • Manage CCM’s social media channels
    • Curate content for Instagram, Facebook, and other social media channels.
    • Create and maintain a content calendar to ensure quantity, quality, and timeliness of posts.
    • Build follower base and seek ways for engagement.
  • Coordinate CCM newsletters
    • Write, edit, and/or collect a variety of articles for publication.
    • Assist in the design and mailing of print and email newsletters.
    • Develop effective segmentations of constituents.
  • Ensure photos are taken regularly of CCM events and student engagement and catalogued in digital albums.
  • Design materials for promotions, solicitations, and other communications.
  • Ensure all printed materials are ready for Sunday Masses.  This includes bulletins, lector sheets, announcements, and prayers of the faithful.
  • Work with the Director to develop new and strategic initiatives of promoting the ministry and sharing student stories.

Student Supervision and Development (30%)

  • Oversee the CCM Student Internship programs (Engagement Interns and Music Interns):
    • Participate in the annual application, interview, and hiring processes of students seeking to become student interns.
    • Provide adequate training to interns through training sessions and retreats.
    • Supervise and support interns as they fulfill their individual responsibilities:
      • Engagement Interns:
        • Reach out to first-year students individually and set up meetings over coffee, lunch, etc, with a goal of meetings with 5 new students a week.
        • Build community between first-year students and the rest of CCM.
        • Keep accurate data of their engagement efforts.
        • Submit weekly reports.
      • Music Interns:
        • Select music for weekly Sunday Masses.
        • Schedule musicians, cantors, and singers for each Mass.
        • Reach out and engage students to join the music ministry.
        • Commit to ongoing learning of liturgical music.
    • Hold bi-weekly business meetings with each team of interns.
    • Meet every other week with individual interns for one-on-one discipleship.
  • Support CCM Servant Leaders (student leadership team).
    • Provide leadership, guidance, accountability, and encouragement.
    • Work with CCM Staff to plan and implement leadership formation for Servant Leaders.

Evangelization & Liturgy (20%)

  • Develop a ministry of presence with students by encouraging attendance and being visible/welcoming at CCM events and activities, including but not limited to: all Sunday and weekday Masses, weekend retreats (three each year), weeklong alternative break trips (fall and spring), social activities, service events, etc.
  • Build and foster relationships with students who are ready to go deeper into their Catholic faith.
    • Journey with them through one-on-one discipleship.
    • Invite them to regular participation in the sacraments and weekly small groups.
    • Care for them regularly and in moments of overwhelming or crisis situations.
  • Work as a team with CCM staff to coordinate Sunday Masses, weekday Masses, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, etc. You will take the lead on one of the Sunday Masses each week. This includes:
    • Setup and cleanup/takedown of altar table, chairs, etc.
    • Ensuring liturgical ministers have checked in or finding replacements.
    • Preparing and assisting with gifts and offertory.
    • Ensuring that Mass runs smoothly.

Office (10%)

  • Attend weekly CCM staff meetings.
  • Attend monthly meetings with the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life and with Elon’s Division of Student Life.
  • Support other members of the staff with projects such as mailings, advancement (fundraising), and strategic planning.
  • Represent CCM to Elon University and its various departments and circles, the CCM Advisory Board, the Diocese of Raleigh, and the general public.
  • Other duties as requested.

Personal Development:

  • Develop personal skills as a Catholic leader.
    • Pursue and maintain an active, growing relationship with God through daily prayer.
    • Regularly celebrate the sacraments.
    • Read Scripture and other Catholic works to further knowledge of the faith.
    • Attend or participate in one continuing education program each year.
  • Meet with CCM Staff once a week for a spiritual and faith formation hour.
  • Be open and willing to engage in multi-faith efforts.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Employment is contingent upon applicant satisfactorily passing criminal background and reference checks.
  • Must complete diocese-sponsored Safe Environment Training within 60 days of hire.
  • Minimum level of Education: Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in communications field or theological studies. Master's Degree strongly preferred.
  • Minimum amount of Work Experience:
    • Years of related work experience: 2 years.
    • Area of related work experience: communications, campus ministry.

Preferred Qualifications:

Qualifications and Skills:


  • The Assistant Director for Communications and Engagement has flexible hours with substantial evening and weekend work as a 40+ hour per week position. Sundays are mandatory.
  • Diocesan vacation policies apply with special consideration around the Elon academic calendar.

Working Environment

  • Students are at the heart of our ministry. The ability to communicate with students is important, sometimes even during off hours.
  • Our ministry is collaborative by nature, much time is spent working together with our students, and as a staff.
  • The Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual life is the multi-faith center of Elon University. We collaborate with both Christian and other religious organizations to bring our students together.
  • Elon University is a private, secular, liberal arts college with high-achieving students, and a large Greek life presence.


  • Full-time, 10-month position.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Monthly stipends given for cell phone reimbursement and approved student meetings.
  • Benefits as provided by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, including medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance and a 403(b) plan.

Supervises: Teams of student interns

Position Start Date: 04/17/2023 or 08/01/2023