Student Ministry Coordinator

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

Hours Per Week:  40+ (Full-time)

  • The Student Ministry Coordinator position has flexible hours with substantial evening and weekend work as a 40+ hour per week position.  Sundays are mandatory.
  • Vacation policies revolve around the Elon academic calendar.

Mentorship and Leadership Development:

  • Support all efforts of the CCM Servant Leadership Team:
    • Work with Servant Leaders to plan and implement student-led activities and programs.
    • Ensure and manage all logistics necessary for events.
    • Help to provide leadership, guidance, and encouragement.
    • Attend weekly CORE Team meetings and provide guidance as necessary.
    • Meet weekly with individual Servant Leaders (assigned) for one-on-one discipleship.
  • Coordinate the Evangelical Catholic (EC) training program:
    • Serve as the primary point person for the EC partnership.
    • Coordinate the invitation processes for a new Reach More training group each semester.
    • Facilitate the weekly training sessions with an eye toward future steps.
    • Meet weekly or bi-weekly with participants for one-on-one discipleship.
    • Shepherd students as they enter into their apostolates and small groups.
  • Oversee the Awakening Retreat program:
    • Work with and provide guidance to the Rector and Coordinator to plan and implement the annual Awakening Retreat.
    • Ensure all logistics for the Awakening Retreat.
    • Ensure adequate promotion and outreach for the Awakening Retreat.
    • Oversee leadership transitions and planning retreats.

Student Outreach and Evangelization:

  • Develop a ministry of presence with students by encouraging attendance and being visible/welcoming at CCM events and activities, including but not limited to: every Sunday Mass, weekday Masses, weekend retreats (three each year), weeklong alternative break trips (fall and spring), social activities, service events, etc.
  • Continually invite students to CCM programs and activities.
  • Regularly set up meetings with students, new and returning, to build relationships.
  • 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.
  • Assist Associate Chaplain for Catholic Life with the RCIA program, culminating in students receiving the Sacraments at Easter Mass.


  • Handle all logistics necessary on the university level.
  • Coordinate schedule for Liturgical Ministers.
  • Serve as the primary Sacristan for Masses on Sundays/weekends, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, and holy days of obligation. This includes:
    • Setup and cleanup/takedown of altar table, chairs, etc.
    • Ensuring liturgical ministers have checked in or finding replacements.
    • Ensuring Servant Leader roles are filled as necessary.
    • Preparing and assisting with gifts and offertory.
    • Ensuring that Mass runs smoothly.


  • Support all efforts of the Director of Catholic Life and the Associate Chaplain for Catholic Life.
  • Attend weekly CCM staff meetings.
  • Attend monthly meetings with the Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life and with Elon’s Division of Student Life.
  • Represent CCM to Elon University and its various departments and circles, the CCM Advisory Board, the Diocese of Raleigh, and the general public.
  • Support other members of the staff with projects such as mailings¸ advancement (fundraising), and strategic planning.
  • 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.
  • Minimum amount of Work Experience:
    • Years of related work experience: 2 years
    • Area of related work experience: communications, campus ministry

General Qualifications:

  • Practicing Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team-oriented environment.
  • Flexibility in hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Ability to adapt to change and handle pressures around student schedules.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office and Google Drive.
  • Current valid driver’s license.

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 (August-May).  Salary and benefits are adjusted to a 12-month cycle.
  • Designed as a two-year position, the role is ideal for a recent graduate looking to get their feet wet in the world of professional lay ministry.
  • Starting salary: $34,000/year
  • 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.

Advises: Student Leadership Team

Position Start Date: 08/01/2023