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Reporting to the Director of the Vincentian Service and Formation Office (VSFO), the Ministry Coordinator for Service advances the Division of Mission and Ministry's year-round student-led community service engagement across Chicago grounded in Vincentian spirituality and leadership formation.
The Ministry Coordinator develops, coordinates, plans, implements, and evaluates the DePaul Community Service Association (DCSA) program. The Coordinator facilitates ongoing student formation through the lens of the Vincentians in Action (VIA) leadership model. The Coordinator also provides leadership and coordination of DePaul's Community Peacemakers (CPM), a program matching DePaul students with Chicago Public School teachers and classrooms to engage in restorative justice, practice, and projects.
What You'll Do:
Program Development, Implementation and Assessment
Research, benchmark, and provide experiences that reflect best practices in student-led service and community engagement rooted in the Vincentian mission.
Develop, plan, implement, supervise, and assess DCSA & CPM programs and groups.
Manage community partner engagement, scheduling, transportation/transit/van support, and weekly community service engagement.
Advise DCSA & CPM on promotion, outreach, social media, and funding opportunities. Oversee program budgets.
Student Leadership Development & Formation
Provide DCSA/CPM student leader support and guidance in preparation for formation and reflection before, during, and after leading service engagement.
Assist with VIA Senior Team, Weekly VIA, and quarterly student leader formation.
Assist with coordination of VIA Retreats.
Provide accompaniment and pastoral care/support of students. Divisional and Campus Leadership & Collaboration
Assist with Vincentian formation for students engaged in service across the division.
Collaborate with VSFO service engagement, including Vincentian Service Day and Service Immersion program support.
Collaborate with additional DePaul service opportunities and programs, including partnering with the Steans Center, the Office of Student Involvement, and interested student groups for pre- and post-service Vincentian reflection and formation.
This position supervises a distributed leadership model with 40+ student workers who lead community service, volunteer, and restorative practice engagement across Chicago.
This position manages a combined student worker and operational budget of $75,000.
What You'll Need:
Master's degree preferred; bachelor's degree required, preferably in Peace/Justice Studies, Theology, or fields/areas of studies with a social justice focus.
Experience in higher education or nonprofit context preferred, in ministry or community service/community engagement programs.
Familiarity with faith/spiritual teachings on social justice, including Catholic social teaching.
Demonstrate leadership experience with emphasis on recruitment, training, and retention of participants.
Strong competency with DEI work.
Demonstrate skills in facilitating and leading dialogue and reflection, including through a spiritual or interfaith lens.
Leadership skills in volunteer/participant management and ability to communicate effectively with today's young adults.
First-hand experience in volunteer/service, justice, and community engagement work.
Driving license and clean driving record required.
Ability and willingness to drive a 12-passenger van.
Must work some weekends and evenings.
Must be willing to travel once per year domestically or internationally for 7-14 days at a time.
Competence in Social Media.
Proficiency with Microsoft applications.
Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
Top choice medical, dental, and vision benefits.
Retirement plan matching contribution of 10%.
Tuition waivers for employees and dependents.
Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement: Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences are welcome and supported.
Required Background Check:
Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:
Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act
DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us. DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.