1. Familiarize yourself with the position(s) - CAREFULLY read the positions and descriptions of the student leadership position. You can also email any questions about these positions to Fr. Peter.
2. Complete the online application - The application includes applicant information, a personal statement, and position specific questions. Click below for the online 2018-2019 application.
3. Interview - you will be contacted and invited in for an interview with one or more of the staff.
Timeline Monday, May 7: Applications deadline for all positions
Wednesday, May 9: Interview for SALT positions Sunday, May 13 by 11:59pm: All decisions made for positions
student MUsic leader (1 POSITIONS)
QUALIFICATIONS: Enrolled in full- or part-time study at the University of Oregon, NCU, or Lane Community College, preferably studying toward a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Music. • Piano, keyboard proficiency required, and vocal performance ability, required. • Experience playing in a church setting • Understanding of Roman Catholic Liturgical Music • Good communications skills both written and oral • Strong organizational skills, ability to successfully lead student musicians • Must be a practicing Catholic and a member of the Catholic Church
BENEFITS AND TIME COMMITMENT: The music minister position demands a great deal of commitment. The music leader will be paid $11 per hour (or commensurate with qualifications and ability) as a part-time employee of the Newman Center from October 1, 2018- June 15, 2019. The music leader will work, on average, 5-10 hours per week. This expected time commitment to fulfill ministry responsibilities will also include participating on retreats and mission trips. Newman will pay for the music leader's fee for student events sponsored by Newman as well as for retreats.
By applying for and being selected for this position, the music leader would commit to the following:
RETREATS: Participation in the Dominican Institute for Student Ministry (DISM) Retreat - July 26-30, 2018 Participation in the St. Thomas More Leadership Retreat - September 18-19, 2018
RESPONSIBILTIES: Directs music for all Wednesday evening Adoration and 8pm Masses Create music slides for each mass Plans music for all XLT Praise and Worship and rehearses with choir once a quarter Plans and play music for student retreats Recruiting and training of student choir members Collaborate with peer ministers and staff on music selection Insures that all financial details are managed properly Handles all copywrite information Responsible for maintenance of sound and audio equipment Collaborate with other music leaders for special occasions such as Mass of the Holy Spirit, Ash Wednesday, mass on campus Provides music for other student events and masses when requested COMMUNICATION Answer emails from staff and students withing 24 hour period; return calls the same day Concerns are shared with staff supervisor(s) in an appropriate time frame Maintain regular communication with the pastor, staff, and music ministers Work with staff to stay within campus ministry budget CHRISTIAN LIVING Represent the Newman center and the Catholic faith as a positive role model for others. Sign a Newman Code of Conduct, which include following the Newman Center's mission, vision, and values Follow all Newman Center and archdiocesan policies EVALUATION Participation in mid-year and year-end evaluations as way for ongoing growth and development Music leader is subject to dismissal at anytime if found to be in violation of the above expectations and commitments.
student leadership (4 POSITIONs)
QUALIFICATIONS: Enrolled in full- or part-time study at the University of Oregon, NCU, or Lane Community College.
Must be a practicing Catholic and a member or the Catholic Church
Active at the Newman Center within this last year.
TIME COMMITMENT AND BENEFITS: The student leadership team is tasked with implementing events and activities for freshmen and new students, to make Newman a home away from home for all students. Each student leader will be given specific responsibilities based on the student's charism and talent. The team works with the staff, FOCUS, and peer ministers to ensure students are being given every opportunity to engage their faith. Each student leader gives 5-7 hours a week to help implement campus ministry events. As benefit, student leaders deepen their relationship with Jesus, gain valuable leadership skills, and help other students to grow in friendship and discipleship. Newman will send the student leadership team to attend two workshops: DISM retreat in late July and a leadership retreat in September, all expenses paid. In addition, each student leader will receive a $500 credit to participate in other spiritually nourishing events such as retreats and mission trips sponsored by Newman, FOCUS, or the Archdiocese of Portland.
By applying for and being selected for this position, the student leader would commit to the following:
RETREATS Participation in the Dominican Institute for Student Ministry (DISM) Retreat - July 26-30, 2018 Participation in the St. Thomas More Leadership Retreat - September 18-19, 2018
FORMATION Participation in leadership training, which consists of monthly Upper Room gathering Occasional opportunities to participate in spiritual formation
PARTICIPATION IN NEWMAN CENTER FAITH COMMUNITY Assist at the 7:30p Sunday Masses, welcoming students, parishioners, and visitors Assist in the Alpha dinner and gathering Assist PMs in maintaining the Association of Catholic Students (aka Newman Club) membership status at the UO Assist in a monthly social event for freshmen students, such as dances, coffeehouse, or hiking, to create a welcoming community in which new students can experience friendship, fun, and growing faith Assist FOCUS in outreach to students on campus such as residence hall outreach, bible studies in dorms Assist in serving at Mass as coordinator, server, reader, EMHC, greeter, usher, or music ministry Assist in a monthly social justice/service to live out the corporal works of mercy Assist the priests and faith formator in cathechesis, such as VERITAS night One-to-one outreach to freshmen and new students
Represent the Newman center and the Catholic faith as a positive role model for others.
Sign a Newman Code of Conduct, which include following the Newman Center's mission, vision, and values
Follow all Newman Center and archdiocesan policies
Student leader is subject to dismissal at anytime if found to be in violation of the above expectations and commitments.