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University Minister, Coordinator of Liturgical Music

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Position Title University Minister, Coordinator of Liturgical Music
Position Status Part-Time

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The Coordinator of Liturgical Music reports to the Director of University Ministry and is responsible for the design and coordination of all aspects of University Ministry’s liturgical music/choir. This ten month position requires strong choir development, piano accompaniment, vocalist and liturgical planning skills.


Responsible to model the University Mission through dedicated job performance, service excellence to constituencies, respectful collaboration and active support of the University’s Mission and Catholic and Lasallian higher education.

Ministerial Vision
-Sees him/herself as a minister – one who accompanies people on their faith journey, who provokes and challenges people to live good lives, who comforts and counsels those in need, and who calls people together in the spirit of association.
-Incorporates student leaders into programs.
-Participates in, at least, yearly professional development and formation experiences.
-Models respectful, collaborative and active support of the University’s Mission and of Catholic and Lasallian higher education through dedicated job performance and exemplary service to the University’s many constituencies.
-Be an effective, contributing member of a ministry team that develops a complex ministry program in service to undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and staff.

-Work on seasonal planning with the Chaplain and Director of Ministry
-Select liturgical music for Sundays, Holy Days of Obligation, and the Baccalaureate Liturgy and create the appropriate liturgical order of service.
-Recruit, coordinate and form a student choir for Sunday liturgies. Play the piano and serve as a back-up vocalist.
-Develop a cadre of faculty, staff, and students for Holy Days of Obligation and other signature liturgies particular to Lewis University (Ash Wednesday, Mass of the Holy Spirit, Celebration of Service, etc.). Play the piano for these liturgies and serve as a back-up vocalist.
-Advertise & recruit for all masses
-Coordinate and serve as accompaniment of professional musicians and prepare music materials for the Baccalaureate Liturgy.
-Recruit and train all liturgical ministers
-Serve as the pianist for the Koinonia retreat
-Write a Liturgical Music Plan for the next 2-4 years, revised annually.
-Help with weddings, funerals, and prayer services as needed
-Serve on Ministry and other University committees or task forces as assigned.
-Participate in weekly staff meetings (as needed), provide guidance in pastoral conversations with students and staff, and provide a pastoral presence in residence halls and common areas.
-Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledgeable about and experienced in the Catholic liturgy. Strong accompaniment and vocalist skills necessary. Organ experience a plus. Experience in leading a choir, selecting liturgical music, and preparing liturgical materials. Have the ability to recruit and organize students in their desire to sing and play instruments. Must have the ability to effectively work independently and as part of a team. Must demonstrate outstanding communication skills (oral and written). Bachelor’s degree required.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree

Essential Duties
Work hours

20 hours per week.
Sundays 7-10pm
17 hours will be split among 2-3 days/ week.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S00123
Posting Date 12/19/2016
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What experience do you have coordinating a choir?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * What experience do you have serving as a vocalist for masses and prayer services?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * What experience do you have in choosing liturgical music and in liturgical planning?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents