Who is Saint Louis University? Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.
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The Catholic Studies Center at Saint Louis University sponsors a wide array of activities and events specifically targeted at enhancing the educational experience of current & prospective students and at engaging key partners in the local Church, the St. Louis community, and the national network of SLU alumni. The Coordinator of Programming and Communications works in close collaboration with, and under the general supervision of, the Director of the Catholic Studies Center to coordinate and develop these programs of Catholic intellectual, cultural, and spiritual formation as well as the communications efforts that support them. The ideal candidate will be someone with strong organizational skills, who has a deep knowledge of the Catholic and Jesuit tradition, and who enjoys working with university students.
- Plans, organizes, and helps host weekly "Campion Society" programs of Catholic intellectual, cultural, and spiritual formation for students
- Coordinates network of "Campion Volunteers" who provide support for the weekly programs, serving as the primary point of contact for volunteers, hosting monthly volunteer meetings, organizing a day of recollection for volunteers each semester, and overseeing and supporting the activities of volunteers in other ways as needed
- Plans, organizes, and helps host special events targeted to external audiences, including the "Continuing Catholicism" adult catechetical series each semester, the annual Campion Lecture & Award and other special lectures, the annual Benefactor Mass and Dinner and other events for benefactors, the Vocations Fair, and other similar events
- Exercises primary responsibility for maintenance of Web pages and social media accounts; supervises publication of weekly internal electronic newsletter; writes articles and stories for University publications; and oversees production of the center's podcast
- Oversees all formal communication with alumni, parents of current students, and benefactors
- Represents the center at events, including introducing and moderating events, explaining its mission and introducing the core principles of the Catholic faith and of the Catholic intellectual tradition
- Supervises student workers and interns
- Performs other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Interpersonal/human relations skills
Organizational and problem-solving skills
Event planning skills
Resilience, creativity, ability to work as a team player
Knowledge in field of communications/public relations
Experience in social media platforms such as Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter
Facility with Canva, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office
Strong verbal and written communication skills
High degree of professionalism, personal integrity, attention to detail and confidentiality
Bachelor's degree; supplemented with one (1) year of related experience
Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working in a Catholic organization, especially those that include a ministerial component
As part of the position, the Coordinator of Programming and Communications will be entitled to take one course (for-credit or audit, free of charge) per semester through the College of Philosophy & Letters during working hours.
Staff Program Support, Communications
Saint Louis University requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff, and faculty who are physically present on our St. Louis campuses. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Saint Louis University, you will be/are required to comply with the University's vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination is required before the start of employment in order to work at Saint Louis University. If you are not vaccinated, you are required to begin the vaccination process at the time of your first day of employment and submit proof of full vaccination within 30 days of your start date. Exemptions may be granted on the grounds of religious beliefs or medical circumstances. Failure to comply with the vaccine requirement within 30 days of an employee's start date will result in termination of the employment. Proof of vaccine will be submitted through an online portal made available to you during your Workday onboarding tasks.
Staff Program Support
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Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.