Campus Ministry Associate

Grand View University

Education-Teaching/Admin | Full Time | Onsite | Des Moines

Posted: 6/5/24

Job Description

Grand View University aspires to serve a diverse community of learners- students, faculty, and staff- in an inclusive and equitable environment with the goal of empowering all to achieve their fullest potential. Our objective is to sustain a campus environment that is free from the power imbalances and institutional biases that contribute to systems of oppression, while preparing our students to stand against those inequities when they leave Grand View.

Grand View University is dedicated to the goal of an inclusive campus where people of diverse identities feel welcomed and empowered to shape our culture and processes. At Grand View University we view diversity through the collective or group and we welcome and affirm the thoughts and experiences each distinct member brings to our community of learners.

To learn more about Grand View’s commitment to diversity, and to read our entire Diversity Statement, click on this link:

Campus Ministry Associate


Campus Ministry


Des Moines, IA

Grand View University

Position Summary: The Campus Ministry Associate works within Grand View University’s Campus Ministry Department. The main purpose of this position is to oversee the Campus Ministry Leadership Team as well assist the Director of Faith Life and/or Campus Pastor in offering faith initiatives on campus. Additionally, the Associate will provide presence at Luther Memorial Church, the campus church, as directed by the Director of Faith Life.

Supervision: The Campus Ministry Associate works under the direct supervision of the Director of Faith Life.

Responsibilities: Subject to review and adjustment in conjunction with the Director of Faith Life at Grand View University, the following constitute the major responsibilities of the position:

Leadership of Campus Ministry:

Supervise, disciple, and cultivate leadership of the Campus Ministry Team

Serve as an advisor to faith initiatives and programming on campus

Assist students in making connections between faith, life, and academics.


Participate in and help facilitate on-campus worship opportunities, including but not limited to: Chapel, Mosaic, FCA Huddle, and Mass.

Engage, empower, and equip student, staff, and faculty volunteers to participate in campus worship services.

Format and print bulletins, as well as be responsible for Chapel setup and tear down

If the candidate has musical giftings, we desire them to use such gifts at various times.


Be an active presence at Campus Ministry events and activities, including but not limited to: Homecoming (Drinks & Hymns), Scholarship Days, Involvement Fair, New student orientation, Move-in, Student Leadership retreat and training, Campus Ministry Winter Retreat, etc.

Be available to and contact students.

Make and maintain positive relationships across campus with students, faculty, and staff.

Nurture a spirit of community and fellowship on campus.

Outreach and Service:

Foster opportunities for students to serve both on and off campus.

Connect with Campus Ministry grant programs as able

Coordinate service opportunities for Hougen Scholars

Coordinate purchasing and restocking of the Hospitality Hub


Cultivate opportunities for students to collaborate in ministry with other departments across campus.

Collaborate with the Student Life office as needed.

Work cooperatively with other expressions and ministries of the Campus Ministry Department, including but not limited to Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Viking Catholics, and Luther Memorial Church.


Participate fully in Campus Ministry’s efforts to foster a rich understanding of ecumenism and vocation.

Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Faith Life.

Required Qualifications

Have a solid understanding of the Christian faith and a willingness to engage the Lutheran tradition.

Be creative, innovative, flexible, and reliable.

Understand and support ecumenism and interfaith contexts.

Be willing to work closely with a supervising Director of Faith Life and other constituencies.

Keep information confidential

Preferred Qualification

Communication skills (social media, graphic design, etc.)

Ability to lead and/or perform worship music

Discipleship, coaching, or mentoring experience

Organizational skills

Hours are flexible and variable but frequently between Mon - Fri 8:00am-4:00pm with regular evening/weekend responsibilities. Typical hours for this position are:

30 hours a week / August 01- April 30

20 hours a week / May

10 hours a week / June

Interested candidates should apply via our online application process and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references.

All applicants must apply through our online application system.

Grand View University is an equal opportunity employer. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.

A pre-employment background check is required.

Deadline to Apply 9/1/24


1200 Grandview Ave

Travel Required

Resume Required


Contact Person

Amy Pictor

Deadline to Apply 9/1/24

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