Campus and Retention Minister

Johnson University Florida invites applications for a full-time Campus and Retention Minister. Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references via email to , Executive Vice President. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. See the job description below.

Position Title: Campus and Retention Minister
Reports to: Executive Vice President
Classification: Full-time, salary, benefits
Starting Date: July 1, 2021, or as negotiated

Job Summary

The Campus and Retention Minister engages with students, ministers to students’ spiritual and emotional needs, offers pastoral counseling, assists with chapel on the Florida campus, and keeps students engaged and enrolled until graduation.

Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in ministry, education, or a closely-related field is required. A master’s degree is preferred. At least three years’ experience in student ministry, education, or retention is required. The Campus and Retention Minister must understand the development and needs of both traditional (age 18-22) and non-traditional students. A background in the Stone-Campbell Movement churches is preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engage with students, especially the highest risk students, holding students accountable and keeping them engaged and enrolled until graduation.
  • Minister to students’ spiritual and emotional needs, especially the highest risk students, including offering appropriate pastoral counseling.
  • Assist with chapel on the Florida campus in collaboration with the Dean of the Chapel.
  • Minister to the spiritual and emotional needs of faculty and staff, serving as a pastor to the entire campus community.
  • Practice hospitality in order to engage with and minister to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Serve on the University’s Retention Committee, working collaboratively with the Director and Assistant Director of the Academic Support Center, the Athletic Director, coaches, and others to keep students enrolled until graduation.
  • Serve on the University’s Chapel Committee, working with the members of that commmittee to plan and promote chapel services and chapel groups.
  • Participate in occasional staff meetings.
  • Be actively involved in student recruitment efforts, including working collaboratively with admissions personnel.
  • Assist with special events and programs as requested.
  • Be actively involved with students outside of chapel and office settings for the purpose of mentoring and spiritual development.
  • Develop and implement budgets for specific areas of responsibility.
  • Additional duties that may be required or assigned.

Equal Employment Opportunity Provider

Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to educate students for “Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.” Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship—in provision of educational opportunities, programs and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.

The University, however, reserves the right under those provisions to make certain employment decisions based on religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the University’s religious beliefs when establishing qualifications for certain positions. Further, as a Christian ministry, the University retains the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions, as that term has been defined by the courts in the context of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, based on criteria established by the University without regard to Title VII, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law governing the employment relationship.