Under the supervision of the Director of Ministerial Formation (DMF), in connection with the FE-2152 M.Div. Integration Seminar, the Field Education Supervisor is responsible for conducting site visits with second year M.Div. students. The site visits will involve meeting with both the student and on-site supervisor as well as observing a student in a ministerial activity, such as teaching a class. The visits will involve assessing the progress of a student's ministerial and professional development, as well as evaluating the continued suitability of the field education placement and the quality and frequency of on-site supervision. The Field Education Supervisor will also assist with the training of external site supervisors. The Field Education supervisor will facilitate a theological reflection group at the Jesuit School of Theology and may assist with other tasks relating to the integration of practice and theory, where necessary. This is a mentorship role involving close work with students both individually and in a group setting.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Supervisory and Field Education Tasks Working with the Director of Ministerial Formation ( DMF ) the Field Education Supervisor shall: Assist M.Div. 2 students with establishing field education placements, including coordinating with and clarifying supervisory roles for external site supervisors. Visit the M.Div. 2 students at their field placement sites at least once each semester, including meeting with the external on-site supervisor. Where appropriate, this visit will also include observation of the student leading a particular ministerial activity (for example teaching a class) and providing constructive feedback. (Some visits may be conducted by the DMF depending on circumstances.) Monitor student progress in their placements, including the number of hours spent at the field education site and on-site supervision provision. Along with the DMF , monitor students who may need extra support and schedule extra supervisory visit(s) as required. Assist with leading training sessions for new and seasoned external field education site supervisors during the academic year.
2. Theological Reflection Tasks Facilitate a weekly theological reflection group in FE-2152. The group will consist of approximately six students. Attend the FE-2152 M.Div. Integration Seminar class and assist with preparation where necessary. In consultation with the DMF , the Field Education Supervisor may assist with leading classes and/or workshops/retreats where necessary.
C. Administrative and Other Student-Contact Related Tasks Track progress of site supervisory visits and conduct the visits in a timely manner. Maintain student records including writing reports after site visits, and obtaining written end-of-year feedback from supervisors. Meet with students on campus when necessary. In the spring semester, assist the DMF with connecting year 1 M.Div. students to potential field education sites and external supervisors as required.
4. Other Duties as Assigned
Provides Work Direction
1. Provides work tasks for the Senior Administrative Assistant for Student Life and Formation where necessary. For example: liaising with the Senior Administrative Assistant to set up supervisory appointments with students and site supervisors.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.
This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Required to travel to off-campus supervisory meetings. Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal. May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus. May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out-of-state locations.
The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
? Conducting site supervisory meetings at various off-campus locations including healthcare settings, parishes, prisons, schools and universities. This will include conducting meetings at San Quentin State Prison and the Federal Correction Institute, Dublin and clearances, or the completion of necessary paperwork, will be required for visits to these sites. ? Typical office environment. ? Offices with frequent interruptions.
Demonstrated practical ministerial experience and knowledge of the dynamics of various ministerial settings. Knowledge of theological reflection processes and ways to support the integration of practice and theory in graduate theological education. Understanding and supportive of the values and ideals of Jesuit education. Knowledge of the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University preferred.
High level interpersonal skills, including listening skills. Experience working with students in a mentorship role and supporting and advising students in relation to their professional and ministerial development. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in critical thinking and problem solving, decision making processes, and project management. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to relate well to graduate students as well as faculty and staff in a higher education setting. Ability to maintain confidentiality and to handle sensitive matters with judgment, tact, and diplomacy. Ability and experience working with diverse populations. Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while maintaining attention to detail. Ability to be flexible and adapt to scheduling changes with events that are planned/cancelled.
Education and/or Experience
Graduate level degree in theology or religious education required.
A minimum of two to three years in a supervisory or mentorship role preferably in an ecclesial/ministerial setting.
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the fourth-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master's universities, California's oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice.