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Director of Campus Ministry - Cardinal Newman High School

Cardinal Newman High School, located in West Palm Beach, FL is searching for a full time Director of Campus Ministry.  This position is Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 3:00 pm; as needed, flexible schedule to facilitate retreats and service opportunities.

The Diocese is dedicated to providing excellent working conditions with competitive compensation in order to attract and retain an outstanding workforce. The Diocese of Palm Beach offers a competitive benefits package to employee’s working 30 or more hours per work week consisting of comprehensive medical, vision, dental, LTD, group life insurance, optional life insurance.  The diocese also provides a 403(b)-retirement plan to all employees.  Information on our benefits and retirement programs can be found here.

Key Expectations of all CNHS employees:

  • Demonstrates support of the school’s mission and policies
  • Consistently models Cardinal Newman High School values
  • Builds positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues by establishing effective communication through listening, responsiveness, openness, availability, and approachability
  • Takes the initiative and ownership in displaying positive work ethic and behaviors and encourages this attitude in others
  • Maintains proficiency in the field through personal and professional development that strengthens the role and the school


The Director of Campus Ministry is responsible for nurturing the spiritual life of students, faculty, and staff at Cardinal Newman High School by providing opportunities for faith formation, prayer, and Christian fellowship.  The Director of Campus Ministry will coordinate and collaborate with the school administration to guide the school according to its mission.

Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities of the Director of Campus Ministry:

  • Forming a faith community:
    • Facilitate an atmosphere of Christian hospitality where all feel welcome, based on Catholic faith, traditions, and rituals
    • Communicate regularly with the president, principal, faculty, staff, students, and parents regarding campus ministry activities, programs, and projects
    • Oversee the implementation and direction of the “Virtue = Strength” program, working closely with administration on how this program can best integrate into all aspects of campus life
    • Acknowledge and celebrate religious diversity within the school community
  • Provide for prayer and sacramental opportunities:
    • Create, organize, and oversee all schoolwide liturgy and prayer services
      • Offer a variety of prayer experience – personal, communal, and seasonal
      • Provide opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to celebrate the Sacraments, especially the Eucharist and Reconciliation
      • Coordinate liturgical celebrations including monthly masses, weekly masses, faculty masses, and Baccalaureate Mass with the president and local parish priests
      • Recruit and if necessary, train liturgical ministers, extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, lectors, servers, and all other students involved with liturgical celebrations
      • Assist the choir and the choir director in the selection of appropriate sacred music that will enhance student participation at school liturgies
      • Schedule priests for Eucharistic liturgies and reconciliation
    • Plan and teach instructional lessons to all Religion classes about Liturgy of the Word and Liturgy of the Eucharist at the beginning of each school year, with a refresher at the start of the second semester
    • Schedule and plan the school’s daily mass schedule based on priest availability, including offering daily mass during flex periods when possible
    • Coordinate the use of the school chapel, including afterschool opportunities such as the Rosary, Adoration, Bible Study, etc.
    • Coordinate and collaborate with Diocesan partners and local parishes to connect students with sacramental ministries
  • Committed to spiritual growth:
    • Organize, plan, and implement an effective retreat program for students, faculty, and staff that contributes to community building, faith development, evangelization, and leadership enrichment
      • Plan and implement overnight retreats (such as Emmaus) or other retreats for students desiring deeper spiritual growth (with assistance from religion department)
      • Coordinate with partner schools to help lead a limited number of middle school retreats
    • Provide avenues for students to grow in their faith, give witness to that faith in the school setting, recruit liturgical ministers for school liturgies and prayer services, and offer creative ideas for prayer opportunities
  • Develop a commitment to service:
    • Nurture students in social consciousness based on the Gospels and Catholic Social Teaching, empowering work for justice and service to the vulnerable
    • Oversee the school’s platform for student service hours; approve hours and provide feedback; work closely with non-profit partners
    • Plan and implement an annual “Service Fair” in order for students to engage with local area non-profit organizations and learn more about opportunities to serve in the community
  • Prepare future leaders of the Church:
    • Encourage students to discern the vocation for which God has created them
    • Provide opportunities for students to lead various activities to be prepared for vocation and leadership roles
    • Coordinate with the Diocesan vocations director to provide meaningful opportunities for students to discern a call to the religious life
  • Will perform other duties as assigned by the principal

Employee Specific Dispositions:

  • Will maintain a positive outlook each day in the classroom and use uplifting language, demonstrating warmth, joy, and advocacy for students
  • Will maintain a growth mindset and be open to change, growth, and continuous improvement; will accept constructive criticism and suggestions
  • Will refrain from gossip or other negative talk amongst colleagues, always maintaining the confidentiality of others
  • Will make every effort to build up colleagues, students, and the larger CNHS community
  • Will positively collaborate with colleagues, parents, and students
  • Will exercise good judgment in relationships with students, in all classroom conversation, and in social media usage
  • Will demonstrate cultural respect and understanding of all students

Additional Job-Related Expectations and Duties:

  • Follow all policies and procedures written in the Faculty Handbook
  • Be punctual and reliable for all school events
  • Attend morning prayer, school Masses, Open House, Baccalaureate Mass, and graduation; strive to attend and participate in Cardinal Newman functions throughout the year
  • Attend Diocesan Professional Days
  • Give advance notification and keep Principal apprised of off-campus appointments
  • Other school-related responsibilities as determined by the Principal, including but not limited to: teaching.


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree
  • Must maintain a valid Florida professional teaching license or be eligible for certification
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, as well as FACTS
  • Excellent and professional interpersonal skills and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently, and make responsible judgment calls
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to use office equipment (fax, computer, copier, iPad, etc.)
  • Willing to become proficient in computer and iPad applications used by the school
  • Ability to work effectively with Diocesan employees, departments heads, representatives of other agencies and the general public.
  • Excellent written, verbal and public speaking skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills and problem-solving capacity.
  • Ability to stay focused and organized.
  • Strong ethical values.

Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional light lifting and carrying of under 15 pounds
  • Occasional moderate carrying and lifting of 15 – 44 pounds
  • Frequent use both hands and fingers (i.e. typing)
  • Frequent extended periods of sitting or standing
  • Occasional periods of kneeling and climbing
  • Occasional ability of minimal hearing (i.e. loud noises, sirens) and routine hearing (i.e. listening to others in conversation)
  • Frequent time spent working closely with others

The above is intended to describe the general context of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

To apply, download and complete the Employment Application and submit along with your resume, salary requirements and list of references to the attention of Mr. Ed Curtin, Principal at 

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