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Director of Fraternitas

Marian University of Indiana
Indianapolis, IN

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Title:

Director of Fraternitas

Job Description:

As a part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews, Marian University seeks a director of Fraternitas to promote our Catholic Franciscan mission and identity by creating, organizing, and implementing innovative programming to support Catholic fathers. The director will be deeply rooted in the Catholic tradition, and, from that tradition, engage fathers, church leaders, and other constituents to foster Christian parenting and caregiving. This will be achieved through the creation of Fraternitas Camps, Houses, and a mobile App.Fraternitas is a “start-up” ministry. The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial and have a joy-filled missionary spirit. The candidate will be creative, highly organized, opportunity focused, and seek out collaboration. The ideal candidate will have significant knowledge of and experience with the opportunities and challenges facing Christian fathers. While the ideal candidate does not need a programming or software design background to manage App development, they must be tech-savvy.
Fraternitas is created through the generous funding of Lilly Endowment. The position is fully funded through July 2028 with the goal of continuing the program after the grant period has ended. The selected candidate will be supported by a project specialist.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values and honoring the legacy of the founding congregation through transformative education, unity in diversity, leadership through service, integrating faith and life, and institutional policies.
  • Fraternitas App: Lead the development, implementation, ongoing improvement, and marketing of a Catholic app for fathers in collaboration with a third-party developer. (50% of responsibilities)
  • Fraternitas Camps: Work with third-party to provide an energizing, relationship-building for Catholic fathers and their children, which will deepen their bonds through faith sharing. (20% of responsibilities)
  • Fraternitas Houses: Organize local chapters of Fraternitas to foster brotherhood among fathers and help them cultivate Christian habits of the household through plug-in-play resources. (20% of responsibilities)
  • Additional responsibilities and other duties as assigned (10% of responsibilities)

Required Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Baptized, practicing Catholic, and in good standing with the Church
  • Bachelor’s degree in theology, ministry, or related field.
  • Experience in budget management
  • Fluent in social media and digital communication platforms
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Regular travel, frequent evenings, and occasional overnights
  • Experience supporting students from a variety of cultural, socio-economic, and faith backgrounds
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excels in a collaborative work environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible
  • Strong, internally motivated work ethic
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft office suite

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Competency in Spanish
  • Knowledge of the Franciscan charism and tradition
  • Grant writing experience
  • More than five years of experience in ministry

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a cover letter, a current resume, contact information for three professional references, and responses to the supplemental mission questions.

Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Physical Demands:

Physical Requirements:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, equipment, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please Review Marian University’s Mission & Identity Statement before responding to the supplementary questions on your application:

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