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Wyoming Catholic College (WCC) in Lander, Wyoming, seeks a full-time chaplain to begin June 2022 at our growing institution. WCC is a vibrant, faithfully Catholic school that combines a rigorous, classical liberal arts education in the great books with an innovative outdoor leadership program. The community is characterized by energetic, intentional pursuit of intellectual, moral, and spiritual formation ordered by the treasury of the Church’s tradition, the patrimony of Western Civilization, and the timeless beauty of God’s creation.

The chaplaincy of Wyoming Catholic College exists as part of the school’s teaching mission. As the school’s Philosophical Vision Statement says, the College “will seek to educate the whole person—the mind, heart, and imagination.” Wyoming Catholic College therefore engages the chaplaincy at four levels: (1) in its general nature as a liberal arts college; (2) in its specific mission of moral formation; (3) in its charism of community life; and (4) in its endeavor to seek not just the true and the good but the beautiful as well. All four levels are implied and intended in the Philosophical Vision Statement’s call for the College to “establish and cultivate a proper campus culture through the liturgy, sacraments, and music of the Roman Catholic Church integrated into the life of the College.”

The work of the chaplain unfolds through his role as a priest serving the community of Wyoming Catholic College, especially in his practice of offering noble liturgy and in his role as a teacher of the faith. Chaplains’ responsibilities are to celebrate mass and other sacraments (e.g., daily confession), to lead other daily spiritual practices (e.g., Eucharistic adoration), to offer spiritual direction, to minister (if possible) on week-long outdoor trips, to run and/or organize retreats, to teach (if interested) a theology practicum, and to lead students in spiritual or corporal works of mercy.

The successful candidate will be a Roman Catholic priest in good standing committed to college ministry with a knowledge of (or willingness to learn in) a Great Books curriculum, with ability or interest in the outdoors, and with experience or interest in spiritual direction. Ideally, chaplains can say (or be willing to learn) the Mass in the Ordinary form and the Extraordinary form, both of which are regularly celebrated. The candidate will serve alongside one other chaplain (currently, a priest of the Byzantine rite) as part of a chaplaincy team throughout the year-round schedule (lighter during the summer).

With a student body of about 185 and plans to grow enrollment considerably in the next five years, WCC offers chaplains a unique opportunity to focus their ministry with attentiveness and presence on a small community of students, faculty, and staff intent on fulfilling in holiness the institution’s mission.

If interested, or to ask any questions you may have, please contact President Glenn Arbery at president@wyomingcatholic.edu or (307) 335-4214. For more information on the College itself, please visit our website.

Position: Residence Life Coordinator, Office of Student Life
Employment Status: Exempt

Starting Salary: Commensurate with Experience

The Residential Life Coordinator is a full-time employee with a four-fold ancillary role in
helping the community thrive; as a student advocate/resource, she assists the Director of Student
Life in both hearing and addressing students’ legitimate concerns and needs. As a facilitator of
curricular integration and internalization, she assists the Outdoor Leadership Program staff in
promoting regular outdoor excursions near town to further develop the body.
As a member of the Student Life team, assists in organizing cultured trips, activities, and events
to help rejuvenate or sharpen the mind. She will also assist in theChaplaincy in providing
liturgical and spiritual opportunities to help strengthen the prayer life of the community.
Responsibilities

  •  In collaboration with the Director of Student Life, plan, implement, and assess the
    organized co-curricular student activities
  •  In cooperation with the Director of Student Life, curate the overall formation of the
    student body via opportunities to engage in the PVS of the college.
  • Mentor Student Prefects in their role as animators to the culture of WCC
  • Cooperate in the hiring, training and formation of the student prefects.
  • Build positive rapport with the student body and advocate for the students’ needs.
  • student housing and rooming assignments
  • Mentor students who are having difficulties with their studies or community life
  • In anticipation of events, help with logistics as needed
    •  Third party and vendor coordination
    • serve alcohol at college events as needed
    • Assist with shuttle services (i.e. transport students to medical appointments or the
      airport)
  • Attend Risk Management Meetings
  • Understand the mission and vision of Wyoming Catholic College and strive to embody the formation the College offers.
  • Be willing to have working hours outside the typical 9-5 schedule, including weekends.
  • Be an effective communicator and be able to adapt and resolve conflict.
  • Be approachable to students but also able to maintain proper authority and discipline.
  • Be of upstanding moral character and comfortable and able to advise students about moral behavior.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts degree (ideally from a Catholic College with a liberal arts curriculum
    and community similar to Wyoming Catholic College)
  • Knowledge of and appreciation for the College community, campus culture, curriculum,
    Student Handbook, and Philosophical Vision Statement
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate with and work as part of a team
Wyoming Catholic College admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, hiring and employment practices, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.