Fellowship Of Catholic University Students Employer Reviews
Job Work/Life Balance
Fellowship Of Catholic University Students
Job Work/Life Balance
one of the best environments to work in!
National Office Staff (Current Employee), Golden, CO – March 14, 2013
Pros: the people, the dynamicly catholic environment, the creativity, mass, prayer
Cons: commuting to the mountains
The most enjoyable part of working for FOCUS (at the national office) are the people. My co-workers are so authentic, genuine and joyful. Because we are united through a common mission, it makes even stressful or tough days worth it. A typical day at the office is similar to many other offices- we sit in front of computers, hold meetings, and continually – more... try to better our organization. However, we are also quite different from other work places because we have Mass and prayer during office hours, where we get to pray with and for one another! – less
campus missionary responsible for building ministry
Campus Missionary (Former Employee), Bloomington, Illinois – October 25, 2012
A typical day as a missionary was never typical. As part of a team of four missionaries per campus, we were responsible for establishing a Catholic campus ministry on whichever campus we were placed at. In addition to leading weekly Bible studies, managing monthly large group outreach, and mentoring students one-on-one, we also created and maintained – more... a network of monthly financial supporters as we were each responsible for fundraising our own salary for the duration of our time as missionaries.
During my two years as a missionary, I learned how to fundraise through personal invitation as well as how to maintain faithful donors. I learned how to recruit and train volunteers (i.e. students who were involved in leadership roles in the ministry) as well as how to publicize and run events.
The most difficult part of being a missionary was being constantly available to the students. Since it was a ministry role, part of what made our ministry effective was being able to be radically available to the students. This meant sometimes working from 7 am until well past midnight to be a part of the students' lives. It was extremely rewarding and during my time as a missionary, I developed many lifelong friends not only with the students, but also with my fellow missionaries and with the staff on the campuses I worked at. – less