Current Positions

Campus Minister – Alvernia University, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date Posted: July 18, 2018

The five pillars of campus ministry, Catholic identity, alternative breaks, peace and social justice, interfaith ministries and spiritual life, work together to create an engaging experience of faith for students, faculty and staff at Alvernia University. The Campus Minister directs the peace and social justice and spiritual life pillars.

Primary responsibilities include supervising the yearly SEARCH retreat program, planning and coordinating the RCIA process on campus and directing peace and social justice programming on campus. The campus minister coordinates student leadership in these areas through planning weekly team meetings, providing faith and social justice resources and fostering leadership development. The campus minister also works with a grad assistant, along with student workers and provides pastoral care for students as needed. This is a full-time 12-month position with benefits and involves late nights and weekends.

1. Commitment to the mission statement, core values and goals of Alvernia University
2. Bachelor’s degree
3. Experience in direct ministry to youth/young adults
4. Demonstrated knowledge of young adult faith development
5. Understanding of Catholic tradition, including familiarity with the RCIA process and Catholic Social Teaching
6. Willingness to work late evenings and some weekends
7. Demonstrated effective computer skills
8. Strong written communication skills

Send cover letter and resume to Alvernia Human Resources:

Pastoral Associate – University of Hawai’i, Honolulu, Hawai’i
Date Posted: July 18, 2018

The Newman Center-Holy Spirit Parish is seeking a Pastoral Associate for their Catholic campus ministry program at the University of Hawai’i. As part of the Pastoral Team, the candidate will:

·  Develop, organize, monitor, implement, and review programs for campus ministry, youth ministry, and the community at large

·  Organize and mentor the student council

·  Be an active participant in planning and executing the liturgies, programs and events

·  Mentor and advise student leaders in visioning, planning, and execution of retreats, leadership training, spiritual formation, and other team building activities

·  Have an active presence on the university campus

·  Serve as campus ministry liaison to the parish, the university, and the diocese

·  Assist with other duties, as assigned


·  Knowledge of and comfort with Catholic doctrine and practice

·  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal

·  Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 applications, G-Suite, WordPress, and technology/social media savvy

·  Ability to address conflict and challenges professionally and appropriately

·  Understanding of Catholic Young Adult Ministry as articulated by USCCB documents: Empowered by the Spirit and Sons and Daughters of the Light

·  Physical requirements include bending, stooping, reaching, twisting, lifting, pushing, pulling, and moving items up to 50 pounds, and general cleaning

Education and Experience

·  Bachelor degree or higher

·  Demonstrated experience in visioning, planning, administering, and evaluating programs and organizing events as related to youth, young professionals, or campus ministries

·  Membership in Catholic Campus Ministry Association and maintain (or work toward) certification

·  Competency in theological reflection, Scripture, styles of prayer, group facilitation and formation

Scheduling Requirements
Position is full-time, up to 40 hours per week. Schedules are at times unconventional, including nights and weekends to support parish and campus ministry programs and activities.

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Associate Director for Retreats and Student Leadership – Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania
Post Date: July 11, 2018

Campus Ministry at Gannon University, a Catholic, diocesan university, invites applications for the position of Associate Director for Retreats and Student Leadership, Campus Ministry. This position embraces Gannon University's primary aim of “transforming lives and fostering transformation” by creating opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to learn by engagement in small groups, retreat experiences, intentional mentorship, and meaningful relationships with the aim of helping students answer the question “How will I live my life?”

The successful candidate will grow retreat opportunities for the entire division of Student Development & Engagement, including faith-based retreats for character formation and cultivation of virtue within Campus Ministry, a partnership to meet the retreat needs of other offices, including but not limited to Athletics, Greek Life, Leadership Development and Campus Engagement, Recreation and Wellness, etc.

The Associate Director will form students around four mission values: faith, leadership, inclusiveness and social responsibility, so that our students are equipped and instilled with the confidence to evangelize, inspire, and change culture. In addition to forming Campus Ministry student leaders, the Associate Director will also support the developmental training of student leaders across the entire division of Student Development & Engagement. The appropriation of faith and the spiritual development of students will be central to all dimensions of this work, including accompanying students on their personal exploration of values and worldview. The Associate Director also plans and implements high-impact programs for student engagement across the University including but not limited to interfaith formation, orientation/transition/retention, student leadership development, and globalization initiatives.


  • A Master's degree in Theology, Pastoral Ministry, or a related field is required.
  • Three years of professional ministerial experience in a campus, parish, or other ministry type environment is preferred.
  • Experience in the application of leadership theory is essential.
  • Knowledge of Catholic Tradition, mainline Protestant and non-denominational traditions, and of the principles of ministry is required.
  • Must have the ability to address large groups of people and to effectively communicate and educate on issues pertinent to Catholic and ecumenical values and traditions.
  • Leadership ability and the ability to work among a diverse, ecumenical team required.
  • Interfaith Competency is a significant plus.
  • A valid driver's license is required.

Gannon University, located near Lake Erie in Erie, Pennsylvania, offers ready access to a variety of cultural and exciting seasonal activities and is within a two-hour drive of Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo. For more information about what Erie has to offer visit

Gannon seeks excellence through inclusiveness and invites women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Submit a cover letter, resume and the contact information for three professional references to Review of applications will begin immediately and this position will remain open until filled. For more information about Gannon visit Gannon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. PI103059750

Director of Catholic Campus Ministry – University of the Pacific, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, California
Post Date: July 5, 2018

Director coordinates all Catholic liturgical celebrations, retreats, and spiritual formation programs for students.  Incumbent must be present among the University/College community at all levels and collaborates with University Chaplain, Student Life Offices, faculty and other campus departments. Incumbent develops and maintains effective ecumenical/interfaith relationships.

This position is an extension of the Diocesan Bishop’s ministry.  The incumbent is a public representative of this ministry to students, faculty and staff. Incumbent must have a willingness and ability to support the mission of the Universal and local Roman Catholic Church.

Major Responsibilities

  • Plan and coordinate faith formation and religious education activities for Catholic students. Provide similar educational opportunities (retreats, workshops, Bible study, lectures, forums, guest speakers) for the development of universal values for students at large.
  • Preside at (if a priest) or coordinate regular Catholic liturgical celebrations, including weekly Sunday mass. Function as the on-site leader of this faith community in conjunction with the local established parishes.  May preside at or organize weddings at Morris Chapel, University of the Pacific.
  • Provide volunteer/community service opportunities for students.
  • Develop and oversee a student leadership team; assist them to develop in leadership and professional development skills; plan leadership workshops.
  • Establish a pattern of regular visible presence within the University/College communities including periodic visiting of residence halls, cafeterias during meal times and faculty within their offices.
  • Collaborate with Student Life Offices,  University Chaplain Office, Resident Life Office, Counseling Centers and individual faculty members.
  • Collaborate with ministers of other faiths to promote ecumenism/interfaith and to make Catholic perspective available to campus.  
  • Identify and participate in University/College activities that would be enhanced by a Catholic presence.
  • Hold membership in appropriate Professional Organizations (i.e. Catholic Campus Ministers Association).
  • Participate in diocesan meetings and events as requested.
  • Administer program, including preparing and monitoring annual budget, and supervising paid and volunteer staff.


  • M.A. in Theology or M.Div. or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated competence developing, nurturing and enhancing a Catholic faith community.
  • Priest, or qualified lay professional, in good standing in the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize and promote student religious leadership.
  • 3-5 years successful experience working with young adults/college students.
  • Demonstrated successful collaborative work experience in an ecumenical/interfaith environment.


  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Maintain valid California Drivers’ License and appropriate car insurance.
  • Must be certified or willing to complete Virtus training.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and completed application to or mail to: Samuel Anderson, HR Director, Diocese of Stockton, 212 N. San Joaquin St., Stockton, CA 95202.

Campus Minister - Mississippi State University,
Starkville, Mississippi
Date Posted: July 5, 2018

The Campus Minister helps the Pastor lead and direct the ministry and pastoral programs and events of Campus Ministry at MSU by supporting students to develop leadership and ownership understanding of their faith, as well as becoming active members in the celebration of the Sacraments. Such programs include liturgical celebrations, retreats, service programs, faith formation programs, spiritual programs, evangelization programs, and social gatherings promoting fellowship.

As a leader in the community, the Campus Minister plays an indispensable role in supporting and advancing the academic, spiritual, and vocational goals of college students, faculty, and staff.

Primary Responsibilities May include any and/or all of the following:

  • Assists in organizing, training and scheduling liturgical ministries for the 5:30 p.m. Sunday Mass.
  • Attends student organizational meetings as an advisor and liaison.
  • Organizes and directs spiritual and faith formation programs.
  • Organize the leadership team of students planning a Leadership Training Retreat at the beginning of the Fall Semester.
  • Represents St. Joseph in the ecumenical and inter-faith religious communities with other campus ministers.
  • Participates in Ministry, University, Community and Diocesan-wide committees, events, and celebrations.
  • Plans the attendance of the Diocesan Campus Retreat in the spring and a local retreat in the fall.
  • Teaches/prepares a confirmation class for college students every other year.
  • Writes the application for the Diocesan CSA grant and reports on its progress.
  • Coordinate the parent appeal mail-out once a year, being mindful of responding with thank you cards to each donation.
  • Maintain an active pool of prospective benefactors who can support the ministry.
  • Plan and supervise the production and distribution of newsletters, brochures and other marketing materials in support of the campus ministry including, but not limited to Facebook page, CCM’s web page, Twitter, etc.
  • Maintains the CCM database.
  • Plan the Welcome Back Dinner for Parish/Students at beginning of the school year.
  • Keep the parish faith community informed of the Campus Ministry Program activities, goals and experiences.
  • Communicate and cooperate with other diocesan organizations.
  • Supervise and coordinate scheduling of events, places, dates, etc. of Campus Ministry activities.
  • Be aware of community and campus agencies providing student services, i.e. Counseling, Student Activities, Medical Center, etc.


  • Must be a faithful Catholic in good standing, with the Catholic Church.
  • Must have a strong desire to work with young adults.
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of Catholic Teachings.

The Campus Minister is a full-time, salaried position. There is flexibility in determining the specific days and hours of this job. Due to the nature of campus ministry, some evening and weekend hours are a necessary part of the job. This person should follow the guidelines of the Diocese of Jackson regarding Ethics and Integrity in Ministry.

For applications contact: Fr. Lenin Vargas, Pastor 607 University Dr Starkville, MS 39759 Tel 662.323.2257 Fax 662.323.2258

Campus Minister, Faith Formation and Outreach – University of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Post Date: June 22, 2018

University of Dallas is currently seeking a Faith Formation and Outreach Minister who will provide both spiritual and academic formation in the Catholic faith through faith formation programming and service opportunities. This individual will have interpersonal accompaniment of the UD student both throughout the academic year.

Primary Responsibilities
• Create curriculum for Women’s Ministry weekly discussion group/faith formation community with assistance from Director of Campus Ministry. Form student women as peer leaders within community, give frequent talks throughout the year, and advertise and execute all events for the ministry.
• Select Alternative Spring Break team through application and interview process. Oversee and implement fundraising activities, lead faith formation and development sessions for the team prior to mission trip and serve as lead minister on mission trip.
• Coordinate monthly Mercy Crew community service outings with area non-profits, churches, care centers, etc. Advertise events, coordinate student registration.
• Oversee department campus club activities and attend certain events.
• Set up one weekend mass as the assigned sacristan and daily masses when needed. Serve as extra ordinary minister of holy communion at mass when needed to learn to train students in the role of sacristan and extraordinary minister.
• This job requires the ability to work irregular work hours, including one to two evenings per week and weekends.

UD provides competitive pay and benefits, including eligibility to participate in medical, dental, life and disability insurance; employee events; a health and wellness program; a free fitness center; competitive leave programs; free tuition for employees and their families; and matching retirement plan contributions.

• Bachelor’s degree in theology, religious studies, pastoral ministry or related discipline required.
• Thorough knowledge of Catholic theology, especially the documents of Vatican II.
• Understanding of Catholic Social Teaching and the ability to teach it to others.
• Experience in planning and implementing programs, equipping volunteer staff, and working in community organization to the broader community.

Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s degree in theology or pastoral ministry preferred.
• One to two years of experience in a college campus ministry, parish young adult or comparable setting.

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Assistant Campus Minister – Felician University, Lodi, New Jersey
Post Date: June 21, 2018

The position of Assistant Campus Minister is a part-time, ten-month appointment, not to exceed 20 hours per week. The Assistant Campus Minister serves as the role-model for Felician Values and works to carry out the mission of Campus Ministry. He/she welcomes students, engages with them in a meaningful way to invite and encourage participation in the community through service and spiritual experiences. The Assistant also collaborates with the Executive Director of Mission Integration, the Director of Campus Ministry and the Felician University community at large to deepen students’ spiritual and emotional well-being, as well as to encourage them to become global leaders for the common good.

The following listing of primary job responsibilities indicates the general nature and level of work required in this job. This is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of all the activities, duties, or responsibilities that may be required in this job. Individuals assigned to this job may be asked to perform other duties as required.

  • Oversight of Student Run Service Initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the Student Service and Justice Coordinators to ensure successful execution of the Penn Station and Midnight Run.
  • In conjunction with student coordinators, schedule Midnight Runs through community partner and the Felician University Calendar for the fall and spring semester.
  • Partnering with student coordinators, schedule Penn Station Runs through Felician University Calendar for fall and spring semester.
  • Coordinate with Chartwells dates and times for food donations and bagged meal preparation, making sure students contact dining services a week in advance before sandwich-making.
  • Schedule vans through Transportation department and finding drivers as necessary, either through Transportation or faculty/staff participants.
  • Collaborate with student coordinators to secure donations from the Felician community, set up regular donations bins on both campuses as needed, and inspect items donated, and ensure donations are moved to the University donation storage center on Rutherford’s Campus.
  • Follow up with student coordinators that they are requesting, advertising, and scheduling days to sort donations and organize bagged meals for the run.
  • Work with the Service and Justice Coordinators to facilitate conversations on van rides to and from service sites to engage students on the Felician Values and the service they perform.
  • Serve as RCIA Coordinator.
  • Collaborate with Director of Campus Ministry to create RCIA Curriculum for the school year.
  • Develop Marketing strategy for advertising RCIA on Campus.
  • Schedule meetings and meet with students interested in RCIA and learning about the Catholic faith on a regular basis during the fall semester.
  • Confirm their sacramental commitment for the upcoming Easter Season with the RCIA participants in November.
  • Encourage RCIA Candidates and Catechumens to attend Sunday Liturgy and participate in Campus Ministry Programs.
  • Collaborate with Director of Campus Ministry to prepare location, date, and time for the reception of the Sacraments.
  • Schedule periodic meetings to ensure continuing education and development of students after their reception of the Sacraments to promote Mystagogia.
  • Oversight for Student Athlete Outreach.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Campus Ministry to plan and implement co-curricular programs geared towards the development and growth of student athletes on campus, with specific focus on the “Pizza and Prayer” program.
  • Attend games and other athletic activities to support students in accordance with need and availability.
  • Oversight for Sunday Liturgy.
  • Serve as staff coordinator and for Sunday liturgies on campus on an alternating basis with Director of campus Ministry.
  • Ensure that all components of Sunday liturgy check-list are completed, including but not limited to setting up for Mass and fellowship afterwards.
  • Prepare and deliver announcements regarding upcoming Campus Ministry events at the conclusion of the Liturgy.
  • Engage community attending the Liturgy on a personal level.
  • Assist with General Campus Ministry Work.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Campus Ministry and Executive Director of Mission Integration to plan, implement, and review programs and events in response to students’ needs.
  • Represent Campus Ministry at University-sponsored events as directed.


  • BA in Pastoral Counseling, Theology or Counseling or related field; MA preferred.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in campus ministry.
  • Demonstrated comprehension of contemporary interfaith initiatives.
  • Thorough understanding of the principles of Catholic Social Justice.
  • Desire and ability to work with diverse populations, including but not limited to traditional and non-traditional age students, faculty and staff.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communications skills.
  • Basic computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel), Internet, and email.
  • Ability to identify sensitive issues/situations requiring confidentiality, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours and in multiple locations, both on and off campus.

Interested parties should complete the application at: