Current Positions

Director of Campus Ministry – Saint John’s University,
Collegeville, Minnesota
Post Date: April 25, 2018

The Director of Campus Ministry leads the Saint John's University Office of Campus Ministry in expressing the Church's pastoral care for the spiritual growth and development of campus community through witness and ministry that is consistent with the Catholic Benedictine mission and character of Saint John's University. The Director must be particularly attentive to addressing the pastoral and spiritual needs of the undergraduate men. The Director leads and collaborates with the SJU Campus Ministry Team including the Chaplain, Graduate Student Ministerial Residents, Undergraduate Student Ministers, and the Office Coordinator. The Director provides oversight for all campus ministry operations including mission review, ministerial development and efficacy, staffing, programming, and budget management. The Director works closely with many areas of the campus community to assure the optimal coordination of ministry and programming related to and Campus Ministry mission, goals, and objectives.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides pastoral leadership, vision, and direction for Office of Campus Ministry and the greater campus community.
  • Provides direction for the strategic planning of Campus Ministry through listening, evaluation, implementation, resource allocation and planning (in collaboration with the Vice President for Student Development) to advance the pastoral mission and effectiveness of Campus Ministry operations.
  • Administrative Duties

Knowledge, abilities, skills:

  • A practicing Catholic who understands, appreciates, and will ensure the Catholic, Benedictine character, mission, and identity of the University community (The bylaws of St. John's University identify this as a BFOQ requirement)
  • Strong pastoral skills with a theological framework for ministry
  • A demonstrated record of collaborative leadership
  • Provides effective management, supervisory, and organizational skills (i.e., judgement, appropriate confidentiality and budget management)
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to the pastoral needs and spiritual development of undergraduate men
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the living Benedictine charism and tradition of Saint John's Abbey.
  • Knowledge of Church documents related to Campus Ministry (i.e., Empowered by the Spirit and Sons and Daughters of Light)
  • Experience in working with young adults or college campus ministry preferred.


  • MDiv or MA in theology, pastoral/campus ministry, or related area required

 Additional Requisites

  • As a minister of the Roman Catholic Church, the successful candidate will also maintain a lifestyle that is publicly consistent with Catholic teaching and Benedictine values.
  • Must be able to work days, evenings, and weekends as required by campus ministry programming.

Applications are accepted online and a detailed job description may be found by clicking here. Applicants should complete the full application and submit a cover letter and resume. Official transcript required at time of hire.
If you require special accommodations to participate in the Saint John's University hiring process, please contact us at 320.363.2508 or

It is the policy of CSB and SJU to conduct pre-employment background checks. An offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check. 

Women, individuals of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Saint John's University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Campus Ministry Intern - Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois
Post Date: April 23, 2018

The Newman Catholic Student Center serves the Catholic community at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. We are seeking a Catholic Campus Minister for a full-time, paid internship starting July 2018. The campus minister will work in collaboration with other staff and our Student Ministry Team to provide a comprehensive program of pastoral care, evangelization, discipleship formation, sacramental celebration, spiritual growth, and service opportunities for undergraduate students. Precise duties can be customized to the interests and qualifications of the candidate. Housing, medical benefits, and a salary of $1,500 per month provided.


  • Practicing Catholic with a commitment to missionary discipleship.
  • Baccalaureate degree or higher.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience and demonstrated success in working with a campus ministry program, and to those with experience in music ministry.

Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Tim Taylor, Director, at

Director of Campus Ministry - Saint Martin's University, Lacey, Washington
Post Date: April 20, 2018

The Director of Campus Ministry provides innovative leadership for the Office of Campus Ministry which enhances the University community’s spiritual and faith formation, supports a rich and vibrant liturgical life on campus, and furthers the University’s service to the church and the world.
The Director:

  • Develops and oversees programs in both faith formation and service in which every member of the Saint Martin’s community has the opportunity for spiritual development, including ecumenical and interfaith outreach.
  • Provides or ensure provision of pastoral care and support to students, staff and faculty.
  • Leads, manages, coordinates, and evaluates the work of the different campus ministry teams, including 2.5 full-time professional staff, a graduate assistant, and student workers.
  • Oversees departmental administration, staffing, budget, policies and assessment.
  • Collaborates with University Chaplain and monastic community.


  • A master’s degree in Divinity, Theology, Pastoral Studies, or a related field is required.
  • Applicants should have three years of experience in campus ministry and be a fully initiated and practicing member of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Proven experience ministering effectively in diverse communities.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Solid pastoral formation and capabilities.
  • Possess a keen understanding of the spiritual/religious development stages for contemporary young adults.
  • Proven experience in creative program development and event management.

Apply online at

Associate Director for Retreats and Student Leadership – Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania
Post Date: April 16, 2018

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.
Apply Here: 

Service & Social Justice Dorothy Day Fellow – Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
Post Date: April 12, 2018

This is a three-year fellowship, with a potential option to renew. As a member of the Campus Ministry Service and Social Justice Team (SSJ), the minister will coordinate the Service and Social Justice Experience Program.

Responsibilities include contracting with community partners, training student leaders, implementing opportunities for education, reflection, and celebration. The goal is for the Service and Social Justice Experience program to encourage students to learn about forming relationships with the people they serve; about the needs of the community, their history, and beautiful culture; to reflect on service as a praxis of faith, and to seek ways to be engaged in the struggle for social justice. This position requires a flexible work schedule that includes evenings and weekend responsibilities.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Experience with Theological Reflection.
  • Knowledge of the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching.
  • An ability to carry out Villanova University’s Augustinian Mission of Roman Catholic Higher Education in the Augustinian Tradition.
  • Knowledge of theories of faith development and psychological development of the young adult.
  • Demonstrated previous experience developing and coordinating a service.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Facility with social media.
  • Excellent Organizational skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively on diverse teams, and lead teams when necessary.
  • Capacity to manage large groups of volunteers to serve and learn in a variety of locations.
  • Proven ability to inspire and nurture a climate of inclusiveness, collegiality, and shared responsibility.
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Applications including Word and Excel; knowledge of basic web editing.


Director of Campus and Young Adult Minister – University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
Post Date: April 12, 2018

Christ the King Parish s the Newman Center for the University of Montana and a parish. We were founded on two principles: to witness to university students, faculty and staff that they are valued by the church; and to serve as a laboratory where the vision and values of the Second Vatican Council are embraced and embodied.

Purpose: he Director of Campus and Young Adult Ministry is responsible for working collaboratively with the pastoral team of Christ the King Parish in ministering to the students, faculty and staff of the University of Montana and the young adult population of Missoula, Montana. This is a full time, salaried position that requires a flexible schedule, including evening and weekend duties.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Outreach to the University of Montana
    • Build, lead and support a team to focus on evangelization at the University of Montana
    • Facilitate relationships with and between parishioners, pastoral team, faculty, staff and students, ensuring that parishioners are involved in and supportive of campus ministry
    • Develop on-campus events and opportunities to build and maintain relationships
  • Develop a discipleship program for college students and Young Adults
  • Faith Building:
    • Cultivate opportunities for students and young adults to grow in their faith
  • Retreats, bible studies, small groups and ALPHA®
  • Use a relational ministry approach
  • Attend weekend liturgies
  • Leadership development:
    • Develop a CCM Peer Minister program:
      • Facilitate a core group of CCM students
      • Supervise paid peer ministers
      • Conduct performance evaluations of student workers and long-term volunteers
  • Provide opportunities for faith formation and leadership development
  • Director of Campus & Young Adult Ministry
    • Empower CCM students and Young Adults to take active leadership roles within the parish and community
    • Develop service opportunities and trips
  • Management of CCM
    • Prepare and manage Campus & Young Adult Ministry budget
    • Set the calendar of all campus and young adult ministry events
    • Develop and submit annual specific and measurable goals to CMAC with follow up annual report
    • Attend regional and national conferences on Campus and Young Adult Ministry as appropriate
  • Work collaboratively as a part of, but not limited to, the following:
    • CTK Pastoral Team
    • CTK’s Campus Ministry Advisory Committee (CMAC)
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must be a practicing Roman Catholic and willing to uphold the teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • Must be unbiased toward the Roman Catholic Church and willing to work cooperatively in its endeavors.
  • Must complete Diocese of Helena Safe Environment Training, and stay current.
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in related field; preferred Master’s degree in Theology or Pastoral Studies, or an equivalent degree; preference for professional certification in Campus Ministry
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in pastoral ministry, including experience working with young adults

Application and complete job description can be found at:

Associate Director of Campus Ministry: Undergraduate Outreach Coordinator - Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
Post Date: April 10 to June 10, 2018

The Associate Director of Campus Ministry, Coordinator of Undergraduate Outreach, for the Catholic Student Center (CSC) at Washington University in St Louis will help drive the mission of the CSC by overseeing student welcoming and ongoing engagement with the CSC community through freshmen orientation programming, dorm outreach, peer ministry, retreats, and discipleship. This role will report to the Director of Campus Ministry and work in collaboration with the Campus Ministry Team and broader CSC staff and community at one of the top 20 universities in the country.

It is the responsibility of every campus minister to help achieve the mission of the CSC which is “a house of Catholic formation and a community of hospitality to students of all faiths. The CSC strives - through education, service, and a worshipping community that seeks to know and become Christ - to form students intellectually, morally, socially, and spiritually according to the wisdom of the Catholic Church, so that they become active participants in parish life and moral and spiritual leaders in Church and society for the 21st century.”

This campus minister position will serve as a key resource for students focused on three primary areas of Ministry:

  1. Student Welcoming & Orientation.  Introduction and entry to the Catholic community on a secular campus can be difficult for some. The CSC though has a reputation of being welcoming to students of all faiths or no faith and the Undergraduate Outreach Coordinator directs programs and efforts that build that atmosphere primarily at the beginning of the school year, but ongoing as well.

  2. Undergraduate Outreach. The core of the CSC campus ministry is the relationships we form with students. This role would ensure that relationships with students are built through targeted one-on-one outreach initiatives, dorm outreach, campus tabling, peer ministry, summer programming, and presence in the everyday lives of students.

  3. Personal and Spiritual Formation. Providing ongoing opportunities for growth in our students through retreats, immersion experiences, and social opportunities.

Key Responsibilities

Freshmen Orientation and Outreach (25%)

  • Coordinate all efforts to connect incoming freshmen to the CSC prior to arrival at WU through prospective student visits, admitted student events in the spring, summer mailings, generating a list of incoming freshmen interested in the CSC, and making initial contact. Oversee ministry's outreach to undergrads.
  • Recruit and train Welcome Team student leaders who also reach out to incoming freshmen and provide ongoing outreach once freshmen arrive at WU through dorm and campus presence.
  • Recruit “Bigs” and connect incoming freshmen to CSC upperclassmen Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
  • Coordinate freshmen welcome and orientation events such as pre-orientation programming, move-in day, CSC Open House, CSC involvement with WU Activities Fair, Freshmen Welcome Night, and Freshmen Escape (with Catholic Student Union).

Ongoing Undergraduate Outreach (25%)

  • Coordinate targeted efforts for campus minister one-on-one’s with students and follow up with students after events.
  • Coordinate collaborative effort of campus ministers to extend personal invitations to students for major events.
  • Coordinate with CSC Kent Interns outreach to students in the dormitories.
  • Coordinate SALT (Service and Leadership Training) initiative.
  • Coordinate campus presence opportunities such as tabling, “Ask a Priest/campus minister”, DUC lunches, BD Dinners.
  • Coordinate with communications intern publicity opportunities on campus such as banners, underpass, and table tents.

General Campus Ministry Duties (20%)

  • Regular Sunday Mass and weekday Mass duties as shared by Campus Ministry team.
  • Attendance at major CSC programs as required by Campus Ministry staff.
  • Other various campus ministry duties as requested.

El Salvador Agape Service Immersion Program (15%)

  • Recruit student participants and a student leader for a winter break immersion trip to our sister community in El Salvador.
  • Prepare and plan with the student leader fall semester personal and group formation that is central to the program in preparation for the trip.
  • Lead the winter break service immersion trip.
  • Lead spring semester individual and group processing and integration of experience in to daily lives.
  • Maintain regular communication with organizations and communities in El Salvador.

Student Counseling (10%)

  • Providing trained and licensed counseling to students in urgent need as a stop gap until they can find a long term option with WU or another provider.
  • Coordinating counseling services for CSC students with contract licensed counselors on a limited basis.

Bi-annual CSC Speaker Series (5%)

  • Create and supervise a high profile speaker series that brings in nationally known speakers once a semester (twice a year) to speak on relevant topics of theology, philosophy, social justice, and spirituality.
  • Form an advisory board made up of students, faculty, and community members who can identify speakers of interest and assist with executing the speaker series events.

Summer Outreach (~50% during summer months only)

  • Coordinate efforts to identify students who will be in St. Louis during the summer and maintain consistent communication and publicity with them regarding summer programming.
  • Identify students from other universities who are studying or doing research at WU during the summer.
  • Coordinate communication to incoming freshmen who participate in summer programs such as FSAP, SOAR, etc.
  • Coordinate and recruit student leadership for summer programming such as Sunday Masses, potlucks, game nights, Godweiser Series, Student BBQ, Bible Study, outings around STL, etc.


  • Graduate Level Degree in ministry or related field preferred.
  • 2 years of ministry experience or experience in related field involving pastoral care or education.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong content development and presentation / training delivery skills.
  • Technically savvy, especially with digital tools such as Google calendar, Google drive, Gmail, and social media.
  • Project or program planning and management experience
  • Highest level of professional and ethical conduct.
  • Available to work evenings and weekends occasionally.

Please send your resume to the Catholic Student Center at Washington University at Our website for information about the CSC is

Campus Minister for Faith Formation – University of Portland, Portland, Oregon
Post Date: April 5, 2018

This position helps lead Campus Ministry’s efforts to engage students in communities of faith and programs that support spiritual growth. This position administers several programs at Campus Ministry, including the University’s signature Encounter with Christ retreat program. This position also develops and promotes resources that help members of the campus community engage and grow in their spiritual life, supports the campus community’s interfaith efforts, and engages in pastoral care of the campus community. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position with benefits. The full job description is available at:


  • Required: master’s degree in theology, divinity, pastoral ministry, or religious education.
  • Required: three years of experience in professional ministry in Catholic or other faith traditions, including prior experience or training in theological reflection.
  • Preferred: experience with retreats; experience in Catholic educational setting or equivalent education and/or experience.

Apply online at

Coordinator of Service and Justice - St. Martin's University, Lacey, Washington
Post Date: April 5, 2018

The Coordinator of Service and Justice develops, coordinates, and executes service opportunities for Saint Martin’s University students. This position oversees immersion programs in numerous off-campus locations and helps students understand the meaning and practice of service from a Catholic, Benedictine perspective. The Coordinator of Service and Justice will foster relationships, both externally and internally, in order to establish meaningful service opportunities for students. This role serves as the point person for university-wide service initiatives, service immersion trips, and other programs as developed. The Coordinator of Service and Justice also collaborates with faculty to support service-learning in the classroom. Furthermore, this position incorporates a level of justice advocacy, particularly around issues that intersect Catholic Social Teaching.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Social Work, Sociology, Theology, Religious Studies, Counseling or a related field.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • One to two years professional experience in higher education or participation in a full-time post-graduate service program.
  • Strong undergraduate service leadership experience may be considered in substitution.

Apply online at

University Minister for Spirituality and Faith Formation - University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan
Post Date: April 3, 2018

The University Minister for Spirituality & Faith Formation promotes the University’s Catholic, Jesuit and Mercy mission by working collaboratively to make available to the community opportunities for worship, prayer, retreat and pastoral care. The University Minister is a model to students of faith in action and encourages students to know, love and serve God and each other.


  • A sincere commitment to operate within the university’s Catholic, Jesuit and Mercy mission and traditions
  • Commitment to a personal ongoing faith formation and social justice
  • A full understanding of the liturgical practices of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Preferred experience with youth or young adult ministry or equivalent work experiences
  • Preferred higher education experience
  • Strong budgetary, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.


  • Master's degree (M.A.) or equivalent in Theology, Pastoral Studies, Divinity or related field;
  • At least three related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Please apply online at

Catholic Campus Minister/Associate Catholic Chaplain – Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina
Post Date: March 28, 2018

The Diocese of Charlotte seeks a faith-filled and committed Catholic with experience working with college-age young adults to serve in a full-time position as Campus Minister/Associate Catholic Chaplain at Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina.

Responsibilities include creating programs and services that follow the Bishops’ pastoral, “Empowered by the Spirit,” providing a ministry of presence among students, and building a supportive Christian community. The Campus Minister/Associate Catholic Chaplain develops a strong relationship with the ecumenical campus ministry team, faculty, staff, and students.

Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to maintaining the finances and fundraising for Campus Ministry. Specifically, as a member of the Diocesan Campus Ministry team, the Campus Minister participates in all diocesan Campus Ministry meetings, helps create and execute diocesan Campus Ministry events, and meets regularly with the Director of Campus Ministry. The Campus Minister/Associate Catholic Chaplain develops and leads programs and events that help sustain community life in finding and following the way of Christ in the exploration of the realm of spirituality and social justice for students, staff, and community members. Specifically, as a member of the Chaplain’s Office and Student Life Division as Associate Catholic Chaplain, the Campus Minister/Associate Catholic Chaplain promotes ecumenical and interfaith activities that foster mutual respect and appreciation among all religious traditions, bringing a Catholic voice and Catholic resources to these programs and conversations.


  • Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church.
  • Master’s degree in Theology, Pastoral Ministry, Religious Studies, or related field.
  • Ability to be a daily minister of presence to college students with a listening heart and non-judgmental attitude as students journey through their Catholic faith.
  • Flexibility to work nights and weekends.

Please email cover letter, resume and references to the Assistant to Director for Campus Ministry, Kay Jordan Resumes will be accepted until July 15, 2018, or until position is filled. For more information or questions contact Kay at (704) 370-3243.

Chaplain & Director of Campus Ministry - University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Post Date: March 27, 2018

The Catholic Student Center is seeking a Roman Catholic priest, with permission of superior, to serve the Catholic student population at the University of Houston main campus. This position is full time. Preferably Campus Ministry Experience. It will serve as both the Chaplain and director of campus ministry and will work in collaboration with a lay campus minister.


  • Master’s degree in pastoral ministry, theology or related field.
  • Minimum of one year experience in campus ministry.
  • Thorough understanding of Catholic teaching and ability to teach at a university level.
  • Experience in ministry with young adults.
  • Knowledge of the principles of “Empowered by the Spirit”.

Please send resume to  or or call 713-741-8780 for more information.

University Chaplain, Coordinator of Pilgrimages – Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois
Post Date: March 13 to May 12

The University Chaplain is a full-time member of the University Ministry team and will prepare and preside at liturgies; vision and implement a pilgrimage program; and contribute to the success of another Ministry initiative.

Ministerial Vision

  • Sees himself as a minister – one who accompanies people on their faith journey, who provokes and challenges people to live good lives, who comforts and counsels those in need, and who calls people together in the spirit of association.
  • Incorporates student leaders into programs.
  • Participates in professional development opportunities.
  • Models respectful, collaborative and active support of the University’s Mission and of Catholic and Lasallian higher education through dedicated job performance and exemplary service to the University’s many constituencies.
  • Be an effective, contributing member of a ministry team.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Liturgical
  • Preside regularly at Sunday and weekday liturgies.
  • Implement a yearly liturgical plan.
  • Pilgrimage Program
  • Offer credit-bearing pilgrimages by collaborating with faculty to offer 1-3 credit hour classes and with staff to serve as trained spiritual companions.
  • Design and implement relationship building, recruiting processes, formation experiences, administrative policies, and procedures, and budgeting responsibilities.
  • Work on the Koinonia retreat or another University Ministry program.
  • Team Member
  • Support the University Ministry Team in responding to the hopes and needs of the university community.
  • Serve on Ministry and other University committees or task forces as assigned.
  • Participate in staff meetings and recruitment efforts and provide a pastoral presence in residence halls and common areas.


  • Be a priest in good standing in the Roman Catholic Church and be recognized as such by the Bishop of Joliet.
  • Be an effective celebrant for a congregation of college students.
  • Be a creative, flexible and contributing member of a university ministry team as it attempts to respond to the multiple needs of students, faculty and staff in a university community.
  • Masters of Divinity required.
  • University experience preferred.
  • Pilgrimage, retreat, and training experience preferred.

To apply or to learn more about this opportunity, go to