Current Positions

Director of University Ministry 2018 – University of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois

USF believes University Ministry is one of the important ways the Church exercises her mission in higher education by promoting theological study and spiritual reflection gathering the community for prayer, liturgy and learning. The Director of University Ministry is responsible for the total University Ministry operations and committed to living out the mission of the university with a particular emphasis on Social Justice and Service. Manages, directs and empowers the entire University Ministry team, including the Assistant Director, Peer Ministers, work-study students and volunteers in proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ and walking with those searching to deepen their relationship with God. This role is a key voice for articulating USF’s Catholic Franciscan mission and values to the students.

Work under the aegis of the approved Mission Statement and Charism of the University of St. Francis
• Assure that the pastoral and spiritual needs of the university community are being addressed
• Integrate all activities to be grounded in the Catholic teachings and a witness to Franciscan Tradition
• Supervise Assistant Director and Peer Ministers and collaborate with University Chaplain in providing necessary organization in implementing the university ‘Cornerstone Programs’ for each academic year:
     1. Religious Programming
     2. Community Service
     3. Values Education
     4. Community Building
• Provide necessary direction regarding ‘Service’ by designing programs for the understanding of ‘Peace Making’ both on campus and at off-campus sites
• Assist the Vice-President of Mission Integration and Ministry in coordinating symposiums on issues of Ethics, Women in the Church, Peace and Justice, the church’s teachings on Social Justice documents, and student needs of the university
• Responsible for maintaining a Social Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation component for the University Ministry Program with a special focus on mission trips during fall and spring breaks
• Assist University Chaplain for the celebration of the sacraments, all university liturgies and para liturgies
• Arrange events and programs of interest to the student body and invite speakers to address these topics
• Collaborate with the Office of Student Affairs, Alumni Affairs, and Admissions including during Freshman and Transfer orientation
• Coordinate the Francis and Clare week activities in the first week of October
• Maintain all aspects of the St. Joseph campus chapel (including weddings)
• Manage University Ministry budget
• Prepare reports for the Board of Trustees on the state of the department, track and assess Ministry programming
• Actively participate in the Catholic Franciscan Charism Council
• Liaison between University Ministry and Diocese of Joliet, especially regarding mission trips (Bolivia)
• Participate in and promote a culture of continuing quality improvement
• Other duties as assigned

Please apply online at:

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

Director, Campus Ministry - Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, California
Post Date: February 26, 2018

Santa Clara University is seeking a visionary and creative leader to serve as Director of Campus Ministry who can advance the University’s mission of educating the whole person through ongoing faith formation and community building.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in doing so in previous roles, and would possess significant pastoral experience, academic training, and administrative competencies. He/She will foster the religious, spiritual and liturgical needs of the SCU community and help enhance a shared appreciation of and alignment with the University’s Jesuit Catholic mission and identity.

Application: For the full job description and to apply for this position, visit Confidential inquiries may be addressed to John Kerrigan, chair of the Search Committee, at

Campus Ministry Associate – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Post Date: February 20, 2018

St. Mary Student Parish at University of Michigan is seeking a recent college graduate with a desire to focus on developing leadership skills and professional growth as part of a Catholic campus ministry team. Responsibilities include support and promote campus ministry at the University of Michigan through programs, events, and activities. St. Mary Student Parish, staffed by priests of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), serves the students, faculty, and staff at the University of Michigan.


  • Seeking recent college graduate.
  • Experience in a Jesuit institution preferred

Send resume and cover letter to Lanette Mele ( Visit for more details and to apply.

Executive Director – Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
Post Date: February 15, 2018

The Executive Director directs all aspects of day-to-day administration, including financial, facilities, and human resources management; actively participates in strategic and program planning and assessment, provides administrative support for several Board committees and all Board meetings, and selects and supervises support and program staff. Oversees and coordinates activity among fundraising, finance, facility, support, program and pastoral staff to provide for effective and efficient service to students, faculty, staff, Board of Trustees and community members. Monitors and controls STM budget. Provides oversight of the creation of financial reports for Chaplain, Treasurer, President and Board. Jointly reports to the Chaplain and President of the Board of Trustees of the Saint Thomas More Corporation. Directly manages the Director of Administration & Finance, the Director of Communications, the Director of Development, the Facilities Manager and the Director of the Center for Music and Liturgy. Also has responsibility for the operations management of Campus Ministry Programming led by the Assistant Chaplains. Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours is required. May include evening and weekend work hours.

Education and Experience

  • Masters degree in management, finance, accounting or other organizational discipline, required.
  • A minimum of five (5) years experience in management, preferably in a not-for-profit organization.
  • Fundraising experience and work with non-profit boards also preferred

• Strong commitment to the mission and values of the organization.
• Excellent interpersonal skills required to relate to Board, Chaplain, donors, colleagues, volunteers, university administrators, and community and church leaders.
• Strong self-starter. Creative and energetic and able to work with considerable independence within the context of a team environment and a network of relationships.
• Ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines, set priorities and work independently
• Demonstrated ability to work well with others on deadlines and under pressure.
• Knowledge of general management principles and experience with budgeting, financial analysis and estimation, and investment management.
• High degree of computer literacy with thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office PC based spreadsheets, word processing and presentation applications, social media and e-mail.
• Knowledge of and experience with not-for-profit accounting and human resources principles and theories.
• Well-developed organizational, oral and written communication, presentation and supervisory skills.
• Practicing Roman Catholic with strong working knowledge of the Catholic faith.

Application For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

Director of Campus Ministry and Social Justice - University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Post Date: February 14, 2018

The Director of Campus Ministry and Social Justice is guided by the parish mission statement: Disciples called to worship. Sent to serve.  The director works in collaboration with the pastor and parish community in offering outreach to Catholic students of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Mid-State Technical College, as well as stimulating and promoting awareness and response to the Social Justice component of the Gospel and Catholic social teaching within the parish.

Campus ministry is offered within a parish-based campus ministry structure, which provides significant elements of support and witness.  The parish community offers financial support for the campus ministry program, as well as volunteer contributions to various student-related programs.  The parish also provides an important witness of faithful worship and ministry outreach, and a welcoming presence for student participation and presence.

The position is full time.  Salary will be offered based upon experience and education.

UW-Stevens Point is an undergraduate- and graduate-degree granting institution in the University of Wisconsin System in the center of Wisconsin, with an enrollment of 9,642.  About a third of the students live on campus.  Point Catholic is a student organization recognized by the UWSP Student Government Association.  The parish facilities are located directly adjacent to the campus.

Mid-State Technical College, also part of a statewide system, has an enrollment of 8,000, with students studying at three campuses, including in Stevens Point.  Similar to a community college, most students commute from throughout the region.

Campus Ministry responsibilities include:

– Develops and implements programming that strengthens the spiritual and intellectual dimensions of faith and discipleship.  The director oversees all student-related programming, with special emphasis given to bi-weekly student suppers, a fall off-campus retreat, men’s and women’s Bible study/faith-sharing, a spring Busy Student Retreat, spring break service opportunities, and a weekly Salvation Army meal ministry.

– Builds relationships with students through hospitality, a personal pastoral presence and programming.

– Coordinates marketing and promotion components, including communication via mail, parish bulletin, email, FlockNote, web site, and other social media.  A working knowledge of Publisher or a similar program would be helpful, as well as a strong familiarity with social media communication.

– Participates in university programming to engage incoming students during summer orientation and introductory activities.  Is responsible for all parish “welcome student” activities.

– Works with the pastor in selecting, training and supervising student staff and student volunteers, and follows necessary personnel and diocesan guidelines.

– Attends weekly staff meetings and works collaboratively with all staff, especially those most directly related to campus ministry and social justice outreach.

– Engages students in the worship life of the parish, including recruiting and training students to participate in all ministries at Mass, and assists in recruiting students as catechists in the Religious Education Program (Gr. 1-12).

– Has a regular presence at Lord’s Day liturgies, especially the Sunday night Mass, and Wednesday Late-Night Mass, as well as other occasional liturgies and events as deemed helpful.

– Facilitates opportunities outside of Mass for college students to participate in the activities and life of the parish.

– Works with the Point Catholic treasurer in preparing documentation and requests for allocations from the UWSP Student Government Association.

– Oversees maintenance of a data base of student contact information and involvement.

– Offers invitation and encouragement to students regarding Christian Initiation and is part of the parish RCIA team.

– Establishes relationships with key university resources, promoting Point Catholic and the Catholic student community on campus.

– Supervises general day-to-day operations of the Newman Center, in collaboration with the pastor and administrative coordinator.

– Meets regularly with the pastor to review and plan programming and other aspects of campus ministry and parish life.

Social Justice responsibilities include: 
(This component of the position is new and so is open to flexibility and creativity.)

– Assists with forming and offering leadership to a Social Justice Committee of parishioners and college students.

– Collaborates with the Mission for Haiti team in promoting the well-being of our Twinning Parish, St. Joseph Parish in Lalomas, Haiti.

– Works to educate and broaden the awareness of the parish to elements of Catholic social teaching through programming and other means of communication and evangelization, in collaboration with the Social Justice Committee.

– Is connected to the always-unfolding engagement of the Catholic Church, its bishops, other leaders and laity in the events of our community, nation and world, and considering how the parish might become engaged as well.

– Advocates with students and other community members who are marginalized by poverty or other societal realities, and to pursue efforts that address injustice as well as charity.


– Embraces the challenge and possibility of Christian discipleship and being part of the Catholic Church.

– Graduate or undergraduate degree(s) in ministry and/or theology. (Preferred)

– Experience in university campus ministry - as a minister, a volunteer and/or as a student.  (Preferred)

– Appreciation and knowledge of the liturgical tradition of the Catholic Church.

– Knowledge of and participation in the social justice teaching and mission of the Church as rooted in the documents of the Second Vatican Council and successive encyclicals and instructions.

– A strong appreciation of working with emerging adults.

– A familiarity with U.S. Bishops’ documents pertaining to young adult and campus ministry, including Sons and Daughters of Light and Empowered by the Spirit, as well as new and ongoing ventures within the larger Church addressing ministry to emerging adults.

– Knowledge of safe-environment disciplines and appropriate minister-student interaction.

– Appreciates the intensity of campus ministry – demanding during the school year, less so during the summer and winter break.  Recognizes the importance of ministry on nights and weekends.

– Recognizes the importance of communication - of using all means available to connect with students.

– Has strong organizational and communication skills.

– Creative, self-motivated and reliable.

– Recognizes the importance of time set apart for prayer, renewal and rest, as well as ongoing personal and pastoral development and formation.

Submit a letter of recommendation and resume via email to Fr. Tom Lindner, pastor, at The submission deadline is March 14.

Assistant Director, Campus Ministry - College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota
Post Date: February 14, 2018

The Department of Campus Ministry at the College of Saint Benedict (CSB) invites applications for the full-time (92%), benefit-eligible position of Assistant Director. This position is committed to the expression of the Church's care for the local and global community through witness and ministry in accord with the Catholic Benedictine mission and character of CSB. The Assistant Director is particularly attentive to addressing the pastoral and spiritual needs of the undergraduate women who are students of CSB; developing leaders for the church, emphasizing the spiritual growth of the human person, and promoting service to the local and broader community.

Requirements: Please visit our employment webpage for the full job posting, responsibilities and requirements.

Applications are accepted online at 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 College of Saint Benedict hiring process, please contact us at 320.363.5500  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. The College of Saint Benedict is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.