Campus Minister


Carlow University invites applications for the position of Campus Minister.  The Campus Minister provides leadership for and actively contributes to the ongoing development, expression and reflection of the University’s Catholic, Mercy heritage and culture in concert with and support of the Mission, Vision and Values of the University. The Campus Minister is responsible for the oversight and development of opportunities to assist members of the University community (students, faculty and staff) in their spiritual growth and development through the liturgical life of the campus community, through service, through response to the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church and the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy, encouraging active participation in the creation of a just and merciful world.


  • Plan and implement service and volunteer opportunities throughout the year
  • Contribute to the creation of a vibrant liturgical life on campus.
  • Participate in and contribute to university meetings, processes, and activities.
  • Work collaboratively with the present Campus Minister, the chaplain, the Director of Diversity Initiatives and Special Assistant to the President for Mercy Heritage within the Center for Mercy Heritage and Service and with the Director of Service Learning.
  • Participate in University groups and events focused on the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy.
  • Act as the University liaison with the Justice Team of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas,
  • Catholic Relief Services and the Institute for Global Labor and Human Rights.
  • Collaborate with co-curricular departments and personnel in providing and supporting the students’ university experience.  

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the present Campus Minister in developing the department budget and in maintaining the campus ministry portion of the web site
  • Hire and supervise work study students as needed and available.
  • Represent Carlow at diocesan, regional and national meetings a needed and appropriate

Required experience, skills, knowledge

  • Demonstrate awareness and appreciation of the Catholic faith and respect for other religious traditions
  • Experience in campus ministry or a related field
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Strong computer application skills
  • Ability to communicate through social media
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends
  • Degree in theology, ministry or a related field
  • Catholic Campus Ministry Association certification or the ability to achieve it within two years 

Carlow University employees commit themselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct.  They commit to act with integrity, treat others with respect and dignity, carefully steward the University's resources, avoid conflicts of interest or commitment, maintain confidentiality, and to comply with legal and professional obligations.

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Carlow University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer by choice. We value diversity and we are committed to the recruitment of underrepresented groups.


Full/Part/FT&PT: Full-time - exempt
Department: Campus Ministry
Contact Name/Title: Search Committee
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