Catholic Campus Minister for Spirituality - Campus Ministry

Washington D.C.
May 31, 2017
Jul 27, 2017
Full Time
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Catholic Campus Minister for Spirituality - Campus Ministry

Georgetown's Campus Ministry, guided by Georgetown's Catholic and Jesuit tradition, with its abiding commitment to interreligious collaboration, equips students to lead lives of deeper meaning, belonging and purpose. Campus Ministry is a vital resource to all students and a leading partner in the work of intellectual, social and spiritual formation across the university.

The Catholic Campus Minister for Spirituality enhances and deepens Roman Catholic Life on campus through retreats and spiritual formation opportunities for students - for example, promoting, recruiting for, planning, and executing Catholic retreats, including engaging new constituencies and providing post retreat formational opportunities; providing spiritual direction and pastoral counseling; collaborating on spiritual opportunities such as small faith sharing groups; and facilitating a Magis Immersion Experience program.  S/he serves as a member of the Catholic Chaplaincy staff, collaborates with other Campus Ministry chaplains and staff, and participates as a member of both the Ecumenical Team and the Retreats Team.  Reporting to the Director of Music, Liturgy, and Catholic Life, the Catholic Campus Minister for Spirituality has duties that include but are not limited to:

Catholic Retreats Promotion and Development

  • Plans, recruits for, executes and assesses Roman Catholic weekend retreats. 
  • Prepares student leaders/team, supervises student retreat coordinators, and collaborates with Jesuits and lay chaplains to staff retreats.
  • Increases engagement with Catholic student body, promotes participation, and cultivates an inclusive culture within the Catholic community.
  • Follows-up programming after retreats to ensure long-term integration of the retreat experience into the faith lives of participants.
  • Oversees retreat logistics, administrative details, blog posts, and budget.

Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Direction

  • Provides counseling and direction in one-on-one settings, including as a spiritual director for Ignatian retreats - for example, Prayer in Daily Life retreats and adapted versions of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius).
  • Maintains network with other University professionals/service providers and refers students to other professionals as appropriate.

Collaborative Spiritual Opportunities

Works with other members of Campus Ministry staff, and collaborates on spiritual opportunities - such as small faith communities (Christian Life Communities) and Ignatian Programs.

Meetings, Committees, and Programs

  • Attends Campus Ministry, Catholic Chaplaincy and Ecumenical staff meetings.
  • Collaborates with the Campus Ministry staff for various programming - for example, interfaith programming.
  • Participates in University committees as needed.

Magis Immersion Trip

Participates in one Magis Immersion trip per year - during spring break in collaboration with the Center for Social Justice.


  • Master's Degree in Divinity, Theology, Pastoral Studies, or the equivalent
  • 3 to 5 years of experience working with young people in a campus ministry or similar pastoral setting
  • Experience as a retreat director and well versed in the principles of Ignatian spirituality - preference for experience in crisis management and team building
  • A commitment to the tradition of Catholic and Jesuit higher education
  • Proficiency in basic computer applications, email, Word, Excel, and Access (training on database available)
  • Skilled in utilizing website and social media for communication purposes
  • Passion about his/her faith and creativity in attracting and engaging diverse groups and individual students
  • Effective listening and communication skills, and a demonstrably collaborative working style with the ability to work within a pluralistic environment
  • Availability for travel for the Magis Immersion Trip

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