Protestant Chaplain for Main Campus

Washington D.C
Apr 05, 2019
May 31, 2019
Full Time
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Protestant Chaplain for Main Campus

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

The Protestant Chaplain for the Main Campus supports the mission of the department by principally guiding the Protestant Ministry of Main Campus. The position is to provide a vision and plan for meeting the needs of the Main Campus Protestant community, while fostering a community connection to the ecumenical and interfaith commitments of the department. This vision should include the programmatic planning for the faith formation of the of the Protestant community and the nurturing of a connected and vibrant student community. Given the centrality of worship in the life of the Christian community, the position is the principle organizer of the weekly worship services and guides the sacramental life. To give appropriate witness to the varieties of theological expression in the Protestant community, the tasks of the position are done in close collaboration with the Protestant Chaplain of the Main and Law Campus and the Director of Protestant Ministry.Given the ecumenical witness expected in the position, the position should also support the continued development of a Taize worshipping community on campus. This development is to include the nurturing of student leadership and the preparation for a Taize Magis trip in the coming year.

Protestant Community
  • Develop a vision for the short, medium, and long-term mission and goals for Protestant Ministry on Main Campus.
  • Plan and organize Worship for the Protestant Main Campus community.
  • Support Protestant worshiping community through preaching, presiding, pastoral presence and counseling.
  • Coordinate outreach to Protestant students and student visitors.
  • Plan and organize 2 Protestant retreats.
  • Develop and implement plan for Protestant faith sharing small groups.
  • Plan and execute weekly programming for the Leaders and Scholars community.

  • Collaborate with Hoya Faith Groups.
  • Participate in University Masses and Interfaith Services.
  • Support other staff at Department events as needed.
  • Participate in Ecumenical and Interfaith programming.
  • Collaborate on programming that explores Female leadership and women's voices in the church and religious communities.

Explore areas of intersection with Jesuit tradition
  • Support Ignatian dialogues program.
  • Develop opportunities for collaboration on the Spiritual Exercises.
  • Provide pastoral counseling and spiritual direction to students.

Other Responsibilities
  • Maintain good standing and participate in ordaining adjudicatory.
  • Support fundraising efforts of Campus Ministry.
  • Attend, participate and manage various m eetings, committees and programs.

  • Master of Divinity from accredited graduate theological school and training in supervised ministry is required (min. 1 unit CPE training), and ordination or ordination track is necessary
  • At least four years of relevant experience in ministerial work and higher education
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and attention to detail
  • A robust understanding of both the ministry and the undergraduate environments, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues of similar and other religious traditions is required
  • Self-directed and able to manage projects, set priorities, and navigate complex situations, both pastoral and managerial
  • Will require some evening and weekend hours

The chaplain upholds the values and ideals of Georgetown University as a Catholic, Jesuit University and must be committed to promoting Georgetown's Catholic identity and Jesuit mission. The chaplain for spiritual formation must be committed to working within the mission priorities of the University Mission Examen.

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