Xavier University of Louisiana seeks applicants who are Roman Catholic priests for the position of University Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry. Founded in New Orleans in 1925 by St. Katharine Drexel, Xavier is the only Historically Black and Catholic University in the United States.
The Office of Campus Ministry serves all constituents,faculty, staff, and students, of whatever faith tradition, at the University. At the heart of Xavier's mission is the preparation of students "to assume roles of leadership and service within a global society;" in that tradition the Office of Campus Ministry places a major emphasis on spiritual development and linking spirituality with service.
The Chaplain is the celebrant of the weekday and Sunday liturgies that are culturally relevant and inspire a vibrant faith community. Working with a team of campus ministers and in collaboration with Student Services staff, the Chaplain is accountable for faith formation, spiritual development, pastoral guidance, and evangelization on campus.
The Chaplain seeks input from the community and oversees a variety of activities and programs led by staff, students, and faculty that nurture personal faith life and encourage commitment to Catholic Social teachings.
Xavier seeks an energetic, enthusiastic and creative leader who enjoys working with and mentoring college-age students as they transition to adulthood.
Review of applications will begin March 1st. The successful candidate must be available to begin at the University by August 1st at the latest. EOE.
Roman Catholic priests are required to have managerial and team leadership skills, flexibility, understanding of, and respect for, a variety of faith traditions.
A minimum of 2 years of relevant pastoral experience is required.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
Attach the following:
-A letter of application addressing qualifications for the position and relevant experience addressed to Sr. Monica Loughlin, SBS, 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70125;
- A resume; and
-Three references with titles, phone numbers and email addresses with at least one being either the Bishop of the Diocese or Congregational Leader who will not be contacted without informing the applicant.
Xavier University of Louisiana - 9 months ago