Location: Newport, RI Category: Education Posted On: Mon May 6 2019 Job Description:
Salve Regina University, a four year liberal arts Catholic University founded by the Sisters of Mercy, is seeking a full-time Catholic Chaplain. The chaplain, in conjunction with the director of the Mercy Center for Spiritual Life and the campus ministers, fosters the liturgical, spiritual, personal and social development of the university community. Faithful to the Catholic tradition and our Mercy heritage, the chaplain reaches out to people of all faiths on campus. This is a full-time 12-month position. A part-time position is negotiable.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Liturgical and Spiritual Life
Assume primary responsibility for the sacramental life of the University community.
Deliver engaging homilies that are relevant to college students and that challenge and encourage the community to participate deeply in a life of faith and service.
Provide pastoral counseling and/or spiritual direction as requested by members of the University community.
Respond to expressed needs for scripture study, small faith communities or benediction as is possible.
Preside at University functions such as convocation, memorial services, commencement, blessings and so on.
Be a known and active presence on campus.
Prioritize the formation of working relationships with athletics, student affairs (resident assistants, peer mentors, Student Government Association, etc.), faculty and staff.
Collaborate with the staff of the Mercy Center in the planning and implementation of programs, events and retreats as time allows.
Collaborate in the training and formation of student leaders and ministers.
Be responsive to social issues on campus and globally and promote the social justice teachings of the Church.
We seek a Roman Catholic priest in good standing who can relate pastorally to university students, faculty and staff and who will promote and uphold the mission of Salve Regina University, the charism of the Mercy Sisters and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Candidate must possess excellent preaching and pastoral skills. Previous experience in campus ministry or with college students is desirable. This position requires that the person demonstrate public relations skills and initiative in approaching tasks, be able to organize work assignments, demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with administrators, faculty, staff and students, be able to interpret Diocesan policies, and be able to creatively involve others in liturgical celebrations. Personal computer knowledge is desirable. This position requires availability in cases of emergency.
All applicants must have the approval of his Bishop and/or Religious Superior to apply.
Candidates must apply on-line and provide the following:
A cover letter detailing your interest and relevant experiences to this position.
Information for two references
Applicants must be currently living within the continental United States. Pre-employment background checks are required of successful candidates.
This is a full-time 12-month position. A part-time position is negotiable.
Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:
health and dental coverage
tuition benefits and more
Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant will all applicable non-discrimination laws.
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1947, Salve Regina is a private, coeducational university offering a comprehensive and innovative liberal arts education in the Catholic tradition. We empower students to explore their talents through our diverse academic offerings, student organizations, service initiatives and athletic teams. Our collaborative learning environment and vibrant campus community inspire the pursuit of excellence and breach the limits of personal potential.