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Campus Minister for Liturgy

Fairfield University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 28, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Other Academic Affairs, Deans, Student Affairs, Religious Affairs & Ministry
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Full Time
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Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

DIVISION: Mission and Ministry

DEPARTMENT: Office of Campus Ministry

Works as a member of the Campus Ministry team, an integral part of life of the modern, Jesuit Catholic University. Campus Ministry at Fairfield strives to be a home where all – students,
faculty, and staff – can engage questions of faith and justice, worship and pray together, and serve communities near and far. Faithful to our Catholic and Jesuit mission, and informed by our
interreligious character, Campus Ministry staff serves as a pastoral resource on campus and offers dynamic programs that respond to the ever-changing needs of our diverse community.
The Campus Minister for Liturgy coordinates the liturgical ministry program, scheduling of presiders, and planning for all liturgical seasons. This Campus Minster coordinates the stipend
musicians and schedules musicians for Sunday services and other holy days and helps to support retreats and other spiritual programs while offering new initiatives in cooperation with the
Campus Minister for Retreats and Spiritual Programs and other Campus Ministry staff members. Along with other Campus Ministry colleagues, the Campus Minister for Liturgy helps those
serving in the Egan Chapel make the connections between ‘a faith that does justice’ by providing valuable opportunities for reflection and prayer about their experiences.


EDUCATION: Master’s Degree in Theology, Divinity, or Pastoral Ministry

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 1-5 years experience within a college or university Campus Ministry environment

Organizational ability and flexibility is key. Familiarity with Ignatian Spirituality, the Roman Catholic liturgy, commitment to a ‘faith that does justice’
Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills

UNUSUAL WORK CONDITIONS: Evening and weekends in addition to five days a week. This is an 11-month position with the month of July off.

REPORTS TO: Director of Campus Ministry & University Chaplain

1. Supervise all ministries for all liturgies (Sunday and daily) in Egan Chapel and for special campus events (Mass of the Holy Spirit, Baccalaureate Mass, etc.)
a. Schedule Jesuit presiders for the Egan Chapel and St. Anthony of Padua parish and communicate regularly with them

2. Coordinate stipend musicians for Sundays and special liturgies in Egan Chapel (prayer services, holy days, reunion Masses etc.) and maintain a current list of available contract musicians

3. Administer the Liturgical Ministry Program
  • a. Interview and recruit, oversee training and scheduling of all student ministers

  • b. Engage this community and its leadership in bi-weekly meetings for on-going formation and semester retreat opportunities

4. Serves as the pastoral contact for baptisms and weddings in the Egan Chapel, helping families to navigate policies and procedures

5. Collaborates positively with the Director of the Glee Club, music colleagues in the Visual and Performing Arts department, and the staff at St. Anthony of Padua Church

6. Provides pastoral counseling and general spiritual direction for students, faculty, administrators and staff by:
  • a. counseling for special issues such as death of family members, relationships, vocations, etc.

7. Participates in the professional growth and development of the Office of Campus Ministry. This involves:
  • a. promoting an image of efficiency and courtesy throughout the University community that is consistent with Campus Ministry’s mission and guiding values

  • b. participating in staff meetings

  • c. working as part of a collaborative effort, including chairing the Prayer and Worship team

  • d. acting as a responsible committee member as requested

  • e. communicating effectively with supervisor pertaining to departmental and/or University matters

8. Performs other related duties as directed. These may include:
  • a. planning, organizing, and supervising the setup of liturgies and prayer services

  • b. serving as an adult leader on retreats

  • c. chaperoning domestic or international immersion trips

  • d. Helping with the RCIA/Confirmation prep program


Mission & Identity - Admin

Performs such other duties, responsibilities, and activities as required by supervisor and as departmental/University needs indicate.


The above information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain and should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, activities, and/or qualifications required or expected of employees assigned to this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change and new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

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