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Assistant Chaplain - Residence Hall and Small Faith Communities (part-time, 20hours/12mos, live-in

College of the Holy Cross
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 4, 2024

Job Details


Assistant Chaplain - Residence Hall and Small Faith Communities
(part-time, 20hours/12mos, live-in position)

Position Summary - The assistant chaplain will be responsible for developing residential based ministry and coordinating small faith communities. This is a live-in position. Reports to associate director.

Major Responsibilities -
  • Work with residential life staff to offer programs in the first and second year residence halls and Ciampi that introduce students to Ignatian discernment and a faith that does justice.
  • Work with chaplains to develop spiritual wellness programs that are based in Ciampi Hall Student Wellness housing.
  • Coordinate the small faith communities program, Soul Squads, sponsored by the chaplains’ office.
  • Assist with Communitas weekend retreat once each semester.
  • Participate in weekly chaplain staff meetings and other chaplain sponsored events and programs as time permits.
  • Work collaboratively with professional staff in residence life.
  • Graduate degree in theology or pastoral ministry
  • Experience working with young adults
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Experience with and understanding of Ignatian spirituality.
Core Competencies - Skills that are required for this job and are in line with the College’s mission e.g.
  • Openness to supervision
  • Dependability
  • Flexibility
  • Service oriented
  • Excellent written & verbal communication
  • Proficient problem solving
  • Excellent innovation/creativity
  • Strong teamwork & team facilitation
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Diversity & inclusion awareness
  • Clear sense of appropriate boundaries in work with student
  • Available to work one-two evenings weekly and occasional weekends during the academic year
Additional Information:

This is a part time, exempt level position. The College is committed to providing competitive market pay for its employees. The annual salary for this part-time, live in opportunity is $20,000 coupled with housing in a 3 bedroom apartment on campus.

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Please upload a resume (CV) and cover letter.

In your cover letter please address how your work might support the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see ) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Please provide examples of any past work that illuminate your commitments in these areas. For more information, please visit .

Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.


College of the Holy Cross

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Our home city of Worcester, Massachusetts offers cultural, professional and recreational opportunities for students of every interest — from the masterworks displayed in the Worcester Art Museum to the one-of-kind restaurants on Shrewsbury Street. And with the ski slopes of Vermont and New Hampshire, the stunning beaches of Rhode Island and Cape Cod, and the cities of Boston and Providence all within striking distance, there’s much to discover throughout this dynamic six-state region.

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