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Campus Minister for Justice and Immersions

Fairfield University
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 13, 2024

Job Details

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.

In his/her role as the Campus Minister for Justice and Immersions, implements Ignatian formation of immersion teams and leaders, oversees the planning of new and existing immersion opportunities, including weekend immersions, St. Oscar Romero International Immersion Program, and Spring Break Immersion Program, leads justice programming in the Office of Campus Ministry, collaborates with the Center for Social Impact on building and maintaining the Community Engagement Hub in Bridgeport, and serves as the primary pastoral presence at Bellarmine Campus, where this person will work 2 days a week.


Master’s Degree in Theology, Divinity, or Pastoral Ministry. Practicing Catholic preferred.

2 years of experience within a college or university Campus Ministry environment, ideally showing deep engagement with first generation students, non-traditional students, and/or students in 2-year degree programs.

Deep knowledge of Ignatian Spirituality, Ignatian formation, Catholic Social Teaching, and Social Justice. Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.

UNUSUAL WORK CONDITIONS: Exposure to highly confidential information; evening and weekends in addition to five days a week. This is an 11-month position.


REPORTS TO: Director of Campus Ministry & University Chaplain


1. Is ultimately responsible for the St. Oscar Romero International Immersion, the Spring Break Domestic Immersion program, and Weekend immersions, working closely with Program Coordinator and other Campus Ministry colleagues to ensure its success.

2. Coordinates justice programming for the Office of Campus Ministry, ensuring that a ‘faith' that does justice’ is interwoven in our work. Specifics include:

a. preparations for annual IFTJ trip

b. creating a student group (i.e. Students for Social Justice) and serving as its moderator

c. Facilitating conversations and opportunities for advocacy on justice issues facing the city of Bridgeport, Fairfield University, the wider community, and the world.

d. Collaborates with partners in Academics, the Center for Social Impact, and the Office of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (among others) to ensure the university’s promotion of justice is not distinct from its service of faith.

3. Collaborates with Center for Social Impact and student wellness staff at Bellarmine campus to support local service, community organizing, and the campus food pantry

4. Provides pastoral counseling and general spiritual accompaniment for students, faculty, administrators and staff, primarily to Bellarmine Campus, by:

a. engaging in intentional one-on-one meetings

b. providing pastoral counseling to students, faculty, and staff

c. addressing spiritual and social issues which impact the campus

d. responding to community crises and emergencies, as appropriate

e. Serving as chaplain for Bellarmine campus students and graduate students

f. Participating in staff meetings and development opportunities at Bellarmine Campus

5. 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 and consistent with Campus Ministry’s mission
b. participating in staff meetings as requested
c. being part of a collaborative team
d. acting as a responsible committee member as requested
e. communicating effectively with supervisor pertaining to departmental and/or University matters

6. Promotes safe and secure working conditions. This involves:
a. promoting the proper utilization of equipment, staff and materials
b. reporting immediately any unsafe working conditions to supervisor

7. Performs other related duties as directed or dictated by responsibilities. 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

Duties may be changed and/or be added at any time.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


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 provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Fairfield Univesity

Our scenic, 200-acre campus is situated on the Connecticut coastline, just 60-minutes away from the heart of Manhattan and less than a mile from the beaches of Long Island Sound. But it’s more than just our surroundings that make our campus unique — it’s our commitment to each and every student’s personal and professional growth and their journey to becoming individuals of purpose.

For more than 80 years, Fairfield University has been graduating adept, accomplished, and socially responsible leaders in an academic community where the learning goes deeper, the friendships are more meaningful, and the experiences stay with you long after graduation. As a values-based, student-centric, outcomes-focused Jesuit Catholic University, we are committed to educating the whole person — mind, body, and spirit — and providing students with experiential learning and professional development opportunities that give them a competitive edge in today’s job market. At Fairfield, the future is filled with opportunities as limitless as your potential, and they all begin with you.

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