Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic
liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic
excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive
Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant
experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education
institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed
to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social,
moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence
College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is
essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives
to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the
global environment in which we live and work.
The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s
capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational
offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally,
Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from
New York City.
For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S.
News & World Report
“Regional Universities – North
Category” and has been commended by several other ranking
Assistant Director of Peer Ministry
Assist in providing pastoral care to students within the Peer
Ministry program and across campus. Creatively assist in the
further promotion of the Peer Ministry program, focusing on
hospitality, events and specialty small groups. Oversee student
Peer Ministers. Aid in implementing the strategic plan for the
Office of Mission and Ministry.
Assist in the coordination of the Peer Ministry program, aimed at
strengthening the spiritual lives of students through regular
small-group faith sharing and ministerial formation.
a. Assist in training, directing, forming and supervising Peer
Ministers alongside the Director and Chaplain of Peer
b.Assist with recruitment, interviews and selection of Peer
Ministry team alongside the Director and Chaplain of Peer
c.Assist in small group curriculum development in collaboration
with Director and Chaplain of Peer Ministry as needed;
d.Create and oversee specialty small groups including study abroad
small groups and other niche small groups that meet student
e. Coordinate Peer Ministry wide events alongside student leaders
with support from Director and Chaplain of Peer Ministry;
f. Enhance program’s understanding of hospitality, working
creatively to invite more student participation; Includes:
i. Oversight of social media, online presence and digital
ii. Coordination of Peer Ministry day retreat and/or other outreach
iii. Small group hospitality.
iv. Other creative means.
g Support the continued growth of the program and enhance student
participation across all class years in creative and practically
2. Assist the Chaplain in achieving the yearly and strategic goals
of Campus Ministry.
a. Attend weekly staff meetings.
b. Serve on committees as appropriate.
3. Provide pastoral care to students directly by offering
availability both in the Campus Ministry Center and across
4. Collaborate with colleagues in Campus Ministry to plan and
execute Campus Ministry events, including but not limited to,
assistance with retreats and other Campus Ministry wide
1. Perform all other duties as may be required.
Education and Experience Required
- Bachelors Degree in Theology, pastoral ministry, or related
field from an accredited institution required, Graduate Degree
- One to three years’ experience in peer ministry or related
- Must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing who is
comfortable with, and knowledgeable about the faith.
- Possess good teamwork and communication skills.
- Familiarity with the needs and interests of college students
and a willingness to accommodate student schedules.
- Experience with outreach/evangelization.
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office, and other computer skills
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
- Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of
- Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
- Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers
rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a
- Communication skills using the spoken word
- Ability to see within normal parameters
- Ability to hear within normal range
- Ability to move about
If other, please enter regular schedule.
Providence College does not discriminate against any person because
of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender, except
where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual
orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran
status, or genetic information. The College will develop, and from
time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist
on a good-faith effort on the part of its employees to comply with
the program. The College will request and expect its agents and
those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of
this important program.
Posting Detail Information
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed To Apply
- * We require all employees to be vaccinated. Are you vaccinated
or have a *valid medical or religious exemption from receiving a
COVID-19 vaccine? Applicants requesting an exemption, must complete
a Providence College request form. Exemptions are not guaranteed
approval. Completion of exemption/vaccination process must be
finalized prior to start date.
- Will request exemption
- Cover Letter
- Response to the PC Mission