Coordinator of Campus Ministry

Develop Faith Community on Campus | Implement Campus Ministry Enrollment Program

Responsible for developing the liturgical, pastoral, spiritual, and faith community life on campus, as well as designing and implementing a comprehensive campus ministry enrollment program, in keeping with Briar Cliff University’s Catholic and Franciscan mission in higher education.



  • Facilitate and provide spiritual guidance to all students of all faiths within the campus community.
  • Provide, create, and coordinate opportunities for ongoing faith development through retreats, Bible studies, programming, and grief support.
  • Provide spiritual direction and/or pastoral counseling to all BCU community members.
  • Provide areas of discernment both via the RCIA programming and areas of vocational discernment.
  • Provide leadership to student-led groups such as Fellowship and Bible study groups.
  • Facilitate and strengthen a positive relationship with the community, Diocese and Sisters of St. Francis.
  • Serve as a resource to provide direction and leadership to faculty in infusing the Franciscan core values and Catholic Intellectual Tradition in curricula.


  • Supervise, coordinate, schedule, and maintain liturgical services, spaces, and items.

Service/Mission Outreach

  • Coordinate events that provide outreach to the external community in ways that emphasize Catholic and Franciscan values.
  • Provide oversight of the volunteer opportunities for students.
  • Assist with various programming on campus to provide facilitation, leadership, and organizing.


  • Monitor the Campus Ministry budget and special accounts.
  • Provide oversight to Campus Ministry student workers.
  • Oversee the Campus Ministry purchase of needed supplies.
  • Compile the quarterly Board of Trustees Report for Campus Ministry.
  • Serve on a variety of campus committees.
  • Coordinate updating of Campus Ministry social media.
  • Maintain contact with the Diocesan Office in any liturgical celebrations and pastoral issues.
  • Respond to other duties/committee work as needed for the good of the University.


  • Master’s degree (M.A.) in Theology/Religious Studies/Religious Education or  equivalent with a sound understanding of the Franciscan core values, demonstrable through a variety of ways such as, but not limited to, Franciscan Associate, teaching, or research-based practices in Franciscan values.
  • Must understand and support the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, including moral and pastoral teachings, and uphold Franciscan values.


  • Ability to organize and direct major work projects.
  • Works frequently with confidential information requiring discretion and integrity.
  • Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables. Ability to interact effectively and professionally with others, including good listening skills and a compassionate heart.
  • Ability to review and evaluate programs for effectiveness with a strategic and intentional approach.
  • Availability in the evening and weekend hours.
  • A valid driver's license is required.

Candidates should provide:

  • A curriculum vitae or resume
  • A cover letter describing qualifications and experience meeting the job description
  • Graduate transcripts (official or unofficial)
  • Names and contact information for three references

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