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School of Theology and Ministry

Job Opportunity

Pastoral Care

Catholic Priest Chaplain

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

The chaplain is a member of the interfaith Office of Campus Ministry and serves the spiritual and pastoral needs of these professional communities through outreach, worship services, retreats, spiritual direction, religious education and faith formation programs and other services and events as needed. As a member of Campus Ministry, this Catholic Chaplain must be comfortable operating in and contributing to an ecumenical and interfaith ministry environment. The Catholic Chaplain works in collaboration with the other chaplains to serve these the Law Center and the Medical Center, as well as upholds the values and ideals of Georgetown University as a Catholic institution in the Jesuit educational tradition.



  • Ordained Catholic priest.
  • Master’s degree in Theology or its equivalent in a related field. Preference for being conversant in Catholic social teaching and current scholarship regarding the Catholic intellectual tradition
  • Personal and moral maturity and a demonstrable commitment to continued personal growth.
  • At least five years of ministerial experience inclusive of sacramental ministry, preaching/worship leadership, program planning, and pastoral counseling/direction -- experience on a university campus and interfaith pastoral care is preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to work creatively in tandem with the other chaplains to build harmony and integrity within an interfaith ministry.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as ability to work well and respectfully with all students, faculty, administrators and staff, of all or no faith traditions; and must be comfortable ministering in an interfaith/interreligious setting.
  • Availability and willingness to provide extensive pastoral presence at various functions and activities at the Law Center.
  • Computer proficiency, including email, Microsoft Excel and Word, and Internet.

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