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School of Theology and Ministry

Job Opportunity

Campus Ministry

University Chaplain- Ordained Priest

University of San Diego



Primary duties include liturgical and Sacramental ministries, pastoral counseling and spiritual direction, and collaboration with the University Ministry team to support the spiritual development of USD community members.  Works under the general direction of the Director of University Ministry.


Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Applicants should be ordained Catholic priests.
  • Applications should be able to demonstrate that they are in good standing with their local Ordinary and/or their Religious Superior.
  • Masters of Divinity Degree or a Master of Arts Degree in a closely related field.
  • Two (2) years of Campus Ministry experience or five (5) years of ministry experience in other settings.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Rigorous theological education and ability to communicate theological, catechetical, and spiritual concepts to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and creatively as a member of a team.
  • Sufficient initiative and confidence to work individually.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with facilitating group discussions, group reflections, and faith sharing group activities.
  • Skill in planning and coordinating retreat programs and other reflection activities. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, coordinate, mentor, and support teams of student leaders.
  • Extensive experience in designing and implementing service and justice experiences that lead students to theological reflection and vocational discernment.
  • Skill in creating and delivering spiritual growth activities for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Extensive knowledge of Catholic faith and practice.
  • Ability to communicate the Catholic faith through formal programs and informal relational settings.
  • Thorough knowledge of student development issues.
  • Ability to support and guide students in issues related to the integration of their faith.
  • Excellent organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • At least five (5) years of professional Campus Ministry experience in a university setting. 

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate in Spanish, including during the Sacraments.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive University vehicles


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