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University Staff Chaplain for Catholic Life

Job no: 495309
Work type: Part-time
Location: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff


The University Staff Chaplain for Catholic Life, working part-time approximately 12-15 hours per week, is responsible for leading and coordinating Catholic religious activities and community life at Quinnipiac. This role serves as a valuable resource on Catholic theology and religious matters, offering guidance on spiritual, ethical, and faith-based questions. Collaborating with the Office of Religious Life, the chaplain plays a crucial role in enhancing the visibility of religion on campus through tradition-specific and interfaith programs, contributing to a vibrant spiritual presence at university events.

Inquiries and letters of interest must be submitted directly to Matthew Kurz, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at

This is a part-time, non-benefits-eligible position.

About Quinnipiac: Quinnipiac University is a private, coeducational institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university currently has an enrollment of 9,000 students in more than 130 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing, and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Our 21 Division I teams have achieved remarkable success, boasting multiple conference titles. This includes a 2023 NCAA National Championship win in ice hockey, a three-time defending national champion women's rugby team, and a trip to the Sweet 16 for our women's basketball team. The Quinnipiac University Poll is nationally recognized as a leader in public opinion research, and the university is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review's "The Best 388 Colleges." The university is in the midst of program expansion and renewal for both traditional and adult learners, attraction of diverse communities, development of innovative corporate partnerships, and construction of an ambitious set of capital projects. For more information, please visit Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and X.
  • Meet Catholic sacramental and liturgical needs through coordination with local clergy to ensure practicing students, faculty, and staff have access to key services including Mass, confession, and religious celebrations
  • Provide religious counseling, guidance, and emotional support to students and community members seeking spiritual assistance
  • Offer religious services and support at university events as necessary, including invocations, blessings, or spiritual guidance
  • Foster community by actively promoting the growth and cohesion of the Catholic community through the organization of community-building events, student organizations, and participation in related activities
  • Educate the university community through developing and conducting educational programs, workshops, and outreach efforts to enhance understanding of Catholic beliefs and traditions.
  • Serve as a resource and advocate for religious and spiritual guidance while providing inclusive support for individuals across various religious/non-religious affiliations.
  • Actively participate in all mandatory university, division, and Office of Religious Life activities
  • Assist Catholic student organizations by providing guidance, resources, and support for their initiatives
  • Additional duties as required
Education Requirements:
  • Master of Divinity/Master of Theological Studies required
  • Proficiency in essential computer skills including word processing, database management, and basic graphic design
  • Possession of CCMA (Certification in College Ministry and Administration) certification is a valuable asset, showcasing a commitment to professional development
  • A demonstrated commitment to a student-centered approach to ministry
  • An ability to adjust to a dynamic work environment and changing institutional needs, showing flexibility, adaptability, and resilience
  • Excellent organizational, communication, leadership, and administrative skills
  • Willing and available to work nights and weekends to accommodate the schedule of university events and religious services
  • Comfortable with and committed to working in an interfaith, non-proselytizing, team environment which emphasizes inclusivity and cooperation
  • Preferred minimum of one year of experience working in a higher education chaplaincy setting
  • Preferred ordination within the Catholic tradition and/or membership in a recognized Catholic order
Special Instructions to Applicants:


Inquiries and letters of interest must be submitted directly to Matthew Kurz, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at

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