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University Staff Chaplain for Catholic Life

Job no: 494966
Work type: Part-time
Location: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff


The University Staff Chaplain for Catholic Life oversees and directs the full spectrum of Catholic religious and community life at Quinnipiac. The chaplain serves as a resource to the University on religious issues, especially concerning the Catholic theological tradition, and provides outreach to anyone with questions about religion, ethics and spirituality. Along with the other staff members in the Office of Religious Life, the chaplain works to raise the visibility of religion on campus through tradition-specific as well as interfaith programming, and when required, provides a religious presence at university events.

Inquiries and letters of interest must be submitted directly to Father Jordan Lenaghan, Executive Director of University Religious Life, at

About Quinnipiac: Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls more than 9,500 students in 110 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as both a best-value school and a top national university, and has also earned recognition in Princeton Review's "The Best 387 Colleges". Quinnipiac has been named a "Great College to Work For" as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook and follow Quinnipiac on Twitter and Instagram @QuinnipiacU.
  • Coordinate with local Catholic clergy to meet the sacramental and liturgical needs of the Catholic students, faculty, and staff
  • Foster the development of the Catholic community on campus
  • Educate members of the university community about Catholic life, belief, and tradition
  • Function as a resource and advocate available to anyone on campus regardless of religious/non-religious affiliation
  • Work with the Office of Development (and other units of the University) in fundraising and marketing initiatives.
  • Participation in all required university, division, and Office of Religious Life activities
  • Assist Catholic student organizations on campus as needed/requested
  • Provide religious services at university events
  • Provide religious counseling and support
  • Provide operational support to the Executive Director of University Religious Life in the administration of the Office of Religious Life
  • Additional duties as required
Education Requirements:
  • Master of Divinity/Master of Theological Studies required
  • Minimum of three years’ experience working in a higher education chaplaincy setting

  • Minimum computer skills: word processing, database creation, and basic graphic design

  • CCMA certification

  • Committed to a student-centered approach to ministry

  • Must possess the ability to adjust to a fluid work environment/changing institutional needs

  • Must possess excellent organizational, communication, leadership, and administrative skills

  • Willing and available to work nights and weekendComfortable and committed to working in an interfaith/non-proselytizing team environment

  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Inquiries and letters of interest must be submitted directly to Father Jordan Lenaghan, Executive Director of University Religious Life, at

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Please note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For more information, please visit

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