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Catholic Chaplain for Faith Formation – Mission & Ministry – Georgetown University

Guided by Georgetown’s Catholic and Jesuit tradition, with its abiding commitment to interreligious collaboration, Campus Ministry equips students to lead lives of deeper meaning, belonging, and purpose. We are a vital resource to all students and a leading partner in the work of intellectual, social and spiritual formation across the university.


Job Overview

The Catholic Chaplain for Faith Formation grows, promotes, and deepens Roman Catholic Life on Georgetown’s Main Campus by building an active faith and intellectual life among the University Catholic community, emphasizing  and growing the diversity and inclusion of Catholic students.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Connecting students with Catholic values and Catholic Social Teaching
Coordinating student faith groups
Fostering formation programs, learning opportunities, community building, and student leadership
Supporting Latinx Catholic students
Providing individual pastoral support and spiritual accompaniment for students on the main campus
Sustaining an emphasis on ministry in the Catholic Church, higher education, and a strong understanding of the Ignatian tradition

Work Interactions

Reporting to the Director of Catholic Life, the Catholic Chaplain for Faith Formation serves as a member of the Catholic Chaplaincy staff, collaborating with other Catholic chaplains and staff and participating as a member of the Ecumenical Team.

As well, they actively collaborate with other Campus Ministry Chaplains and Campus Ministry staff of all faith traditions.


Requirements and Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Divinity, Theology, Pastoral Studies or the equivalent
3 to 4 years of working with young people in a campus ministry or similar pastoral setting
Commitment to the tradition of Catholic and Jesuit higher education
Experienced in faith formation programming and well-versed in the principles of Ignatian spirituality
Proficiency with basic computer applications, email, Word, Excel, Google Suite (training available as needed)
Skilled with website and social media for communication purposes

Preferred qualification

Experience in crisis management and team building


Work Mode: On Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found at Mode of Work Designation.


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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.

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