We are currently seeking a full-time Campus Minister to serve the Brown University & RISD campuses. This individual will work in collaboration with the Catholic Chaplain for the overall coordination and facilitation of campus ministry efforts on the campus. 

Essential duties include:

  • Community-building & student programming

    • Being present, active, and engaged with the community at-large, making newcomers feel welcome and bringing students together

    • Being available regularly to all students for pastoral counseling

    • Planning and coordinating all aspects of student programming, including weekly dinners, fellowship events, opportunities for vocational awareness/discernment, service projects, service trips, and retreats

    • Participating in teaching RCIA and in other faith formation initiatives

    • Establishing our new Catholic center as a hub for Catholic students on campus, and a welcoming space for all 

    • Engaging with the Brown community at large and participating in interfaith initiatives as a part of Brown’s Office of Chaplain’s & Religious Life 

    • Guiding and collaborating with the four FOCUS missionaries on campus

  • Student leadership formation

    • Recruiting & selecting student leaders for the Pastoral Council

    • Aiding in the ongoing formation of leaders through retreats and one-on-one meetings

    • Empowering students to develop, implement, and evaluate their own programming

  • Fundraising & development 

    • Performing fundraising duties in support of our annual fund including writing and editing newsletters and other marketing materials, interfacing with donors, and developing strategies for increasing funds

    • Attending and contributing to meetings of the board of trustees, the Thomas Becket Foundation


The schedule for this position is flexible, and includes some evenings and weekends, including every Sunday.


Other requirements & skills:

  • Hold a masters degree in theology or ministry (MDiv, MTS, or equivalent) and/or possess 2-5 years of experience working in a ministry-related field 

  • Possess excellent time management and organizational skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a small team

  • Be familiar with the spiritual and developmental needs of young adults

  • Have proficiency with social media

  • Have an outgoing and approachable personality that is relatable to the young adult college community

  • Exhibit a dedication to the mission of the Church, be able to defend the teachings of the Church, and be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church


The Brown-RISD Catholic Community is a ministry of the Diocese of Providence, served by the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Joseph, and supported by the Thomas Becket Foundation. It is an ethnically diverse community serving the students at both Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. The Campus Minister will work both out of the Catholic Center and out of the Office of Chaplains & Religious Life. 


Apply by: April 18, 2021

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to [email protected] 

Contact information:


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