Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide oversight to liturgical celebrations and the coordination of mission-related programs and events among and for the campus community, as well as supporting strategies for the spiritual formation of campus community members.
  • Strengthen and promote the Catholic identity of the University in ways that are engaging and transformative at all levels of the University community.
  • Provide oversight to the Office of Volunteer Programs and Service Learning and Campus Ministry and University Chaplain.
  • Develop partners throughout the university and be an integral part of decision making, strategic planning, and development efforts for the University community.
  • Work with institutional leaders to promote student and alumni engagement that reflects the mission and values of the university, including ensuring accessibility to and participation in community-engaged learning for historically underrepresented students in higher education.
  • Assume responsibility in the delivery and refinement of the Presidential Seminars and Faculty Conversations.
  • Develop and implement programming for staff, administrators and trustees on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and SHU’s place within that living organic tradition.
  • Support and promote the staff’s strong ethic of teamwork and professional development.
  • Collaborate on mission initiatives with the VP of Mission.
  • Other duties as assigned


Knowledge and Skills Needed:

  • Master’s degree required; graduate degree preferred in theology, Catholic studies, or other related field and 7+ years previous work experience in related field.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, especially in its pedagogical, liturgical, ethical and anthropological implications.
  • Experience implementing a strategic plan, including eliminating or adding programming or events, that is informed by systematic assessment and data.
  • Creative and collaborative leader who brings leadership experience in communicating mission across multiple stakeholders.
  • Previous work experience in higher education
  • Effective Communicator; excellent written and verbal skills; approachable, empathetic and a good listener.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to initiate, develop and sustain relationships with diverse stakeholders including community agencies, students, faculty, department chairs, deans, and professional staff.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Service oriented.
  • Proficient use of social media sites and Microsoft office suite.

May require evenings and weekend hours.

Additional Information:

Statement of Personal & Organizational Responsibility for Inclusive Excellence

Inclusive Excellence is the recognition that our institution’s success is dependent on how well we value, engage, and include the rich diversity of students, staff, faculty, administrators, alums, and surrounding community. It is a mastery of inclusion that fosters a consistent sense of belonging. Inclusive Excellence is aspirational and is the pillar that guides the mission, vision, and function of this unit.

To achieve Inclusive Excellence, our personal and organizational responsibilities are to:

  • Actively promote a collegial environment and consciously apply our mission and values to create a culture of inclusion and belonging; a safe space where all may thrive and succeed.
  • Participate in educational and developmental activities to increase awareness and competencies of issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; apply that understanding to guide your approach to all aspects of your job and the community as a whole.
  • Demonstrate that we are “Stronger Together” as described in the Office for Inclusive Excellence¬†statements.

Application Instructions:

Please apply online, faxes and emails will not be accepted. A cover letter is appreciated.

Sacred Heart University is a space that respects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live.



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