About Salve Regina University
Salve Regina University, ranked among the best institutions of higher education in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in scenic Newport, Rhode Island. Salve Regina offers challenging academic programs in a highly supportive environment and an innovative core curriculum that provides students with a solid foundation and broader perspective. The historic, 75-acre campus enrolls approximately 2,500 men and women and offers Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master's degrees, the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, and two doctoral programs.

Job Description
The University Chaplain of Salve Regina University, in conjunction with the director of the Mercy Center for Spiritual Life and the campus ministers, fosters the liturgical, spiritual, personal and social development of the university community. Faithful to the Catholic tradition and the University's Mercy mission, the University Chaplain reaches out to people of all faiths on campus.

This is a full-time 12 month position.  A one-bedroom apartment is provided for the University Chaplain adjacent to campus. A part-time position is negotiable.


Liturgical and Spiritual Life
Assume primary responsibility for the sacramental life of the University community.

Deliver engaging homilies that are relevant to college students and that challenge and encourage the community to participate deeply in a life of faith and service.

Provide pastoral counseling and/or spiritual direction as requested by members of the University community.

Respond to expressed needs for scripture study, small faith communities, or benediction.

Preside at Sunday and daily Masses as well as University functions such as convocation, memorial services, commencement, blessings and so on.

Campus Outreach
Be a known and active pastoral presence on campus.

Prioritize the formation of working relationships with athletics, student affairs (resident assistants, peer mentors, Student Government Association, etc.), faculty, staff and alumni.

Campus Ministry

Collaborate with the staff of the Mercy Center in the planning and implementation of days of reflection, programs, events and retreats.

Collaborate in the training and formation of student leaders and ministers.

Be responsive to social issues on campus and globally and promote the spiritual and social justice teachings of the Church.

We seek a Roman Catholic priest in good standing who can relate pastorally to university students, faculty and staff and who will promote and uphold the mission of Salve Regina University, the charism of the Sisters of Mercy and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Candidate must possess excellent preaching and pastoral skills.

Previous experience in campus ministry or with college students is desirable.

This position requires that the person demonstrate public relations skills and initiative in approaching tasks, be able to organize work assignments, demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with administrators, faculty, staff and students, be able to interpret Diocesan policies, and be able to creatively involve others in liturgical celebrations.

Personal computer knowledge is desirable.

This position requires availability in cases of emergency.

All applicants must have the approval of his Bishop and/or Religious Superior to apply.

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:

  • health and dental coverage
  • life insurance
  • long-term disability
  • 403B plan
  • tuition benefits and more

Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance
with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant will all applicable non-discrimination laws.

Application Instructions:
Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify.

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