Campus Minister

Campus Minister

The Campus Minister will work collaboratively with the Director of Mission and Ministry, and other university partners, to support the spiritual needs of the entire Georgian Court University community.  The office 1) animates GCU’s Mercy identity through service and social justice programming, 2) gathers a diverse faith community for prayer, reflection and fellowship, 3) cultivates servant leaders and 4) witnesses to the good news of Jesus Christ and a Catholic embrace diversity and solidarity.  The campus minister will have the opportunity to help advance the greater university mission of forming students to be whole persons-in-relation who are called and committed to building a more just and compassionate world. 

Ultimately, the specific responsibilities of the campus minister are to be allocated in consultation with the Director, taking into account the diversity of gifts, the needs of the community and opportunities for professional development. The essential functions below are therefore a “starting point,” and may be adapted as beneficial.

Position suitable for newly graduated candidates

Diverse candidates and those with bi-lingual skills are encouraged to apply



  • Contribute to GCU’s Catholic/Mercy mission by 1) modeling a radical hospitality, 2) nurturing human flourishing as whole persons-in relationship and community and 3) promoting the common good through compassionate service and advocacy for justice.
  • Facilitate volunteer service by managing volunteers and organizing various service-learning programs, events and occasional service trips
  • Coordinate various social justice activities and programs in partnership with the Sisters of Mercy, Catholic Relief Services and other justice-oriented organizations
  • Contribute to the spiritual life of the university through a variety retreats, worship services and prayer programs 
  • As appropriate, support university initiatives, especially those of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Recruit, form and mentor students as servant leaders 
  • Assist with annual Critical Concerns Week programs which focus on the five critical concerns the Sisters of Mercy
  • Aid efforts to build a campus culture of vocation (vocation as understood in its broadest sense)
  • Participate in various leadership, staff and committee meetings as appropriate



  • Master’s Degree in Theology, Pastoral Ministry or another related field
  • Deep knowledge and appreciation of Catholicism’s living tradition 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize tasks and establish goals
  • Excellent organizational, communication, computer and social media skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills to develop collaborative relationships across a diversity of racial and cultural backgrounds
  • Willingness and ability to work varied hours as needed and to travel occasionally for retreats, conferences and service trips
  • Preferred:
    1. Some ministry experience in a higher education setting
    2. Knowledge and experience with Catholic social justice and intellectual traditions 
    3. Open to and knowledgeable in ecumenical and interfaith engagement
    4. Certification as a Catholic Campus Minister (or willingness to work toward certification)