Associate Director of Campus Ministry

Newman Catholic Student Center Parish
Employment Type
Full Time
Chapel Hill, NC (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Posted Date

Hours Per Week:  This is a full-time, 12-month position, 40 hours per week (flexible), which may require working weekends.


The Newman Catholic Community is a Roman Catholic parish of the Diocese of Raleigh ministering to students, faculty, and staff of the University of North Carolina and alumni, families, friends, and visitors to Chapel Hill. The Associate Director of Campus Ministry has primary leadership and supervisory responsibility for Newman’s mission to the undergraduate student community, reporting directly to the Pastor/Campus Minister. The Associate Director invites undergraduate students to encounter Jesus Christ and accompanies them towards deeper discipleship and commitment to continue His mission. Working collegially with a full- and part-time staff of ten, the Associate Director of Campus Ministry supervises a full-time academic year Campus Ministry Assistant.


  • Engages regularly with students, in individual or small-group settings;
  • Cultivates, trains, and forms effective student leadership each year. Major activities currently include:
  • Carolina Catholic Night (CCN), including weekly planning and programing, student band, and supervision of common meal;
  • Student retreat programs, especially Carolina Awakening, including formation and oversight of all student ministerial and leadership roles, pre-events, and CA Letter writing;
  • Other experiences and selected national gatherings;
  • Hospitality, including planning and organizing social events and Week of Welcome;
  • Campus Outreach, including planning and organizing events;
  • Marketing, including oversight of Instagram account, digital graphics, outreach and registration, weekly email;
  • Collaborates with other staff to facilitate interaction between parish and campus ministry with small faith groups, service and justice, faith formation of children and teens, liturgy, and fundraising; and
  • All other duties as assigned by the Pastor.

The Associate Director of Campus Ministry also:

  • Is present at significant parish-wide events;
  • Attends at least one Sunday liturgy per week (generally Sunday evening) and other liturgical events as needed;
  • Takes part in weekly staff meetings;
  • Maintains a budget for assigned programs;
  • Provides appropriate pastoral care and presence to undergraduate students, modeling healthy self-care and spiritual practice; and
  • Is engaged with colleagues in a supportive atmosphere.


  • Strong organizational, leadership, communication, and relational skills.
  • Ability to work creatively with others in a contemporary university parish setting.
  • Evidence of personal practice and dedication to Catholic faith, and commitment to personal discipleship and evangelization.
  • Advanced degree in Theology, Pastoral Studies, or related field preferred; Bachelor's degree and commensurate experience accepted.
  • At least 2 years of demonstrated experience with college/university campus ministry or closely related ministerial experience.

Position opening summer 2023. Deadline for receipt of all application materials is Friday, February 17, 2023.


This is a full-time, 12-month position, 40 hours per week (flexible), which may require working weekends. Competitive salary. Full benefits package of the Diocese of Raleigh (health, dental and vision insurance, life and long-term disability insurance, vacation, and retirement).