Website Loyola University Chicago

Jesuit Higher Education, Campus Ministry

Position Overview:

This Chaplain position develops and implements programming in the areas of faith and community partnership, with a particular emphasis on service immersion and community engagement in local and global contexts through the Ignatian Service Immersion (ISI) program. ISI encompasses inter-professional immersion trips and experiences framed within the context of health care and inspired by justice-based, faith-based, vocation-based formation and reflection. The Chaplain is responsible for both programmatic visioning and administrative coordination within a collaborative, team environment. In addition to leadership of the Ignatian Service Immersion program, other responsibilities include but are not limited to planning and facilitation of prayer opportunities, reflection-on-experience, worship, faith and spiritual formation, ecumenical and interfaith activities, and pastoral presence and support for students, staff, and faculty. Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division is a religiously and culturally diverse community that takes questions of faith and meaning seriously. We welcome students, staff, and faculty of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds to share in the mission of this Catholic-sponsored, Jesuit-nurtured campus and community.



Qualifications Summary:


·         Master’s Degree in Divinity, Theology, or Pastoral Studies, with 1-2 years of experience. Experience with spiritual direction.

·         Preferred: Master’s Degree in Divinity, Theology, Pastoral Studies, 3-5 years of experience, advanced training in spiritual direction, conversational Spanish.



The ideal candidate:

-is a person of deeply grounded faith and is well-versed with the teachings of the Catholic Church, Ignatian Spirituality, and the charisms of Jesuit Education

-embraces the concept of women and men for and with others and leads by example in commitment to the poor and under-served

-brings extensive experience in navigating the ethics and logistics of sustainable social justice-based service immersion in local, domestic, and international contexts, and is excited by the prospect of leading the 25+ year group-based immersion program for 65+ students, faculty, and staff across the health professions

-willing and able to accompany students, faculty, and staff for two to three weeks per year on service immersion experiences, domestically or internationally

-is emotionally and spiritually mature and, thus, able to engage in a Ministry of hospitality through accompaniment of students, faculty, and staff

-possesses vision and capacity for self-direction in assessment of the intersection of community needs and available resources, is detail-oriented, and can carry a project from start to finish

-is comfortable with and sensitive to religious and cultural diversity and works to develop multi-faith and multicultural programming for participants of varying levels of knowledge around and comfort with diverse settings


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