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Assistant Chaplain, Protestant and BIPOC Ministry - College of the Holy Cross - Pomfret, CT #7876647

Company: College of the Holy Cross

Date: 04/08/2021

City: Pomfret, CT

Employment type: Full-time

Location: Worcester, MA Category: Campus Ministry Posted On: Wed Apr 7 2021 Job Description:

Assistant chaplain to serve the spiritual needs of Protestant students and serve as chaplain outreach coordinator to students who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color.

Major Areas of Responsibility


  • Oversee preparations for and lead weekly Interdenominational service. Responsible for recruiting student leaders and ministry formation.
  • Convene or join a regular meeting of Worcester clergy and representatives from area ministries.
  • Offer small group faith development opportunities for students,
  • Serve as a resource and support for student leaders of Bible study.
  • Coordinate efforts of College Chaplains in outreach and support for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color .
  • Participate in general duties of college chaplains such as pastoral care, dinners with students, retreats, collaborate with other chaplains in planning of campus prayers services such as Multifaith prayer, and serve on College committees.


Job Requirements:

  • Master of Divinity
  • Ordination preferred
  • Experience working with young people who are traditionally underrepresented on College campuses
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Familiarity with Ignatian spirituality a plus, willingness to learn about Ignatian spirituality is essential
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Religion and Conflict Transformation certificate is not necessary but helpful.




Additional Information:



This is a full-time, exempt level position


College Description


The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,100 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.

Region Description


Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.


The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.


A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).


To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to: https://www.holycross.edu/human-resources/benefits




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