Director of University Ministry

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Loyola University New Orleans
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Located in beautiful and historic Uptown New Orleans, Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit, Catholic institution of higher education, welcoming students of diverse backgrounds and preparing them to lead meaningful lives with and for others; to pursue truth, wisdom, and virtue; and to work for a more just world. The university is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to 3,800 students from 48 states and 39 countries. U.S. News & World Report ranks Loyola University 10th Best Regional University in the South, 4th in the region for diversity, and 12th “Best Value” in the South. Chartered in 1912, Loyola fosters a rigorous, critical education dedicated to a tradition of service, social justice, and the development of the whole person.

The Director of University Ministry assists the Vice President for Mission and Ministry in the active engagement with, and shared responsibility for, and the fulfillment of the Catholic and Jesuit mission for Loyola University New Orleans.

The Director of University Ministry fosters the holistic education of our students by integrating the spiritual, liturgical, and religious life of our students into their intellectual lives along with their service for and with others. The Director creates, promotes and fosters a vibrant and active program of activities and events for students and the larger Loyola community, which directly support Loyola’s Catholic, Jesuit mission and identity. The Director fosters dialogue and understanding among people of different faiths, and celebrating the richness of religious diversity.

The Director of University Ministry reports directly to the Vice President of Mission and Ministry in matters of policy, program formulation, evaluation, budget, and serves as direct supervisor of all Associate Ministers and staff members.


Qualified candidates will have a Master of Divinity Degree or equivalent advanced degree. An understanding of and active commitment to the Roman Catholic faith and strong background in Ignatian Spirituality and Jesuit education. Three years pastoral experience, preferably in a higher education apostolate. Extensive knowledge of Roman Catholic ritual and thorough understanding of and familiarity with current liturgical and pastoral theology. Experience with the spiritual and faith development of young adults. Flexibility with working hours, including regular evening and weekend duties. Strong time management and organizational abilities. Effective interpersonal and collaboration skills. Ability to serve in a twelve month, full-time appointment, renewable annually based upon satisfactory performance in all areas of responsibility.

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Loyola University New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We particularly encourage applications from women and members of minority groups protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and persons with physical disabilities.