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Creighton University Omaha, NE

Job Description


Reporting to the Director of Campus Ministry, the Chaplain will share in the pastoral leadership and service of the university community.  This part-time position (8-10 hours/week) will advance the department's mission by overseeing the pastoral support of diverse Christian students, strengthening ecumenical understanding and collaboration, and engagement with students of varied religious traditions.  This includes, but is not limited to, the execution of a weekly worship service and leadership of a student ministry team.  In addition, this person will partner with the Director of Campus Ministry to co-manage the Affiliated Ministry policy by reviewing applications of external ministers (and ministries) who desire to operate on campus in conjunction with faith-based student organizations and/or Campus Ministry.  This position will meet regularly with recognized Affiliated Ministries and faith-based student organizations.  


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.


This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.


  • Theologically prepared to engage with Christians of various traditions and to foster ecumenical relationships.
  • Able to articulate how Protestant chaplaincy works in harmony and support for the mission of this Catholic, Jesuit university.
  • Knowledge of non-Christian traditions and how to foster interreligious relations.
  • Understanding of Catholic theological perspectives and their expression in ministry.
  • Appreciation for the tradition of Jesuit education, and Ignatian spirituality.


  • Pastoral care and spiritual accompaniment, including for crisis response.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to use diverse tools for communication and planning, including Microsoft Office, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, social media, and the ability to adapt to new technologies.
  • Adept at event planning and management.
  • Relate to and serve as a mentor for college students in their spiritual formation.
  • Serve as a pastoral minister for people from diverse backgrounds and faith traditions.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise student staff and volunteers.
  • Plan bible study, prayer services, small group discussions.
  • Facilitate small groups and guide others in small group facilitation.
  • Work both independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrate intercultural competencies.

Education & Experience

  • Master's Degree of Divinity, Theology, Pastoral Ministry or related field, required.

  • Qualified to conduct Protestant services.

  • At least 2 years of ministerial experience (paid or volunteer), required.

  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience within their tradition of ability to advance ecumenical engagement.

  • Experience with young adult spiritual formation.

Physical Requirements:

Seeing: 75 - 100%
Hearing: 75-100%
Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 0-24%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 - 100%
Travel: No
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No

AAP/EEO Statement:
Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement:
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.

Job Details

Date Posted January 6, 2020
Date Closes January 5, 2021
Requisition 190534
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00