Website Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston

Position Title: Catholic Campus Minister at the University of South Carolina

Position Summary: To coordinate opportunities for USC college students, faculty, and staff to live out their baptismal call to holiness within the life of the Parish.                                                                                                                

Classification:    Exempt          Reports To: USC Chaplain and Diocesan Director of Campus Ministry          

Essential Job Functions:

  • Event Planning
    • Prepare the events calendar each semester
    • Coordinate Sunday supper hosts, setup and tear-down
    • Coordinate Welcome Week Events
    • Coordinate tailgates and other social events
  • Communications
    • Post to social media accounts daily (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook)
    • Create flyers on Canva for print and social media
    • Advertise events, posting regularly on GroupMe
    • Photograph events and add to shared folder on Lightroom
    • Maintain a positive relationship with The University of South Carolina to coordinate tabling, book Ash Wednesday ballroom, and advertise on campus TVs
    • Data input for new student registrations (add them to mailing list)
    • Send bi-weekly email reminders of events
    • Update wall calendar with events
    • Contact incoming freshmen
    • Write thank you’s for donations received and volunteers of events
  • Retreat and Spiritual Event Facilitation
    • Book retreat centers and speakers
    • Set up and collect registrations and payments on eCatholic
    • Communicate with retreat participants
    • Helps coordinate discernment groups with Chaplain
  • Catechesis/Discipleship
    • Respond to students’ need for catechesis with topics for lecture series
    • Introduce speakers in front of a crowd
    • Coordinate men and women’s discipleship groups during academic year
    • Develop summer engagement program for students still present after academic year
  • Managing Student Leadership
    • Recruit and manage team of student leaders
    • Meet with committees regularly to check-in and plan
    • Organize appreciation event each fall
  • Manage Campus Ministry Office
    • Administrate Campus Ministry (cell) phone and return voice messages within 24 hours
    • Answer Campus Ministry emails within 24 hours
    • Oversee weekly cleaning of the facility
    • Order supplies
  • Manage Finances of Campus Ministry
    • Prepare and track budget and finances
    • Interact with Diocesan departments with questions and procedures
  • Development
    • Help the Chaplain and Development Director build relations with alumni, family, faculty, and potential donors
    • Help organize quarterly events for alumni, family, faculty, and donors (tailgates, iGiveCatholic)
  • Program Coordination
    • Work with the Chaplain and FOCUS missionaries to plan effective programs (socials, retreats, mission trips, etc.)
    • Organize student leaders for set-up, breakdown, and promotion of programs
    • Work with the University of South Carolina student and academic representatives to keep the club officially recognized by the university
  • Working with Staff and FOCUS Missionaries
    • Communicate regularly with STM staff and missionaries to align vision and projects
    • Meet with STM staff bi-monthly
    • Meet with FOCUS team director to align vision, create a plan for programming, and set expectations for CM and missionaries
    • Help them with programming & communication needs
  • Miscellaneous
    • Aid in setup of Holy Week and Easter altar(s)
    • Manage study room reservations
    • Order supplies and food for various events and outreach opportunities
    • Other duties as assigned

Vacation Time

  • Flexible, especially during summer

Education Requirements/Position Qualifications:

  • Pastoral experience required, Master’s Degree in Theology or related field preferred
  • Practicing Roman Catholic in good standing
  • Sound knowledge and practice of evangelization, catechesis, doctrine, liturgy & sacraments, moral life, and prayer in keeping with the Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Proven ability to relate to young adults
  • Ability to honor and maintain confidentiality
  • Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills
  • Event planning and execution skills
  • Technology/Social Media savvy
  • Ability to lead a team with staff, volunteers, & others and empower its members

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: This position requires standing, walking, sitting, talking, hearing, using hands, using feet, climbing/balancing, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, reaching above shoulders, and tasting/smelling at least 1/3 of the time. This position requires that you will lift up to 10 pounds at least 1/3 of the time.

To apply for this job email your details to