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Director of Campus Ministry and Student Life


The Director of Campus Ministry and Student Life ensures that the Catholic faith vision is promoted, nurtured, and developed throughout the whole life of Father Ryan’s community – students, families, faculty, and staff. It is a leadership role calling all community members to live by our mission as a Catholic school in faithfulness to our Mission and Tradition. The Director of Campus Ministry and Student Life will offer ecumenical programs that unite people of diverse beliefs and perspectives to build community and deepen our understanding of Jesus Christ in conjunction with the Theology department.

The nature of this ministry is relational. As a result, the Director of Campus Ministry and Student Life is expected to help support and develop various student life programs on campus. In conjunction with the entire school community, the Director of Campus Ministry and Student Life is focused on creating Christ-like leaders who will impact their schools, homes, churches, and communities.

Campus Ministry, Student Life, and the House System each play a significant role in the faith and formation of our students. Coordination and communication among these departments are necessary; therefore, planning meetings need to include all these departments and are essential to execute an intentionally cohesive experience.


The most qualified candidates should:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience
  • Practicing Catholic in good standing


  • Acts as a collaborative member of the Senior Staff
  • Furthers the development of Father Ryan’s service-learning program, mission trips, Alternative Spring Break, and Room in the Inn
  • Plans all liturgies, including Baccalaureate, prayer services, adoration, and penance services and coordinates these services with the Chaplain and the Music Coordinator, and prepares the necessary materials and spaces
  • Recruits and trains Eucharistic Ministers and Lector Groups
  • Coordinates with the Director of Houses a plan to further incorporate faith into the House System and incorporate      the Chaplains of the House System into other faith-based activities
  • Collaborates with the Director of Houses for House Service Days, Catholic Schools Week, Freshman Night, and Penance Services
  • Maintains budget responsibility and ongoing accountability for budget oversight for all Campus Ministry activities and Chapel operations
  • Acts as a collaborative member of the Theology department
  • Supervises the Service-Learning and Student Life Coordinator and the Relay for Life Coordinators
  • Supports the school Chaplain in providing for the availability of the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and weekday celebrations of the Eucharist
  • Serves as Father Ryan's liaison to the Diocesan Youth Office to coordinate Youth Ministry activities and with Parish Outreach into our feeder parishes
  • Serves as the liaison between Father Ryan and pastors related to matters of faith
  • Supervises all co-curricular student activities and organizations that are outside the House System and collaborates with the Academic Dean to ensure all student clubs have effective moderators
  • Collaborates with the Dean of Students Office and the Service-Learning and Student Life Coordinator to develop and execute March for Life
  • Collaborates with the Director of Advancement on planning and approving student activity fundraising events.
  • Serves as the overall coordinator of retreats
  • Coordinates with the Director of Communications in facilitating a regular social media presence
  • Participates in the House System as an active and effective Mentor Group leader
Job Location
Nashville, TN
Date posted
May 25, 2023
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