Campus Chaplain for the Office of Mission and Ministry

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college with approximately 1,500 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York City.  Our beautiful 70-acre campus of rolling lawns and wooded hills overlooking the Hudson River is just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan.

Job Description
The Office of Mission and Ministry, as part of Student Affairs, supports the liturgical and spiritual development of members of the College of Mount Saint Vincent (CMSV) community as well as oversees the vast majority of community service projects. Reporting to the Director for Mission and Ministry, the Chaplain is responsible for the administration of sacramental ministry. The Chaplain works closely with students, faculty, staff, and administrators to provide sacramental services, pastoral care, and spiritual formation. The Chaplain, along with all members of the department, is also responsible for the ministry of presence through participation in a variety of services, retreats and programs. This is a part-time, 10-month position; approximately 12 hours per week.


  • Celebrate weekly Sunday and Wednesday liturgies during the academic year as well as other special occasions
  • Offer regular opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Assist in the administration of, and actively participate in, annual Month of Service
  • Attend weekly staff meetings, 1-1 meetings with supervisor, professional development opportunities and assigned campus wide committees
  • Actively engage in a ministry of presence, being available and responsive to student needs such as retreats, holy hours, service immersion trips, etc.


  • Catholic priest in good standing
  • Experience and ability to positively interact with diverse student populations and groups
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Excellent communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • NYS Driver’s License and willingness to drive 15 passenger van, preferred
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, Google applications including e-mail, calendar and drive
  • Physical Demands: General office work. Ability to navigate a 70 acre hilly campus. Travel with students.

Application Process
Applicants must send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references who can speak to your professional qualifications by email to All qualified applicants are subject to a background check as part of the final approval process.

College of Mount Saint Vincent is committed to provide equal opportunity, employment, and advancement opportunities to all individuals. The College of Mount Saint Vincent does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.