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Assistant Director for Liturgy
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted May 23, 2019
Title Assistant Director for Liturgy
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Assistant Director for Liturgy


The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for an Assistant Director for Liturgy opportunity within the Office for Campus Ministry.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
Medical, dental, and vision options
Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


The Assistant Director of Campus Ministry for Liturgy directs and supervises the preparation of the liturgy for the University of St. Thomas, exclusive of the two seminaries. This position requires specialized knowledge of liturgical theology, liturgical music, and an ability to function in a university setting.

This is part-time, benefits elligible position of 25 hours per week.


Direct all liturgical planning processes including planning rites and music, scheduling presiders, confessors, and other liturgical ministers, the implementation of seasonal planning, and planning for various special university liturgies.
Collaborate with various university departments regarding university liturgies and para-liturgies including the University Opening Celebration, St. Thomas Day, Dedications, Prayer in Times of Difficulty or Crisis, Graduation Mass, etc.
Direct the recruitment, training, and ongoing supervision of liturgical ministers including both liturgical ministry and music ministry work-study positions.
Supervise the Chapel Organist and Director of Music.
Ensure proper communications and advertising for all Campus Ministry sacramental and worship opportunities.
Serve as representative and/or liaison, as needed, to a variety of UST offices and committees to ensure Campus Ministry collaboration with and presence in the life of the University.
Participate actively, positively, and collaboratively in the Campus Ministry team including meetings, general goal setting, budgeting, and the overall work of Campus Ministry.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in liturgical studies, theology, or a related field
Five years of experience in program management
An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s in Liturgical Studies or Theology with an emphasis in liturgy
This position requires specialized knowledge of the liturgy and training in church music and an ability to function in a university setting.


On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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