SFU Campus Minister — Campus United

The Pacific Mountain Regional Council is seeking an individual to fill the role of Campus Minister at Simon Fraser University on a permanent part-time basis, 14 hours per week.

Campus United at Simon Fraser University (SFU) seeks to engage students, faculty, and staff in the SFU community who are looking for inclusive and open-minded Christian engagement and community to journey alongside them.

The SFU Campus Minister is responsible to provide community, hospitality, pastoral support, leadership development, and faith formation for the university community. While pastoral care, spiritual counselling, and social activism are aspects of the ministry, the central work is to foster a vital campus community that engages participants in discernment as to what it means to follow Jesus in the context and identity of the United Church of Canada. The Campus Minister will function as a member of the SFU Multifaith Centre. The main areas of focus are:

  • Campus Ministry Development and Leadership: Develop and provide leadership for programs that engage university community members in deepening their relationship with God and faithful witness as a disciple of Christ; Be the United Church presence to the SFU community and be available regularly and visibly; Lead programs like Bible study, worship, community suppers, labyrinth walks, and other activities that meet the spiritual needs of participants in an inclusive and welcoming community; Work closely with the SFU Multifaith Centre; Keep detailed records of participation, etc. in events.
  • Connection and Support: Support students, faculty, and staff in the SFU community in seeking relationships with regional United Church ministries; Build relationships and connections with communities of faith around the SFU campus; Provide pastoral and spiritual care for university community members; Adheres to the responsibilities of chaplains/ministers at the SFU Multifaith Centre.
  • Administration: Manage within budget for program and material expenses; Promote, share news and events with Campus United and PMRC; Gather and collect stories to share at the PMRC All General Meeting in collaboration with the Campus Ministry Animators; Work collaboratively with the PMRC Campus Ministry Animator to initiate and implement income stream strategies that move the ministry to partial sustainability. (2023-2024)

This position works remotely with potential shared “hot-desk” space at the PMRC office and at the SFU campus under normal working conditions. They interact with lay staff, ministers, volunteers, executive officers. Manual dexterity required to use laptop computer and peripherals. Intermittent physical activity including sitting, standing, and lifting. Occasional overtime may be required.


Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, education, experience and ability required.

  • Post-secondary education or equivalent combination of education and life experience with 2-3 years related work experience, particularly in theology and in ministry with young people.
  • Knowledge of The United Church of Canada and its organizational structures.
  • Significant experience developing and leading youth groups, programs and/or networks.
  • Strong leadership, organization, teaching and group process skills and experience.
  • Experience working with students and young adults, particularly, experience supporting student wellness and providing emotional and spiritual support.
  • Skilled networker who can build and support various kinds of connected relationships throughout the university and communities of faith.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication skills together with strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • A commitment to always maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries.
  • Solid understanding of and ability with communication and social media tools; web design or graphic design are assets.
  • Experience in successfully managing grants, finances, and budgets.
  • Experience in event planning and fundraising.
  • Ability to obtain a sacraments license would be an asset.
  • Fluency around questions of faith.
  • Ability to work independently, without close supervision or leadership
  • Up to date First Aid and Mental Health First Aid training.

As part of our ongoing commitment to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, The United Church of Canada will provide assistance to employees who request accommodation throughout their employment with United Church of Canada, unless the position is deemed to be a bona fide occupational requirement and/or to the point of undue hardship considering issues of health, safety and cost.


Salary will be based on skills and experience, within the category 7 position pro-rated annual salary range of  $26,477  – $35,302. Pension and group benefit plans coverage and annual vacation round out this compensation package.

To Apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume, quoting the job number to Human Resources,  e-mail: careers@united-church.ca

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