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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Spiritual Care Department at the University of Michigan Health System is currently seeking 40 hour a week Staff Chaplain Roman Catholic Priest to provide evening in hospital coverage and on-call coverage. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and will provide spiritual, religious, and emotional resources for patients, families, and staff through multi-disciplinary approach and spiritual assessments with a diverse population. Demonstrates cross cultural, multi-faith and developmental sensitivity. Participate in a rotational on-call to provide after-hours urgent and emergent services. Serve as liaison to community religious leaders while representing the institution to the public. Participate in educational programs as appropriate.

Required Qualifications*

  • Master of Divinity or equivalent graduate degree from a Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) accredited institution that includes theological, spiritual, and/or religious studies.
  • Ordained Roman Catholic priest with permission to function in the Diocese of Lansing and endorsement to operate as a chaplain in a healthcare environment.
  • Reasonable chaplain experience in a hospital pastoral care department is necessary.
  • Reasonable community pastoral experience is necessary.

Desired Qualifications*

Three years of chaplaincy experience

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.