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Campus Pastor

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Ambrose University, Calgary, Alberta

The Campus Pastor leads the Spiritual Life team and works with the President across all divisions (Student Life, Academics, etc.) to foster the spiritual life on campus, specifically focusing on students’ spiritual development through mentorship, corporate worship, pastoral care, etc. The Campus Pastor is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing meaningful opportunities for spiritual and faith formation that align with the Ambrose vision and mission.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Steward for the spiritual life of the Ambrose campus, with a specific focus on students.
  • Provide leadership in the planning, implementation, and facilitation of a relevant and integrated chapel program for the campus community.
  • Work with the President in recruiting and curating key internal and external voices for our students through spiritual life programs, chapels, and events.
  • Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate paid staff and student volunteers in the Spiritual Life department.
  • Provide spiritual care and counselling to the members of the Ambrose community.
  • Lead the planning and execution of Deeper Life Day, Pastor’s Conference, Day of Prayer, etc., as well as other campus-wide events that foster spiritual vitality on campus.
  • Coordinate in conjunction with the Manager, Audio Visual Services: Sound and Video personnel for chapel and event production, working with Campus Services personnel for chapel set-up and tear-down.
  • Work with the Communications department to effectively promote Spiritual Life events.
  • Actively interface with the Student Life team and various Faculties, as well as serve on committees as required.
  • Offer guidance to the Athletics department in fostering a robust Athletics chaplaincy program.
  • In coordination with the Vice President of Academic Affairs and the appropriate Dean(s), teach up to two classes per year.

Education and Experience

  • A master’s degree in a ministry-related field is required. Doctorate degree or terminal degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 or more years of leadership in a pastoral ministry context, gifted in the areas of music, worship leading, leadership, and administration.
  • Experience planning events, worship experiences, leading corporate worship, and team development.
  • Be a licensed worker with the Alliance Canada (ordination preferred) or an Ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene.


  • Have significant experience and proficiency in leading worship and developing worship teams.
  • Organized, detail-driven, and administrative proficient as this position would involve (with administrative support) programming, recruiting, volunteer management, service planning, event planning, etc.
  • Able to multi-task.
  • Proven ability to lead and mentor students.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and supervise staff (Spiritual Life staff), student leaders, and volunteers.
  • Proven ability to work and lead collaboratively with others, building consensus and buy-in.
  • Skilled in problem-solving and conflict resolution.
  • Able to appropriately exercise independent judgement, discretion, and confidentiality when responding to sensitive issues, complaints, and student issues.
  • Display a high level of intercultural competence in working with a multicultural student and staff population.

Personal Characteristics

  • Be in agreement with Ambrose’s ethos, values, mission, vision, and statements of faith.
  • Have a humble, mature, and growing faith.
  • Positive, approachable, and friendly disposition.
  • Committed to servant leadership.
  • Innovative, with an ability to bring new ideas to the team.
  • Collaborative, with an ability to work with the President and multiple divisions in the institution.
  • Possess the highest standards of personal integrity, a strong work ethic and an optimistic outlook.
  • Passionate about spiritual formation in the lives of students.


  • Willing and able to work evenings and weekends.
  • Willing to help and aid in External Relationships as needed and requested.
Additional Information
  • A compensation package commensurate with education and experience is available.
  • Employment is contingent upon satisfactory background criminal check and academic transcripts.
  • In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.
  • Ambrose Employees agree to uphold and sign the University’s Statement of Faith upon initial appointment and govern the conduct of his or her work, in accordance therewith.


To apply, please send a letter of application and curriculum vitae to, indicating “Campus Pastor” in the subject line. Review of applications begins on April 12, 2024; however, the position will remain open until filled. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Ambrose University is committed to employment diversity and encourages applications from all qualified men and women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.

Ambrose University is a private, accredited Christian post-secondary institute located in South West Calgary. Our Faculty of Arts and Science offers provincially accredited Bachelor of Arts degree programs majoring in Behavioural Science, Christian Studies, English Literature, General Studies, History, and Psychology as well as Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Music, and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology. We also offer a Bachelor of Education (After Degree). Our Faculty of Theology offers undergraduate degree programs in Children’s Ministries, Church Ministries, Intercultural Studies, Worship Arts and Youth Ministries. At the Seminary level there are a variety of graduate options including Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Christian Studies as well as Diploma and Certificate programs. Ambrose is committed to the integration of Christian faith with academic discipline, with a vision for academic excellence in the service of the church and the world. For more information visit us online at