New York, NY United States
The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine seeks a priest to join the Dean and Chapter in their overall ministry with a focus on serving as interim Chaplain for our K-8 Cathedral School beginning in August 2020. This is a 1-2 year position during which that Chapter will explore ministry needs in a post-COVID-19 world. The priest in this interim role will be eligible to apply for the permanent position.
The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine was founded in 1892, a time of unprecedented immigration that transformed the life of New York. The Charter calls it, “a house of prayer… for the use of all people who may resort thereto” but especially Christians living in the Diocese of New York. It was also founded to be “an instrument of Church Unity and a center of intellectual light leading in the spirit of Jesus Christ.” Almost 130 years later, the Cathedral strives to be faithful to the vision that created it.
The Cathedral School was founded in 1901 as a choir school for men and boys, who supported the liturgical life of the Cathedral. In 1972, it became a co-educational school rooted in the values of the Cathedral and the Episcopal Church. The School fosters diversity of all kinds and respects the many faith traditions of its students and faculty. The School is academically rigorous and aims to educate the entire person for the sake of the world’s future. Through a generous program of financial aid, the School welcomes families from every socioeconomic group. Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the School’s mission.
The Chaplain is a member of the Senior Administration along with the Head of School and is charged with representing the values of the Cathedral and Episcopal Church.
The Chaplain oversees the design and execution of all Cathedral School worship services including weekly chapels and occasional Evensongs, and provides pastoral care, not only to faculty and students, but also to their families and to the alumni.
The Chaplain is also a member of the faculty, teaching a fifth-grade course on world religions and sharing in the duties of the rest of the faculty.
As a member of the Cathedral clergy staff, the Chaplain meets weekly with the Chapter, reports to the Sub-Dean, and presides and preaches at Cathedral liturgies on both weekdays and Sundays. The Chaplain also shares in the other pastoral duties of the Chapter.
Applicants should send a cover letter and CV, including the names of three references not including the applicant’s bishop, to The Rev. Patrick Malloy, PhD at