Chaplain

Episcopal School of Nashville
Nashville, TN United States

Episcopal School of Nashville seeks a dedicated, passionate, and hard-working individual who is passionate about working with families and students in a chaplain role beginning July 1, 2021.

Located in the historic Ross Building in East Nashville, the school opened its doors in the summer of 2016. Episcopal School of Nashville is a diverse urban independent school and is dedicated to nurturing the joy of learning and the spirit of discovery in each of its students. Caring, committed faculty and staff members, in partnership with parents, serve as role models, mentors, and guides. Episcopal School continually strives for an academically talented and ethnically diverse student body and seeks the same in its faculty.

This position includes both classroom and chapel responsibilities, integrating the spiritual and intellectual life of our school community. Diversity, inclusiveness, and a sense of community are vitally important at Episcopal School of Nashville. We know that all persons are special in the eyes of God; therefore, we have intentionally cultivated a culture of inclusiveness that values each student’s uniqueness and celebrates differences as a reflection of our Episcopal Identity. We welcome the intellectual, spiritual, physical, and financial contributions of people of all faiths as we seek to uplift the values that unite us.

Our Chapel Program filters through every aspect of our school culture. We follow the liturgical calendar, celebrating such holidays as Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Christmas. We also celebrate interfaith connection, instilling acceptance and tolerance in our students. From a personal spiritual connection to service in the community, the ideal candidate would live out our school vision: “To shape students who are intellectually, spiritually, and responsibly engaged with the place, community, and world they call home.”

Candidates will be expected to successfully meet the following responsibilities:

  • Understand and supports Episcopal School of Nashville’s mission, values, and culture
  • An understanding of the Spiritual, Social, and Emotional needs of children
  • Be a colleague of the faculty and staff of Episcopal School of Nashville
  • Design and implement meaningful and relevant worship experiences for an interfaith community of students
  • Collaborate with Administration to develop and implement a school-wide chapel theme, All School Celebration Chapels, community Chapel services, aligned divisional chapels, and other worship and school life experiences
  • Steward and guide Episcopal identity understanding in the Episcopal School of Nashville community
  • Leverage chapel and other community spaces to create an environment that promotes respect, rapport, learning, and deep regard for one another
  • Establish meaningful relationships with students, faculty, parents, school leaders, and community members at large
  • Collaborate with Community Partners to build relationship and service-learning opportunities
  • Attend regular faculty meetings and other school events as appropriate.

Contact Information

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to our Episcopal School of Nashville hiring team through employment@esnashville.org.

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