Chaplain

St. Anne's Episcopal School
Middletown, DE United States

St. Anne’s Episcopal School is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time Chaplain and Religious Studies Teacher while also supporting St. Anne’s Episcopal church in Middletown, DE for the 2021-2022 school year.  

Position Description 

Reporting directly to the Head of School, the Chaplain plays a vital role in the life of the St. Anne’s community including leading weekly chapel services, teaching religious studies and overseeing our community service program.  

Major Responsibilities  

  • Provides leadership to the school community regarding our Episcopal identity. 
  • Prepares weekly chapels including liturgy, technology, music, student involvement, and speakers. 
  • Coordinates worship services based on the needs of an interfaith community including Ash Wednesday, Hanukkah, Ramadan and other events.  
  • Works with the development office on dedications, special events, funerals, notes, etc.  
  • Works with School Counselor in administering our wellness program and curriculum, and in supporting students in times of need 
  • Works with the Director of Diversity and Leadership Education on diversity curricula and initiatives. 
  • Teaches religious studies and contributes to curriculum development 
  • Provides spiritual and pastoral care to those in the school community with cards, visits, and meetings.  
  • Helps coordinate community service opportunities for students.  
  • Serves on appropriate committees including the Administrative Leadership team. 
  • Stays connected to Diocese in our area and keeps our school updated regarding all Diocese requirements and guidelines 

Key Qualifications 

  • Adeptness at relating history of religion to real-world examples and applications 
  • Help to facilitate spiritual guidance for our students and families  
  • Coordinate and serve as spirituality leader where appropriate  
  • Facility with creating and implementing interdisciplinary lessons and partnering with other disciplines in such lessons, activities, and projects 
  • Ability to differentiate teaching, lessons, and course content and willingness to work with learning services team to support students 
  • Strong technology skills, including familiarity with tools that support learning and organization 
  • Desire to collaborate with department, other faculty groups, and administrators to plan and implement departmental and school-wide goals 
  • Enthusiasm for engaging fully in the life of the school, beyond classroom responsibilities 
  • Candidates are able to demonstrate success in developing and implementing youth programs.  
  • Preferred candidates will be ordained Episcopal priests with experience in school chaplaincy, teaching, and service learning.  
  • Ability to function well both independently and in a team setting 
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, writing, and organizational skills 
  • Demonstrated professionalism: ability to meet deadlines, lead initiatives, be proactive, and communicate with all constituencies of school community 
  • Willingness and interest to participate in extracurricular life of the students and of the school 

The Chaplain must have a passion for working with both children and adults. S/he must demonstrate an understanding of and enthusiasm for Episcopal schools while at the same time, honor other faith traditions.  Experience as a school chaplain along with an ability to write, preach, and teach with clarity, insight, warmth and humor are important attributes of a successful candidate.  The Chaplain should be an exceptional communicator in all ways, have a high energy level, be well-respected, flexible, and of high integrity.    

A Bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree and ordination in the Episcopal Church preferred.  Experience with Google Suite and technology integration in the classroom and worship services required. 

For more information on the role of the Chaplaincy in the Episcopal schools, please visit the National Association for Episcopal Schools website at www.episcopalschools.org.    

In addition to teaching, full-time faculty members serve as student advisors, mentor clubs, and contribute in other significant ways to the work of the community.  We are especially interested in candidates with coaching experience and/or those who can demonstrate initiative and serve as coaches in a variety of significant ways outside of the classroom.  Other supervisory responsibilities and duties are shared among faculty members.   

Full-time faculty and staff members are eligible to participate in our comprehensive benefits program which includes, but is not limited to, medical, dental, vision, disability and 403(b).  Other supplemental benefits include school paid, on site fitness center and tuition remission.  

Believing that every child is a child of God and that trust, understanding, and mutual respect lie at the heart of our community.  St. Anne’s Episcopal School is committed to creating a supportive learning environment where all individuals are valued for their unique contributions and are able to achieve their highest potential. We strongly believe that a diverse and inclusive environment is the best learning environment for our girls and prepares them to live, work, and thrive in an increasingly global and multicultural community. We reject all prejudice, particularly those based on race, national and ethnic origin, religion, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and physical characteristics. 

Contact Information

Interested candidates can send their cover letter, resume and list of references to employment@stannesde.org.  St. Anne’s Episcopal School is an equal opportunity employer. 

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