Head Chaplain

Saint Andrew's School
Boca Raton, FL United States

Saint Andrew’s School is an independent, co-educational school for grades Pre-K – 12. Saint Andrew’s is both a day school and a boarding school, educating students from across the United States and throughout the world. As a college preparatory school in the Episcopal tradition, Saint Andrew’s welcomes students of all faiths, customs, cultures, and beliefs. “Honor Above All,” academic excellence and education in Mind, Body, and Spirit reflect the Saint Andrew’s experience. We are committed to educating the “whole child” while instilling a dedication to lifelong learning.

Position Summary The Head Chaplain at Saint Andrew’s School plays a central role in helping the school live out its mission as an Episcopal school. This position will have the responsibility to lead the religious and spiritual aspects of the school and greater community. This multifaceted role will require an optimistic, goal oriented, proven educator of young people. Leading with passion for the school’s mission and compassion for those who are in the midst of fulfilling it, the Head Chaplain of Saint Andrew’s School encourages, educates, and directs within the Spirit’s  role of the education of the whole child in… Mind, Body, and Spirit.

Reports to Head of School

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Work with divisional chaplains to plan, conduct, and oversee weekly chapel services, including securing guest speakers 

  • Incorporate students, faculty, and staff in chapel planning and participation

  • Develop and oversee the student vestry 

  • Plan (with chaplains, students, faculty, and others) all special services, including Ash Wednesday, Lessons and Carols, Saint Andrew’s Day, Baccalaureate, Commencement, and others

  • Work with chaplains to advise and lead Christian Fellowship groups and Interfaith groups in each division

  • Maintain and encourage regular prayer for those in the school family 

  • Schedule, preside, and preach at Eucharistic services

Counseling and Pastoral Care

  • Work with students in pastoral counselor-client relationship

  • Work with faculty and staff to identify and help students in need

  • Minister to the needs of faculty, staff, and families as opportunities present themselves

  • Collaborates with school counselors in times of crises

  • Informs the community of pastoral announcements including, marriages, births, funerals


  • Teach up to three classes each semester

  • Oversee the development of religion and ethics classes and education in all divisions

  • Work with divisional chaplains and division heads to plan Spiritual Journey Days

  • Attend NAES meetings and promote NAES programs

  • Attend FCIS functions when appropriate 

  • Work with the diocese in planning local diocesan school events 

Community Life

  • Work with the Director of Experiential Learning on community service and outreach

  • Participate in local clergy association

  • Attend diocesan convention and meetings

  • Live on campus and participate in regular residential life duties

  • Work with administration, faculty, and staff to develop and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts

  • Work with chaplains in supporting faculty devotions in all divisions  


  • Attend senior administration meetings and other meetings as necessary

  • Supervise divisional chaplains and hold regular meetings with them

  • Oversee Chaplaincy budget

  • Master’s Degree – M.Div or equivalent

  • Ordained Episcopal Priest

  • Demonstrated cultural competence

  • Proven administrative ability

  • Ability to work as a member of a team

  • Significant classroom teaching experience

Saint Andrew’s School seeks employees who are committed to our mission to build a community of learners, provide excellence in education, and nurture each student in mind, body, and spirit.  We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds and experiences will help us promote an inclusive school culture and climate. We are committed to respecting the dignity of each member of our community, and we strive to recruit a diverse and talented faculty and staff.

Saint Andrew’s School is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, gender, race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or familial status, pregnancy, disability or handicap, genetic information, military status, or any other protected status in accordance with the requirement of all federal, state, and local laws.

All employees must successfully maintain an acceptable Level II criminal background check.  Saint Andrew’s School may, in its discretion, modify or adjust the position to meet the school’s changing needs.

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