Lower School Chaplain

St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Potomac, MD United States

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, MD seeks a Lower School (grades PS – 5) Chaplain, effective July 1, 2024.

The mission of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is to know and inspire each child in an inclusive community dedicated to exceptional teaching, learning, and service.

Founded in 1978, St. Andrew’s is a co-educational independent day school, enrolling approximately 720 students in preschool through grade 12. St. Andrew’s faculty and staff uphold a powerfully innovative, positive culture that challenges and supports one of the most broadly diverse student bodies in greater Washington. The school seeks growth-minded, highly motivated, collaborative faculty and staff that will continue the school’s growth and focus on the development of each student’s full potential. To learn more about St. Andrew’s, visit www.saes.org/about/employment

As an Episcopal School, we seek to express the faith and perspective of the Episcopal Church in our chapel life, commitment to service-learning, religion curriculum, and in the overall character of our community. We strive to be an inclusive and hospitable community that welcomes and respects students and families from all faiths, including those who do not identify with a particular faith tradition.

The Lower School Chaplain will lead weekly worship services, teach Religion courses, help to oversee service initiatives and opportunities, and provide pastoral care for students and adults. They will be a compassionate minister and a dynamic and creative teacher and homilist who enjoys working with children and their teachers and families. The Lower School Chaplain will have a talent for gracefully communicating the School’s inclusive Episcopal identity and supporting our highly diverse community.

Requirements: Candidates should be ordained Episcopal or Lutheran clergy. Preference for candidates that have experience working in a school community or coursework in education.

Consistent with the values of an Episcopal school, St. Andrews is committed to a diverse and inclusive community with respect to race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, family status, economic circumstance, age, and physical disability in its student body, faculty, and staff. Pursuant to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, St. Andrews does not discriminate in the administration of admission, financial aid or loan practices, educational or other school-sponsored programs and activities, or in the hiring or terms of employment of faculty and staff, except that the Chaplain shall be a member of the clergy of the Episcopal Church.

Contact Information

Applications for the position, including a cover letter and three references, should be sent to employment@saes.org by February 12, 2024.