School Chaplain

St. John's Episcopal School
Tampa, FL United States

The Chaplain plays the lead role in defining, preserving, and promoting the School’s Episcopal identity to all constituencies. This position is a community builder and, as such, works across divisions leading the Chaplaincy program and Chapel, as well as serving as a liaison between the school and the Parish church.

The Chaplain develops, facilitates, and promotes services throughout the SJE community. The Chaplain also performs specific duties in the lower and middle divisions, including leading chapel and teaching weekly religion classes in the middle division. In addition, this position provides pastoral care to students, families, and employees as needed and oversees the school-wide Community Engagement and Service program.


Chapel Program

  • Oversee and facilitate a meaningful, inclusive, and age-appropriate Grades 1-8 chapel program.
  • Plan, facilitate and lead chapel for the lower and middle divisions.
  • Help plan worship events throughout the year.
  • Provide worship opportunities to the school community, including employees and families.
  • Collaborate with division leaders to highlight student efforts to realize their power for good.

Pastoral Care

  • Promote and encourage the spiritual well-being of the community.
  • Work with division heads on building community and a sense of belonging for families.
  • Minister to the needs of students, employees, and families as opportunities present themselves.
  • Maintain a visible presence in the school community.


  • Facilitate opportunities for students to realize their power for good.
  • Work closely and partner with building and supporting the community so every stakeholder believes they belong and matter.
  • Consult with the Head of School as needed on issues of employee wellbeing.
  • Maintain and nurture the cordial relationship between the school and the parish of St. John’s.
  • Maintain an active presence in the Diocese of SW Florida.
  • Oversee the annual Chaplaincy budget.


  • Teach middle division religion and ethics courses.
  • Serve as Advisor to a group of middle school students.
  • Articulate Episcopal Identity in service to the school’s mission to all constituencies.
  • Create opportunities for parent education concerning spiritual development and life issues.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School.

This is a full-time, exempt, 10-month faculty position accompanied by a competitive salary and benefits package. The anticipated start date is August 1, 2023, although there is the possibility of a sooner start date should the ideal candidate be available.

Contact Information

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, C.V., and names of five references via email to Hugh Jebson, Head of School ( St. John’s Episcopal School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The position will remain advertised until filled.