School Chaplain

Trinity Episcopal School
Charlotte, NC United States

As a member of the senior administrative team and reporting directly to the Head of School, the School Chaplain plays an instrumental role in creating and maintaining a community that is an expression of God’s love, caring and nurturing all of God’s children.  The School Chaplain tends to the spiritual life of the school and provides leadership in planning and delivering the liturgical life, faith studies classes, pastoral care, the service learning program, and equity, justice and belonging initiatives. The School Chaplain serves as an ambassador for the School’s Episcopal Identity which focuses on supporting every child’s spiritual journey, fostering a sense of belonging in an inclusive school community, and striving for equity, justice and love of neighbor. The School Chaplain leads the chaplain team which includes a full-time lower school chaplain and a part-time music minister.  Trinity is an independent Episcopal school that is committed to the four principles of Episcopal schools.

Qualifications & Qualities:

  • Familiarity with and commitment to the mission of independent schools and Trinity Episcopal School
  • Episcopal priest
  • Experience leading worship
  • Demonstrated experience working with youth 
  • Integrity, sound judgment, self-confidence, maturity, and a sense of perspective
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, writing, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to be a self-starter and initiator and ability to work independently and effectively as a member of a team
  • A high level of energy and ability to work on many tasks/projects
  • Strong critical thinking and analytic skills, problem solving and effective decision making skills
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to students, faculty/staff and families of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • A love for children and a willingness to go above and beyond in the best interests of students

Founded in 2000, Trinity Episcopal School is a K-8 independent, coeducational school of 440 students. Situated on an attractive urban campus in the Garden District of Charlotte’s First Ward neighborhood, TES capitalizes upon the vibrant Center City as an extended classroom, providing engaging academic and unique service learning opportunities.

A profoundly mission‐driven institution, Trinity is dedicated to three core values that are thoroughly intertwined: creating scholars, nurturing spirituality, and embracing diversity. In weaving these core values together, the School is redefining educational excellence through its constructivist, problem-based, student-centered, and differentiated methodologies. We believe that this educational philosophy creates a community of students who are fully engaged in learning, and we aspire to graduate 8th graders who are as similarly curious about the world as when they arrived on campus as kindergarteners. In keeping with the Episcopal educational tradition, spiritual development is integral to the Trinity experience, reflected in regular opportunities for community chapel, faith studies classes, and a comprehensive service‐learning program. The founders of Trinity Episcopal School sought to create a student body that would reflect the population of the Charlotte metropolitan area – a diverse community of learners who could grow together with a mutual sense of belonging, respect, and appreciation. Trinity is populated by a rich variety of people from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. This intentional pluralism is a hallmark of Episcopal schools, which Trinity has embraced since its founding. Additionally, Trinity has established an honor code that holds students to the highest standards of integrity and personal conduct.

Salary and Benefits: 

Trinity Episcopal School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a compensation plan that compares favorably with those of other independent schools both locally and nationwide. Individual salary levels are competitive and are determined by educational background and experience. 

Application Process:

Submit a completed application, cover letter and a current resume via the Trinity Episcopal School website at This full-time, 12-month position begins July 1, 2020.

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