A member of the school’s administrative team, the Chaplain’s primary responsibility is to provide direction involving the spiritual life of the school, enhancing its Episcopal Identity, conducting weekly chapel services, and leading the faith formation programs.
As presently designed, the chaplain teaches religion courses in the Upper School, as well as assists the faculty in the faith formation of the religious education in all divisions. In addition, the chaplain oversees Service Learning in the Lower, Intermediate and Middle Schools, directs the Safeguarding God’s Children training program, and organizes an annual summer mission trip in the Upper School. The chaplain serves as the chief liaison to the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and advises the Head of School on matters of religious importance to the community. The chaplain will report directly to the Head of School.
- Ordained Priest in the Episcopal Church
- Master’s degree in Divinity
- Experience with student populations in all grade levels
- Independent school background
In addition, the candidate should have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Ordination or planned ordination as a priest in the Episcopal Church is a requirement.
- The ideal candidate has an advanced degree and an independent school background, either as a chaplain or educator.
- The candidate must have outstanding interpersonal and communications skills, with a deep commitment to working with students of all ages and religious backgrounds.
- Someone who fosters an environment of Christian hospitality, sees the student body as his/her pastoral concern, and is willing to call on students and family members in need of care.
- Cultivatestrong rapport with parents, students, and teachers, demonstrate organizational skills, and a collaborative work style.
- Provide oversight to the Christian education program for preschool through 12th grade (theology, biblical studies, world religions, and morals and ethics) and teach classes in needed areas.
Compensation is consistent with other area independent schools and adjusted based on candidate qualifications. This is a 12-month position with benefits that conform to the guidelines of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas.
Interested persons should send letter of interest, resumé, and educational philosophy to Kathy Wood, Interim Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org
All Saints Episocpal School is located in Tyler, Texas midway between Dallas and Shreveport, All Saints is a co-ed independent day school of approximately 650 students in grades 3K - 12. Founded by Christ Episcopal Church in 1976, the school enjoyed rapid growth and is among a premier group of college preparatory schools in East Texas, and the only one accredited by the Independent School Association of the Southwest and an NAIS member. In addition, the school is accredited by the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools and is a member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools. Governed and owned by an independent board of trustees, All Saints maintains close ties to its founding church. The newly-consecrated chapel welcomes all visitors to the campus and serves as an elegant symbol of our spiritual pillar. This preeminent facility is to serve as a beautiful place of worship for our school and community, as well as provide the offices for the Bishop Suffragan of the East Region of Texas.
All Saints graduates matriculate to colleges or universities, many among the most selective in the nation. Much of the school’s success may be attributed to effective advancement work which rapidly grew enrollment to over 700 in the last decade and secured a 150-acre campus and funded state of the art facilities.
In the spirit of “bricks & mortar do not a school make”, All Saint’s great strength is the tremendous passion the educators, students, parents, friends, and trustees have for the school. It is a wonderful school and community in which to work and a great opportunity for the next Episcopal Chaplain.All Saints Episcopal School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, religion, disability, or national origin.