Christchurch School, one of six schools that make up the Church Schools in the Diocese of Virginia, seeks candidates for the position of chaplain. The chaplain’s primary focus will be pastoral, working with the Dean of Students and the Director of Guidance to provide student support. In addition, the chaplain will teach two theology classes, officiate in weekly morning prayer services, serve on the administrative Community Council, and provide pastoral support to the adult community. We are looking for candidates comfortable working with young people “growing up in an unsteady and confusing world,” who want to listen and counsel and lend a steady presence to our community.
Qualified candidates should hold ordination in the Episcopal Church, and have experience and genuine interest in working with teenagers. Candidates should also be realistic and excited about the challenges and rewards of teaching and living in a boarding school, as well as working with students who have a wide variety of learning styles and ability levels.
Please submit a resume and letter of interest directly to Neal K. Keesee, Ph.D., Associate Headmaster, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the word “application” in the subject line of the email.
Christchurch School: we combine tradition with innovation to deliver our mission of helping students to find their infinite value. Our traditions encompass being a coeducational Episcopal boarding and day school with an academically diverse student population of 200 college-bound students in grades 9 - 12. We believe strongly in being a mission-driven community. Our teachers know our mission and... believe in it, and try to live it everyday. Prospective faculty members should understand the mission, values and aspirations of our school, and want to live and work with students of many different kinds. Prospective teachers should also be committed to our progressive approach to education, which uses an integrated and place-based curriculum to build skill acquisition, make meaningful connections, and uses our location to build relevance. More details about our innovative curriculum--as well as our co-curricular programs, which include successful athletics and place-based outdoor immersion programs--are available on our website.
Situated on the banks of the Rappahannock River in rural Tidewater, Virginia, Christchurch is near to the village of Urbanna and the towns of Gloucester and Kilmarnock. We are forty-five minutes from Williamsburg (home of the College of William and Mary), and one hour from both Richmond and the Hampton Roads area. With a student population of 200 and a teaching faculty of 30, the atmosphere on campus is collegial, friendly, personal, and above all, community-oriented.
70% of faculty members and their families live on campus, where housing includes utilities. Faculty families are welcome for all regular meals when school is in session. Resident and non-resident members of the faculty participate in the full life of the school-from morning assembly and chapel to classroom and after-school activities, athletics, residential life oversight and weekend activities, as well as special events and awards ceremonies.
The standard load carried by faculty members is 4 classes, 2 co-curricular seasons, and rotating dorm duty. All positions include competitive salary commensurate with experience and education, as well as benefits (major medical insurance, dental, and vision, TIAA-CREF matching, disability insurance, life insurance, meals, and professional development) and may include housing and utilities.
One of six schools in the Church Schools in the Diocese of Virginia, Christchurch is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of Episcopal Schools, and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools. We are accredited by VAIS through the Virginia Council for Higher Education, the Commonwealth of Virginia's authorized accrediting agency for independent schools. We subscribe to the principles of good practice of these organizations.
Christchurch School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national origin, sexual orientation or age in the administration of its hiring procedures.
Check out our website and our mission, values, and aspirations: we believe in fostering the infinite value of each student, and we try to live that everyday. Great Journeys Begin at the River!