Oregon Episcopal School seeks a chaplain for its Lower School. The LS chaplain position is a member of the Chaplaincy Department and plays a pivotal role in fulfilling the mission the School. Centered in the joy and wonder of God's reconciling grace, modeling loving presence; providing formative spiritual education; responding to the breadth of religious experience; and offering effective pastoral care, the chaplain embodies and carries forward the spirit of the Episcopal tradition of OES. In addition to the qualifications detailed below, the successful LS chaplain will possess intercultural competence, the capacity to teach and lead diverse groups effectively, and an open, collaborative, and inclusive spirit.
This is a .75 FTE (30 hours per week), academic year position that comes with a competitive salary and generous benefits package including 95% employer paid health insurance, tuition remission for up to two admissions eligible children, and 403(b) retirement plan with generous employer match. Starts in August 2017.
Officiate two Lower School Chapel services per week; Lower School Chapels introduce the traditions, seasons and liturgies of the Episcopal Church, while honoring and celebrating the value and dignity of the faith backgrounds of all students and their families.
Offer support and care to children and families experiencing any sort of transition or loss, in collaboration with the LS counselor as appropriate
Teach religion to Lower School students, offering age-appropriate education within the larger framework of the OES PK-12 Religion Department.
Facilitate an active and meaningful service learning program in LS
Serve in a leadership capacity on the LS Student Support Team, in collaboration with the LS division head, LS assistant division head, LS learning specialist, LS counselor and school nurse
Collaborate with other OES chaplains to plan and execute all-school gatherings, including opening of school, St. Nick’s Chapel, and Mount Hood Climb commemorative activities.
Serve as a tangible voice for the Episcopal identity of the school, offering context and perspective for families within the admissions process
BA/BS in a related field
Three years’ experience working in an independent school setting
IT skills: general digital literacy, intermediate to advanced MS Office Suite, database skills, web applications including Google Docs, etc.
Ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen
MA/MS in relevant discipline
Five years’ experience working in an independent school setting
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to learn and grow professionally to stay abreast of changes in the field of education
Knowledge of education technology; openness to innovation, willingness to learn
Interpersonal skills, ability to collaborate and maintain collegial relations with colleagues
Intercultural competence, ability to teach and lead diverse groups of individuals
Excellent communication skills to interact with students, families, and colleagues
Primarily classroom environment, ability to sit at computer and keyboard for moderate periods
Ability to lift up to 20 pounds on an occasional basis
Mobility sufficient to move about the campus and to assure the safety of young children
Ability to see, hear, and speak to interact with students, parents, and groups of individuals
APPLICATION PROCESS: Visit the OES website at http://www.oes.edu to learn more about this unique school and its programs. Interested candidates should forward cover letter, resume, and completed application, available here: http://www.oes.edu/uploaded/contacts/application.pdf to the attention of Lower School Division Head David Lowell by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Oregon Episcopal School, at 6300 SW Nicol Road, Portland, OR 97223. Please note: application must be printed, signed, and scanned or mailed in hard copy. Open until filled. No phone calls please.
Oregon Episcopal School does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity or expression), disability, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or other legally protected characteristic or status.
Additional Salary Information: Faculty salary scale based on education and years of experience plus full benefits
Oregon Episcopal School prepares students for higher education and lifelong learning by inspiring intellectual, physical, social, emotional, artistic, and spiritual growth so that they may realize their power for good as citizens of local and world communities.
Among the woodlands, wetlands and wildlife of the hills of Southwest Portland lies the unique educational experience that is Oregon Epi...scopal School. The school occupies a 59-acre campus where 840 students in Pre-K through 12th Grade share an excellent faculty, a college preparatory curriculum, and a strong sense of community.