Oregon Episcopal School is seeking an engaging, enthusiastic, and highly qualified Middle School chaplain to join its Chaplaincy Department. Chaplaincy at OES is centered in the joy and wonder of God's reconciling grace and plays a pivotal role in fulfilling the mission of the school, including its commitment to equity and inclusion. In addition to the qualifications detailed below, the successful candidate will have the capacity to model loving presence, provide formative spiritual education to students, respond to the breadth of religious experience, offer effective pastoral care, and embody and carry forward the spirit of the Episcopal tradition of OES.
This is a half-time (50 percent FTE), exempt, academic year, position and comes with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including 80 percent employer paid health insurance for the employee, a 403(b) retirement plan with generous employer match, and one excellent free meal daily.
Organize and officiate one weekly Middle School chapel.
Plan and teach at least one Middle School religion class.
Create an inclusive environment in collaboration with students, teachers, and parents, encouraging age appropriate spiritual development.
Facilitate dynamic, engaging, and effective learning experiences for MS students that:
Emphasize the value and dignity of each student's spiritual tradition and questions.
Encourage and respect the diversity of beliefs and religious traditions represented in the OES community.
Introduce students to the Episcopal tradition.
Support children, families and employees experiencing change or loss.
Serve in a leadership capacity on the MS Leadership Team.
Collaborate with other OES chaplains to plan and execute all-school gatherings.
Collaborate effectively and professionally with faculty.
Communicate with students and parents in a clear, timely, and professional manner.
Advise a group of Middle School students.
Attend one overnight Middle School trip.
Attend MS meetings, Grade-level Team meetings, and Religion Department meetings.
Serve as a role model for Middle School students.
Be a voice for the Episcopal identity of the school.
MA or MDIV degree
Theological or pastoral training and experience
Understanding of Episcopal identity and tradition
Three years of experience teaching in an independent school environment
Digital literacy; proficiency in MS Office suite, Google Docs/Drive and/or other applications, as appropriate to job duties, ability to adapt and learn as digital tools evolve
Ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen
Leadership experience in a spiritual community
Ordination welcome but not required
Five years teaching in an independent Episcopal school
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Intercultural competence, ability to interact appropriately with a diverse array of individuals, ability to teach and lead diverse groups of students
Interpersonal skills, ability to maintain collegial relationships with colleagues
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, cross cultural communication skills
Ability to sit at computer and use keyboard for brief to moderate periods
Ability to see, hear, speak to interact with students, staff, teachers and/or parents
Ability to move about classroom and the OES campus, to include climbing stairs
Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis
Additional Salary Information: Faculty salary scale based on education and years of experience, plus benefits package
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.