St. Paul’s School announces a search for Dean of Chapel to begin duties in August 2019. The Dean of Chapel is responsible for the administration of the Chapel program while ministering to the religious life of the school. The Dean of Chapel reports to the Vice Rector for School life and works collaboratively with the chaplaincy team (two chaplains, chapel administrator, School Organist and Director of Chapel Music, Associate Director of Chapel Music, Sexton) to set the direction and vision for the Chapel, the Episcopal programs, and spiritual life at the School, aligning these areas with the School’s commitment to an integrated curriculum and core values. This individual will join a team of Episcopal clergy and interfaith chaplains to facilitate the active engagement of student leaders and other ministries in the Chapel. As the primary voice in preaching, liturgy, and teaching, the Dean of Chapel’s responsibilities include coordinating the sacramental, pastoral, and educational ministry of the chaplaincy and teaching in the Humanities Division, which includes Religious Studies courses, or in one of the other academic divisions. Responsibilities also include: pastoral counseling, advising student groups, and coordinating the relationships with outside organizations and communities. In addition to chaplaincy, teaching, or administrative responsibilities, faculty at St. Paul’s School are responsible for a variety of activities typical to the boarding school environment, including advising, dormitory association, coaching, committee work and other duties. St. Paul’s School is a fully residential, co-educational secondary school affiliated with the Episcopal Church and welcoming of all faiths. Located a little over an hour’s drive north of Boston, St. Paul’s aggressively seeks applications from candidates who will promote the School’s commitment to attracting and retaining a highly talented and diverse faculty. A successful candidate will embrace the school’s residential living experience and have a demonstrated gift for engaging a diverse student body and strengthening St. Paul’s inclusive community.
Master of Divinity Degree (or higher) and ordination as a priest in the Episcopal Church. At least five years of ministry experience in a school or parish setting. Demonstrated collaborative, dynamic, and thoughtful leadership. As part of a residential boarding school, the candidate must be committed to working and living with adolescents and supporting their academic, social, spiritual, and emotional growth.
About St. Paul's School
Founded in 1856 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s School is a co-educational college preparatory high school located in Concord, N.H. The 2,000-acre grounds are home to approximately 535 young men and women from 37 states and 18 countries. All students and the nearly 100 full-time faculty members live on the grounds. The School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges as well as other nationally recognized agencies. In addition to its regular program for grades nine through twelve, St. Paul’s also offers the Advanced Studies Program each summer for academically talented New Hampshire high school juniors.