Heathwood Hall seeks a chaplain to serve as a spiritual and moral mentor for the school community and to model servant leadership. This is a position for an active and energetic ‘doer:’ in addition to planning and leading weekly chapel services for each of the school’s four divisions, the school chaplain will have opportunities to teach religion and ethics courses, support community service and service learning initiatives, assess the community’s needs for spiritual gatherings outside of the weekly chapel services, and be a key member in planning annual community-wide events, including convocation, baccalaureates and commencement, which is the school’s graduation ceremony held at a nearby Episcopal Cathedral. He or she will be an individual who is enthusiastic about being a visible and active presence on campus, both during the school day and during after-school activities and events, embracing the opportunities to be a role model and leader in all four divisions of the school. Heathwood Hall’s next chaplain will be an individual who is, ideally, an ordained Episcopal chaplain, and who:
Is energized by Heathwood Hall’s Episcopal mission and ethos, will model Christian faith, while sincerely appreciating an inclusive community that welcomes and supports many faith traditions
Will listen to the needs of the community, promoting a balanced approach to addressing the academic, social, and spiritual concerns of today’s school community
Has the ability to build warm, authentic relationships with children of all ages, their parents, and with faculty and staff
Will partner and collaborate effectively with others, both academic and non-academic leaders, on campus in supporting students, in particular building strong connections with division leaders and guidance counselors
Possesses an educator’s heart, a willingness to support faculty in preparation of daily devotions and other lessons, and an openness to teaching classes
Is adept at engaging with young adults, thoughtfully leading and navigating conversations and explorations that are culturally and socially relevant
Is intellectually nimble, highly detail-oriented, and a flexible problem-solver
Possesses strong communication skills both as a speaker and a writer
Is a person of impeccable character and integrity.
This is a compelling and wonderful opportunity to join a warm, supportive school community where the Episcopal faith tradition of inclusivity and acceptance has infused the school’s culture. Head of School Christopher Hinchey is completing his 4th year as Head, and the school is thriving under his leadership; Heathwood Hall has experienced 12% enrollment growth, and the Board has recently completed a forward-looking strategic plan. Heathwood Hall’s next school chaplain will serve as a member of a strong, highly professional senior leadership team that is characterized by collaborative and synergistic relationships and continually strives to provide all students with an exceptional school experience.