Groton School seeks a school chaplain to oversee the spiritual life of its students and to care for the school’s Episcopal tradition. Consistent with the Episcopal tradition, the chaplain must be open to including readings and prayers from other world religions in the weekday services and to creating an environment welcoming to people of many faiths. Dedicated to inclusivity, the school increasingly is home to students of diverse religious backgrounds. The chaplain is expected to collaborate with and encourage leaders of other religious groups on campus.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings begin with an 8:00 a.m. chapel service of about twenty-five minutes. The chaplain coordinates and leads these weekday services, which typically include a prayer, a reading, and a fifteen-minute talk by a member of the school community, most often a student. All students are required to attend a weekend worship service, according to their faith, and the chaplain is responsible for planning and leading the Sunday Episcopal service in St. John’s Chapel.
This is a faculty position; the chaplain participates in the general life of the school and usually lives on campus in school housing. There is a possibility to teach in the Religious Studies and Philosophy department.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to Andy Anderson, Associate Head of School, c/o Rita Lalli, PO Box 991, Groton, MA, 01450, or email email@example.com, referencing “chaplain” in the subject line.
Founded in 1884, Groton School is devoted to inspiring lives of character, scholarship, leadership, and service within a diverse, inclusive, and close-knit community. Three hundred eighty students in grades eight through twelve benefit from the guidance of more than ninety faculty members who live on a bucolic New England campus with world-class facilities, less than an hour’s drive from Boston, Massachusetts.
Groton School is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity and seeks employees who reflect and support our mission-driven commitment to a diverse school community. The school complies with all government regulations regarding non-discriminating employment practices and, beyond that, provides an atmosphere that ensures all have the opportunity to succeed on their own merit, qualifications, and abilities. Groton School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any characteristics protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.
Groton School is an equal opportunity employer.
The successful candidate will be an ordained Episcopal priest.