St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, Texas, a diocesan day and boarding school of approximately 697 students in grades 6-12 in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, is seeking a full-time chaplain for the Middle School. The Middle School Chaplain will join the Head of School, Upper School Chaplain and Head Chaplain to serve as one of the primary stewards of programming to support the school’s Episcopal identity, which states: “St. Stephen’s is a caring, diverse community, inclusive of all faiths and grounded in the Christian tradition, which nurtures moral growth and values the potential and dignity of every human being.”
The Middle School Chaplain’s primary responsibilities will include:
Along with the Head Chaplain, preside four times per week at Middle School chapel worship services.
Provide pastoral care to students, faculty and staff in the Middle School.
Teach Theology classes in 8th grade.
Coordinate curricular service learning events for the Middle School.
Participate in Middle School administrative meetings.
Qualified candidates must have theological and pastoral training either through graduate-level study (e.g., M.Div) or through an intensive lay program. Preferred candidates will be ordained in the Episcopal Church and have experience leading worship with young people.
St. Stephen’s has a longstanding commitment to being an inclusive community. For the 2019-20 school year, students of color represent 34 percent of the Upper School student population (52 percent when including international students), and 40 percent of the Middle School population.
Equal access to employment, programs and services is available to all. With respect to its employment practices, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation or identity.
The position has an anticipated start date of August 1, 2020. Applicants should send a resume and letter of interest, along with a list of references, to the Reverend George E. Andrews, Search Consultant. Electronic submission is preferred and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Fr. Andrews may be reached by telephone by calling 508-971-9404. Submission deadline is December 13th, 2019.
For more information on St. Stephen’s, please visit our website at www.sstx.org.
About St. Stephen's Episcopal School
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School is a coeducational, day and boarding school for 697 students in Grades 6-12. It is located on 374 acres on the west side of Austin in the Texas Hill Country.