Trinity-Pawling School is located on 230 acres overlooking the beautiful Hudson River Valley, just 60 miles north of New York City. Founded in 1907, Trinity-Pawling is an independent Episcopal school that is deeply grounded in its Episcopal tradition and welcomes and affirms all faith traditions in its community. The School offers boarding and day programs serving 300 boys in grades 8-12 and offers a postgraduate program.
The goal of a Trinity-Pawling education is to unlock the potential for greatness that exists in each boy. Inherent in the philosophy of Trinity-Pawling is the belief that, as children of God, we possess certain distinctive gifts and talents given to us by a loving God. The School community reflects this belief and teachers are committed to helping each boy discover their gifts and talents.
With 90% of faculty living on campus, students learn and grow in a close-knit community. Students are guided by teachers who are also their coaches and dorm parents, establishing strong faculty-student collaboration and providing for 24/7 learning. All Saints Chapel is the central meeting place for the Trinity-Pawling community, with worship and service being key components of our transformational learning environment.
About the Opportunity:
Trinity-Pawling School seeks a collaborative, inspiring leader to serve as the School’s Chaplain commencing in the 2019-2020 school year. The Chaplain will have a wonderful opportunity to shape and strengthen the spiritual life of the Trinity-Pawling community.
The Trinity-Pawling Chaplain will partner with the Headmaster and other members of the administrative team to foster exceptional School experiences for our faculty, students, and parents. Upon joining the School community, a campus residence will be provided for the Chaplain.
Responsibilities of the Chaplain include, but are not limited to:
Pastoral care for the School community
Organization and leadership of three chapel services per week and one morning meeting
Leadership of special worship services as scheduled throughout the school year
Leadership and stewardship of a growing community service program
Leadership role on the administrative team
Leadership with service learning initiatives, which may include planning domestic or foreign student service-related field trips
Religious academic instruction
Coaching and/or student advising, as applicable
Various assignments consistent with life in a boarding school community
Masters Degree in Divinity and/or Religion as well as being an ordained priest preferably in the Episcopal Church. Prior experience with youth and/or school ministry
In addition the successful candidate
Will serve as a nurturing, collaborative, dynamic, and mindful leader, who will cultivate and sustain positive energy, cooperation, respect, and transparency among all constituencies
Will be a highly effective communicator and will demonstrate outstanding judgment and interpersonal skills
Will possess a strong foundation of faith, spirituality, and religious knowledge
Is insightful, intuitive, and observant, with the ability to recognize the potential in people and community
Demonstrates humility and a sense of humor
Is able to climb stairs and traverse on uneven surfaces
About Trinity-Pawling School
Founded in 1907, Trinity-Pawling School is an all-boys college preparatory school located in Pawling, New York. The school serves 300 boys in grades 7-12 and offers a postgraduate program.
The goal of a Trinity-Pawling education is to unlock the potential for greatness that exists in each boy. The School pursues this goal through a vigorous learning environment that emphasizes innovation, creativity, and critical thinking. A growing commitment to project-based and experiential learning acknowledges the research that has identified learning paradigms that prove to be successful for boys. A camaraderie of “brotherhood” is enhanced by the mutuality of a family of educators and students who are dedicated to building a culture of excellence and a commitment to honor. The Trinity-Pawling learning experience combines a timeless commitment to character with a dedication to prepare young men for an ever-changing world.
One of the School’s most distinctive attributes is its signatory Effort System, which began 45 years ago. Each boy at Trinity-Pawling is recognized and assessed in terms of the effort he devotes to a given endeavor: academics, athletics, dormitory responsibilities, c...ivic engagement, attendance, and extracurricular programs. The learning objective inherent in this ethos of effort is to teach young people that the more they invest of themselves the greater their accomplishments will be. The Effort System, then, becomes a pervasive characteristic of a boy’s experience at Trinity-Pawling.
Trinity-Pawling offers over 100 academic courses and 18 AP courses, interscholastic competition in 13 sports within the highly competitive New England Founders League, and a myriad of extracurricular activities.