As a member of the senior administrative team and reporting directly to the Head of School, the School Chaplain plays an instrumental role in creating and maintaining a community that is an expression of God’s love, caring and nurturing all of God’s children. The School Chaplain tends to the spiritual life of the school and provides leadership in planning and delivering the liturgical life, faith studies classes, pastoral care, the service learning program, and equity, justice and belonging initiatives. The School Chaplain serves as an ambassador for the School’s Episcopal Identity which focuses on supporting every child’s spiritual journey, fostering a sense of belonging in an inclusive school community, and striving for equity, justice and love of neighbor. The School Chaplain leads the chaplain team which includes a full-time lower school chaplain, a full-time middle school chaplain, and a part-time music minister. Trinity is an independent Episcopal school that is committed to the four principles of Episcopal schools.
Qualifications & Qualities:
Familiarity with and commitment to the mission of independent schools and Trinity Episcopal School
Experience leading worship
Demonstrated experience working with youth
Integrity, sound judgment, self-confidence, maturity, and a sense of perspective
Excellent interpersonal, presentation, writing, organizational and communication skills
Ability to be a self-starter and initiator and ability to work independently and effectively as a member of a team
A high level of energy and ability to work on many tasks/projects
Strong critical thinking and analytic skills, problem solving and effective decision making skills
Demonstrated sensitivity to students, faculty/staff and families of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic backgrounds
A love for children and a willingness to go above and beyond in the best interests of students
Additional Salary Information: Trinity Episcopal School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a compensation plan that compares favorably with those of other independent schools both locally and nationwide. Individual salary levels are competitive and are determined by educational background and experience.
About Trinity Episcopal School
Founded in 2000, Trinity Episcopal School is an independent, co-educational school of more than 425 students in grades K?8. Situated on an urban campus in the Garden District of Charlotte’s First Ward neighborhood, TES capitalizes upon the vibrant Center City as an extended classroom for cultural enrichment, hands?on learning, and opportunities to serve the community.
A mission?driven school, Trinity is dedicated to three equally valued and thoroughly intertwined goals: creating scholars, nurturing spirituality, and embracing diversity. TES is a place of pride and passion, where teachers and students are fully engaged. Trinity’s constructivist curriculum challenges students to academic excellence and seeks to maintain the curiosity found in young learners. In keeping with the Episcopal educational tradition, spiritual development is integral to the Trinity experience and is reflected in regular opportunities for community worship and a comprehensive service?learning program. The founders of Trinity Episcopal School sought to create a student body that would reflect the population of the Charlotte metropolitan area, and it is comprised of a diverse community of learners who lear...n together with a mutual sense of belonging, respect, and acceptance. Trinity is populated by a rich variety of people from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. This intentional pluralism is a hallmark of Episcopal schools that Trinity has embraced since its founding. Additionally, Trinity has established an honor code that holds students to the highest standards of integrity and personal conduct.