|Name of church or organization|
|St. James School & the Church of St. James the Less|
|About St. James:
Founded in 2011 by Saint Mark’s Church (Locust Street), St. James is a unique community including a middle school (grades 4-8), graduate support program, community development program offering community actions ranging from resource sharing to adult education, a wellness center, and a Sunday worshiping community. This Episcopal community supports students, families and neighbors in the Allegheny-West neighborhood of North Philadelphia. St. James serves students and families who are most in need, providing a full scholarship to every student. We work to develop the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical and creative gifts of each of our members.
Commitment to Anti-Racism Education:
So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:17-18)
St. James is committed to partnering with others to dismantle systemic racism and to build an antiracist multicultural diversity within our school community and beyond. Through teaching a more complete and non-biased history, St. James will arm students, graduates and employees with the tools and knowledge to better engage complex issues like systemic racism and privilege and to challenge them rather than contributing to them. The St. James Racial Equity Team leads reflection and change at St. James by actively seeking, challenging, and evaluating racial equity and inclusivity in our policies and practices – from the books in our curriculum to our hiring practices.
Chaplaincy and Religious Education Overview:
The St. James holistic approach includes nurturing the spiritual gifts of students, families and team members. As an Episcopal community, we are committed to living out the values and principles of our Episcopal Identity in all areas of our common life together. Episcopalians, like all Christians, believe that our life is founded on the life of Jesus, and that as a Church we are called to offer the redeeming love of God in Christ to all people. We are a concrete expression of the Church’s care for people of all ages, and of the belief that God calls us to love all God’s children. At the heart of our identity is to be an inclusive community, welcoming all individuals, regardless of religious background, into shared experiences of prayer, worship, reflection and study.
Prayer & Worship
Every class, every meeting, everything we do at St. James begins with prayer. Prayer is the opportunity for those gathered to recognize God’s presence in the lives of others and active in our community. It is a time for individuals to share their concerns, hopes and even dreams. It is a time for individuals to give thanks and express gratitude for the blessings and challenges of our lives. Prayer offers the community a path to anchoring itself beyond what we can do, and to who we were created to be.
All students participate in daily prayer & weekly worship. The communal services of prayer and worship come from The Book of Common Prayer 1976. These services are rooted in the reading of scripture, praying of psalms, sharing of prayers, and times of remembrance. Weekly Mass is offered in the church, and provides opportunities for students to take active leadership through acolyting, reading, preaching, singing, ushering and actively participating in the service. Sunday Masses offer opportunities for the broader community to gather and join in the activity of the liturgy.
Study & Reflection
The religious studies curriculum at St. James aims to provide general knowledge of various religions, while assisting students in deepening their own understanding of their religion and their spiritual life. Students explore the nature of God, principles of religion, personal identity and the religious tradition of their own families. Like any area of study, religious studies has a unique vocabulary and approach to information and knowledge. We aim to assist students in developing a robust sense of literacy with religious language and understandings. Students bring their own traditions and experiences into dialogue with the ideas and topics explored in class.
The Chaplaincy team works together to animate and support the religious life of the St. James community. During the last six years our chaplaincy work has grown to include community chaplaincy. This model includes the religious and pastoral care of our neighborhood, faculty, staff, and friends of St. James. The growth of our pastoral work has led to the addition of multiple chaplains and team members to work together to achieve the following essential functions:
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
Qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter and salary requirements for consideration to The Rev. Andrew Kellner, Chaplain, at email@example.com. We regret that we cannot respond to every applicant. Only those of interest will be contacted.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
St. James School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. St. James School seeks to have the best available person in every job. St. James School policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment. All unlawful discrimination is expressly prohibited.
|Type of Commitment|
|Does this job pay?|
|Please send cover letter, resume and OTM profile to the Rev. Andrew Kellner, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be received and reviewed until the position is filled.|