Asheville, NC
Type: Clergy
Posted Feb 16, 2021
Job Title
Name of church or organization
Asheville School
Asheville, NC
Job Description
Job Title:                  Chaplain: Asheville School (

Reports to:                 Head of School

FLSA Status:             Exempt

Position Status:         Full-Time/ Ten Month Position

Position Overview:

The Chaplain is responsible for all aspects of the spiritual life and well-being of the school and its students and will advise the Head of School on such matters.  The Asheville School Chapel is  rooted in the Christian tradition.   As a member of a boarding school community with a broad diversity of students, the Chaplain will incorporate and nurture students of all faith traditions and those who identify as agnostic and or atheist.  The student body of Asheville School is diverse—racially, socio-economically, politically—and the Chaplain is expected to be able to relate to all students on their journeys toward adulthood as a pastoral counselor. The school community expects communal work towards inclusivity with regards to LGBTQIA+, racial justice.  Living into social justice and community service are important for students, faculty, and staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Collaborate with Head of School for developing an intentional spiritual life

program at the School

Serve on the Senior Leadership Team

Plan and lead twice weekly all-school chapel services.

Lead a voluntary weekly communion service

Support the spiritual growth of all students, regardless of their faith tradition

Provide pastoral care to the entire school community

Provide pastoral counseling to individual students in coordination with the school


Help to implement service learning opportunities for students and faculty

Coordinate and plan the school’s social justice programing 

Other Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Possibly live on campus in school-provided housing

Attend faculty meetings

Attend school functions and events

Possibly teach elective classes

Possibly coach or supervise an afternoon activity

Serve as an advisor


The Chaplain must possess the highest level of integrity and discretion. The Chaplain must have extremely strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize. The person in this position should be an energetic self-starter and possess excellent interpersonal skills. An understanding and execution of liturgy, preaching, pastoral care, and integration of social justice related issues are expected. A bachelor’s and Master’s degree and ordination in the Episcopal, Lutheran, Church of Christ, or Presbyterian (PCUSA) Church is required.


A competitive base salary, campus  housing, utilities,  food, tuition remission for children,  retirement (TIAA CREF),  and paid graduate school classes.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to:

Dr. Anthony H. Sgro

Head of School

Asheville School

Type of Commitment
Full Time (2 months vacation in the summer)
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Application Process
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to:
Dr. Anthony H. Sgro
Head of School
Asheville School
Application Deadline