Director of Chapel and Campus Chaplain is a full time, exempt, two year, staff appointment made by the President and Dean. The individual in this position must have leadership skills and experience in the liturgies of The Episcopal Church, and a pastoral, open spirit, able to engage and connect with a diverse population.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Direct, coordinate, oversee, and implement all services in the Chapel
- Work closely with the Chapel Musician on music used in liturgies
- Select, train, and supervise student-worker Sacristans
- Supervise, monitor, and educate students participating in Chapel, either in positions of liturgical leadership or as members of the gathered community
- Conduct chapel orientation for all entering students (June and August)
- Manage rota of student liturgical ministers
- Schedule preachers, presiders and deacons, and consulting with the President and Dean on invitations to guest preachers and presiders.
- Serve on the seminary Worship Committee
- Be willing and eager to explore and practice a diversity in worship as found in sources around the Anglican Communion and elsewhere.
- Act as chaplain to the entire community keeping regular “drop-in” times for: students, faculty, and staff, interacting with the community as appropriate during meals, worship, and other community events
- Design the formation program for all students in the low-residential and residential programs, in consultation with the Dean of Academic Affairs and faculty. Work with the Student Services & Recruitment Administrator who will create and manage Student Formation Teams each semester.
- Participate a few times a semester in faculty meetings upon request.
- Make recommendations with faculty about students’ readiness and suitability for ordination.
- Develop and implement strategies for addressing racism, and engaging in racial reconciliation, in a predominantly white context, and in coordination with faculty and senior leadership.
- Adhere to confidentiality rules and all other CDSP policies, procedures, and rules.
- Perform all duties in a manner that promote CDSP’s mission and core values.
- Assume other related responsibilities and special projects as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Advanced knowledge and experience of Episcopal liturgies
- Ability to relate to and lead students of all ages, races, nationalities
- Clear and concise communication skills
- Organizational skills in the planning and staffing of multiple liturgies during school sessions
- Ability to use and manage technology in the creation of liturgies
- Strong commitment to the shared work of formation, and the fostering of diversity, equity, and inclusion in a predominantly white context.
REQUIRED AND PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CREDENTIALS
- Ordained Episcopal Priest
- Masters of Divinity degree
- Experience as a parish priest
- Experience leading and planning varied styles of Episcopal worship
- Experience providing pastoral care to a diverse community