Middle School and Upper School Chaplain

Fort Worth, TX
Type: Clergy
Posted Mar 18, 2022
Job Title
Middle School and Upper School Chaplain
Name of church or organization
All Saints’ Episcopal School
Address
Fort Worth, TX
Job Description
Located on 147 acres in west Fort Worth, All Saints’ Episcopal School is a co-educational Age 3 – Grade 12 college-preparatory day school serving approximately 1,120 students who benefit from small class sizes, an outstanding athletic program and an award-winning arts program. We are one of the largest Early Childhood – Grade 12 Parish-independent Episcopal day schools in the country, and our graduates attend a wide variety of selective colleges and universities. The School is dual-accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest and the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools, and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Episcopal Schools. Read about what makes our Episcopal learning environment so dynamic by visiting www.aseschool.org.

The Middle School (MS) and Upper School (US) Chaplain’s duties are diverse and are influenced by the individual’s particular gifts and the changing needs of the community. As a result, the position changes from year to year, but generally falls within these areas.  As a general rule, the chaplain is expected to be familiar with and follow Principles of Good Practice as identified by The National Association of Episcopal Schools on their website: http://www.episcopalschools.org/episcopal-schools/principles-of-good-practice.

General duties:  The primary function of the MS and US Chaplain is to serve as the pastoral leader of these Divisions.  In addition, the chaplain is responsible for overseeing and leading the worship services, as well as formal academic religious instruction.  The chaplain coordinates all activities through each Division Head, and is expected to be familiar with and follow Principles of Good Practice as identified by The National Association of Episcopal Schools on their website: http://www.episcopalschools.org/episcopal-schools/principles-of-good-practice.

Worship 

  • Plan (with student and faculty representatives), conduct, and oversee daily Noonday Prayer and weekly Eucharist celebrations for both Middle School and Upper School divisions, including securing guest speakers.
  • Plan with students, administration, the Early Childhood (EC) and Lower School (LS) Chaplain, and the Office of Institutional Advancement (as appropriate) all special services, including the blessing of pets, the blessing of trees and other memorials, Honors College Induction, Advent Lessons and Carols, Commencement, Junior Unity Day, Cum Laude Society Induction, Honors Convocation and other divisional services, such as Ash Wednesday Liturgy, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
  • Maintain and encourage regular prayer among those in the school family, especially in times of tragedy as well as causes for celebration.
  • Act as a positive catalyst in promoting the spirit of Christ’s love in the school and beyond the school.
  • Offer the prayer at home football games and offer prayers as requested by the Head of School at faculty in-service events.
  • Share with any other chaplains the officiating duties at daily office during faculty in-service.
  • Serve on a rotation for Celebrant and Preacher at all faculty in-service Eucharist Services (3X each year).
  • Officiate with prayers at the memorial bell tolling at the end of the school day each Friday.
  • Collaboration and coordination of worship and activities/liturgies with the EC/LS Chaplain and the Rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church

Outreach 

  • Support faculty who organize, oversee and manage student outreach and community engagement in the Upper School, and assist as needed.
  • Assist, as needed, the faculty who organize and oversee the Middle School Project Empathy and other outreach projects.

Education 

  • Participate with the Religion Department in continuing the development of the religion curriculum, especially in grades 6-12.
  • Teach Religion courses as agreed upon in MS and US Divisions.
  • Assist the Health Team (H-Team) in addressing community issues as appropriate: alcohol and drugs, suicide, parenting, child abuse, safety, online harassment, sexting, ethics, etc.
  • Attend MS and US faculty meetings, monthly in-service training, monthly Religion Department Meetings, all-school events where attendance is expected, division events as expected and chaplains’ meetings.
  • Attend when possible SAES, NAES and other conferences for Professional Development.

Counseling and Pastoral Care 

  • Attend called H-Team meetings as schedule permits.
  • Work with H-Team in identifying students in need.
  • Work with the Middle School and Upper School Counselor in encouraging students in counselor-client relationships.
  • Minister to the needs of faculty, staff and families as opportunities present themselves.
  • Be present and available when possible to students at school-wide events and those especially unique to the Middle School and Upper School.
  • Work with the EC/LS Chaplain to meet the pastoral needs of the community as a whole

Administration 

  • Work closely with the EC/LS Chaplain, Division Heads, and Religion Department Chair
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Head of School.
  • Keep the Head of School informed of issues that may negatively impact the spiritual life of the school.
  • Attend appropriate deanery meetings and other diocesan events/meetings.
  • Coordinate use of the chapel with the Early Childhood and Lower School Chaplain
  • Work closely with the EC/LS Chaplain to support one another and design meaningful experiences for worship, education, and formation throughout all divisions
  • Communicate and engage in community conversations about how All Saints’ lives out its Episcopal Identity
  • Engage in collaborative efforts to enhance Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging as it speaks to the distinct culture of All Saints’ Episcopal School

Personal Spiritual/Professional

  • Worship at own parish.
  • May serve as supply priest as desired.
  • Actively participate in diocesan events as so called

Personal

  • Protect time with your family.
  • Make time for yourself.
  • Set personal goals.

Why Fort Worth?

Fort Worth, Texas is the 16th largest and one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, home to world-class museums, western culture, a bustling food scene, and prime proximity to Dickies Arena, Globe Life Park, AT&T Stadium and DFW Airport. Neighboring universities include Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, University of North Texas Health Science Center and Texas A&M School of Law. Local multinational corporations include Bell Helicopter, Lockheed Martin, American Airlines, BNSF Railway, and Alcon Laboratories. Fort Worth is also a fantastic family city, home to the No. 4 zoo in the nation; 70 miles of exploration on the Trinity Trails; the Botanic Gardens with Discovery Days and a summer concert series with the Fort Worth Symphony; Casa Manana, a children’s theatre; and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, to name a few. Learn more about Fort Worth and all the wonder it has to offer.

 

All Saints’ Episcopal School of Fort Worth is an equal-opportunity employer.  All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, veteran or marital status, age, national or ethnic origin.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, veteran or marital status, age, or national and ethnic origin in administration of all phases of the employment relationship, including recruitment, advertising, hiring, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay, and all other forms of selection, training, and compensation.

Type of Commitment
Full-time
Does this job pay?
Yes
Application Process
Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resume to:
Humanresources@aseschool.org
Subject: Middle School and Upper School Chaplain
Application Deadline
06/30/2022
Link to the job posting or application
https://www.aseschool.org/careers
Website
https://www.aseschool.org