Assistant Chaplain for Residential Life and Interfaith Support - University of the South

  • 26 Apr 2022 11:20 AM
    Message # 12752761
    Alex Miller-Knaack (Administrator)

    Title:  Assistant Chaplain for Residential Life and Interfaith Support

    University:  The University of the South (Sewanee)


    The University of the South seeks an experienced clinical chaplain to serve as Assistant Chaplain for Residential Life and Interfaith Support, overseeing programs and partnerships designed to meet the spiritual care needs of students of diverse religious, spiritual, and secular identities.

    The Assistant Chaplain manages the Chaplains in Residence program, supervising paid seminarians providing non-sectarian pastoral care within residence halls and coordinating the strategic partnership among the Office of the Dean of Students, the School of Theology, and All Saints’ Chapel.  The Assistant Chaplain also has primary responsibility for the Chapel’s interfaith engagement, leading the Interfaith Advisory Council; serving as Chapel liaison to student groups organized around religious, spiritual, or secular identity; advising the leaders of the Interfaith theme house; and supporting undergraduate interns as they create interfaith programming.  This full-time position reports directly to the University Chaplain and keeps a ten-month per year work schedule.

    Located on 13,000 acres atop the Cumberland Plateau in Sewanee, Tennessee, the University of the South is affiliated with the Episcopal Church:  an open, generous, and thoughtful expression of the Christian tradition.  Drawing on the best of that tradition, All Saints’ Chapel creates brave, safe spaces where students and those who support them can worship, build inclusive communities, integrate spiritual and intellectual growth, and discover purpose.  All Saints’ Chapel is an outward and visible sign of God’s beloved community, where belonging and equity intersect.

    A successful applicant for the position of Assistant Chaplain will have a Masters degree in a related field; at least three units of Clinical Pastoral Education, with a preference of four; and at least five years of pastoral care experience, preferably in a university or institutional setting.  Strong supervisory and collaborative skills are essential for success in the position.  Individuals who identify with a religious or spiritual tradition outside the Episcopal tradition are strongly encouraged to apply.

    More information on the position and how to apply can be found here.

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