CHAPLAIN (Kindergarten through Grade 12)
Supervision by: Head of School (Chaplaincy responsibilities), Bishop (Ecclesiastical responsibilities)
Supervision Exercised: Religion Department
Job Status: Full-Time
Leads, administers, and develops the liturgical and pastoral ministries to the entire school community and teaches in the Religion Dept.
- Become familiar with the general operation of the entire school.
- Stimulate and encourage administrators, faculty, staff, students, families and alumni to develop and perpetuate a strong sense of community and interdependence throughout the school.
- Teach at least one section of religion each academic year. Develop, in consultation with the religion faculty, new courses when appropriate, maintaining the teaching focus on religion, values, and ethics.
- Serve the school community as a resource in matters of religion and ethics, and be available to answer questions and make classroom presentations when requested.
- Minister to the school community (administrators, faculty, staff, students, families and alumni) pastorally and liturgically. The ministry may include making hospital and home visits to the sick and dying; officiating at baptism, weddings, burials, memorial services, blessings, dedications, etc.; giving confirmation instruction; and providing marriage and personal counseling as needed.
- Facilitate, organize and execute with school's community service coordinators community service/outreach programs for students and faculty; e.g. the Institute of Human Services (IHS), Maililand (homeless children and transitional housing project), Amnesty International., Palama Settlement, the American Red Cross, the Good neighbor Fund, Foodbank Hawaii, the Presiding Bishop's Fund for the World Relief, etc. Communicate those opportunities to school and community. Organize teacher and parent volunteers to assist in community service. Ensure service learning is incorporated into the service experience.
- Take an active role in developing the spiritual and moral/ethical development of students and school community (suicide prevention, bullying, and cheating). Attend conferences concerning spiritual and moral/ethical development in schools.
- Be responsible for scheduling and coordinating all non-school related programs, activities and services held in the chapel.
- Prepare and oversee Chaplain's department budget.
Have a strong commitment to the Christian Faith, and to the physical, intellectual and spiritual well-being of all students.
Education and Experience:
- Be an Episcopal priest with at least an M.Div. degree, who recognizes, accepts, and supports the diversity of beliefs present in the school community.
- Possess leadership, pastoral, liturgical, teaching, preaching and administrative skills.
- Experience in school ministry preferred.
Mail cover letter and resume to:
Office of the Head of School
563 Kamoku Street
Honolulu, HI 96826
Thank you for your interest in working at ‘Iolani School. Please do not submit an application for positions that are not posted.