Chaplain for Berkeley Preparatory School

Founded in 1960, Berkeley Preparatory School is a co-educational, Episcopal affiliated, independent,  college preparatory school with a current enrollment of 1,401 students in grades Pre-K through 12. 

At Berkeley, we seek to educate the whole child by nurturing students’ intellectual, emotional, spiritual  and physical development so they may attain their highest potential. We are also committed to  providing an inclusive and diverse learning environment that encourages values and recognizes each  student as a unique individual. Visit us at: 

Berkeley is located on a beautiful and well-equipped 86-acre campus, consisting of 29 state-of-the-art  buildings. Our proud mascot is the Buccaneer. Graduates are well-rounded individuals who have  learned the core values of discipline, diligence and integrity and excelled in the academic, co-curricular  and character realms. 


Working alongside the Head Chaplain, the Chaplain helps to serve the spiritual needs of Berkeley  Preparatory School students and faculty. While the position has a primary focus on the Lower and  Middle Divisions, at times the Chaplain will work with constituents school-wide. The Chaplain will guide  us in prayer, offer weekly homilies, teach, lead small-group Bible study discussions, sponsor spiritual life  clubs, officiate a variety of liturgical services, and offer age-appropriate pastoral care. 

This unique opportunity is enhanced by the much-anticipated opening and consecration of the Berkeley  Chapel in the heart of campus in the fall of 2022. While some spiritual life offerings are well underway,  the addition of this inspiring sacred space will invite new possibilities of prayer and programs. With that  in mind, an entrepreneurial spirit is desired for this new role on campus. 

The Chaplain will report directly to the Head Chaplain, and will also work closely with Lower and Middle  Division administration. 

Note: conversations will be had with qualified candidates to round out job responsibilities based on the  candidate’s strengths and interests, and the needs of the school. 


All or most of the following: 

• Ordained in the Episcopal Church, in the ordination process, discerning a call to ordained  ministry, or have significant lay pastoral ministry experience 

• A Master’s Degree 

• Experience working with young people, preferably in a school setting 

• Strong preaching/teaching and pastoral gifts 

Compensation and Benefits: 

The appointment will begin July, 2022 and is a full-time position with full benefits. The compensation  package will be very competitive nationally and commensurate with experience, degree attainment, and  the national independent school and college markets.

Interested Persons please send a resume and detailed cover letter to: 

Samantha Seebeck 

Berkeley Preparatory School 


All inquiries and nominations are kept confidential. 

Berkeley Preparatory School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual  orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of  its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the  administration of its hiring and employment practices. The above information on this description has been designed  to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not  designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications  required of employees assigned to this job.