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: http://www.berkeleyprep.org/teaching.
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:
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.