Chaplain – Episcopal News Service

Job title
Name of church or organization
Trinity Episcopal School of Austin
Austin, TX
job description
Trinity Episcopal School is currently seeking a full-time ordained chaplain. This position is available as of July 1, 2022. Due to the importance of this role in the culture and life of the school, applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis until we have identified the candidate who best represents the best match. for the position and the community.

Trinity Episcopal School is an independent school with approximately 600 students from kindergarten through eighth grade located in Westlake Hills near downtown Austin, Texas.

Our mission:

At Trinity Episcopal School, we will care for each child intellectually, physically, emotionally and spiritually. We will honor the learning and living spirit of each child, always aware that we are all children of God.


Chaplain duties are diverse and include leading daily worship, teaching religion classes, providing pastoral care, and overseeing community outreach and service learning. The chaplain embodies the school’s core values ​​and Episcopal identity, and works alongside the school administration to ensure the implementation of the school’s mission. The work of the chaplain is supported by the part-time assistant chaplain.


  • Plan, organize, and lead divisional chapel services that are developmentally appropriate and reflect the school’s mission and values ​​through Bible readings, liturgy, songs, and other spiritual messages
  • Model and encourage regular prayer
  • Plan, organize, and conduct monthly college Eucharist services, monthly whole-school chapel services, and other special services
  • Plan with the management team all special services: Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Flowering of the Cross, Grandparents Day and Graduation


  • Provide pastoral counseling services to students, families, faculty, and staff as needed. These services may include (but are not limited to) crisis counselling, bereavement work and other forms of assistance, and will include working alongside other key staff.
  • Work with the Director of Human Resources to support the morale and needs of faculty and staff
  • Coordinate parent-led support systems for community members when needed


  • Oversee and teach a college religion curriculum that reflects the school’s mission, core values, and Episcopal identity, and that increases our students’ religious literacy
  • Help teachers develop classroom lessons that align with the school’s mission, core values, and Episcopal identity
  • Work with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion to integrate the multicultural curriculum and activities into the school and broader community

Learning service:

  • Seek best practices for service-learning models that encourage students to develop a service-oriented mindset while being sensitive to the specific needs of the populations served
  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of the school’s service-learning program, including curriculum and grade-level and school-wide initiatives to encourage service , support the values ​​of the school and the messages transmitted to the chapel
  • Cultivate and maintain partnerships with parents and the community to provide a variety of service opportunities for all ages
  • Engage the entire school community in the service-learning program, including meeting with grade level teams, communicating with parents, and interacting with students in the chapel and in the classroom
  • Oversee college service learning requirements
  • Plan off-site service opportunities for students, and supervise and work alongside students on outings


  • Serve as a member of the leadership team and attend weekly team meetings and occasional retreats and planning sessions
  • Prepare the chaplain’s annual budget and operate within the guidelines of that budget
  • Supervise the assistant chaplain and work collaboratively with the assistant chaplain and others to set and implement the goals of the chapel and service learning programs
  • In conjunction with the Human Resources Manager, implement all aspects of the Safeguarding God’s Children program, including conducting regular safeguarding trainings and maintaining accurate records in the Safeguarding Records System
  • Attend required meetings which may include divisional meetings, as well as full faculty and staff meetings
  • Participate in student supervision tasks: carpooling, lunch service, recess supervision, etc.
  • Consult in the admissions process
  • Be an integral part of the wider life of the school
  • Participate in diocesan affairs as desired or required by the Diocese of Texas
  • Meet regularly with the school principal


  • Must be an ordained Episcopal priest and must be licensed in the Diocese of Texas
  • A master’s degree or other advanced degree is preferred
  • Must be committed to the principles of the school’s Episcopal identity while serving in a diverse community
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent judgment, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Must be enthusiastic, self-motivated and able to work with multiple constituencies

Special work requirements:

Will be required to work some evenings and weekends depending on school needs

This position reports to the Head of School.

Commitment type
Full time
Does this work pay?
Application process
How to register:

Resumes and application letters should be sent to Trinity Episcopal School Human Resources, 3901 Bee Cave Road, Austin, TX 78746, or by email to No phone calls please.

Trinity Episcopal School invites all qualified individuals who share our core values ​​to apply for faculty/staff positions. All faculty/staff members must be able to support Trinity’s mission as a Christian school.

Trinity Episcopal School provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment status without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin national, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Trinity Episcopal School complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in all locations where the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leaves, compensation and training.

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