Assistant Chaplain & Religion Teacher
St. Mark’s School, Southborough, MA
St. Mark’s School seeks an experienced, collaborative, and energetic Assistant Chaplain and religion teacher to serve for the Fall semester (late August until the end of January). Teaching responsibilities will include teaching three sections of religion, which may include teaching courses in Judaism, Christianity and Islam or elective courses. At St. Mark’s, Religion courses are taught in a critical, analytical, and non-sectarian manner. This person would also serve as Assistant Chaplain, assisting with and leading Chapel and voluntary worship services, advising and supporting student religious groups of various denominations and faiths, and generally supporting all members of the St. Mark’s community in their spiritual journeys and lives. Along with teaching and chaplaincy duties, this person would take on other duties typical to boarding school work, such as student advising, residential duty, coaching, and committee work. The school will not provide housing for this position.
Significant, relevant teaching experience in religion, philosophy, and ethics is required. The successful candidate will genuinely enjoy working with adolescents as they make the move from childhood to adulthood in their personal, academic, and spiritual lives.
The School values flexible educators who possess an optimistic, growth-oriented mindset regarding learning, both for themselves and their students. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of experience teaching religion at the secondary school level, in addition to facility with effective and developmentally appropriate pedagogies for teaching to a diverse community of learners. Educators with these characteristics and the desire to contribute to a vibrant boarding school community through coaching, advising, and residential life are encouraged to apply.
St. Mark’s School seeks to reflect the increasingly diverse world in which we live. We provide our students with a superior education in a caring community of students, parents, faculty, and staff that represents a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. We strive to ensure opportunities for all students regardless of gender, race, religion, color, ethnicity, sexual preference, gender identity or economic background. In support of our objective, St. Mark’s School will:
- continue to give special importance to the inclusion within our student body, our faculty, and our staff of persons from all groups within our society, including those who have experienced prejudice and disadvantage,
- provide all members of the School with a range of appropriate opportunities to develop skills for living in a diverse community and integrate diversity initiatives throughout the School program.
- empower all members of the St. Mark’s community to share their differences as well as their common experiences to enhance their education.
St. Mark’s School is a coed, private boarding high school of approximately 360 students with a strong, college preparatory curriculum located 22 miles west of Boston and 12 miles east of Worcester. The small size of the community, its ideal location, and its rigorous intellectual atmosphere make St. Mark’s a great place to live and work. The School offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including retirement plan, paid vacations and medical insurance.
No calls, please. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis.