Associate Chaplain and Religion Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

St. Mark’s School, Southborough, MA

Position Title: Associate Chaplain and Religion Teacher

First commitment: August 26th, 2024

Contract type: Permanent, 10-month 

School Type: Boarding 

Reports To: Assistant Head/Dean of Faculty

Position Summary: 

St. Mark’s School seeks an experienced, collaborative, and energetic Associate Chaplain and Religion Teacher to join the Religion Department in the 2024-2025 academic year.  The School values flexible educators who possess an optimistic, growth-oriented mindset regarding learning, both for themselves and their students. 

The Associate Chaplain assists with leading an informal, interfaith Morning Chapel twice a week; a formal Evening Chapel once a month; a voluntary Eucharist once a week; and other services as needed. This person also advises and supports student groups of various denominations and faiths including secular/non-religious, and provides pastoral support to all members of the St. Mark’s community in their spiritual journeys and lives.  Note that at St. Mark’s, religion courses are taught as they would be at a secular college or university: in a critical, analytical, and non-sectarian manner. 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. Ordination or intended ordination in the Episcopal Church is highly desirable. 

As a religion teacher, you will be a member of the Religion department and report to the head of the department and the assistant head of school/ dean of faculty. We invite interested candidates to apply by completing an application on the St. Mark’s School Employment page

What You’ll Do as Associate Chaplain and Religion Teacher

As a St. Mark’s faculty member, you will teach in the Religion department, advise three to six students, attend all-school and faculty-required events, and coach or lead co-curricular programming. Other key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Serve as a member of the school Chaplaincy, assisting with interfaith Chapel services, advising faith-based student affinity groups, and providing pastoral support to the St. Mark’s community  
  • Provide students in the classroom with timely, ongoing, and meaningful feedback, including comments for each student at the end of grading periods
  • Support a residential house team by supervising evening hours once weekly and five Saturday nights per year 
  • Participate in St. Mark’s Experiential Learning Programming 
  • Participate in community life through Social Duty (four weekends per year)
  • Give up to six admission tours per year

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Ordination or intended ordination in the Episcopal Church 
  • Enthusiasm for work with adolescent students in many contexts
  • Outstanding task and time management skills with high attention to detail
  • Strong leadership, collaboration, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Proficiency with computer applications such as Google Suite including Docs, Slides, and Sheets

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Two or more years of teaching experience in religion, philosophy, or ethics at the secondary school level
  • Experience in an educational setting, including familiarity with residential communities and the needs of adolescents 
  • Success working with culturally diverse populations as well as a commitment to inclusive pedagogy
  • Commitment to continuous self-reflection and professional growth

 

Things You’ll Love: 

  • On-campus housing; health, dental, and vision coverage; retirement contribution – after one year of service, the school contributes 10% of your annual salary to a 403 (b) retirement plan (100% immediate vesting); three meals a day are available at the dining hall during the school year for you and your family; use of facilities for you and your immediate family: weight rooms, outdoor pool, ice rink, basketball courts, nature trails, etc.; annual financial planning services available; parental leave: 8 weeks at full pay, and 4 weeks at a quarter pay; Health Assistance Program; Employee Assistance Program; tuition remission (100%); Child Day Care financial assistance program; William A. Coolidge Fund – annual financial assistance for each employee’s child attending tuition-charging schools, etc. 

 

Salary: 

  • Pay is commensurate with experience. For reference, please find the base salary bands for faculty members whose primary responsibilities are in the classroom below: 
  • Years of experience between 31 and 42 years: $84,240 – $94,340
  • Years of experience between 21 and 30 years: $65,000 – $83,752
  • Years of experience between 11 and 20 years: $52,000 – $63,200
  • Years of experience between 0 and 10 years: $27,000 – $50,700

St. Mark’s School

Southborough, MA
High School
Boarding, Day
All Gender
Religiously-Affiliated