University Chaplain Job Summary
The Board of Trustees of the Episcopal Chaplaincy at Harvard seeks an ordained Episcopal priest to serve as Chaplain and to grow the Chaplaincy program at Harvard University and in the surrounding community. The ideal candidate will have experience in providing ministry and pastoral care to young adults.
The Episcopal chaplain at Harvard proclaims the Gospel of Christ in word and deed throughout the University and offers pastoral care, worship, fellowship, spiritual reflection, social justice ministry, and education for the students, faculty, staff, and other partners of the chaplaincy. Though this position is not academic in nature, the chaplain must understand and welcome academic inquiry and have a passion for pastoral ministry in an academic setting.
The chaplain works in partnership with Christ Church Cambridge (Episcopal), where chaplaincy services are held, and works closely with the Chaplaincy Board, the clergy and staff of Christ Church Cambridge, student leaders, and other denominational chaplains at Harvard. The chaplain fosters an open, welcoming, and affirming community of constituents and works collegially with other Episcopal chaplains in the diocese, participating in appropriate programming and events throughout the year.
The chaplain typically hires, mentors, and supervises the Chaplaincy’s Kellogg Fellow for Ministry in Higher Education, who is a seminarian or other person discerning a call to ministry who works part-time alongside the chaplain. The chaplaincy has a long and distinguished history of helping to raise up, mentor, and form priests for the Church.
In partnership with students and the Board of Trustees, the chaplain will develop a multi-year strategic vision for the chaplaincy.
If interested, visit the “Chaplain Search” page on the chaplaincy’s website at www.harvardepiscopalians.org for a full job description and for information on how to submit an application and how to contact the Search Committee with any questions.
Deadline for applications: January 31, 2019