The chaplain is a pastor, preacher, counselor and friend to students, faculty and staff of Lydia Patterson. He/she proclaims a living Christian faith and occupies a Christian perspective on the life of faith and learning as understood by the United Methodist Church. He/she will plan a program of Christian worship and spiritual retreats, preach, teach, and minister to students, faculty, staff and their families. He/she serves as the Religion Department Head, Religious Life, and Student Lay Ministry Director. He/she will plan and may teach religion courses and assist in any other areas assigned by the President. He/she remains on duty for twelve months consecutively and maintains a relationship in good standing with his/her annual conference. Contact Office of the President at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strong organizational, communication, public relations and interpersonal skills
United Methodist ordained or affiliated pastoral work
1. Interacts with students to promote positive school image and enhance the teaching-learning process.
2. Cooperates with president and principal in planning and implementing the Lay Ministry program.
3. Works with the principal, counselor, and supervisory staff in identifying and solving problems related to his/her students.
4. Assists with the selection of programs, equipment, and materials to meet the needs of his/her students.
5. Takes all necessary precautions to protect students, equipment and facilities to meet the needs of his/her students.
6. Attends and participates in faculty meetings before and after normal school hours.
7. Counsels with students and parents regarding spiritual and social progress and attendance.
8. Acts as a positive role model for students; supports the mission of the school.
9. Works with the principal, counselor, and supervisory staff in identifying and solving problems related to his/her students.
Policy, Reports and Law
10. Upholds and enforces school rules and administrative regulations.
11. Establishes and maintains open lines of communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, administrators, and teachers.
12. Maintains a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
13. Promotes positive community relations through effective communication with community members.
Physical and Mental Job Requirements
Maintains emotional control under stress. Frequent standing, stooping, bending, keeling, pushing, and pulling. Moves small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom or adaptive equipment.