Chaplain

Support Position

Closing Date: February 01, 2022

Job Term: Full Time

We are seeking an individual who is aligned with our core values and reflects our core competencies to join our Wellbeing Department as the Chaplain. This is a full-time position.

At Havergal College, we believe that great schools are made up of great people. We are committed to building a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates with a diverse range of experiences and perspectives, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) peoples, and persons with disabilities. We welcome applicants who are inspired by our mission to prepare young women to make a difference and to take on an ever-changing world with confidence, resilience and global-mindedness.

The Position

Havergal College is a pre-eminent Canadian independent school for girls from JK to 12. Our students are nurtured intellectually, physically, emotionally and spiritually. A focus on our spiritual life and our core values—courage, compassion, inquiry and integrity—is an important part of how we engage as a community.

The College’s chaplain’s duties are diverse and include responsibility for Prayers, Religious Education, working with teams to plan special school events such as Harvest Festival and Carol Service and celebrating monthly communion. The Chaplain works as a core member of the College’s Wellbeing Team, offering pastoral care to students and families and acting as a pastoral presence for faculty and staff and working closely with administration and developing value-based solutions to issues as they arise.

The Chaplain epitomizes the school’s core values and Anglican identity and works alongside members of the school’s leadership team to ensure the implementation of the school’s vision and mission. Reporting to the Associate Head of School, the Chaplain is also accountable to the Director of Wellbeing when working within the Wellbeing Program.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Work with the Head & Assistant Head of Junior School (JK to Grade 6) to plan and organize Prayers in the Junior School, offers strong support to student messaging and offers developmentally appropriate messages.
  • Work with the Heads of Middle (Grades 7 and 8) and Senior Schools (Grades 9 to 12) and the Director of Performing Arts to plan and support Upper School Prayers.
  • Model and encourages regular time for reflection.
  • Plan, organize and lead monthly Eucharistic services for interested students and staff.
  • Plan, organize and lead Prayers on Anglican festivals, including the annual Harvest Festival, Carol Service, Ash Wednesday and Founders’ Day Services.
  • Plan and support student messaging in Prayers, to respectfully mark the major celebrations of the various faith traditions represented in the school and builds purposeful and positive school connections with families in the community from diverse faith traditions.
  • Attend faculty meetings and participates in faculty professional development.
  • Participate in diocesan affairs as desired or as required by the Diocese of Toronto.
  • Represent the school and maintain positive working relationship with Havergal’s Area Bishop.
  • Provide pastoral counselling services to students, families, and faculty and staff as requested. Such services may include crisis counselling, grief work and other assistance and will include working alongside other key personnel within the Wellbeing Department.
  • Is an active presence in the Boarding Program, including participating in occasional evening and weekend events.
  • Under the oversight of the Head of Junior School, plan a developmentally appropriate curriculum that is respectful to the diversity within the school while providing knowledge of the Bible.
  • Focus on highlighting positive connections between the world’s major religions and Christianity, aiming to build understanding, connection, compassion and respect for the various and diverse beliefs of Havergal’s community.
  • Support the religious education program in Grade 7 and 8 as an advisor.
  • Function as an integral part of the broader life of the school.

Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience

  • An ordained Anglican minister and licensed in the Diocese of Toronto.
  • Committed to the principles of the Anglican identity of the school while serving in a diverse community, promoting respect for diversity and fostering inclusion.
  • Outstanding organizational and communication skills.
  • Excellent judgment and analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and able to work with multiple constituencies.
  • Confidential and maintains the highest ethical standards.

Demonstrated Ability & Commitment to the Core & Leadership Competencies of:

  • Inclusive Excellence          
  • Collaboration & Teamwork             
  • Communication                               
  • Growth Mindset
  • Learning Agility
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Managerial Courage
  • Champion Change & Innovation     
  • Coach & Develop Others
  • Purpose Alignment & Result

Workplace Requirements & Conditions

  • Location: 1451 Avenue Rd, North York, ON M5N 2H9.
  • Will be required to work some evenings and weekends as it relates to the needs of the school.
  • Occasional travel, as required.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and express their interest to [email protected].

Havergal College thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Havergal College is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process. If you require accommodations, please contact Cathy LeBlanc at 416-483-3519 ext. 6526 or by email at [email protected].

About Havergal

Founded in 1894 and located on a beautiful 22-acre campus in midtown Toronto, Canada, Havergal College is one of Canada’s pre-eminent independent school for girls from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12. At the forefront of woman’s education for over 125 years, Havergal is grounded in the principles of a liberal arts education and prepares young woman to make a difference. Through our outstanding curricular and cocurricular programs, we nurture a culture of capability that fosters self-confidence, leadership, critical thinking, inquiry-based learning and teamwork within our students.