Muslim Chaplain

Wallingford, CT

The Muslim Chaplain is an academic year adjunct-faculty position reporting to the Director of Spiritual Life.

The Muslim Chaplain assumes overall responsibility for spiritual life of the Muslim students at Choate Rosemary Hall and assists the Director of Spiritual Life in the implementation of school-wide and departmental polices.

Duties include:

  • Develop a comprehensive program for students
  • Provide or assist, when needed, worship leadership
  • Offer counseling as requested by individual students
  • Field calls and emails from student parents
  • Meet weekly, according to an agreed upon schedule, with students
  • Meet individually, as requested, with the Director of Spiritual Life and together as a Spiritual Life team, at least 1x/term.
  • Assist in ecumenical/multi-faith programs including, but not limited to, multi-faith conversations, retreats, and/or days of service, the Holiday presentation, Baccalaureate, and the Alumni Memorial Service
  • Serve as member of Choate's Spiritual Life Team that seeks to support the entire Choate community and provide opportunities for meaning-making, moral development, spiritual exploration and education, and religious growth and observance.

Other duties as assigned by the Head of School, Director of Equity and Inclusion, and Director of Spiritual Life.

Responsibilities:

  • Friday prayer services, holiday celebrations
  • 3-5+ years of experience working with teens and adolescents, preferably at secondary or collegiate level, in spiritual and multicultural practice and community building
  • Formal training in your chaplaincy faith tradition, graduate training preferred
  • Endorsement from a community of faith, e.g., ordination in faith tradition
  • A proven record of working collaboratively with students especially, but also faculty and staff
  • Excellent communication and administrative skills
  • Cultural competency to navigate pluralist multi-faith sensibilities while being a practicing adherent to your own tradition
  • Availability on nights and weekends

Education, Experience, and Essential Skills:

  • 3-5+ years of experience working with teens and adolescents, preferably at secondary or collegiate level, in spiritual and multicultural practice and community building
  • Formal training in your chaplaincy faith tradition, graduate training preferred
  • Endorsement from a community of faith, e.g., ordination in faith tradition
  • A proven record of working collaboratively with students especially, but also faculty and staff
  • Excellent communication and administrative skills
  • Cultural competency to navigate pluralist multi-faith sensibilities while being a practicing adherent to your own tradition
  • Availability on nights and weekends