Interim Chaplain

Salem Academy and College, the oldest continuously operating educational institution for girls and women in the country by its founding date of 1772, invites applications for Interim Chaplain.

Position Summary:

The Interim Chaplain reports to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs and Dean of the College and provides leadership in the development and implementation of a program for campus ministry and spiritual life. This position provides support for the Academy and College participating in institutional ceremonies. This is a 10-month, part-time, non-exempt position that follows the academic calendar. 

About Salem Academy and College:

Salem Academy and College is the oldest continuously operating educational institution for girls and women in the country by its founding date of 1772.  The institution is currently celebrating its 250th anniversary and is engaging in transformational change to innovate in women’s education. Salem Academy is a college preparatory school located on a diverse, active college campus focused on preparing young women for careers in STEAM. Salem College is the nation’s only liberal arts college exclusively dedicated to developing the next generation of women in health leadership. Salem Academy and College is located in Winston Salem, North Carolina, a vibrant college town known for arts and innovation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a liaison with administration for crisis management
  • Initiate and participate in the development of campus spiritual life programming
  • Plan, organize, and conduct College worship experiences and Academy chapel services
  • Participate in Academy and College ceremonial functions and worship events
  • Incorporate student wellness through the prism of spirituality into co-curricular experiences by partnering with Student Affairs and other institutional colleagues
  • Assist with building out health leadership in the co-curriculum
  • Serve as chair of the College Interfaith Council
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Support Salem constituencies by holding regular office hours and participating in
  • campus-wide events
  • Work to foster a spirit of teamwork and collaboration among the Salem community; and
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in theology, ministry, or a closely related field.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships fostering an environment of mutual respect,
  • understanding, and trust;
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, written and oral; and
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively.

Physical Functions:

  • The ability to meet and communicate with employees and campus constituents in the performance of the essential duties and responsibilities;
  • The ability to work at a computer for extended periods;
  • The ability to work on campus and in an office setting; or to work remotely, be able to communicate and meet via Zoom or a similar application, and be willing to travel to campus periodically, as deemed necessary or appropriate by the President.

Application Process:

To apply, please send a letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position along with a resume or curriculum vitae and three professional references to and The letter of interest may be addressed to the “Search Committee.” The review of applications will begin immediately and will be ongoing until the position is filled.


Salem Academy and College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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