School Chaplain

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In conjunction with the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, TCS is seeking an experienced Chaplain with a demonstrated interest in and commitment to supporting the spiritual health of the members of our school community. With a richly diverse student population from across Canada and more than 30 countries, TCS is deeply committed to building a community based on belonging and the wellbeing and respect of each individual.

Founded in 1865 by an Anglican clergyman, Trinity College School today is a school welcoming and supporting young people of all spiritual beliefs. Within a busy boarding community, the Chaplain is an active member, engaged in the life of the School which includes current students and staff, but also an extended community of parents and alumni. Services are held in the School’s beautiful and historic Memorial Chapel; designed in the Modern Gothic style, the chapel was consecrated in 1951 and seats approximately 500.

This is a full-time position spanning the academic year and reporting to the Head of Senior School – Student Support. To commence mid-August 2024.


  • Pastoral Care: As a member of the School’s circle of care team (which includes heads of school, school counsellors, health centre staff, student advisors and others), support the emotional and spiritual needs and provide guidance to students on a day-to-day basis. The Chaplain is an active leader within the Senior School’s day and boarding houses as well as the Junior School.
  • Chapel Services: Plan and run engaging daily chapel services (up to 6 days per week) that are meaningful to students and encourage community. Emphasis should be placed on some of the moral and ethical issues of the day examined within the Christian heritage. Readings, messages, homilies, etc., can be taken from a wide variety of sources, not just the Bible. Services will offer a balance of religious teachings, spiritual insights, school values and community-building through music, song, student announcements, presentations and performances. The Chaplain will work with student leaders who will lead chapel on occasion.
  • Ministerial Duties: Lead Confirmation classes; Sunday Worship Service; special services including, but not limited to: Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, Christmas Carol Services, Easter, and the School’s annual graduation chapel services. At the request of the Head of Trinity College School, represent the School in support of our alumni community.
  • Community Presence, Engagement & Leadership: Occasionally perform functions for the extended school community (weddings, funerals, alumni events, etc.) when school is not in session; the Chaplain is expected to make every effort to carry out such functions whenever they may arise.


  • Ordained member of the Anglican Church of Canada
  • A commitment to service, demonstrated experience and success with working with young people in a community that celebrates diversity, including differences in race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity
  • A sense of duty to supporting the welfare of adolescents paired with experience in counselling
  • The ability to present challenging spiritual questions and help students to find their own answers
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, cultural humility and experience developing authentic, healthy, trusting relationships appropriate to a range of contexts
  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to communicate with inspiration and clarity across a wide range of audiences
  • A commitment to work with and within a collaborative team environment with integrity, care, professionalism and diplomacy
  • During the academic year, be available to support students and staff as needed; support the School’s alumni body, as requested

Conditions of Employment

  • Pay is commensurate with training and experience. The salary will be set in accordance with published scales for chaplains in the Anglican network.
  • Extended healthcare, dental benefits and pension
  • Optional: On-campus housing (utilities included) is offered as part of the benefits package for this position
  • Candidates from both inside and outside of the Diocese of Toronto are welcome to apply

To Apply

Please email a cover letter and résumé to the attention of Head of Trinity College School, Stuart Grainger, ℅ Jennifer Dunbar James, assistant to the Head, at [email protected]. Application deadline is February 26, 2024.

Trinity College School thanks all applicants for their interest, but can acknowledge only those selected for an interview.

TCS is an equal opportunity employer. Trinity College School is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. The School will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. 

We celebrate the diversity of our school community, including differences in race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. We welcome candidates representing such diversity.

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