Christian Chaplain, OSRL

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
President's Office
Office of Univ Chaplain
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Behavioral Health, Counseling & Clergy
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location

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Reporting to the Dean of Religious Life, the Christian Chaplain supports the dean in providing overall support for religious and spiritual life at the university by providing particular support for Emory's Christian life and communities. This includes Christian programming led by the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life (OSRL) as well as serving as a liaison with affiliated churches and organizations.



  • Provides outreach to organize the Christian community and develops leadership groups.
  • Collaboratively assesses needs and develops short and long-term goals.
  • Collaboratively plans, develops, and implements high-quality spiritual life programs including weekly gatherings, holiday observances, retreats, service and social justice projects, and fellowship events.
  • Provides pastoral care and leadership in invocations, memorial services, vigils, and other rituals as needed.
  • Provides education and trainings for particular and general audiences.
  • Participates and shares leadership in departmental and interfaith initiatives.
  • Meets regularly with the Dean, the department, and designated department partners.
  • Collaborates with Program Directors, and serves as a departmental liaison with assigned schools, units, and committees.
  • Connects the campus with local, regional, and national opportunities and resources.
  • Plans and monitors program budgets.
  • Composes outreach letters, communications, and reports.
  • Administers policies and procedures.
  • May supervise graduate interns and student workers.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required. 
  • The Christian Chaplain is expected to support a pluralistic approach to the Christian tradition, with a special understanding of Emory's Methodist affiliation.


  • A master's degree in divinity, theology, religion, philosophy, ethics, or a related field and two years of related experience, OR an equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future.  Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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