Spiritual Life Director
Job Details
Experienced
San Antonio Christian School - San Antonio, TX
Full-Time/12-months
Bachelor Degree
Other
Spiritual Life Director Job Duties

The Spiritual Life Director accepts the mission of San Antonio Christian School as a personal calling, which is to foster a life of faith and service within the hearts of our students. The Spiritual Life Director is committed to bringing Glory to God by cultivating the Christ-centered community at San Antonio Christian School that intentionally develops Christ-like character in its students. The Director will provide strategic leadership to all aspects related to discipling our students and staff. This person will be visible on campus and engage with our students, parents, and staff regularly. Core areas of responsibility will include spiritual formation, biblical world-view integration, planning and overseeing chapels, and leading faculty discipleship training. Additional areas of responsibility include developing a thoughtful and thorough plan to develop student leaders through a student mentoring program and leading innovative evangelism and ministry strategies and venues in which students can participate. This person shall be spiritually mature and shall reflect our core values of Faith, Character, and Academic Excellence.

 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities for this position, but are not limited, to:

  • Responsible for cultivating a positive student culture that is a witness to the community.
  • Coordinates all chapels, small groups, devotionals, retreats etc.
    • Work alongside principals to coordinate all weekly chapel programs for Elementary through High School.
    • Teach and speak at chapel, school retreats, etc.
  • Create and lead a systematic culture of student leadership, discipleship and mentoring through spiritually mature adults and students.
    • Small-group and One-on-One mentorship and discipleship.
    • Great Commission training and opportunities.
    • Lead efforts for teachers by developing devotionals and themes.
  • Coordinate efforts to link San Antonio Christian School with the local faith community.
    • Help students engage in their local church.
    • Access the professional pastoral counseling services in the Guidance Office.
    • Establish relationships with local pastors and churches.
    • Partner with local churches and ministry opportunities.
  • Develop, facilitate, and lead “Great Commission” strategies through which students can share their faith in off-campus opportunities.
    • Develop and track High School service-hours, including placing students out and into the community.
    • Lead and coordinate local, national, and international mission opportunities for students and staff.
    • Travel with mission teams and ensure mission trip logistics.
  • Develop and deliver workshops, seminars and podcasts for faculty, staff, and parents.
    • Further develop a parent cultural education program, including parenting workshops and seminars, that strengthens the family and school.
    • Plan and lead faculty and staff workshops focusing on integrating and teaching from a biblical worldview.
  • Along with the Administrative team, cast a vision for spiritual formation that is biblically based and aligns with San Antonio Christian School philosophies and systems of belief.
    • Assist with the integration of a Christian Worldview into all subject matter, programs, and activities.
    • Establish methods of feedback from students and parents about spiritual maturity and student needs.
    • Work closely and coordinate with the Administration and Faculty concerning all student spiritual health matters.
    • Make recommendations to the Administration for any needed alignments to spiritual formation goals, themes, or activities.
  • Support the school's mission and leadership and is active in the life and culture of the school community.
    • Comply with the conditions as stated in the employee contract, code of conduct, and employee handbook.
    • Show support and high esteem for SACS, Staff, and the Board of Directors.
    • Represented the school and its philosophy in a favorable and professional manner to the school family and the public.
    • Participate in the school's development programs and activities in areas of constituency relations, fundraising, and student recruitment and retention.
  • Supervise and engage with parents and students in extracurricular activities, organizations, and outings as assigned. This includes, but is not limited to overnight student camps, senior trip, and some off-campus activities at night and on the weekends. 
  • Support and help lead efforts of diversity and cultural awareness from a Biblical Worldview. 
  • Attend staff meetings and training programs as deemed necessary by the school administration.
  • Meet with the Head of School one-on-one monthly to receive and provide counsel, advice, and encouragement.  
  • Any other duties as assigned. 
Spiritual Life Director Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry or Theology, with a graduate degree preferred.
  • Experience in a Christian School environment or classroom preferred.
  • A born-again Christian with an evidenced deep, mature, and consistent relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Obvious love and desire to communicate the Gospel of Christ to young people.
  • Highly relational with established record of cultivating strong, appropriate relationships with students and adults.
  • Agree and live by the school’s lifestyle and faith statements as a condition for employment and continued employment in this ministry.
  • Active member of a local evangelical church.
  • Strong educational preparation in matters related to Biblical Theology.
  • PC proficient with knowledge of standard software and high level of social media competency.
  • Effective written and verbal communicator.
  • Have reliable transportation to and from work. 

Spiritual and Professional Qualities

  • Demonstrate a desire for spiritual growth.
  • Be a Christian role model in attitude, speech, and actions toward others.
  • Maintain high standards of ethics, honesty, judgment, and integrity in all personal and professional matters.
  • Respectfully submit and be loyal to constituted authority. Listen and respond to counsel.
  • Follow the Matthew 18 principle in dealing with conflict with students, parents, staff, and administration.
  • Meet everyday stress with emotional stability, objectivity, flexibility, and optimism.
  • Demonstrate the importance of discernment, discretion, and confidentiality concerning the sharing of information.
  • Maintain a personal appearance that is a Christian role model of cleanliness and modesty consistent with school policy.
  • A sincere appreciation for the diversity within conservative, orthodox Christianity.
  • Be willing to participate in continuing education opportunities that will increase proficiency and job skills.
  • Model good attendance and punctuality.

Minimum Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. For this position an employee must be able to: 

  • Remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.
  • Use repetitive arm, hand, and finger movements. 
  • Stoop, bend, push, kneel, squat, pull, reach, stand, walk, and sit. 
  • Exercise mobility to promptly move around campus. 
  • Communicate effectively with students, staff, and parents.
  • Lift/carry up to 30 lbs.
  • Be outdoors for extended periods of time year-round. 
  • Travel locally, as well as nationally as needed.