Chaplaincy Leader

Our Board is creating an eligibility list of qualified candidates for future positions of Chaplaincy Leader.


  • Develop positive relationships between School and Church communities
  • Facilitate the Liturgical Life of the school community
  • Build relationships with youth and adults that leads to their personal growth in Jesus Christ
  • Honour the pastoral care of the entire school community
  • Lead a chaplaincy team in meeting the sacramental and communal needs of the school community, including facilitating retreats
  • Lead, promote and collaborate in social justice initiatives and connect with the wider community
  • Contribute to Ottawa Catholic School Board goals and initiatives that are focused on enhancing the distinctive Catholic culture of the board community
  • Honour the Equity Planning Strategy and Strategic Commitments of the Ottawa Catholic School Board



  • Applicants for this position must hold a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Studies, Religious Education, Theology or equivalent
  • A background which includes leadership experience in youth ministry and adult faith
  • Experience in pastoral work
  • A demonstrated knowledge and experience of Liturgical planning and facilitation
  • A demonstrated knowledge of the teachings of the Catholic Church
  • A demonstrated capacity for developing and leading social justice and outreach activities with a school community
  • A demonstrated commitment to their faith and the Catholic community
  • An understanding of youth culture and their needs within an educational setting
  • Commitment to the building of Catholic professional learning communities
  • Expertise in collaborating on projects of community building at the school and system level
  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven organizational skills


The annual salary range for this role is $81,639 – $88,555.


How to apply:
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume in pdf format, by 5:00 pm on December 7, 2022. Please note: All applications must be accompanied by proof of qualifications and either a Pastoral Reference Form or letter from a Pastor attesting to the candidate’s parish involvement.


About the Ottawa Catholic School Board

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) is located in Ottawa, Ontario. As Canada’s capital city, Ottawa ranks among the world’s most desirable cities to call home. We have a small-town feel with a big-city presence and a population of just over a million people.

The OCSB proudly serves over 45,000 students in 87 schools. We offer an education that respects all faiths’ universal values and is grounded in Catholic principles. We foster innovation to inspire Deep Learning so that all can realize their full potential. We offer a collaborative work environment, fulfilling careers, and the opportunity to make a difference in our students’ lives.

Our OCSB Strategic Commitments are: Be Community, Be Well, Be Innovative. Our Communications Team embraces these commitments and fosters an environment of innovation rooted in kindness, compassion and acceptance.

The OCSB adheres to equitable hiring, employment and promotion practices and is committed to an inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of our students. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, persons with disabilities, people from gender diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities, as well as others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas

The Ottawa Catholic School Board acknowledges that the land on which our schools are located is the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabek Peoples. We extend our respect to all First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples for their valuable past and present contributions to this land.

Pursuant to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, (AODA), if you require accommodations at any time throughout the application process, please contact Tessa Shewen in the Human Resources Department via email at prior to the posting closing date so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

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