Philmont Scout Ranch Chaplain Coordinator & Chaplain Positions

Position: Chaplain Coordinator

Philmont Standards:
• Must be at least 18 years of age by start of employment (21+ requirement, if applicable, will be noted below)
• Must become a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America at the start of employment and subscribe to
the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and Declaration of Religious Principles
• Must provide a complete and current BSA Annual Health and Medical Record to the Infirmary upon arrival
including review of risk advisory and immunization requirements
• Must maintain a clean, well-groomed appearance and be willing to purchase required uniform parts to meet
Philmont’s uniform policy
• Must participate in designated staff training
• Must adhere to the policies and programs set forth by Philmont Scout Ranch management

Position Overview:
The Chaplaincy at Philmont works as an unified body to establish and maintain a proper religious and spiritual
environment (climate) among all members of the Philmont community and ‘counsels’ participants and staff as
needed. The objective of the Chaplaincy at the Ranch is to achieve excellence in meeting the goals and aims of the Boy Scouts of America.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
• In cooperation with the Director of Camping, and as a leader of the Chaplaincy Corps, work to develop
a ‘Worship Services’ plan that meets the religious objectives of the faith and individual needs of guests
at Philmont that are within the generally recognized parameters and capabilities of Philmont and the
Boy Scouts of America.
• In cooperation with the Director of Camping and the specific faith groups to help in recruiting sufficient
Chaplain candidates to fill the Chaplain positions.
• Develop the weekly assignment rotations schedule to be used by all the Chaplains.
• Fulfill a weekly assignment to one of the areas of Chaplain Responsibilities: Philmont Training Center
Chaplain, Camping Headquarter Chaplain, Infirmary Chaplain, Backcountry Chaplain, Emergency
Chaplain, and Relief Chaplain. The weekly assignments will be rotated among all Chaplains throughout
the summer.
• Ensure that the Chaplaincy Corps meets the five priorities of the Chaplaincy:
o All who visit Philmont have a chance for a religious experience.
o Work to support emergencies.
o Support the needs of Infirmary Patients on and off the Ranch.

o Support the crew position of Chaplain Aide.
o Support the needs of the Philmont Staff.
• Ensure that Chaplains conduct daily “faith specific” religious services at Camping Headquarters (within
the established time- frame of 7:00 – 8:00 pm.) Conduct weekly “faith specific” religious services at
Camping Headquarters (Jewish – Saturdays, Protestant, Catholic, and LDS (Mormon) – Sundays) at 9:00
am.
• As assigned, conduct an Interfaith/Nondenominational (“A Scouts’ Own”) Worship Service at the
Philmont Training Center on a predetermined schedule (usually on Sundays at 4:30 pm.
• As assigned, conduct “Sunrise Services” at the Philmont Training Center each Tuesday and Thursday
mornings at the PTC Chapel (~6:00 am).
• As assigned, conduct regularly scheduled backcountry religiousservices at locations agreed upon by the
Director of Camping and the Chaplaincy.
• Through daily contacts with Logistics, the Backcountry Managers, and the Infirmary, assist to help meet
the transportation and distribution needs of participants, advisors, and staff. The ride priority system
must be followed at all times.
• Maintain a daily knowledge of those people (Camping and Training Center participants and staff) who
have health or personal problems and give support or counsel as needed. Be particularly alert to those
participants and staff who are hospitalized (off-Ranch).
• As necessary deliver “emergency messages” (usually available from Logistics Radio Room) to the backcountry in accordance with the Philmont driving policies.
• Respond to special religious needs and requests, including memorial services and specific religious
conferences, as needed.
• Assist in Conflict Resolution Training for all staff. Support the Ranch wide program of “Roses, Thorns,
and Buds”, a method of resolving conflicts by daily communication within the community of the
participant or staff member.
• Conduct and lead the Chaplaincy in a variety of meetings and trainings as scheduled and as agreed upon
by the Director of Camping.
• Maintain all records including worship service attendance, mileage reports, and offering accounting
records.
• Submit a final report on the operating season to the Director of Camping.
• Assist with other staff responsibilities as directed by the Director of Camping to ensure that the mission
of the Philmont Scout Ranch is carried out in a professional and timely manner.
• Complete other duties as assigned by direct supervisor or ranch management as required.

Desired Qualifications & Experience:
• Must be 21 years of age by time of employment
• Must be able to secure a Philmont driving permit
• Previous Philmont leadership experience preferred
• Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:
• Be able to lift and handle materials up to 70 pounds throughout the scheduled workday
• Up to 90% of the workday could be spent driving, walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, or crouching
• Be capable and willing to work in all types of weather conditions at various locations

 

Position: Chaplain (Jewish/Protestant/Latter Day Saints/Catholic):

Philmont Standards:
• Must be at least 18 years of age by start of employment (21+ requirement, if applicable, will be noted below)
• Must become a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America at the start of employment and subscribe to
the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and Declaration of Religious Principles
• Must provide a complete and current BSA Annual Health and Medical Record to the Infirmary upon arrival
including review of risk advisory and immunization requirements
• Must maintain a clean, well-groomed appearance and be willing to purchase required uniform parts to meet
Philmont’s uniform policy
• Must participate in designated staff training
• Must adhere to the policies and programs set forth by Philmont Scout Ranch management
Position Overview
The Chaplaincy at Philmont works as an unified body to establish and maintain a proper religious and spiritual
environment (climate) among all members of the Philmont community and ‘counsels’ participants and staff as
needed. The objective of the Chaplaincy at the Ranch is to achieve excellence in meeting the goals and aims of the Boy Scouts of America.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
• In cooperation with the Director of Program, and as a member of the Chaplaincy Corps, work to develop a
‘Worship Services’ plan that meets the religious objectives of the faith and individual needs of guests at
Philmont that are within the generally recognized parameters and capabilities of Philmont and the Boy Scouts
of America.
• Fulfill a weekly assignment to one of the areas of Chaplain Responsibilities: Philmont Training Center
Chaplain, Camping Headquarter Chaplain, Infirmary Chaplain, Backcountry Chaplain, Emergency Chaplain,
and Relief Chaplain. The weekly assignments will be rotated among all Chaplains throughout the summer.
• Ensure that the Chaplaincy Corps meets the five priorities of the Chaplaincy:
o All who visit Philmont have a chance for a religious experience.
o Work to support emergencies.
o Support the needs of Infirmary Patients on and off the Ranch.
o Support the crew position of Chaplain Aide. o Support the needs of the Philmont Staff.

• Conduct daily “faith specific” religious services at Camping Headquarters (within the established timeframe
of 7:00 – 8:00 pm.) Conduct weekly “faith specific” religious services at Camping Headquarters (Jewish –
Saturdays, Protestant, Catholic, and LDS (Mormon) – Sundays) at 9:00 am.
• As assigned, conduct an Interfaith/Nondenominational (“A Scouts’ Own”) Worship Service at the Philmont
Training Center on a predetermined schedule (usually on Sundays at 4:30 pm).
• As assigned, conduct “Sunrise Services” at the Philmont Training Center each Tuesday and Thursday mornings
at the PTC Chapel (~6:00 am).
• As assigned, conduct regularly scheduled backcountry religious services at locations agreed upon by the
Director of Program and the Chaplaincy.
• Through daily contacts with Logistics, the Backcountry Managers, and the Infirmary, assist to help meet the
transportation and distribution needs of participants, advisors, and staff. The ride priority system must be
followed at all times.
• Maintain a daily knowledge of those people (Camping and Training Center participants and staff) who have
health or personal problems and give support or counsel as needed. Be particularly alert to those participants
and staff who are hospitalized (off-Ranch).
• As necessary deliver “emergency messages” (usually available from Logistics Radio Room) to the backcountry
in accordance with the Philmont driving policies.
• Respond to special religious needs and requests, including memorial services and specific religious
conferences, as needed.
• Assist in Conflict Resolution Training for all staff. Support the Ranch wide program of “Roses, Thorns, and
Buds”, a method of resolving conflicts by daily communication within the community of the participant or
staff member.
• Participate in a variety of meetings and trainings as scheduled by the Director of Program.
• Maintain all records including worship service attendance, mileage reports, and offering accounting records.
• Submit a final report on the operating season to the Director of Program.
• Complete other duties as assigned by direct supervisor or ranch management as required.

Desired Qualifications & Experience:
• Must be 21 years of age by time of employment
• Must be able to secure a Philmont driving permit
• Previous Philmont leadership experience preferred
• Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:
• Be able to lift and handle materials up to 70 pounds throughout the scheduled workday
• Up to 90% of the workday could be spent driving, walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, or crouching
• Be capable and willing to work in all types of weather conditions at various locations

Additional Information:
Send inquiries to philstaff@scouting.org

To apply for this job email your details to kimberly.taylor@scouting.org

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