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Spiritual Care Director

We Are Hiring

Ascension Health is searching for a Spiritual Care Director, with strong management experience

Competitive Compensation / Excellent Benefits / Generous PTO

As an associate of the national healthcare system Ascension, you will enjoy a full benefits package that boasts affordable health coverage. In addition, you have opportunity for advancement or relocation throughout your career! 

For us, work is more than the place we go each day. It's an environment that nurtures relationships, connects talent, and understands patients so we can provide holistic care that treats the whole person: body, mind and spirit. Our innovative approach impacts and influences the community that we serve. 

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

Ascension includes approximately 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

What You Will Do

As a Spiritual Care Director with Ascension, you will have the opportunity to provide operational leadership to a continuum of spiritual care services across a ministry market that aligns with the professional standards of chaplaincy.


  • Provides collaborative input and recommendations for the strategic priorities of Spiritual Care.
  • Ensures the coordination and alignment of a variety of spiritual care projects in support of the overall mission integration goals of the ministry.
  • Collaborates with other clinical and operational leaders to effectively integrate spiritual care within person-care models and delivery settings.
  • Leads spiritual care assessments and planning processes to advance excellence in spiritual care throughout the ministry market.
  • Oversee a large and robust Clinical Pastoral Education Program (CPE).

What You Will Need


  • Preferred Credential(s):
    • Chaplain. Licensure required relevant to state in which work is performed
    • Chaplain specializing in Cert of Endorsement. Licensure required relevant to state in which work is performed
    • NACC or APC certification strongly preferred
    • ACPE Supervisory experience preferred


  •  Master's degree in Divinity, Theology, Pastoral Studies or related field is required

Work Experience:

  • 3 years of experience required, related experience preferred.
  • 5 years of experience preferred.
  • 1 year of leadership or management experience preferred.
  • Practicing Roman Catholic preferred. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet. For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement

Ascension participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.

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Job ID: 384788
Category: Mission Integration
Ministry: Ascension
Location: Nashville, TN

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