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CoreCivic Chaplain - Cibola in MILAN, New Mexico

At CoreCivic, we do more than manage inmates, we care for people! CoreCivic is currently seeking a Chaplain who has a passion for providing the highest quality care in an institutional security setting.

Who We Are:

  • CoreCivic is the leading, national provider of high-quality, secured corrections and detention management services, providing effective programs that enhance public safety and prepare individuals for success after release.

  • Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, with more than 70 security facilities nationwide, CoreCivic security employees are driven by a deep sense of service, high standards of professionalism and a responsibility to better the public good.

What We Have:

  • More than just a job but the start of a successful career!

  • Supportive environment where employee growth is promoted.

  • Comprehensive benefits package & competitive wages.

  • PTO & paid holidays.

  • Paid job training & other great incentives.

What You Get To Do:

Change the lives of those in your care!

The Chaplain coordinates all religious services, programs, and related activities at the facility. They will also provide pastoral care, including pastoral counseling.

  • Provide pastoral care to inmates/residents and staff as needed or requested. Plan, facilitate or conduct various religious services and programs.

  • Provide direction and oversight regarding “emergency” and/or “crisis” messages while ensuring that such reports are accurate, verified, and appropriately documented. Arrange emergency phone calls or visits to address issues involving serious illness, death, or other emergencies.

  • Make rounds of all housing units, special or restricted housing, medical housing or other areas of facility on a regular basis.

  • Coordinate and manage the recruitment, administrative oversight, training, and scheduling of volunteers providing services to and within the facility.


  • Graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in Divinity, Theology or Religion.

  • A Master’s Degree from a Seminary, School of Theology, or University in Divinity, Theology, Biblical Studies, or a related field is preferred.

  • Three years of full-time pastoral experience is required.

  • Eligibility for denominational endorsement or equivalent certification is required.

  • Clinical Pastoral Education is preferred.

  • Must obtain one unit of CPE within eighteen (18) months of hire date if not currently held.

  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles and methods of conducting religious services, teaching religions studies, administering sacraments, and the methods, principles, and practices of counseling.

  • A valid driver's license is required.

  • Minimum Age Requirement: Must be at least 18 years of age.

CoreCivic is a Drug-Free Workplace & EOE including Disability/Veteran.