Chaplain at Tyson Foods Co.


SUMMARY: The chaplain will be available to all people regardless of their religious affiliation or beliefs. This position will be responsible for making regular personal contact with team members at the worksite and their families on occasions of family or individual crisis, illness, hospitalization, deaths, births, marriages, and special accomplishments.

Responsibilities: The chaplain will provide short-term pastoral counseling when requested by team members supervisors or managers. All counseling will be confidential within legal and policy guidelines. Long-term counseling will be referred to community resources. The chaplain will abide by the highest ethical or moral code of conduct. Chaplains must maintain a high standard of integrity and strictly avoid inappropriate behavior with any individual with whom he she has contact. The chaplain must possess the maturity to work independently, while under direct supervision of Tyson Chaplain Services. Chaplains assist with HR programs and endeavors that are directly related to their chaplaincy function. The Tyson Chaplain must be an active member in good standing of a local congregation or faith group of the chaplain's choice. The chaplain must have the approval of their local church or judicatory to be hired as a Tyson Chaplain. Chaplains are also encouraged to seek the endorsement of their denominational endorsing agency. Ordination is preferred. The chaplain should actively follow the teachings of their faith group as a lifestyle and have a good reputation in the community as a minister. When the chaplain is ministering to Tyson team members, they must maintain a clear identity of their role as the Tyson Chaplain and not as their role as pastor of a local parish church or institution.


Education: Preferred academic preparation includes completion of a Master of Divinity or its equivalent. It is preferred that chaplains at this level will have completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education or its equivalent.

EXPERIENCE: The style of ministry in the workplace is very different from that of a traditional ministry. It is preferred that the Tyson Chaplain be an experienced pastoral care provider who can identify and understand people and issues that arise in the workplace. Preference is given to those who have had workplace Chaplain Services experience and or have previous counseling experience.

COMPUTER SKILLS: Basic computer skills to include MS Office programs. Ability to navigate smartphone applications and meeting applications such as ZOOM.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Bilingual skills are beneficial at many of our locations and are preferred but not required. Bilingual chaplains must be able to possess English language proficiency to communicate with the management and supervisory staff. The chaplain must be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with employees both hourly and management.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: The chaplain must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with people from various cultures faith groups and economic levels. They need the ability to relate well to both management and hourly team members. They must have an ecumenical and pluralistic approach to ministering across faith groups and to people who have not affiliated with a faith group.

Physicality: This position requires walking throughout large production plants, climbing stairs, commuting to nearby Tyson facilities by car if required.



Tyson Foods Co.
2200 W. Don Tyson Parkway
Springdale, Arkansas 72762


Christina Rodriguez
[email protected]


Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Not Exempt
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