Director of Religious Education


Job Type

Part Time

Salary

Minimum: $23,000.00
Maximum: $29,000.00

Published:

03/28/2018

Address

P.O. Box 217
On the Common
Harvard
MA
01451
United States

Description

SUMMARY

Unitarian Universalist church in Harvard MA seeks a dynamic, organized, and collaborative leader to support the development of our youth and families in a community and culture centered on shared values. This position is part time salaried, at approximately 26 hours per week, with competitive pay, and a flexible schedule. Benefits, including contribution towards health care, pension plan, and professional development are provided. 


If the following describe you, you may be a fit:


· Organized

·        Accountable for administrative tasks and logistics

·        Able to juggle multiple programs and priorities

· Flexible

·        Comfortable with changing expectations and environments

·        Able to easily shift roles

· Relationship-focused

·        Loves to develop supportive, collaborate relationships with youth and adults alike

·        Looks to solve problems in team with those involved

·        Builds relationships between and amongst community members in a way that strengthens the culture we are creating for our families and in our church

· Experienced with youth and education

·        Comfortable developing, evaluating, and implementing curriculum

·        Loves working with children of all ages and all needs

· Committed to Unitarian Universalist values


If the above describes you, and you are interested in learning more, please email the search committee at dffsearch@uuharvard.org.


FULL JOB DESCRIPTION


Unitarian Universalist Church Seeking a Director of Religious Education


Harvard UU church seeks a religious educator interested in taking an innovative approach to nurturing faith formation in the 21st century. Our mid-size congregation, 30 miles west of Boston, has about 40 participants, evenly divided between children and youth. We wish to continue some form of Sunday programming and expand it with innovative programming between Sundays to better meet the needs of today’s families. The position is 7.5 units per week, or approximately 26hrs per week, salary range per UUA religious educator guidelines and experience, pension plan included, plus $1,000 for professional development.


Job Summary: The Director, as the leader of the Faith Formation/Religious Education Program, is responsible for the fulfillment of programming for youth (nursery through high school) and for ensuring that it reflects the mission of the Faith Formation Program. The Director is responsible to the Church Board and works under the supervision of the Minister in support of the mission of the church.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides Sunday morning worship for the children and teachers
  • The Director also works with the minister to plan and present intergenerational services
  • Along with the Faith Formation Committee, coordinates, plans and prepares Faith Formation curriculum across the age-groups
  • Oversees the Elementary, Middle School (Building Bridges), OWL, Coming Of Age and Senior High Youth Group Programs
  • Supervises the Sunday morning school program and nursery, and is the liaison to new families
  • Provides assistance in the recruitment, training and support of Faith Formation volunteers
  • Manages the Faith Formation budget, expenses, records, supplies and equipment
  • Publicizes the Faith Formation Program to the congregation and community at large
  • Works collaboratively with the Faith Formation Committee, building upon its existing programs and developing future goals, while staying within the resources and mission of the church
  • Attends meetings of the Faith Formation Committee, Church Board, Minister and staff, as required
  • Communicates and coordinates with other church staff and committees, as needed
  • Attends appropriate trainings, conferences and workshops that support his/her work and professional development

Qualifications:

  • College degree, preferably in a field related to education, religion or child development
  • Experience in education, teaching, children-and-youth services and/or religious education is desired
  • Ability to lead, encourage and actively listen to others
  • Comfortable working independently and as part of a diverse team
  • Strong skills in writing, communication and public speaking
  • Sensitive to people with different backgrounds and beliefs, with the ability to remain open-minded and respect confidences
  • Willingness to provide programming accessible to children with a variety of learning styles and abilities
  • Knowledge of Unitarian Universalist history and a passion for its mission
  • CORI and SORI check required

Job Type: Part-time

Required experience:

  • Educator: 1 year

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Benefits

23% salary for health insurance, 10% UU retirement, $1000 training

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

dffsearch@uuharvard.org

http://uuharvard.org

Please first read over our search packet found at http://uuharvard.org. If you are still interested, please send an email to dffsearch@uuharvard.org.

Thank you.


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