Paid Sunday School Teacher Needed - First Unitarian Church of Chicago

Job Type

Part Time


Minimum: $1,350
Details: 15.00 per hour



Start Date


Application Deadline



5650 South Woodlawn Ave
United States


First Unitarian Church of Hyde Park IN CHICAGO is looking for Sunday school teachers for the coming school year

Who are we:

The First Unitarian Church of Chicago welcomes all who seek a religious home free of creeds and guided by love, reason, and conscience. We are a delicious mix of races, cultures, and beliefs, a unity in diversity.

In this church, there are people who pray, people who meditate, people who write, people who make art, people who practice paying attention, people who read mindfully, and people who have no active spiritual practice at all but seek community. We don’t say the same words, perform the same actions, or address the holy aspects of life in the same ways.

Within our diversity, there are some things that unite us. We believe in the importance of the individual’s free search for truth and meaning. We believe in every person’s inherent worth and dignity. And we believe deeply in the importance of work for justice in this world.

Our vibrant religious education program helps our children develop their spiritual curiosity and awaken their soul without imposing a particular set of beliefs on them.

We are a Welcoming Congregation, celebrating and affirming the active presence here of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and heterosexual members and friends, and their families.

Join us on this journey by helping teach Sunday school in this unique environment!


To provide support to the liberal non-dogmatic religious education program at First Unitarian Church of Chicago.


The program serves approximately 40 total children total aged birth through high school with individual classes ranging in size from 3-15 students per Sunday (don't worry - you would never see all of the students at once!)

Candidate may express age range preference.

We are looking for 1 teacher each for pre-k-early elementary , middle elementary, upper elementary, and one teacher for grade 7 and up.


The right person will be mature and experienced working with children and youth. 

This would be great part time position for a full time teacher or a student who is studying education or a related field.

The candidate will feel strongly that being a part of this community is a valuable way they can give back to their community. 

Interpersonal skills, small group management, confidentiality, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team are essential. Familiarity with lesson delivery is a plus.

The candidate does NOT need to be Unitarian or part of any organized religion to apply.

Unitarianism is a multi-theistic faith that believes all belief systems that promote positivity are valid.

The candidate should support the 7 principles that state:

- each person has worth 

-all people should be treated fairly and kindly 

-we should accept one another and encourage spiritual growth 

-each person must be free to search for what is true and right in life 

-all persons should have a vote/voice about the things that concern them 

-it is right to work for a peaceful, fair, and free world 

-we should care for our planet and all the living creatures on it

This position also may involve work on several levels of the church building, the ability to navigate stairs and lift up to 20 lbs as required.

Job Description:

We are looking for teachers to administer lessons with competency and reliably Sunday mornings from Labor Day through Memorial day.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for administering Sunday morning lessons to the assigned age group with support of the education director and volunteers as available.

The teacher DOES NOT need to generate their own content or prep materials.

All content and materials a provided by the education director.

Hours and pay:

This job will be about 8-12 hours per month, with the majority of those hours occurring Sunday mornings. Any remaining time will be spent reviewing materials and in communication with the education director over email. On occasion, teachers may be asked to attend the rare fun special event if able (Halloween parties, fundraisers, etc.)

Pay rate is $15.00 per hour.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Email your resume to the above email address to apply and we will let you know if you qualify for an interview!