The UUFH is seeking a part-time Religious Education Coordinator, with an August/September 2020 start, to help plan and administer a comprehensive program that nurtures the spiritual and religious growth of our children and youth.  Salary range is $20-22,000, 20 hours per week,
reporting to the minister.  Experience: Two years in the administration of a UU religious education program or its equivalent.  Please send a letter of interest, with resume, to Lisa Juretschko, ljuretschko@gmail.com. Members of groups that have been/are marginalized are especially encouraged to apply. A more detailed job description follows.

 

UUFH RELIGIOUS
EDUCATION COORDINATOR
POSITION

DESCRIPTION

 

 

Title: Religious Education Coordinator                  

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Minister   

Hours: Part-time, 20 hours/week                                        

Start Date: August/September 2020              

 

Position Purpose

 

Coordinates the Religious Education program of the UUFH, including planning and administering a comprehensive program that nurtures the spiritual and religious growth of children and youth.  Recruits, trains, and supports volunteers to lead.

 

Core Competencies

 

Organization and Planning: Organizes people and materials to accomplish concurrent goals and activities.

 

Vision and Purpose: Commitment to and/or knowledge of Unitarian Universalist principles

and values.

 

Trust and Integrity: Is trusted to keep confidences and adhere to personal and professional values that are congruent with the ministry of the Fellowship.

 

Interpersonal Relationships: Builds and maintains effective and constructive relationships using diplomacy and tact.

 

Conflict Management: Recognizes and resolves conflicts effectively, applying principles of active listening, collaboration, and equity.

 

Volunteer Development: Where possible, helps to identify talent and recruit capable people into roles that match their abilities. Communicates expectations clearly.

 

Communication and Presence: Easily engages in conversation with children, youth

and adults.

 Functions

Program Development:
Supports the selection of programming for children that encourages religious and spiritual
development and builds community, while encouraging children in their development
and acting on their values. Sets religious education calendar with minister and
RE Council. May support the RE Council in coordinating a family retreat.

 

Volunteer Recruitment and Administration:
Helps recruit and administer the volunteer religious education teachers and
others who work with children and youth. Conducts background checks on all
volunteers and ensures adherence with safe congregation policies.

 

Resource Management: Oversees the purchase and storage of
supplies for religious education programs. Oversees the maintenance of the Religious
Education Library. Manages the budget for religious education programming.  Manages the Nursery staff.

 

Communication: Communicates regularly with parents and the larger congregation through the UUFH RE electronic newsletter as well as personal conversations and parent meetings, if
necessary. Reaches out to Religious Education families when children or youth are absent for two consecutive weeks. Provides monthly updates to the board, as requested.

Congregational Life: Assists in the integration of visiting and new families into the congregation, as able. Attends congregational events, as requested by the minister and agreed upon in advance at the beginning of each year.

Position Requirements

 

 

Skills & Knowledge

 

·        Proven
administrative and relational skills.

·        Ability to
use verbal and written communication effectively across all constituencies.

·        Understanding
of multiculturalism, anti-oppression, and anti-racism
within Unitarian Universalism and the wider community.

·        Proficiency
in the use of Google docs, Excel, Constant Contact with some graphic arts experience
a plus.  

 

Minimum Experience

 

·       Experience
in the administration of education programming.

 

·        Familiarity
with UU curricula for children and youth a plus.

 

 

 

Minimum

Education

 

·        Bachelor’s
degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.