Vibrant mid-sized Unitarian Universalist church in Portland, Maine is looking for a 30 hours/per week Director of Religious Education
starting August 15, 2016. Our ideal
candidate will be passionate about creating community and growth for parents
and families. A primary focus of the
position will be training, support and recruitment of volunteer group
leaders for our Sunday religious education program.
At Allen Avenue UU
Church we are growing a community
lives through the power of love.
diversity, encourage spiritual growth,
and promote social
responsibility as we walk with care on this earth.
We empower our
members to share their gifts
to build a world
of compassion, equality, and freedom.
We are a welcoming congregation, a green sanctuary, and an
equal opportunity employer. Learn more
about our church at www.a2u2.org.
We are looking for an enthusiastic professional who is
self-motivated, has excellent communication skills, displays obvious love for
children and youth, and has an understanding of and commitment to UU principles
of education and shared ministry. The
right person will be comfortable with electronic communication and database
We prefer a candidate with some combination of the
The Director of Religious Education will offer leadership,
support, and oversight to our Sunday religious education programs for preschool
through senior high youth, and supervise our paid nursery care providers. She or he will provide support for our
volunteer group leaders, attention to the families and children of our
religious community, and welcome and orientation to new families. She or he will work with the minister to
include children in worship, and create opportunities for multigenerational
worship and community building. During
2015-16, our RE enrollment was 84 children and youth, with an average attendance of 34. We have 245 adult
We have two Sunday services.
At 9 a.m., there is a full religious education program with age
appropriate curricula. You can find out more about our program at our website. At 11 a.m., there
is nursery care. We also have periodic Our Whole Lives (sexuality/relationship) education for our Junior Youth, and service projects for Senior & Junior Youth. Our departing DRE will be working to set up the program for the 2016-17 year, so that the transition might be a smooth one. We have a strong Religious Education Committee and many active volunteers.
Maintain RE program records, oversee
RE budget, work with RE committee in regard to curricula, planning family
The DRE reports to and works in close
collaboration with the Minister, Rev. Myke Johnson.
Negotiable depending on experience, from
$27,000 to $30,000. We follow UUA fair
compensation guidelines. This is a full
year position at 30 hours per week with one month's paid vacation. There will be some weeks with more than 30 hours and others with less, based on the programs and projects of that week. Benefits include 10% retirement for UUA
eligible employees, disability and life insurance, 60% of individual health
insurance premiums with the UUA plan, and professional expenses of $1200.
cover letter and resume via email to the Personnel Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes will be
considered as they are received, in order to fill the position as soon as
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