We are currently seeking to fill the following staff position(s):
Director of Religious Education (updated April 2, 2018)
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville (UUCR) is seeking a Director of Religious Education (DRE) to oversee our RE program. UUCR is a large mid-size congregation with vital worship and programming, strong lay leadership, and a rapidly growing children and youth program. We are looking for a church leader who can identify and communicate the congregation's unique RE program identity: its strengths, its needs, its challenges. This person will advocate for strong lay RE leadership development and help enable the congregation to renew its vision, strengthen its stewardship, prepare for new professional leadership, and engage its future with anticipation and zest. The position will be full-time beginning in August 2018.
UUCR's lifespan religious education is a year-round program for children and youth, ages nursery-Grade 12, who seek spiritual growth, a transforming faith, stronger Unitarian Universalist identity, and vital communities of justice and love.
Coordinates RE teacher training, recruitment, and provides weekly class coverage as needed
Provides weekly communication to families and congregation
Leads Children/Youth RE Committee and is the RE liaison to other church committees
Collaborates with the Minister and Director of Music to lead a “First Fifteen” minutes intergenerational portion of the congregation’s worship service on three Sundays per month, and several intergenerational services per year
In conjunction with the youth leadership, empowers and supports the Senior Youth Group to lead an all-congregation service and participate in youth programming outside of UUCR
Coordinates seasonal family meals and events after services
Manages the annual budget report for the RE Committee
Participates in the creation of the Annual Report
Purchases curriculum and other teaching and learning materials, as needed
Supports, nurtures and empowers children, and especially youth, to grow into leadership roles within our congregation, our district, our regional group, and nationally
Participates in weekly staff meetings and works collaboratively with the rest of the UUCR staff
Preferred: BA in related field
Experience in Religious Education settings
Good verbal, written, and social media communications
Big picture and collaborative working style
Commitment to progressive values
Facilitation and teaching skills
Ability to guide people in right relations
Approaches position with integrity and responsibility
How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, a resume, a sample lesson plan or wisdom story, and two letters of reference from a UU Religious Professional to Rev. Rebekah A. Savage at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville (UUCR) is seeking adult childcare specialists for the congregation's nursery on Sunday mornings. Interested candidates can visit https://tinyurl.com/UUCR-childcarejob for position details and contact Rena Geibel at email@example.com by April 30, 2018. This is a paid position.
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