Director of Religious Education
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland, Michigan, seeks a half-time Director of Religious Education (DRE) to oversee educational programming for children.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland is a congregation of 100+ members with diverse beliefs (atheist, humanist, pagan, mystic, and more) who enjoy learning and having fun together. We are committed to social justice (currently racial justice, LGBTQ justice, environmental justice, and food and housing security). Ours is a Welcoming Congregation and a Green Sanctuary. More information is at uufom.org.
The DRE provides overall direction to the children’s Religious Education (RE) program, including program philosophy and curriculum. This position works with volunteers and staff to provide a dynamic and responsive program that encourages children of all ages to be true to themselves while respecting others, to gain familiarity with world religions, to develop their own beliefs, and to work for social justice.
Compensation: Starting salary is $17,000 to $19,000 per year (in line with UUA compensation recommendations) + professional expenses, insurance, retirement, two weeks of vacation, two weeks of study leave each summer, professional development funds, and other benefits.
We expect this position to start on August 1, 2021, with in-person programming to begin in September (with COVID-19 precautions in place). If in-person programming is not possible, we may continue with Zoom-based plans.
You have experience in education, childcare, or a related field. You can design education programs that are responsive to children’s needs. You are comfortable and familiar with Unitarian Universalist principles and social justice issues and can communicate them in age-appropriate ways. You are generally available on Sunday mornings.
You can find our full position description, including essential functions and the work environment by clicking here.
To apply, please email a resume including references and cover letter to email@example.com with the subject line “DRE Application.” Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.