Job opening: UUFA Religious Education Coordinator

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens (UUFA), Georgia,  is a liberal religious community. We support an affirming, family-centered program of Religious Exploration (RE) for children and youth, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

The UUFA Religious Exploration Coordinator (REC) is a position requiring up to 20 hours per week depending on pandemic constraints for in-person events with compensation of $18-$20 per hour depending on experience and qualifications.

The REC will be the primary planner of an RE program under the supervision of the Minister (or the Director of Religious Exploration when the DRE returns from medical leave). The REC will recruit and train volunteers who will help implement the program and will serve as a teacher/facilitator in-person on Sunday with one Sunday off every month. Additionally, the REC will  coordinate volunteers and plan programming. Except for Sunday duties the hours are flexible, and some of the work may be done remotely.

This job description is subject to change dependent upon the skills the candidate brings to the role. Estimated start date October 12, 2021, with the possibility for the right candidate starting earlier.

The UUFA maintains a safe and respectful work environment. We are committed to equal opportunity with respect to race and disability.

To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest and any supporting materials to the following email address by September 30, 2021: uufa@uuathensga.org.

Qualifications: 

In addition to completing a favorable background check, the candidate should possess the following:

  • experience and skill working with children and youth
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • familiarity with audiovisual equipment, Zoom, and other technologies
  • the ability to observe appropriate boundaries and exercise sensitivity and
    care when working with children, youth, and adults
  • values aligned with liberal religious exploration
  • experience with MS office and Google docs
  • the ability to work cooperatively with volunteers and other staff

The REC will have primary responsibility for RE programming for children and youth including:

  • serving as a teacher or program facilitator
  • supervising Sunday activities
  • coordinating the youth program
  • performing communication tasks such as writing weekly announcements,
    newsletter articles, and Facebook announcements
  • directing a committee tasked with developing family activities

Additionally, the REC will provide administrative support through the following:

  • recruiting, vetting per safe congregation policy, training, and scheduling RE
    volunteers
  • staying within the program budget and accounting for expenses per UUFA
    policies
  • preparing and scheduling spaces, supplies, and equipment
  • working with the UUFA Administrator to maintain registration for all children
    and youth in the church database
  • maintaining all RE forms and documents using Google docs