Bull Run Unitarian Universalists, Manassas, Virginia
The Bull Run Unitarian Universalists Congregation (BRUU) invites a confident and dynamic leader to work with people of all ages in building our religious education program. We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic individual who can help co-create a multi-generational environment of love, leadership, and self-awareness, embracing Unitarian Universalist ethics and values.
The person chosen for this position will work with a professional staff team, coordinate with lay leaders and develop congregation-wide commitment, advocacy and appreciation for religious education programs and services, primarily focused on curriculum and programming for Preschool-12th grade. She or he will directly report to the Minister.
- BRUU offers Sunday morning RE for youth of all ages (nursery – 12th grade) with average weekly attendance of 40. Multiple adult RE classes are offered at various times during the year.
- The Director of Religious Education is supported by a strong Religious Education Council that works with the director in helping guide curriculum planning and develop volunteer coordination.
- Religious Education goes hand-in-hand with our music and arts ministry. Our combined choirs (adult, youth and children) include around seventy-five people. Music and cultural arts are very important to the BRUU community, evidenced by a Mime Troupe, the BRUU Players and creative family activities.
- BRUU is a vibrant congregation located in Oldtown Manassas. The county boasts an excellent public school system, a strong home-schooling community, and many educational options for children and adults. The Metro DC area has the highest concentration of Unitarian Universalists in the world, and there are many professional colleagues with whom to network.
- In the UUA's Joseph Priestly District, BRUU currently has approximately 272 members and many friends. We are a Welcoming Congregation, a Green Sanctuary, and a Breakthrough Congregation. We actively participate in social justice activities within the community, the region and Washington, DC.
- 3-5 years of relevant experience working with children of different ages and abilities;
- Demonstrated experience with multiple aspects of program development, design, implementation and evaluation;
- Demonstrated knowledge of human development and faith formation;
- Demonstrated appreciation and respect for diversity;
- Ability and experience working collaboratively with lay leaders and staff;
- Basic knowledge of, or appreciation for, UU history, polity and theology;
- Professional RE experience in multiple settings;
- Clear evidence of strong administrative skills including: communication, organization, and technology use (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Social Media sites).
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
- Direct and manage the Religious Education program.
- Guide and oversee curriculum for the religious education of children and youth;
- Direct and administer the RE program for children and youth;
- Supervise the recruitment, safety clearances, training and support for teachers, facilitators, advisors and other volunteers;
- Provide leadership in intergenerational worship services and monthly Story for All Ages;
- Work collaboratively with the Religious Education Council;
- Maintain policies and practices that support the religious education program;
- Articulate and promote children's religious education through church communication venues;
- Manage those who provide nursery care;
- Coordinate and prepare families for child dedications and bridging ceremonies.
- Coordinate special programming such as Coming of Age and Our Whole Lives (OWL).
- Direct and Manage Interim Tasks
- Help manage the religious education program's transition to a new minister and a new curriculum design plan;
- Develop a plan for building special programs for Middle and High School age youth, such as OWL and Coming of Age; Guide BRUU through a process of envisioning the future of its educational ministry and ministry to children and families;
Conditions of Employment:
We are seeking an acting Religious Education Director to join our community of faith. This is an exempt ¾ time (average 30 hrs/wk), year round. With mutual interest, a successful candidate will be invited to apply for a permanent position after six months. Ideal start date: August 1st, 2014. BRUU is a Fair Share Congregation dedicated to paying its staff in accordance with UUA's Fair Compensation guidelines. Compensation package of up to $40,000 to include retirement contributions, health benefits, sick leave, holiday and vacation time, and professional expenses.
To apply, please e-mail:
1. A cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position at BRUU
2. A detailed resume
3. Contact information for at least three references
For more information regarding our community please visit our website at www.bruu.org.
Rev. Greg Ward, Interim Minister
Bull Run Unitarian Universalists
9350 Main Street
Manassas, VA 20109
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington (UUFH) is seeking a full-time Director of Congregational Life (DCL). Responsibilities include membership development and integration; fellowship and hospitality; small group ministry; communications, including weekly e-newsletters, monthly newsletter, website, and social media; maintenance of PowerChurch; support to staff and a number of committees; and supervision of the office secretary. We are seeking a UU religious professional who must be available on Sundays.
The UUFH has over 230 members and we hope to grow. In the 2013-2014 congregational year Sunday attendance has increased by 50 percent from years prior. We are looking for someone who will help us achieve annual and long-term membership goals and plan, implement, and manage membership programming designed to integrate new members and sustain current members in the life of the Fellowship. Further, the candidate should provide guidance, support, and supervision to volunteers. This person will be expected to work collaboratively with staff and volunteer leadership.
We seek a visionary and dynamic leader with a proven commitment to UU values who can connect with youth and adults. Technological fluency is essential for the position.
Membership with LREDA, the UU Administrator's Association, or the UU Membership Professional groups is highly desired. Compensation of $60,000 exceeds fair compensation guidelines. Position includes 10% toward professional expenses, vacation time, retirement benefits, and health insurance. For more details about this position, please see www.uufh.org.
Current members and friends are not eligible.
UUFH is an equal opportunity employer
- Work full-time, including Sundays.
- Report to Minister.
- Coordinate office volunteers.
- Support Membership Committee and Hospitality Team w/ materials and training.
- Coordinate Small Group Ministry.
- Support and coordinate with Building Use and Castle Care, Communications, Membership, and Fellowship. The DCL reports to the Minister.
- Make independent decisions regarding the functioning of the office in the absence of the Minister, Building Use Committee, Castle Care, or Finance Coordinator.
- Make recommendations regarding office equipment selection, contract negotiation, and schedule equipment maintenance.
- Interface/supervise the 1/5 time consulting bookkeeper.
- Develop and maintain various manuals (e.g. Office Procedures, Policy & Procedures).
- Ensure the timely publication of the monthly newsletter, the Beacon, and supervise an editorial team that crafts the Beacon.
- Write and publish the weekly Flash (e-newslist).
- Maintain PowerChurch membership database, including data input and software upgrades.
- Generate custom reports as needed by staff/leadership.
- Ensure social networking sites are updated and fresh. (This primarily refers to Facebook, Twitter, and routine weekly updates of the website as needed. Coordinate with webmaster team.)
- Maintain public relations materials such as brochures.
We seek a capable and dynamic religious professional for a full-time position as our Director of Lifespan Religious Education and Faith Development ("DRE") beginning in 2014 July. We seek someone who can function as a member of our ministry team, in partnership with our minister. Applicants should have a background in Unitarian Universalist religious education, a knowledge of UU curricula and educational models, and organizational and interpersonal skills. Experience in multigenerational worship or anti-racism/anti-oppression/multiculturalism work is a plus.
The position is full time and begins Summer 2014 (starting date negotiable)
To maintain and create strong faith development programs for children, youth, and adults; to advocate for families within the Fellowship; and to connect with members and visitors to retain and increase membership.
Title: Director of Lifespan Religious Education
Hours & Compensation: Fulltime, salaried in accordance with Fair Compensation Guidelines, UUA Benefits