Religious Education Teacher

Posted July 28, 2023

Salary $11.50 to $12.50/hour
Send résumé to personnel@universityuus.org

Summary

Our religious education teachers guide a theologically diverse group of Unitarian Universalist children in learning about moral values, Unitarian Universalist history, and world religions. Applicant would work under the Religious Education Coordinator as one of three teachers on staff, mainly with children aged 7–10, but sometimes with children outside of that range. Curriculum is provided and volunteer helpers are present during most classes. The job involves working Sundays 9:30AM–12:30PM with occasional extended hours announced beforehand.

Responsibilities

  • Arrive by 9:30AM on Sundays to set up the classroom and prepare for the day’s lesson.
  • Take children into the main sanctuary about five minutes before service begins and lead them back out to the classroom when it is time for classes.
  • Help with passing the baskets during the service offering.
  • Lead class in the day’s lesson following the provided curriculum.
  • Supervise kids during free play in the classroom or on the playground, ensuring their safety and wellbeing.
  • Provide a supportive and welcoming space for all members of the community.
  • Tidy up the classroom and prepare it for use by renters during the week.
  • Occasionally stay past 12:30PM to provide childcare for congregational events which will be announced beforehand.
  • Participate in periodic planning meetings
  • Respond to email correspondence relevant to the program during the week

Qualifications

  • Previous experience with teaching or childcare (does not need to be professional).
  • Comfort with diverse theologies, family structures, sexual orientations, gender identities, and neurodiversities.
  • While not necessary, experience with Unitarian Universalism is a plus.
  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug test.