This position functions as a member of our ministry team, in partnership with our minister. We will offer the qualified applicant $57,000 - $67,000 plus benefits (health insurance, pension), professional expenses, and moving expenses.
Key responsibilities of our RE Director include:
- Oversee, recruit, train, and support teachers, advisors and volunteers.
- Establish goals for religious education and faith development and assume responsibility for their successful implementation.
- Evaluate, review, and research curricula and implement new curricula and resource material as they become available and as appropriate.
- Administer the RE program, maintain RE records, manage enrollment, plan space use, anticipate supply needs, and audio-visual equipment needs, prepare and monitor the RE budget.
- Coordinate parent and teacher meetings.
- Plan and lead regular Children's Worship, and participate with the Minister in Family Services.
- Work with the minister to plan and carry out occasional Adult RE offerings.
- Develop outreach and growth initiatives for increasing RE enrollment.
ABOUT COMMUNITY UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION
Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (“CUUC”) is a vibrant congregation, focused on its mission to
• Nurture each other in our spiritual journeys,
• Foster compassion and understanding within and beyond our community, and
• Engage in service to transform ourselves and our world
Located in White Plains, NY in the Metropolitan New York area, we are a half-hour train ride from Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan.
Our minister, the Rev. Dr. Meredith Garmon, joined us in 2013. He is deeply committed to lifespan religious education and faith development. He supports and occasionally helps with the children’s and youth programs and is a collegial collaborator with the DRE in developing multigenerational worship services, and visioning our Adult RE program.
We have a thriving youth group and a strong Sunday morning RE program. During 2017-18, 81 children and youth were enrolled. Average Sunday attendance was about 100 adults and 48 children/youth. We walk the talk of a welcoming congregation, and OWL is a thread that runs through our RE.
We typically have children’s chapel in our Fellowship Hall from 10:00 to about 10:25. Children and youth have classes until 11:30. Alternatives to this pattern include: Sundays in which the children and youth begin in the Sanctuary and stay through a “Wonder Box” story before recessing to class; and multigenerational family services in which the children and youth are in the sanctuary for all of the service.
For more about CUUC, please see the Pages listed at right.
Make application by emailing cover letter and resume to: Rev Meredith Garmon firstname.lastname@example.org.