DLRE Position Opening

Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Director of Lifespan Religious Exploration

Hello, and Thank you for your interest in our job opening for a Director of Lifespan Religious Exploration.

This is a 20 hours per week position with 2 weeks of paid vacation.  The work schedule will vary from week to week with the expectation to work all Sundays except when on vacation.

We follow UUA Fair Compensation Guidelines. The starting salary will be between $19,000 and $22,000 yearly depending on experience and qualifications.

We will pay 80% of medical and dental insurance expenses through a UUA offered plan or a plan of the employee’s choice, up to $6,000 a year. Part time employees have an option to pay into the UUA retirement plan and into long-term disability insurance at their own expense.

We are hoping for a start date in early May, or at that time when our in-person congregational activities resume after the current COVID-19 closure (if the closure extends beyond May.)

Please take some time to explore our website to discover more about who we are and how we live out our UU faith within our congregational community and the community at large.

Please email us with questions, cover letters, and resumes: jobsatmvuuc@gmail.com

Thank you,
The Monte Vista UU DLRE Search Committee

Summary Job Description

The Director of Lifespan Religious Exploration (DLRE) is an essential part of the staff team at the Monte Vista Unitarian Universalist Congregation (MVUUC) and is responsible for overseeing the programming and staffing of the entire Religious Exploration program at MVUUC. The DLRE manages paid staff and coordinates multiple groups of volunteers to ensure that MVUUC religious education actively supports MVUUC’s mission and values.

Detailed Job Description

CHILDREN’S RELIGIOUS EXPLORATION PROGRAM (CRE)

  • Teachers/Volunteers:
    • Coordinates recruiting, training, supervising and supporting paid staff and volunteers for Sunday children’s and youth religious education program. Verifies background checks for volunteers and paid staff that will spend unsupervised time with children and youth. Meets with the CRE Committee monthly to oversee entire Children’s program, including leading an annual retreat in order to plan and implement the following program year.
  • Curricula:
    • Provides curricula for Sunday children’s and youth Religious Exploration (RE) programs; researches and makes recommendations to CRE Committee; purchases and maintains program materials.
  • Communications:
    • Communicates with Minister, staff, committees, and congregation regarding children’s and youth programs through personal contact, monthly newsletter, brochures, and flyers.

YOUTH PROGRAM 

  • Recruits, trains (or arranges training) and supervises facilitators for such programs as Coming of Age, Our Whole Lives and YRUU. Provides oversight and guidance to youth groups and its leaders.

ADULT PROGRAM

  • Teaches, Coordinates or Oversees Adult RE Classes & Programs:
    • With input from the Adult RE Committee, coordinates a variety of adult programming. Arranges for class leaders from within the membership and the community at large.
  • Curricula and Resources:
    • Researches curricula and programs from a variety of sources targeted to adult learning; recommends any purchases to Committee and organizes and maintains written materials and other resources.
  • Communications:
    • Communicates with Minister, staff, committees and Congregation about Adult RE programs through personal contact, monthly newsletter, publications, and social media. Promotes adult religious education within the congregation.

SUNDAY SERVICES

  • Works with Minister on planning and leading intergenerational worship including taking lead on annual RE Sunday Celebration and Coming of Age service. Coordinates with Minister on the planning and leading of Time for All Ages every Sunday.

BUDGET

  • Prepares and Presents Budget:
    • With input from the appropriate RE committees, prepares and presents the annual RE budget.
  • Responsible for Overseeing Budget
    • Oversees acquisition and maintenance of curricula, arranges for participation in denominational events and training, and recommends program materials for purchase to appropriate RE Committee.
  • Monitors Spending:
    • Reviews monthly transaction detail from bookkeeper to ensure accuracy and to ensure that the program is within budget.

STAFF AND LEADERSHIP PARTICIPATION

  • Attend weekly staff meetings and monthly board meetings, and other meetings as needed.
  • Oversee planning of annual de Benneville congregational retreat.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Working within schedule and budget constraints, participate in seminars, conferences, and workshops to further adult and children’s religious education, especially UU professional meetings at the district and denomination levels, and through LREDA.