- Lead, prepare for, coordinate and support lifespan (children, youth and adult) religious education programming and multigenerational activities for DUUF.
- In identifying curricula, planning programming, preparing teachers and collaborating in long-term visioning, help to create lifespan faith development opportunities for the wellbeing of the congregation and our engagement in the world.
- Model and help to maintain a cooperative, nurturing teaching environment for learning and faith development grounded in Unitarian Universalism.
- The DLRE, in consultation with the RE Council and the Minister, will set the priorities and direction of the congregation’s religious education program for children and youth from infancy through high school.
- Presence at the fellowship on most Sundays from 9:00am to 1:00pm to prep and support teachers, manage RE Staff, orient new families, monitor classrooms, staff office and monitor RE tables as needed with committee members.
- Monitor attendance records in RE programs and develop reports regarding program participation.
- Lead and liaise between teachers, RE Council and congregation.
- Process applications for new teachers (volunteer and paid) and orient new teachers to the classroom and to religious education at the Fellowship through teacher trainings.
- Coordinate and manage professional childcare staff for Fellowship events.
- Communicate to the congregation (to parents and/or the congregation as a whole) regarding current activities, future events and programs, questions, needs and concerns.
- Update and contribute to the DUUF newsletter RE column.
- Serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Religious Education Council and keep the Council informed of activities and actions.
- Participate in regional events (including at least one of the following each year: Spring Conference, Fall Leadership Conference, national LREDA event, SWUUSI) and continuing education to be prioritized with the supervisor.
- Process expense receipts in a timely fashion and each month report on budget to RE Council.
- Conduct timely follow up on phone calls, emails, and inbox communications. Write and mail letters, make copies as needed.
- Organize, monitor and maintain supply closets, classrooms, and bulletin boards.
- Report on the RE program at congregational meetings and to the Board as requested.
- Notify the supervisor prior to any absence and make arrangements for a substitute if needed.
- Training and experience working with children in an educational and/or religious education setting, preferably with a proven commitment to UU values
- Strong leadership experience and skills
- Enjoy engaging with children and teens and bring energy, flexibility and humor
- A bachelor’s degree
- Strong organizational and administrative skills
- High level of initiative, self-direction, and flexibility
- Basic computer skills, including MS Word and Excel
- Strong interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills
- Experience in coordinating and supporting volunteers
- UUA RE credentialing completed (or in progress) is highly preferred
DLRE Search Committee, Attn: Brennan Blair
Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
1111 Cordell Street, Denton, Texas 76201
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