Job Openings in Religious Education

Please note these jobs are now available (Religious Education Coordinator and Nursery Attendant):

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COORDINATOR – Job Description

Location: 7400 Temple Hill Rd., Temple Hills, Maryland 20748

Position Title: Religious Education Coordinator (REC)

Part Time:     4 Hours/Week; 2.5 hours/week on Sunday mornings and 1.5 hours elsewhere

Compensation:$15/hr 

Goal: To support the congregation in providing its children with meaningful and joyous instruction that helps them develop an individual system of belief and nurtures an identity as lifelong Unitarian Universalists.

Primary Job Duties:

  • Present on Sundays from 9:30 to 12pm;
  • Schedules volunteer teacher pairs a month in advance;
  • Provides Soul Matters materials and assistance to volunteer teachers;
  • Maintains regular Sunday practices, such as opening and closing rituals, in collaboration with volunteer teachers;
  • Provides coverage if volunteers prove unavailable;
  • Provides differentiated activities when necessary, such as for extremely young children or children with special needs;
  • Attends Worship Services until accompanying children to their classes;
  • Maintains weekly rosters of attendance for data collection and use in emergency situations;
  • Attends meetings of the RE Committee.

Working Conditions

  • The REC will work 4 hours/week, 12 months of the year. 2.5 hours will be onsite on Sunday mornings. Much of the remaining 1.5 hours can be spent offsite for purposes of coordinating volunteers, preparing materials, etc. Occasionally the REC will be onsite or events such as teacher trainings and committee meetings.

The Congregation will provide:

  • Resources to assist the REC in their work,
  • Understanding and compassion when life throws a curve ball,
  • Easy access to the Minister and RE Committee Chair
  • Annual evaluation and goal setting.

Leave and Benefits:

  • Sick Leave: It’s understood that the REC may occasionally be ill or otherwise unable to perform their duties. There will be no salary reduction for a reasonable and occasional absence.
  • Benefits: As an employee working less than half-time, the REC is not entitled to health, life or long-term disability insurance, and is not entitled to pension benefits.

Accountability: 

The REC is hired and fired by the Board of Trustees and evaluated by the Minister. 

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • We seek a person with experience working with infants and toddlers.

To Apply: 

NURSERY ATTENDANT – Job Description

Location: 7400 Temple Hills Rd., Temple Hill, Maryland 20748

Position Title: Nursery Attendant

Part Time:     2 Hours/Week, 10am -12pm 

Compensation: $15/hr 

Primary Job Duties:

  • Provide childcare on Sunday mornings for 0-3 year olds during Sunday Morning Worship. Supervise occasional volunteer assistants in the nursery.
  • Make sure the nursery is ready for children and open by 10:15 am.
  • Actively greet and explain nursery services to families as they arrive. 
  • Sanitize any toys or objects the children may have put in their mouths during play following each service.
  • Make sure toys are put away and nursery is tidy following each service.
  • Work with the DRE to ensure the creation of a safe and nurturing environment and that all relevant safety policies are adhered to. Maintain a neat, clean and organized nursery.
  • Demonstrate compassion and respect for the children, their parent/guardian(s), volunteers, and staff.
  • If a child becomes disturbed or distressed, the caregiver may use their discretion to determine whether to have parent/guardian(s) come to the nursery to comfort the child or remove them from the room.
  • Keep attendance records and provide to the DRE.
  • In the event that no children are present on a given Sunday, the Nursery Attendant will be given other duties, ranging from greeting visitors to assisting other Religious Education classes.

We will provide:

  • Resources that will assist you in your work with us.
  • Support, including volunteer recruitment, so you can concentrate on engaging the children in your care.
  • Understanding and compassion when life throws you a curve ball.
  • Easy access to the DRE, Minister, and other leaders in the RE program
  • Annual evaluation and goal setting for the coming year.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • We seek a person with experience working with infants and toddlers. Preschool experience or education and Cardopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification is desirable. 

To apply: Submit resume and/or letter of interest to Reverend Norman Allen at minister@dmuuc.org.

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