Job Opportunities in the Pacific Southwest District

Director of Religious Education
Pacific Unitarian Church, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Pacific Unitarian Church (PUC) is seeking a bold, visionary leader to facilitate faith formation as we move into a new and exciting future. PUC is a growing Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregation of 250 members with a Family Religious Education (RE) Ministry of 55 children and youth. This 9 unit per week / three quarter time position, will begin in early June 2014 and report to the Lead Minister.

 Job Responsibilities include:

  • Provide inspiring leadership for nurturing the spiritual growth of children, and youth.
  • Oversee planning, implementation, and direction of Family RE Ministry including program design, curricula research and selection, review and evaluation, communication, and administrative tasks.
  • Collaborate with Lead Minister, Family RE Committee, and others to develop and articulate an innovative multigenerational Family RE Ministry vision, mission, and policies.
  • Assist with recruiting, training, supervising, and supporting Family RE volunteers, teachers, and nursery caregivers.
  • Develop, lead, and participate in various multigenerational worship services, rites of passage and programs including Our Whole Lives, Faith in Action, Children’s Chapels, and Coming of Age.
  • Create long-range plan for innovative faith formation of PUC’s children, youth, and families.
  • Advocate for the integration of children, youth, and families into all aspects of congregational life.
  • Identify and integrate digital tools to enhance the faith formation process.
  • Serve as an ambassador of the Family RE program.
  • Continue professional development.
  • Work with Lead Minister to ensure children, youth and families receive pastoral care.

 The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3+ years leading faith formation programs or experience in a related field.
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree desired
  • Knowledge of:
    • UU RE philosophy, teaching/learning theories and methodologies, and programming; RE Certification desired.
    • Family, organizational, and church systems.
    • Standard office computer programs (including Microsoft Office) and social media services.
    • Multimedia education tools and techniques.
  • Skills in:
    • Supervising paid and volunteer staff.
    • Developing curricula and creative programming.
    • Group facilitation.
    • Communicating and interacting with all ages and groups.
  • Ability to:
    • Work collegially with Lead Minister, staff team, lay leaders and parents.
    • Nurture spiritual development at all age levels.
    • Exercise leadership, including openness to change.

 Salary and benefits, including professional expenses, will be in accordance with the UUA and LREDA guidelines and the selectee’s credentials and experience.

 To apply submit your resume, a list of three professional references, and your personal vision for religious education/faith formation to Rev. John Morehouse, Lead Minister, at

(posted 3/13/2014)

Office Administrator
Chalice Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Escondido, CA

Chalice Congregation in Escondido, CA has an opening for a 3/4 time office administrator.
A brief job description and application process are below.
The full description is available at: 
Reports to: Minister
Effective: 1/6/14
Directly supervises:  Custodian
Status:  Three-quarter time
FLSA:    Exempt
The Office Administrator fosters a welcoming, genuine, and healthy atmosphere for all who are a part of Chalice Unitarian Universalist Congregation, located in Escondido, CA. The Office Administrator is responsible for a variety of operations for the administration of the
church program under moderate supervision.
·  Previous work experience providing administrative support under minimal supervision.
·  Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Gmail, and Dropbox.
·  Comfort with Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Calendar, and Google Hangout.
·  Familiarity with Unitarian Universalism preferred.
This position requires the ability to regularly work in a second-floor office, accessible only by stairs.
This is a three-quarter-time salaried position that reports to the Minister. The starting salary is $24,000 a year. Benefits include access to Kaiser Group health plan, sick leave, two weeks paid vacation, and membership in the Association of UU Administrators (AUUA). Four Sundays off
per year may be taken with approval from the Minister. Work hours are flexible, but need to include three days in the Chalice office at set times, in addition to Sunday mornings 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Rev. Sharon Wylie:
To apply, please e-mail:
· A cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position at Chalice
· A detailed resume
· Contact information for at least three references
Please e-mail all materials in pdf format (hard copies will not be accepted) by December 15 to with “Chalice Administrator” as subject heading.
Interviews will be conducted in December.

(posted 12/5/2013)