Job Opportunities in the Pacific Southwest District

Youth Religious Education Program Assistant

Neighborhood Church, Pasadena, CA


Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church of Pasadena, a liberal, religious community, seeks a part-time, (25 hours per week), assistant for our Youth Religious Education (YRE) Program. Sundays and some holidays/evenings required. The YRE Assistant supports the YRE Program and reports directly to the Director of Religious Education (DRE). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Maintain and purchase classroom resources and supplies 
  • Update and maintain program information for Sunday visitors 
  • Sunday duties: classroom and campus preparation; assist volunteer teachers, childcare providers, students and their families; substitute in classrooms as needed  
  • Support DRE in program communications, including: brochures, reminders, sign-up sheets and other communications  
  • Hire, train and supervise childcare staff 
  • Act as registrar for YRE classes and track attendance 
  • Assist DRE with parent volunteer coordination and reminders 
  • Manage and support program related events 
  • Attend monthly YRE committee meetings; record and distribute meeting minutes 
  • Attend weekly meetings with DRE and staff team 
  • Run offsite errands on a regular basis (Mileage is reimbursed) 
  • Coordinate childcare requests for church events, classes and meetings 

The YRE Assistant shall be off-duty eight Sundays during a one year period. Benefits: Paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, and matching retirement plan after 1 year of continuous service. 


Skills, and Abilities:


Proficiency in Microsoft Office, (Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher), skilled in written and oral communication, database management, demonstrated organizational skills, internet research skills, and ability to work independently as well as function as part of staff team.


This position is primarily an administrative, support staff position in a friendly, inclusive environment with a great staff team. 


Experience & Knowledge:


Prior administrative work, experience working with children and families, experience in supervising and supporting volunteers, comfort with liberal religious values and philosophy essential, familiarity with Unitarian Universalism helpful. 


Salary: $15 per hour or based upon relevant experience 


Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to Sara LaWall at no later than October 3, 2014.  Please familiarize yourself with our church by visiting our website at 

(posted 10/3/2014) 

Minister of Music and Worship Arts

First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, CA



The Minister of Music and Worship Arts acts as a partner in worship creation, creates and administers a vibrant and engaging music program for the entire congregation, and serves as a resource in supporting the creation of music throughout the congregation’s work. The Minister of Music and Worship Arts will incorporate the mission and the four goals of the current Strategic Plan into the music program at appropriate age and developmental levels. This will include working with the Ministerial Team and the Worship and Program team to develop and implement a vision for expanding the kinds of music used in worship and other church events. Applicants for the position of Minister of Music and Worship Arts should be UU Ministers in Fellowship with the UUA (or be on the path to ordination and fellowship). Applicants should also possess: Excellent musicianship, A record of collaborative leadership, Good people skills, Fluency in Spanish is desirable. To read the full job description, please visit our website  


This full-time position (40 hours per week) includes directing the music program at both campuses and working with a hired or staff accompanist; the salary range for this position is in the low-to-mid 60K depending on credentials/experience. Details about compensation and benefits will be discussed during the interview process. 

For the full job description, please visit  

Cover letter, resume and related materials to must be submitted electronically by e-mail to  to the Minister of Music and Worship Arts Task Force by October 15, 2014.

(posted on 9-24-2014)

Director of Religious Education

Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City, CA

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City has an immediate opening for a part-time Director of Religious Exploration (DRE). We are looking for someone who is thoughtful about the Religious Exploration (RE) program and motivated to attract others to participate in it and promote it within the church and in the greater community.  

The DRE will show creativity in running the program as well as in building relationships with the Minister, children, teens, and adults, as well as volunteer teachers and parents. He or she will work collaboratively with the RE Committee, teachers, church staff and other groups in developing the program, and be self-motivated and organized in all aspects of the job, including coordinating RE activities, maintaining schedules, event planning, and record-keeping.  

The successful candidate will have a basic knowledge of UU history, tradition and philosophy, and will carry a vision of that philosophy into every aspect of the RE program. Based on their own education and experience, they will honor diversity of parenting and education styles in the program, where relevant, and use this experience as a resource for parents and teachers.

Full description at: 

Please email cover letter and resume as attachments for consideration to: 

(posted August 4, 2014)  

Religious Education Coordinator

Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, CA 

The Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, CA seeks an organized, caring and enthusiastic person to fill the Religious Education Coordinator position, supporting both the Children and Adult Religious Education programs.

The Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara is a vibrant and welcoming community dedicated to the search for truth and meaning. We are a loving community of seekers, dedicated to living with integrity, nurturing wonder, and inspiring action.

The Religious Education Coordinator is responsible for supporting the administration and operation of the Religious Education programs. Part of a multi-staff team, the RE Coordinator works independently under the general supervision of the Acting Director of Religious Education.

This position is part-time (approximately 20 hours per week) and is eligible for benefits. Workdays include Sundays and most Wednesdays and occasional evenings.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Jena Foster, Acting Director of Religious Education,

A more detailed job description can be found at

(posted on 7/3/2014)

Director of Congregational Life
Chalice Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Escondido, CA
Chalice congregation in Escondido, CA has a job opening for a half-time Director of Congregational Life.

The full description can be found at

(posted June 17, 2014)