Seeking a 20hr/wk Sabbatical Religious Educator: 9/24/17-3/1/18

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto seeks a Sabbatical Religious Educator (SRE) to provide ministry to children, youth and adults involved in religious education programs during the sabbatical of our Minister of Religious Education, the Rev. Dan Harper. This is a half time position beginning September 24, 2017 and ending March 1, 2018 inclusive supported by 10 hour per week Religious Education Assistant.

The critical role of the SRE is to provide a physical presence to children, youth and families on Sunday mornings and evenings while maintaining the sense of importance, reliability, continuity and safety for those participating in the religious education programs. Secondarily, the SRE will serve as the communication hub for this ministry. This presence includes monitoring the well–being of the overall RE program and carrying out of associated volunteer responsibilities with certain administrative tasks and communication of concerns to the parish minister and/or appropriate committees. Attendance at some community events such as the Auction and Canvass Kickoff which have significant children’s programming is expected. The congregation is vibrant with excellent lay and professional leadership of its very active religious education program. We seek a Sabbatical Religious Educator with excellent rapport with children and families who has excitement and energy for maintaining the significant role and vitality of these programs.

Compensation is consistent with UUA Guidelines: with minimum of $3,000/month S&H, and final amount depending on experience. UUCPA participates in UUA retirement benefit program. An attractive private office is provided and a Sabbatical Committee is in place to answer congregational questions.

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Please send a letter of interest, resume and names and contact information of two references to the Sabbatical Seek Committee at or to Sabbatical Seek Committee, Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto, 505 E. Charleston Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94306. We will begin interviews on August 1, 2017.