All interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to [email protected]. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired.
The Director of Faith Formation (DFF) will provide professional religious leadership to innovate, support, and evaluate an exceptional faith formation program for children and youth from birth through high school that will thrive into the future.
- Develop, manage, and supervise the Faith Formation program for children and youth.
- Supervise volunteers and staff, including:
- Prepare lessons based on the themes of the month, using pre-gathered materials.
- Provide religious leadership, spiritual guidance, and a clear vision for the Faith Formation Program, which includes upholding the values, vision, and mission of Peoples Church Unitarian Universalist.
- Serve as a co-coordinator of the Youth Co-op with other congregations in Cedar Rapids to plan and implement youth group activities.
- Help lead multigenerational worship in collaboration with the minister and others.
- Manage and monitor the Faith Formation budget with supporting documentation.
- Maintain records, resources, supplies, and equipment.
- The DFF will be a part of a ministry team reporting to and supervised by the Minister.
- Average 20 hours per week.
- Non-standard schedule, including evenings and Sunday mornings.
- $18-$22.50/hour, depending on experience and qualifications.
- Non-exempt position includes benefits in accordance with the Peoples Church Personnel Handbook, including Group Insurance, Workers Compensation, Retirement, Paid Time Off, and paid holidays.
- Membership in Peoples Church is discouraged but allowable with approval of the Minister.
- The DFF agrees to abide by the Code of Professional Practices set forth by the Liberal Religious Educators Association from: https://www.lreda.org/MemberResources
- The DFF and the Congregation agree to abide by the Guidelines for Professional Religious Educators set forth by the Liberal Religious Educators Association at:
- Knowledge of and experience in Unitarian Universalism, or a desire to learn.
- Experience developing and supporting educational programs for young people.
- Ability to nurture spiritual development and growth in young people.
- Knowledge of educational methods, different learning styles, age-appropriate content, and child social, emotional, and cognitive development.
- Ability to lead and engage multigenerational groups in worship and shared activities.
- Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries.
- Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently and coordinate programming with many individuals and groups within the congregation.
- Willingness to pursue a Religious Education Credential through the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), https://www.uua.org/careers/re/credentialing