UU Church of Kent Hiring a Religious Education Assistant

RE SundayAnnouncing an exciting opportunity to support the Religious Education program for children and youth at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent, Ohio. 


About the UU Church of Kent:  We are a vibrant, growing and welcoming congregation located in the historic west side.  The church was first gathered in 1866 and throughout its history has played an important role in social justice activities.  Our mission states: “Through spirited worship and open-minded religious exploration, our mission is to inspire people to live caring lives of meaning and purpose. We seek to encourage curiosity, strive to create peace and justice, and care for the living Earth with reverence and gratitude.” The Religious Education program serves approximately 100 children aged birth through high school. To find out more, visit kentuu.org.


Qualifications:  The RE Assistant should have a basic understanding of Unitarian Universalism and be familiar with church and RE settings. Interpersonal skills, confidentiality and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team are essential.  The RE Assistant should be able to communicate effectively by telephone and email.  Experience working with children of various ages is preferred.  An understanding of volunteer support preferred.  This position involves work on several levels of the church building.  The ability to navigate stairs and lift up to 20 pounds is required.  A background check and drug screening will be conducted.


Responsibilities: The RE Assistant is responsible for supporting the religious education program and the Director of Religious education in carrying out the church school program for children and youth.


Hours/Time:  This is a 5 hours per week / 50 weeks per year position.  Work includes some Sunday mornings, some hours during the week and monthly evening meetings.  Flexibility in specific hours worked is included in this position and hours may vary from week to week, but will not exceed an average of 5 hours per week.  The rate of pay is $11.85 per hour.   The RE Assistant will report directly to the Director of Religious Education.


Preferred Start Date:  July 1, 2013

Application Deadline: June 16, 2013


To apply please send cover letter and resume to:

Unitarian Universalist Church of Kent

Attention: Search Committee for RE Assistant Position

228 Gougler Avenue

Kent, OH 44240

or your cover letter and resume may be emailed to:  [email protected]

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