Search for Part-Time Interim Director of Education (DRE)

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Topeka is immediately accepting applications for a part-time interim Director of Religious Education for our growing religious education program for children 0-18. Our vibrant program serves nearly 60 children through middle school, and 15 senior high youth.

Our ideal candidate would pair a love of children with some knowledge about their needs and developmental stages. S/he would have an understanding of UU principles and faith development. We seek someone who has experience working with children, and prefer someone with experience organizing a religious education program for kids in nursery through high school. Our DRE will have primary responsibility for recruiting and supporting volunteers and training them as needed. S/he must be able to work with committees of volunteers, and have the ability to develop and manage a budget for the RE program. mediation skills are helpful, as is some experience working with children with special needs. A college degree is preferred but not required, but excellent communication skills are a must. UUFT subscribes to the Safe Congregation standards of the UUA, and all applicants must pass a background check.

The position’s total compensation package is $13/hour for 20 hours per week. The DRE is expected to work year round with one Sunday off per month. One week paid vacation is available after 6 months. The DRE is also expected to lead the summer program.

Send completed application and resume to:

The UU Fellowship of Topeka
ATTN: DRE Search
4775 SW 21st St.
Topeka, KS 66604

Direct email applications and inquiries to dresearch@uuft.org. No phone calls please.

A downloadable application is available at http://www.uua.org/documents/mpl/transitions/responsible_staffing_forms.pdf.

Information about UUFT:

Congregational Record
Why Topeka
Interim Director of Religious Education
Long Range Plan