Director of Religious Exploration Needed

What We Are Looking For

A dynamic and creative individual to be our new part-time Director of Religious Exploration (DRE).

As DRE, you will work with our teachers and parents, to teach our children based on Unitarian Universalist principles, giving our young people space to explore the possibilities of their faith and inspire them to go out and change the world.

You will provide a consistent Religious Exploration environment that includes varied experiences according to the needs of its participants, is deeply rooted in Unitarian Universalist values, and arranges opportunities for multigenerational experiences that build community in support of our vision.

Who We Are

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lakeland (UUCL) is a small congregation with a dedicated community of seekers. We have a small group of children and youth representing ten families in our congregation of fewer than 80 members who participate in our active Religious Exploration (RE) program.

Our Mission

UUCL seeks to promote Unitarian Universalist values in our community by uniting in diversity, advocating for love and justice.

With our RE program, we strive to provide multigenerational activities that engage and support children and families and connect them with the congregation and to our Unitarian Universalist faith.

Our Community

With a population of 100,000, Lakeland is the largest city in Polk County, which lies between Tampa and Orlando. This rapidly growing county has a population of more than 660,000 with a mix of urban, suburban and rural areas. The 2010 census put the county’s minority population at approximately one-third of the total, mostly African-American and Hispanic. The city has two private colleges, a junior college, and the newest state university. UUCL is the only Unitarian Universalist congregation in the county.

Core Skills and Experience Required

An understanding of and commitment to Unitarian Universalist principles.
Motivational, persuasive and communication skills with children and adults.
Ability to build and successfully promote educational programs.
High school diploma and experience in childhood education, college degree preferred.

Additional requirements are listed in the complete job description here.

This is a quarter-time position paying $11,000 a year for 10 hours per week.

Starting January 2018

Please submit resume and cover letter to DREsearch@uuclakeland.org