Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 10-Jun-2019 to 09-Jul-2019
  • - All Souls Unitarian Church
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • $37,000.00
  • Part Time
  • Health and disability insurance, PTO, and paid holidays are available. Pension plan is available after one year of employment.

Part time – 30 hours per week
 
All Souls Unitarian Church (ASUC) seeks a 30 hour a week Director of Children's and Community Programming (DCCP) to develop, direct and execute a cohesive array of programming that will:
• support All Souls children and youth (ages 0-18) as they explore and deepen their Unitarian Universalist faith; particularly on Sunday mornings;
• attract visitors and actively engage our members and local community beyond Sunday mornings;
• deepen our practices and identities as people committed to inclusion, equality, and justice.
 
ASUC looks to build upon a solid Sunday program, to add 'outward' looking programming and to equip people to live competently and comfortably in a diverse world.  We have wonderful children and families, engaged and excited youth, ample space, and a commitment to partnership and social justice.
 
During this time of growth and innovation, the incoming DCCP will have significant ability to shape and extend our programs.  In collaboration with a dedicated staff team, the DCCP will create new experiences for our congregation, and commit to personal growth specific to anti-racism and anti-oppression practices.
 
Our membership currently stands at 260 and our average Sunday participation by children and youth is 32.  We are committed to growing our program participation and community engagement significantly in the next five years.  We are looking for a person to help us fulfill our goals.
 
ASUC is seeking an energetic, strategic, organized person with an entrepreneurial spirit who loves children and youth, thrives in demanding spaces, and brings a problem-solving mindset.  
We welcome all applicants.

Principal Responsibilities:   
1. Leading our Children and Youth Programs
 • Provide overall vision and leadership for all aspects of our Children and Youth programming.  Program development should focus on building an engaging portfolio that supports UU identity and our mandate of building the Beloved Community, and encourages multigenerational involvement.
 • Create annual goals and learning objectives for the existing religious education program, Nursery – grade 12.
 • Recruit, train, develop, advise and supervise church volunteers and leaders to support programs.   
 • Monitor and evaluate the program portfolio and collaborate closely with the Minister to guide and align future program development    
 • Obtain and review curriculum resources and program materials and supplies; develop curriculum when needed 
 • Oversee the Our Whole Lives (OWL) programs and Coming of Age program.
 • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Church's policies and applicable laws. Enforce the Safe Church Policy and stay abreast of safety and liability issues.
2. Community Engagement and Involvement
 • Design initiatives and programs that invite the broader community into our services and that engage our members in the broader community
 • Represent the church in the wider community on issues regarding children, youth, and families
 • Develop connections with other churches
3. Communication
 • Develop materials and execute campaigns to promote All Souls' offerings with the goal of increasing participation and membership 
 • Welcome and orient new families to the program by providing registration materials and program information 
 • Prepare monthly and annual reports, newsletter articles, blogs, and other communications as requested
 • Advise volunteers regarding resources for enrichment and training
 • Collaborate, lead, and effect positive communication within and among all committees, programs, and community partners
 • Work with staff to ensure maximum program exposure
4. Worship Support
 • Collaborate with worship team to support multigenerational worship
 • Lead the Time for All Ages, if asked
5. General and Budgetary Record-keeping
 • Maintain records of registration, payment, and attendance files
 • Manage program budgets
 • Prepare annual budget recommendation for relevant programs
6.  Supervision of any relevant support and program staff 
7. Professional Development
 • Maintain membership in Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) and/ or the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (UUMA)
 • Set and meet quarterly anti-oppression learning goals
 • Attend regional and denominational professional meetings as time allows
 • Participate in professional development opportunities, especially those offered by LREDA
Other Duties as Assigned

Qualifications:
• Understanding of and respect for Unitarian Universalist (UU) polity, principles and theology.  
Prefer UU affiliation
• B.A. or equivalent.  Prefer B.A. or Master's in Education related field
• Experience with education, program development and management, and supervision of volunteers.
• Strong organizational, and interpersonal skills
• Overall comfort with and willingness to use digital tools to run a 21st century program (i.e. social media, instant messaging, etc)
• Readiness to embrace the central tenets of the congregation's current program: 
  o Attention to age-appropriate faith development, enhancing ethical understanding and spiritual practices
  o A pluralistic approach to theology and spirituality
  o Building a Beloved Community 
  o Commitment to developmentally appropriate social justice and service opportunities for children and youth
• Prefer credentialing as a religious education professional under the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)

ASUC's Employer Values Statement
All Souls Unitarian Church endeavors to live our mission in every way, including through our employment policies and practices. As an inclusive and justice-seeking community, we follow best practices for fair and unbiased hiring and compensation, including following UUA salary guidelines. We expect staff and candidates for employment to embrace the concepts and practices of the Beloved Community and will provide access to on-going training in these concepts and practices. As a community that supports each other, our staff is strongly oriented toward teamwork and mutual accountability in establishing and meeting high standards.
 
ASUC is a community attentive to nurturing spiritual growth and encouraging an active search for meaning. We value team members' entrepreneurialism and will support their opportunities to grow professionally so that our team can experience genuine and deep meaning in our labors.  

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