Job Description: Director of Religious Exploration

Purpose: To direct the Fellowship’s programs for religious education for children and youth

Rate of pay: $16.10 per hour, 12 hours per week

*Must be 25 years or older and able to pass a background check

Expectations and Responsibilities: Assume responsibility for the religious education of the children and youth, in consultation with the Religious Exploration Committee.

  1. Administration
    • Review curriculum.
    • Maintain records for registration, attendance.
    • File and distribute all pertinent material.
    • Maintain library and other sources.
    • Prepare, implement, and monitor budget.
    • Prepare and monitor yearly calendar.
    • Set goals and philosophy.
    • Attend monthly RE committee meetings.
    • Supervise youth leaders and childcare providers.
    • Meet with the Our Whole Lives Committee.
    • Meet with the minister monthly.
    • Prepare a monthly report to the board and attend board meetings.
  2. Classroom/Youth support
    • Recruit/schedule/coordinate teachers/assistants/advisors.
    • Prepare the RE wing for Sunday morning.
    • Train teachers/advisors.
    • Nurture and support teachers/advisors.
  3. Publicity and Communication
    • Make sure updated brochure is available.
    • Coordinate with OUUF committees as necessary (Worship or Social Justice, for example).
    • Promote RE (newsletter, announcements, parent letters, newspaper).
    • File and distribute letters, reports, articles.
  4. Community Building
    • Create and enhance multigenerational activities in the Fellowship.
    • Welcome and maintain contact with visiting families and  maintain contact with established families.
    • Involve children and youth in social action projects.
  5. Denominational Activities
    • Keep abreast of new resources, curricula, educational philosophy, etc.
    • Attend workshops and training, network with other DREs and District consultants.

To apply: Send applications to office@ouuf.org or ATTN: Religious Education, PO BOX 0354, Oberlin, OH, 44074.