Thank you for your interest in working at BVUUF.
School of the Spirit Teacher – Middle School
Time Requirement: Average 3 to 4 hours/week, 12 months/year, includes planning and teaching time
Salary: $17.50/hour Start Date: ASAP
End Date: July 31, 2024 (possible renewal for 24-25)
Reports to: Director of Children and Youth Programming
To apply, send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join our Unitarian Universalist program as a School of the Spirit Teacher. We seek a flexible and creative individual passionate about progressive religious education. Applicants dedicated to dismantling white supremacy and fostering diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Plan and lead engaging curricula using monthly thematic lenses.
- Create an open environment for middle schoolers to explore spirituality.
- Attend monthly planning and other essential meetings.
- Assist in multigenerational worship and communication tasks.
- Manage classrooms and coordinate with volunteers.
- 25+ years old preferred; 20+ based on experience and maturity.
- Creative skills across various domains.
- Prior experience with children/youth; understanding of multi-age dynamics.
- Familiarity with UU principles and education.
- Proficient in Google Drive, social media platforms, and email.
- Effective English communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Physical capability to navigate facility spaces and lift up to 40 pounds.
- High school graduate; some higher education preferred.
- Background check clearance.
- Strong communicator
- Team player with conflict management skills
- Visionary with organizational and planning prowess
- Trustworthy and integral
Experience can be derived from various sources including lived experiences, volunteer work, training, etc. If unsure about meeting all criteria, we still encourage applications.
- Overseen by the Director of Children and Youth Programming
- Coordination with various BVUUF teams, parents, and volunteers.
Our Mission and Values:
As part of BVUUF, staff are expected to uphold the values and missions rooted in the Seven UU Principles and UU Values. This includes recognizing the worth of every individual, championing justice and equity, and opposing systems of marginalization.
Boulder Valley UU Fellowship (BVUUF) is a dynamic, progressive congregation of 281 members and 57 children and youth located in Lafayette.
We are looking for people who are eager to work in organizations in which the dismantling of white supremacy is a high priority. People with disabilities, people of color, indigenous people, Hispanic/Latinx, and LGBTQ+ candidates are encouraged to apply. Our congregation is committed to developing a diverse and talented staff team. If you are excited about this role but are unsure whether you meet 100% of the requirements, we encourage you to inquire and/or apply.
While it is not generally required or expected that an applicant/employee identify as a Unitarian Universalist (UU) or be a member of a UU congregation in order to work at BVUUF, all congregational staff members are expected to perform their job duties in accordance with the congregations’ values, principles, and missions. In particular the following points, drawn from the Seven UU Principles, are of particular importance for our work environment and staff culture:
● The inherent worth and dignity of every human being: We affirm the need for a human-centered workplace that allows our diverse staff to flourish. We also understand that our wider culture and society oppresses and denies human dignity, and we seek to counter the effects of that oppression in our hiring and workplace culture so that each person feels whole and valued.
● Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations, and the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all: We speak openly and publicly of our support for social and political issues, including LGBTQ+ equity, racial justice, climate justice, gender equity, and reproductive justice.
● The interdependent web of existence: We recognize that the liberation of our Earth and of all people is interwoven, and we work to counter environmental exploitation, patriarchy, white supremacy, colonialism, homophobia, transphobia, and other interrelated systems of marginalization.
The Boulder Valley UU Fellowship is committed to diversity and we provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, age, color, religion, creed, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, political affiliation or belief. Employment decisions are made based on job-related qualifications without consideration of these factors.
About the Boulder Valley UU Fellowship
The Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is a liberal religious congregation dedicated to bringing love and reason to life and building a just and compassionate world. We provide a welcome to spiritual seekers, and a place for people to nurture their spirits and to go out and make a difference in the world. We are a mid-sized church with a solid base of energetic and generous members augmented by active visitors, and our membership is growing.
As a general policy, employment by the Fellowship is not open to members of the congregation, except in unusual circumstances. Members of an employee’s family may be considered for employment; however, relatives may not supervise one another. “Family” is defined as a spouse, life partner, parent, sibling, child, grandparent, or grandchild or in-laws.
1241 Ceres Drive, Lafayette, CO 80026, United States