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We have several job openings at the Winchester Unitarian Society for the 2016 - 2017 Program Year.  If you are interested in these or any other opportunities, please contact the Office at office@winchesteruu.org or (781)729-0949.


Sunday Morning Teacher Job Description

General Responsibilities:

  • Work under the direct supervision of the Director of Lifespan Religious Education (DLRE)
  • Collaborate with the DLRE to develop or modify content or curriculum based on specific themes for each age/grade cohort.
  • Plan and lead weekly group activities; coordinate with DLRE for off site visits as appropriate.
  • Conference with families concerning their children, on special occasions when the need arises.
  • Maintain attendance information and related reporting
  • Support and direct teen aides in the classroom.
  • Write a monthly email news paragraph or two that will be included in an e-newsletter (compiled by DLRE) to all families in the congregation
  • Maintain a welcoming and engaging program space
  • Maintain learning materials and books
  • Adhere to the safety policies and procedures of Winchester Unitarian Society.

Specific Requirements:

  • Must be able to teach most Sundays during the 2016-2017  church year (mid-September through early June) from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (inclusive of set-up  and clean-up)
  • Must be able to conduct up to two hours of preparation time each week during the church year (generally offsite, but may require attendance at meetings on-site).
  • Keep track of hours online timesheet; send/give DLRE hours Sunday
  • Employment contingent upon successful criminal background check and satisfactory references.


F8th in Action Program Leader Job Description

Reports to: Director of Lifespan Religious Education

Directly Supervises: N/A

Status:  Hourly

FLSA: Non-exempt

Job Summary

The F8th in Action Program Leader, in collaboration with the Director of Religious Education (DLRE), provides personal growth, social and faith development opportunities to the 8th grade class in a Service oriented program.

General Functions:

• Collaborate with DLRE and/or others in group discussion, activities and events

• With DLRE, collaboratively plan and communicate content, schedule and plans to families and 8th graders

• Assist group in worship planning and implementation for meetings, retreats and a credo service.

• Co-create a respectful group learning environment for 8th graders of varied temperaments and abilities

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, or equivalent volunteer and work experience

Core Competencies:

  • Mission Understanding: Understands the mission, vision, values and beliefs of Winchester Unitarian Society.
  • Facilitation Skills: Able to balance structured group discussion and learning with free form interactions in service to faith development. Capable of creating a trusting and emotionally secure environment for a wide variety of temperaments and personalities.
  • Communications: Able to effectively communicate consistently and well with parents and participants – via email, social media, telephone, and in person contacts to inform and coordinate.
  • Content Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation: Able to create or adapt materials to the learning needs of each F8th group. Able to develop faith based program content, coordinate and implement service learning.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to lead others. Displays active listening skills and the ability to reflect with participants.  Accepts and offers constructive critique.
  • Other competencies: Understanding the limits and opportunities of middle school culture, being mindful of issues, challenges and concerns in the greater community, serving as a positive religious role model, and remaining open to emerging challenges, collaborations and service opportunities.

·        Employment contingent upon successful criminal background check and satisfactory references.