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Job Openings * new* Fall 2017

Three Positions Available Fall 2017

 

1.  Office Assistant
2.  Youth Ministry Assistant
3.  Childcare Provider

 

Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (ERUUF) is a caring, open-minded, and progressive religious community that seeks to make a difference in the larger community. All are welcome here without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability or economic status. 

 

We are a UUA “Welcoming Congregation” and are also working to increase our collective multicultural competence and commitment to racial equity and inclusion.


Position:    Office Assistant (Communications)

 

Purpose: This position has primary responsibility as assistant to the Director of Administration and to provide administrative support to office and program staff as directed. The office assistant must work collegially with volunteers is also the first point of contact for Members, Friends, visitors and vendors.

Reports to: Director of Administration (DA).

Supervises: No direct supervision of other staff.

FLSA: Non-exempt from overtime.

Work Schedule: Final hours and schedule to be determined.

Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 9:30 AM to 6 PM. Includes two Sundays per month (8:30 am – 1 pm).

Essential Functions:

  • Welcome and assist anyone who visits the office.
  • Manage basic office support needs by ordering office supplies, processing mail and overseeing use and training for office equipment.
  • Provide clerical support to appropriate staff member for Visitor program.
  • Support staff and members with registrations, mailing labels/lists, email lists, directory, attendance, email accounts, and contact lists.
  • Coordinate support needs with appropriate staff members for the Adult Programs Team.
  • Assist appropriate staff members in conducting electronic surveys when needed.
  • Maintain specific public areas of the Fellowship in a neat and orderly fashion.
  • Provide general admin support to Lead Minister and others, as directed by the DA; perform any other duties assigned by the DA or Lead Minister.
  • Work with staff and volunteers to provide material and coordinate bulletin board updates.
  • Support staff and set up for Sunday services.
  • Coordinate print jobs (envelopes, cards)
  • Work with copy vendor for supplies, service calls and communications

Communication Tasks:

  • Create and produce on deadline, weekly Order of Service and Bulletin using MS Publisher, in consultation with Lead Minister, other ministers, guest speakers, Dir. of Music and DA;
  • Create and produce weekly E-News from bulletin, newsletter, and submissions.
  • Assist appropriate staff members in production and distribution of newsletter and all other periodic communications, including programs for memorial services. This includes maintaining email lists, regular mail lists and knowledge of USPS non-profit bulk mail requirements.
  • Post web articles and updates for upcoming events, services, programs, calendar, and podcasts.
  • Coordinate regular social media communications.

Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (ERUUF) is a caring, open-minded, and progressive religious community that seeks to make a difference in the larger community. The Fellowship is committed to racial equity and inclusion and to growing as a multicultural community, and seeks candidates that can help us live into that potential.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma; Associate degree preferred but not required.
  • Three – five years experience in an office environment;
  • Strong computer, software and Internet skills; solid working knowledge of MS Office Suite to include Word, Excel, Outlook and Publisher; ability to learn new software, to include ACS Database; web calendar, Auction software and web design software.
  • Web experience a plus (Joomla, HTML). Sound tech experience a plus. Desire to expand knowledge and capabilities in various software programs.
  • Ability to operate or learn to operate general office equipment, to include standard copier; automatic folding machine.

Core Competencies:

  • Self-motivated; able to initiate and follow through on tasks with moderate supervision.
  • Able to solve problems and create solutions; able to identify areas of job related knowledge that need improvement and then seek educational opportunities to increase that knowledge.
  • Above average organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, using good grammar and spelling.
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure or deadline.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and interact in a professional and sensitive manner with a diverse group of people.
  • Ability to set aside personal beliefs and politics to serve the community.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to sit for moderate periods of time.
  • Able to operate a standard computer and keyboard, multi-function telephone and other office equipment as listed above.
  • Able to move freely in and out of buildings.
  • Able to stoop and lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Able to extend hands and arms above head.

Compensation:

This position is part-time (12-15 hours/week).

Rate: $15/hour

 

To apply: Please submit resume by attachment to email; please include employment and salary history. Send email to with “Office Assistant” in the subject line. No phone inquiries please.

 


 

Position:    Youth Ministry Assistant

 

Purpose:    To assist in development and supervise all programs for youth in grades 6-12

 

Reports to:    Director of Religious Education (DRE)

 

Supervises:    Supervise unpaid staff (volunteers)

 

FLSA:        $15/hour

 

Work Schedule: Twenty hours per week which includes three Sundays per month. Hours are flexible to allow for youth events, overnights and meetings.

 

Essential Functions:

  1. Coordinate Coming of Age Class- Recruit and grow adult leadership team of teachers and mentors to support each of the following activities for the Coming of Age program: planning classes, retreats, and special events; creating curriculum for retreats and programs; recruiting workshop leaders for Spiritual Practices retreat; planning and coordinating youth fundraising; overseeing planning of COA service with youth; planning and coordinating the Boston UU Heritage trip; communicating with youth, families, teachers, mentors, staff, and congregation about COA program; preparing supplies; maintaining youth ministry budget; creating and updating calendar.
  2. 8th Grade OWL Class- Recruit and support 8th Grade OWL Leadership Team, including facilitators and volunteer coordinators to: teach OWL classes, prepare class supplies, plan and conduct parent orientations, parent communication and calendar coordination, maintain records, support inclusion of Sexuality and Our Faith in curriculum.
  3. High School Youth Group- Recruit, train, and support adult leadership team of advisors to coordinate HSYG weekly meeting and event planning; youth lock-ins, trips and conferences; parent communication, calendar, and snack and form coordination; preparing supplies; youth worship and spiritual practice opportunities; community service and social justice opportunities, Bridging Ceremony into and out of HSYG; youth leadership development; communicate and implement the big picture of RE ministry to HSYG; increase UU faith development of HS experience.
  4. Middle School Youth Group- Recruit, train, and support adult leadership team of advisors to coordinate MSYG meetings and event planning; youth lock-ins, trips and conferences; parent communication, calendar, and snack and form coordination; youth worship and spiritual practice opportunities; community service and social justice opportunities, Bridging Ceremony into and out of MSYG; and youth leadership development.

 Across Youth Ministry Programming

  1. Provide support for behavioral issues that arise
  2. Create and hold the vision for Youth Ministry program outcomes with key stakeholders
  3. Support youth leadership development and connect youth with leadership training opportunities
  4. Advocate for Youth Ministry and build strong relationships with ERUUF members
  5. Meet regularly with current advisors/teachers and youth to support planning programs and events; follow-up and contact advisors/teachers prior to and following major or off campus events
  6. Work with the DRE, Middle and High School youth advisors and COA and OWL teachers, youth and parents to ensure that program needs are identified, developed and successfully implemented
  7. Locate and review resources and activities for youth and adult advisors/teachers
  8. Organize or lead worship opportunities for youth
  9. Recruit COA, OWL, and HSYG/MSYG teachers/advisors and substitutes, and plan long-term leadership development for these leaders
  10. Integrate youth into groups and events at ERUUF
  11. Provide outreach to families not active or attending
  12. Participate on the RE Ministry Team
  13. Create an environment where youth feel welcome and are welcoming to each other, visitors, and all ERUUFians
  14. Collaborate with key stakeholders to create a clear vision for Youth Ministry outcomes

 Core Competencies

  1. Strong background in Unitarian Universalism
  2. Foundation in youth empowerment and leadership development
  3. Knowledge and experience in community service and social justice work
  4. An inherent interest in working with youth to counsel, guide, and advise them in their spiritual journey
  5. Energy, enthusiasm, a good sense of humor, and an ability to work with and lead young people.
  6. Leadership and organizational skills to plan activities and programs, work effectively with volunteers in a supportive and collegial manner and to gather necessary resources for programming.
  7. Experience in leading youth learning trips
  8. Tolerance of the values of others, coupled with a centered and grounded ownership of one's own values.
  9. Openness, good listening skills and ability to be a good verbal communicator.
  10. Empathy for and understanding of the issues and challenges faced by youth.
  11. Ability to plan, create and lead worship.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to sit for moderate periods of time.
  • Able to operate a standard computer and keyboard, multi-function telephone and other office equipment as listed above.

To apply: Please submit resume by attachment to email. Send email to with “Youth Ministry Assistant” in the subject line. No phone inquiries please.

 

Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status.


 

Position:    Childcare Provider

 

Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (ERUUF) welcomes and supports families with young children. In order to facilitate the participation of parents in ERUUF services and programming, we provide childcare during all services and additional programming. Our goal is to create a safe and engaging environment for children while their parents or guardians are participating in ERUUF services and activities.

The Adult Nursery Childcare Provider is responsible for creating and maintaining a safe and stimulating environment for children 0-4 yrs at the Fellowship. The qualified candidate must possess the ability to work in a progressive liberal religious environment and to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with parents, fellowship members, youth childcare providers, and ERUUF staff.

Hours:  Sunday mornings from 8:45AM -12:45PM. Additional childcare hours may become available at events during the program year.

Pay Scale: $12 per hour

Duties:

  • Communicate in a polite, friendly, and courteous way to all children, parents, and Fellowship members.
  • Coordinate with other nursery staff the care of children.
  • Model healthy communication skills (E.G. Use positive language to direct or redirect children in what the child is being asked to do. Tell the child what s/he can do, rather than what s/he cannot do.)
  • Abide by ERUUF child and youth policies to include Safe Congregation policies  (Available on the main page of ERUUF website www.eruuf.org)
  • Greet parents and children upon arrival, and particularly welcome first time visitors, providing overview of Nursery operation, and allowing parent to remain with the child until comfortable with the setting.
  • Ensure that parents sign children in and out of the Nursery and complete Visitor cards as required by registration policy.
  • Consult with parents regarding the child’s health history, allergies, and any other concerns regarding the child’s well being while in the care of the Nursery.
  • Keep record of parent’s cell phone numbers and instruct them to leave their beeper on while children are in the Nursery.
  • Pick-up toys and clean Nursery space prior to departing. Turn off air conditioner and lights.
  • Report concerns, problems, accidents, or suggestions to the DLRE (or event organizer if other than a Sunday morning) immediately.
  • Escort children to bathroom as needed. Diaper changing is not the responsibility of any childcare provider. Contact parent as needed.
  • Interact with children through games, stories, and play.
Requirements:
Experience in caring for children ages 0-4 yrs.
Two current references in the field of childcare, preferably local.
Submit to background check
Have current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR training or   Certification for infants and children.
 
Skills:
Able to lift 25 lbs of weight easily
Flexible, works well on a team
Reliable and punctual
Honors the diversity within families
Possesses the ability to work and interact in a progressive liberal religious environment
 

Reports to: Director of Religious Education (DRE)

To apply: Please submit resume by attachment to email. Send email to with “Childcare Provider” in the subject line.           

 

Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status.