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Positions Available

UUFD is seeking applicants for two positions: Director of Religious Education and Childcare Provider


Position: Director of Religious Education (DRE) for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb.

Lifespan Faith Development Mission Statement: Our UUFD faith development program provides opportunities for exploration and learning for all ages to foster spiritual growth as a foundation for building loving communities and a just world.

Start Date: We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. We will fill the position when we receive an application from a qualified candidate.

Time Commitment: Hired for a 12 month period. This is a quarter time position that includes Sunday mornings with one Sunday per month off. There will be 12-14 Sundays/yr off. The DRE will have monthly check in times with the minister and should attend Leadership Council and staff meetings whenever possible.

Compensation: $5,440 to be paid over a twelve month period.


  • Associate degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Growing knowledge of UU theologies, philosophies and curricula.
  • Ability and commitment to respecting a wide scope of religious views, rituals, and cultural and familial values.
  • Ability to say no and create healthy boundaries.
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and ability to encourage others.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and management skills with initiative to take charge and work independently.
  • We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.


  • Review and select curriculum for the church year and plan programming.
  • Plan curriculum and programming for different age groups
  • Conduct/Coordinate volunteer recruitment, retention, and training
  • Schedule, supervise, and support RE Staff and volunteers
  • Maintain important documents and forms for the program
  • Coordinate care and maintenance of RE rooms and supplies
  • Develop special intergenerational events or outings (at least one a year)
  • Plan and co-lead with Worship Associates for Whole Congregation Services
  • Lead or coordinate a Wonder Box or Story for all Ages once a month September-May
  • Hold at least 2 meetings per year of the Religious Education Committee to plan fundraisers
  • Call and hold at least 4 meetings per year (RE Potluck) to build community
  • Attend 1 training per year
  • Communicate with the congregation through updates in the enews and Pathfinder
  • Review and update promotional literature on an annual basis    

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Position: Childcare Provider

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb is seeking applicants to serve as childcare providers during Sunday morning services from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Prerequisite Skills & Disposition: 

  • Applicants must be at least 15 years of age. 
  • Previous experience preferred.
  • Childcare training is desirable and/or training in basic first aid.


  • Caring for children from infancy to 4 years of age during Sunday morning services.  Also may be needed for special church events.  
  • The position may also include working with older children as an assistant to the teacher during lessons.
  • If there is aptitude and interest, on-the-job training is available if you wish to occasionally assume a teaching role.  It is not required of the position

Current compensation rate: 

  • $12.25 per hour, paid monthly. 


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To Apply 

A resume, including contact information for references, must be submitted for the DRE position.  For the childcare provider position, you may submit a resume or application. A criminal background check and interview will be conducted for both positions.

For more information or to obtain a childcare provider application, contact the UUFD church office at 815-756-7089 or


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