Lakeshore Unitarian Society (LSUS) seeks a creative, energetic, Religious Explorations (RE) Instructor for its Unitarian Universalist (UU) youth program located in Winnetka, IL. In this role, the RE Instructor will be responsible for implementing the religious education curriculum at weekly Sunday services (9:00am - 12:30pm) in Winnetka, IL for assigned students (ages 5-13). Teaching occurs September through mid-December, January through May). He/she will encourage participation and enthusiasm through creativity and warmth. Other hours are flexible and can be done from home.
Prepare and implement the established curriculum at weekly RE classes for assigned students from September to May.
Greet and welcome new students into the class.
Consult with RE committee regarding student participation and curriculum modifications, as needed.
Encourage student participation, creativity and enthusiasm through continuity and connectedness.
Participate in service events or group outings is required.
Partner with weekly RE volunteer to ensure he/she is prepared for the week’s RE lesson.
Aid Administrative Director in RE volunteer recruitment.
Submit RE content for monthly communication in LSUS newsletter.
Inform RE Committee or Board Members of important developments within the program.
Set up, tear down and tidy RE classroom and Sunday service rooms before and after services. (9:00am – 12:30pm)
Consult with students’ parents as it relates to religious educational growth goals.
Retrieve and respond to phone messages and/or email.
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Outstanding interpersonal skills; ability to work successfully with children and youth
Positive, friendly, socially confident and gracious
Exceptional organizational and communication skills (written and oral)
Solid computer skills, including experience with MS Office and Google Drive
Background or experience in child/young adult religious education is desired.
Knowledge of UU principles and a broad world view a plus.
LSUS is a unique, non-denominational, lay-led congregation which offers an open-minded community and weekly program of music, and informed speakers on topics that enhance our spiritual, ethical and social engagement in the world (www.lakeshoreunitarian.org).
Lake Shore Unitarian Society (LSUS), a small, open-minded Unitarian congregation in Winnetka, Illinois. LSUS is an open-minded community that inspires you to find your own spiritual path. For over 50 years, LSUS has brought interfaith families from a variety of religious backgrounds together in a community of shared values: compassion, respect, and responsibility. At our weekly service, LSUS hosts a highly regarded speaker, who is drawn from a wide range of fields and provides insights that inspire and enhance appreciation for the world in which we live. We offer quality music as another source of spiritual inspiration. All are welcome!