DISTRICT JOB OPENINGS
If your PNWD congregation has a job opening that you would like us to post, submit a brief description of the position to the district office. Include congregation name, position title, and contact person with phone number and email address. We encourage you to post the full position description on your website. Send us the URL and we'll link to it in the ad.
For job opportunities in the other three UUA districts of the Pacific Western Region (PWR), check the jobs postings at Mountain Desert District, Pacific Central District and Pacific Southwest District. Positions that serve more than one district in the Pacific Western Region, or seek candidates from any of the PWR member districts, may be posted on the PWR website jobs page.
Opportunities in the UU community beyond PNWD are posted on the UUA website's jobs page.
Those positions that are at least 3/4-time may be found on the UUA Settlement System (may require secure log-in; contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details). Settlement is open-ended service, called by vote of the congregation. Interim Ministers are contracted by the board to guide a congregation in transition for no more than two years, and are prohibited from accepting a call to Settlement there. Developmental Ministers are contracted by the board to serve a congregation during a transitional period that is three years or more; they may be called to Settlement by the congregation after no fewer than two years of service.
Open positions in the PNWD include:
- Atkinson Memorial Church (Oregon City) - full time settlement anticipated to begin Fall 2015
- Boise UU Fellowship (ID) - full-time settlement anticipated to begin Fall 2015
- UU Fellowship of Fairbanks (AK) - .3/4-time settlement anticipated to begin Fall 2015
- Olympia UU Congregation (WA) - full-time settlement to begin Fall 2016.
We also encourage our congregations seeking ministers for positions that are less than 3/4-time to post openings with the UUA Settlement System, but these searches are supported by PNWD and will also be listed in detail on this page, including directions for how to apply. Unless otherwise indicated, application materials should be sent to the District Office via email to email@example.com.
- Community UU Church (Pasco, WA) - Developmental Minister, 1/2-time, to start Fall 2014. Apply through the UUA Settlement System.
- Umpqua UU Church (Roseburg, OR) - Minister, 5/8-time contract, to start Fall 2014. Apply through UUA Settlement System.
To list a position at your PNWD member congregation, send firstname.lastname@example.org a brief description and link to the job description or contact for more information. Please include the closing date and/or advise when you are no longer accepting applications, so that we may remove listings that are no longer active.
Choristers Director - West Hills UU Fellowship, Portland, ORWest Hills UU Fellowship in Portland, Oregon, is currently seeking a quarter-time Choir Director for a contract position. The successful candidate will have considerable knowledge of both traditional and modern musical styles and of vocal performance, be able to support the UU Principals, and will demonstrate the ability to work tactfully with adults. Previous experience as a Choir Director preferred. A degree in music is highly desirable. Responsibilities include selecting and procuring music appropriate for choral offerings, creating/transposing arrangements as necessary, conducting weekly rehearsals, selecting an accompanist and arranging for instrumentalists as needed, and scheduling musical interludes and programs for Sunday services. Please submit a resume by October 15 to: Personnel Committee, West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Road, Portland, OR 97223 (posted 9/16/14)
The Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship has an opening for an Office Administrator for 25 hours per week. Full position description and application process can be found here. (posted 9/3/14)
Director of Religious Education - UU Community Church of Washington County, Hillsboro, OR
The UU Community Church of Washington County in Hillsboro, Oregon is now accepting applications for a Director of Religious Education. Position description and application process can be found here.
Church Choir Director - Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Marysville, WA
The position is approximately 15 hours per month (includes planning time) for 10 months and pays $380 per month. Rehearsals are most Thursday nights, 7-8:30pm, and the choir performs at worship services on Sunday mornings approx. once per month. The position begins mid-August, 2014 (for initial planning time; rehearsals begin the first or second week of September) and ends in mid-June, 2015.
To apply, please review the full Job Description on our EUUF website. Submit a one-page letter of interest, and a resume, including at least two professional references. Submit applications to Karen Totten, Administrator:email@example.com, 360-659-6621 or mail to Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Attn: CG Director Search,1607 4th St., Marysville, WA 98270. Deadline to apply extended to: August 15, 2014.
Church Choir Piano Accompanist - Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Marysville, WA
Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Marysville is seeking a part-time accompanist for their choir.
- One Sunday morning per month (for worship services, service at 10:30am)
- Most Thursday evenings (for choir rehearsals, 7 – 8:30pm)
- Must be able to sight-read well, 2 or more staves
- Must have good music and choir accompaniment skills
Payment: $80 per Sunday service (one service per month); $60 for choir rehearsals (most Thursdays). Please reply with cover letter and resume.
Application can be found on the EUUF website.
Send application by email to: Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Subject line: CG Accompanist Search firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-659-6621. Or mail to: Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Attn: CG Accompanist Search, 1607 - 4th St. Marysville, WA 98270. Deadline to apply: Aug 1, 2014
Children’s Religious Education Coordinator - Kittitas Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Ellensburg, WA
Kittitas Valley UU Congregation is now accepting applications for a part-time Coordinator of Children’s Religious Education. Position description and application process can be found at kvuuc.org, or here. Initial screening begins June 30 and continues until the position is filled.