Pacific Northwest District - UUA


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. 

Ministerial Positions 
Those positions that are at least 3/4-time may be found on the UUA Settlement System (may require secure log-in; contact 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 of 3/4-time or greater in the PNWD include:
  • Olympia UU Congregation (WA) - full-time settlement to begin Fall 2016
  • UU Church of Vancouver (WA) - full-time settlement anticipated to begin Fall 2017
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
Open positions less than 3/4-time  in the PNWD include: 
  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of McMinnville (OR) - 1/4 time. Apply before May 31st. A summary of the position, including how to apply, is posted on the UUFW website.
Other PWR Postings 
  • Two Rivers UU (Carbondale, CO) - 3/4 to Full Time Contract Minister. A summary of the position, including how to apply, is posted on the Two Rivers website.


Other Positions 
To list a position in your PNWD member congregation, send 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. 

Music Director - Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Washington County
The Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Washington County is seeking a Music Director whose passion for music in worship equals our own strong belief in its value. This is a 12-month, quarter-time, professional position. Base salary is $12,000 per year, plus a professional development allowance, long-term disability and life insurance.  Application deadline is June 6, 2016. To learn more about the position, visit      [posted 5/6/16] 

Director of Lifelong Learning - Woodinville UU Church, Woodinville, WA
The Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church in Woodinville, WA is currently in the search process for a Director of Lifelong Learning (DLL). Position description and application process can be found on the WUUC website and also at this link. Contact Alison Bush. Applications accepted until the position is filled.      [posted 1/7/16]
Director of Religious Education - Atkinson Memorial Church, Oregon City, OR
Atkinson Memorial Church, a Unitarian Universalist congregation, is seeking a half-time Director of Religious Education. Atkinson Memorial Church is a fair-compensation congregation of 170 members and approximately 80 children and youth. Send resume and cover letter to the Rev. Marcia Stanard. See the church website for the complete job description.     [posted 11/20/15, updated 12/14/15]
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