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 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
  • Olympia UU Congregation (WA) - full-time Interim Minister to begin Fall 2014. Anticipate full-time settlement to begin Fall 2016.
  • Rogue Valley UU Fellowship (Ashland, OR) - full-time Developmental Minister to begin Fall 2014
  • Tahoma UU Congregation (Tacoma, WA) - full-time Developmental Minister to begin Fall 2014
  • UU Fellowship of Central Oregon (Bend, OR) - full-time Developmental Minister anticipated to begin Fall 2014
  • UU Fellowship of Fairbanks (AK) - .part-time settlement anticipated to begin Fall 2015, probably half-time to 3/4 time; potential to grow to full time
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
  • Edmonds UU Church (WA) - Minister of Family and Faith Development, half-time hired, to begin July 1, 2014. This ministry will have a specific focus on families with children from birth through the teen years. See for position description. For more information or to apply, contact the Rev. Eric Kaminetzky at
  • Eastrose Fellowship UU (Portland, OR) - Minister, half-time contract, to start October 2014. Currently considering inside candidates.
  • Umpqua UU Church (Roseburg, OR) - Minister, 5/8-time contract, to start Fall 2014. Apply through UUA Settlement System.
Other Positions 
Director of Lifespan Religious Education (DLRE) – Northlake UU Church, Kirkland, WA
Northlake UU Church is searching for a 3/4 time permanent Director of Lifespan Religious Education. Salary and benefits will be determined in accordance with the candidate’s relevant experience and the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Fair Compensation Guidelines for a midsize church in Geo Index 5. Qualified candidates may submit a cover letter and resume via email to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For a complete job description, go to
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