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
  • 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
  • Community UU Church (Pasco, WA) - Minister, 1/2-time contract, to start Fall 2015. Apply through the District Office, pnwd @ Contact the Rev. Sarah Schurr, PNWD Ministerial Transitions Team for more information.
  • Kittitas Valley UU Congregation (Ellensburg, WA) - Minister, 1/4-time contract, to start as available. Employed through PNWD Outreach Ministry Program - for more information, contact the Rev. Sarah Schurr, PNWD Ministerial Transitions Team.
Other Positions 
To list a position at 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.
Director of Lifelong Learning - Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, WA
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship has an opening for a 3/4-time Director of Lifelong Learning. The position announcement is posted here. Download the full job description here. Send resume and cover letter to by April 30, 2015.   [posted 4/13/15]
Music Director Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, WA
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship has an opening for a 1/4-time Music Director. The position announcement is posted here. Download the full job description here.
Send resume and cover letter to by April 30, 2015.   [posted 4/13/15]

Director of Lifespan Religious Education - Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse, Moscow, ID

The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse, a caring community dedicated to the free and open search for spiritual, intellectual and emotional growth, is seeking a Director of Lifespan Religious Education.  Working with other staff and a dynamic team of volunteers, this person will develop and support programming for our vibrant and healthy congregation of approximately 160 adults and 75 children.  35 hours/week; $35,000 annually plus benefits.  Online packet:  Questions and inquiries:           [posted 3/6/15]

Director of Lifelong Learning - Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church, 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 are being accepted through March 31, 2015.    [posted 2/25/15]                   
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, or here. Initial screening begins June 30 and continues until the position is filled.



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