1stUUPB Director of Spiritual Development Position Packet (2024)
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We are committed to creating an inclusive and talented team to achieve our mission. 1stUUPB is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to the full inclusion of all. We value a diverse workforce; people with disabilities, people of color, and those who identify as LGBTQIA+ are encouraged to apply.

If you are excited about this role, but are unsure whether you meet 100% of the requirements, we encourage you to inquire and/or apply.


Provide vision and leadership for a vibrant and inviting Spiritual Development ministry which encourages spiritual growth and provides tools to effect positive change throughout the lives and communities of our members and friends. Promote the value of participation in spiritual development for all. Work with 1stUUPB stakeholders to develop and maintain an environment that fosters spiritual development of children, youth, and adults within a Unitarian Universalist (UU) context.

Time Requirements

  • 100% Full time, year-round position (35 hours per week) with flexible hours according to program, ministerial, and congregational needs
  • Post and maintain regular office hours
  • Personal professional development
  • Attend denominational events

Supervision Duties

  • Supervise paid Nursery Care Provider
  • Supervise volunteer Spiritual Development teachers, facilitators, and helpers

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Curriculum Development – Ability to select or design and implement curricula, including lesson plans, materials and learning resources for all age groups.
  • Program Planning – Plan developmentally appropriate class grouping, while maintaining balanced class sizes. Recruit, train, and manage teacher volunteers.
  • Program Implementation – Oversee all faith development programs to ensure that the mission of the congregation is being met within a welcoming and safe environment. Work with committees to plan and carry out special events, faith-in-action projects, and extra-curricular programs. Conduct year-round registration of program participants and maintain appropriate records, including attendance.
  • Worship Collaboration – Collaborate with the Minister and volunteers in the creation of intergenerational worship services.
  • Communications – Maintain professional communications with the Minister, parents, teachers, Board, and congregation about the goals, needs and activities of the LFD program.
  • Program Promotion – Write and design program content for the congregation’s website, social media pages, online calendar listings, press releases, flyers, and brochures.
  • Compliance – Review, oversee, and where appropriate, suggest modifications to 1st UUPB policies that relate to faith development. Ensure that policies are followed by all groups at 1st UUPB working with minors. Ensure the safety of all program participants.
  • Financial Management – Work with the Minister and relevant committees to develop a budget to support the program. Keep accurate financial records of program expenditures.
  • Other Duties as Required – Additional duties not specifically listed here may be necessary to support the Lifespan Faith Development program.
    Education and Experience

Education and Training

  • A college degree is preferred.
  • Credentialing as a religious educator (or willingness to attain credentialing) is a plus.


  • Teaching or comparable related experience in education, child development, or related fields is required.
  • Experience implementing or developing curricula for spiritual development is a plus.

Additional Qualifications

  • An appreciation of liberal religious tradition; knowledge of and interest in Unitarian Universalism and the UU Principles.
  • Proficiency and passion for working with children, youth, and adults.
  • Excellent organizational, administrative, and time management skills.
  • The ability to work with volunteers.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Website and social media writing, designing, and posting.
  • A strong sense of initiative and ability to work independently within a collaborative environment.
  • Responsive and timely.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.


  • With the Minister: Maintain collegial and collaborative relationship as religious professionals. The Minister supervises the DSD and all paid staff.
  • With the Board of Trustees: The Minister interfaces with the Board of Trustees on behalf of all Staff, including the Director of Spiritual Development. The DSD prepares a written report to the Board for each of its monthly meetings. The Minister may request the participation of the DSD at relevant meetings or business of the Board of Trustees.
  • With Other Paid Staff: Maintain collegial, collaborative and cooperative relationships with paid staff as appropriate to their functions and duties.
  • With Volunteers: Recruit capable volunteers and nurture all participants. Provide training and orientation programs for Spiritual Development teachers, helpers and volunteers.
  • With the Congregation: Regularly participate in congregational life to maintain a familiar, respected and visible presence.
  • With the Community: Welcome community members to participate in Spiritual Development. Investigate, implement, and cultivate outreach and networking opportunities beyond the congregation and denomination.


  • Meet regularly with the Minister
  • Attend Staff Meetings
  • Provide annual Spiritual Development prospectus
  • Prepare a short DSD report for each Board of Trustees meeting
  • Prepare and publish regular Spiritual Development program content for the Congregation’s communications, publications and social media
  • Budget Responsibilities
  • Oversight of Spiritual Development operating budgets and associated accounts

Professional Development

  • Participate in South Florida activities, including PEACE, Compass LGBTQ+ Center, and other Palm Beach County based interfaith and social justice organizations
  • Attend Spiritual Development conferences and trainings
  • Be a member of the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) and attend LREDA activities as appropriate.
  • Attend UUA Spiritual Development workshops and programs.


Salary: $55,000

Our Congregation is in Geo Index 3. Although we are currently classified as a Small congregation, we expect the person in this position to help us grow. In anticipation of that, we are offering a starting salary toward the top of the UUA recommended 110% expected maximum salary in a Size A congregation ($56,700 per 2024-25 UUA Salary Recommendations). In addition, there is a one-time relocation reimbursement of up to $7,500. Professional Expenses for our Director of Spiritual Development are tentatively budgeted at $2,500 for the May 2024-April 2025 church year.


  • Retirement Plan (5% of pay plus 5% match);
  • UUA Bronze Health Plan (80%/50%);
  • Dental (80/50%);
  • Disability Coverage (100%);
  • Term Life Insurance (100%);
  • Professional Expense Allowance (varies by budget year).
  • First Year Paid Time Off (PTO): 22 days at discretion of Employee with Supervisor approval
  • Paid Holidays: 10 (New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving)
  • Study Leave: 2 weeks/year
  • Sabbatical Leave: accrue one month per year of service.

To apply: please email a cover letter and your resumé/CV to president@1stuupb.org


Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.