Available Positions:

-Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation and Social Justice

-Coordinator of Pastoral Care

*Descriptions and additional information below.

 

ASUC’s Employer Values Statement
All Souls Unitarian Church endeavors to live our mission in every way, including through our employment policies and practices. As an inclusive and justice-seeking community, we follow best practices for fair and unbiased hiring and compensation, including following UUA salary guidelines. We expect staff and candidates for employment to embrace the concepts and practices of the Beloved Community and will provide access to on-going training in these concepts and practices. As a community that supports each other, our staff is strongly oriented toward teamwork and mutual accountability in establishing and meeting high standards.
ASUC is a community attentive to nurturing spiritual growth and encouraging an active search for meaning. We value team members’ entrepreneurialism and will support their opportunities to grow professionally so that our team can experience genuine and deep meaning in our labors.

 

Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation and Social Justice

 

Location: 5805 E. 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46226

Status: Employee – Part time – 10 hours per week

Salary: Competitive

Benefits:  Paid time off and holidays, disability insurance.

Start Date: ASAP

How to apply:  E-mail resume to: jobs@allsoulsindy.org until job is filled.

All Souls Unitarian Church (ASUC) seeks a 10 hour-a-week Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation and Social Justice to provide leadership for all aspects of adult faith formation within the ASUC community. The Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation will:

  • Support Adult Faith Formation offerings that support and stretch the growth of our membership and friends; encourage programming that covers the following topics: UU Faith Formation, Membership Development, Justice, Ethics, and programming oriented to the wider community;
  • Support the strategy, and program to connect people (of all ages) so that they can reflect on and share stories from their life.
  • Collaborate with ASUC administrative staff to establish and maintain effective tracking systems for Adult Faith Formation;
  • Serve as liaison for existing Adult Programming, such as the Discussion Forum , Buddhist Meditation, and Small Groups;
  • Increase congregation’s capacity for reflection, listening and self-awareness through chalice circles and any other programming.
  • Prepare people to live ethically – particularly through adopting anti-racist, liberation-oriented, and environmentally-sustainable frameworks and practices that are accessible to all congregants.
  • Supervise and work with the social justice intern to develop justice-oriented programming and activism.

ASUC is diverse in faith and spirituality and committed to building a diverse, welcoming, and multicultural Beloved Community. Members of ASUC are joyous, justice-seeking people who express compassion in tangible ways. ASUC is filled with people who are brave, curious, and compassionate thinkers and doers diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and spirituality but aligned in a desire to make a difference for the good. As a Unitarian-Universalist congregation, we have a track record of standing on the side of love, justice, and peace.

ASUC is in a time of growth and spiritual innovation. The incoming Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation will have significant ability to shape and extend our adult faith formation offerings.  In collaboration with a dedicated staff and team, the Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation will guide existing programs while envisioning new experiences for our congregation as we continue our commitment to grow with one another.

Our membership currently stands at 260 and we are committed to growing our community and community engagement significantly in the next five years.  We are looking for a Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation to help us fulfill our individual and organizational faith formation goals.

ASUC is seeking an energetic, strategic, organized person with a creative, communal spirit who holds that respecting the inherent worth and dignity of every person and recognizing the interdependent web of life will lead to the creation of Beloved Community. ASUC believes that Beloved Community is one of total relatedness requiring courage, empathic presence, and perseverance.  We seek a Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation who is empathetic, courageous, and committed to growing the faith of our diverse, welcoming congregation.

We welcome all applicants.

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Leading our Adult Faith Formation Programs
  • Provide overall vision and leadership for Adult Faith Formation at All Souls Unitarian Church.
  • Serve as liaison for existing Adult Programming, such as the Discussion Forum, Buddhist Meditation, and Small Groups.
  • Support existing and develop new Adult Faith Formation offerings that support and stretch the growth of our membership and friends; encourage programming that covers the following six topics: UU Faith Formation, Membership Development, Pastoral Care, Justice, Ethics, and programming oriented to the wider community.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Church’s policies and applicable laws. Enforce the Safe Church Policy and stay abreast of safety and liability issues.
  1. Oversight of Adult Faith Formation Small Group Leaders and Volunteers
  • Recruit, train, develop, advise and supervise small group leaders and volunteers.
  1. Communication
  • Work with All Souls administrative staff to establish and maintain effective tracking systems for Adult Faith Formation offerings.
  • Prepare annual reports, newsletter articles, blogs, and other communications as determined appropriate.
  • Advise volunteers regarding resources for enrichment and training
  • Collaborate, lead, and effect positive communication within and among all congregational Adult Faith Formation endeavors.
  • Work with staff to ensure Adult Faith Formation offerings are diverse and consistent with ASUC values and practices.
  1. Worship Support
  • While not a requirement, the Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation may have the opportunity to preach on occasion; an additional per diem for preaching will be offered.
  1. Supervision and work with Social Justice Intern
  • Supervise and work with Social Justice Intern to develop justice-oriented programming and activism.
  1. Professional Development
  • Attend regional and denominational professional meetings as time allows
  • Participate in professional development opportunities when available and relevant
  1. Other Duties as Assigned

Qualifications:

  • Understanding of and respect for Unitarian Universalist (UU) polity, principles and theology.

Prefer UU affiliation

  • BA/BS in related field preferred
    1-3 years’ experience in adult faith formation, religious education, teaching, and/or lifespan education at minimum.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Publisher, and Power Point preferred; familiarity with social media and other web applications preferred.
  • Must have ability to work with a diverse population or varying ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
  • Must be able to handle complex and sensitive pastoral and managerial concerns with care and confidentiality
  • Ability to work most Sundays and occasional holidays preferred.
  • Identified Unitarian-Universalist preferred but not required; must be familiar and comfortable with Unitarian-Universalist values, polity, and practice.
  • Strong organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Overall comfort with and willingness to use digital tools to run a 21st century program (i.e. social media, instant messaging, etc)
  • Readiness to embrace the central tenets of the congregation’s current program:
    • Attention to age-appropriate faith development, enhancing ethical understanding and spiritual practices
    • A pluralistic approach to theology and spirituality
    • Building a Beloved Community

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coordinator of Pastoral Care

 

Location: 5805 E. 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46226

Status: Employee – Part time – 15 hours per week

Salary: Competitive

Benefits:  Includes disability insurance, PTO, and holidays. Option to opt-in to purchase into health insurance. Pension plan available after one year of employment.

Start Date: ASAP

How to apply:  E-mail resume to:  jobs@allsoulsindy.org until job is filled.

All Souls Unitarian Church (ASUC) seeks a 15 hour a week Coordinator of Pastoral Care to provide leadership for all aspects of ensuring the care and connection of the ASUC community from first time visit through full integration into the ASUC community. The Coordinator of Pastoral Care will:

  • Work to deepen systems of pastoral care by providing effective and professional delivery of pastoral care, seeking out additional consultation when necessary, and ensuring pastoral concerns are responded to within a week.
  • Collaborate with ASUC administrative staff to establish and maintain effective tracking systems for pastoral care offerings;
  • Staff pastoral-focused programming;
  • Hold space for the congregation’s shared understanding of what pastoral connection looks like.
  • Provide training in pastoral care along with ongoing support for the ASUC Pastoral Care Associates.

ASUC is diverse in faith and spirituality and committed to building a diverse, welcoming, and multicultural Beloved Community. Members of ASUC are joyous, justice-seeking people who express compassion in tangible ways. ASUC is filled with people who are brave, curious, and compassionate thinkers and doers diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and spirituality but aligned in a desire to make a difference for the good. As a Unitarian-Universalist congregation, we have a track record of standing on the side of love, justice, and peace.

ASUC is in a time of growth and spiritual innovation. The incoming Coordinator of Pastoral Care will have significant ability to shape and extend our pastoral care offerings.  In collaboration with a dedicated staff and team, the Coordinator of Pastoral Care will guide existing pastoral care programs while envisioning new experiences for our congregation as we continue our commitment to grow with one another.

Our membership currently stands at 260 and we are committed to growing our community and community engagement significantly in the next five years.  We are looking for a Coordinator of Pastoral Care to help us fulfill our pastoral care goals.

ASUC is seeking an energetic, strategic, organized person with a creative, communal spirit who holds that respecting the inherent worth and dignity of every person and recognizing the interdependent web of life will lead to the creation of Beloved Community. ASUC believes that Beloved Community is one of total relatedness requiring courage, empathic presence, and perseverance.  We seek a Coordinator of Pastoral Care who is empathetic, courageous, and committed to growing the pastoral care of our diverse, welcoming congregation.

We welcome all applicants.

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Leading our Pastoral Care Ministry
  • Provide overall vision and leadership for all aspects of pastoral care at All Souls Unitarian Church.
  • Ensure that all pastoral care requests are addressed within one week.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Church’s policies and applicable laws. Enforce the Safe Church Policy and stay abreast of safety and liability issues.
  1. Oversight of Pastoral Care Associates
  • Recruit, train, develop, advise and supervise Pastoral Care Associates.
  1. Communication
  • Work with All Souls administrative staff to establish and maintain effective tracking systems for pastoral care offerings.
  • Prepare annual reports, newsletter articles, blogs, and other communications as determined appropriate.
  • Advise volunteers regarding resources for enrichment and training
  • Collaborate, lead, and effect positive communication within and among all congregational pastoral care endeavors.
  • Work with staff to ensure maximum pastoral care utilization.
  1. Worship Support
  • While not a requirement, the Coordinator of Pastoral Care will have optional opportunities to preach; an additional per diem for preaching will be offered.
  1. Professional Development
  • Maintain both professional licensure and/ or membership in the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (UUMA)
  • Attend regional and denominational professional meetings as time allows
  • Participate in professional development opportunities when available and revelant
  1. Other Duties as Assigned

Qualifications:

  • Understanding of and respect for Unitarian Universalist (UU) polity, principles and theology.

Prefer UU affiliation

  • Ordained or licensed as a minister preferred; bachelor’s degree minimum, with a preference for a master’s level seminary and/or counseling degree (s) or national certification in chaplaincy. Unitarian-Universalist credentials preferred but not required; familiarity and comfort with Unitarian-Universalist values, polity, and practice required.
  • Prefer at least three years of experience in counseling, chaplaincy, ministry, or adult faith formation in a congregational, pastoral, or clinical setting. CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) or counselor certifications are pluses.
  • Prefer an individual who has developed a theology of pastoral care
  • Experience with pastoral care, counseling, or chaplaincy preferred along with program development and management, and supervision of volunteers.
  • Strong organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Overall comfort with and willingness to use digital tools to run a 21st century program (i.e. social media, instant messaging, etc)
  • Readiness to embrace the central tenets of the congregation’s current program:
    • Attention to age-appropriate faith development, enhancing ethical understanding and spiritual practices
    • A pluralistic approach to theology and spirituality
    • Building a Beloved Community