Religious Ed Assist Position–Main Line Unitarian Church

Main Line Unitarian Church
816 S. Valley Forge Road, Devon, PA 19333 (outside Philadelphia)

Part-Time Religious Education Assistant

July 2010
General Description:

The Religious Education Assistant (REA) works under the supervision of the Director of Religious Education. The REA performs administrative, clerical and organizational tasks in support of the RE program for children and youth.

Status: Non-exempt

Hours per week: 10

Hourly/salary: Hourly

Benefits eligible: No
Skills Required:

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Familiarity with desktop computers and software such as Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, Publisher, and Internet. Experience with ACS database programs helpful
Ability to work well with volunteers in a service-oriented environment
Ability to be flexible with experience prioritizing a variety of tasks
Ability to maintain confidentiality


Required: High School Diploma

Desired: Associates’ Degree
Areas of Responsibility: (The following constitutes weekly and seasonal responsibilities)
Church School/Youth Group Participants:

Register and track attendance for children and youth
Maintain attendance books and reports
Send electronic and paper communications to families
Communicate visitor names to Membership Coordinator

Safety Policy:

Process new/renewal background checks, including:
Submission of forms to appropriate agencies
Tracking of applications
Provide administrative support for training/orientations
RE Assistant Job Description

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Teacher/Advisor Support

Prepare and manage Handbooks and curriculum notebooks
Enter teachers’ and advisors’ names into database
Prepare classrooms for new year
Send class, parent contact and team lists to teachers
Update list of teacher/advisor assignments
Maintain Class/group lists
Send notices and provide support for training/orientations
Assist in organizing end-of-year recognition

General Program Support

Prepare Stepping Stone Memory Books
Maintain classroom supplies
Create OWL 1st, 5th and 8th grade parent packets
Track parent permission forms
Provide resources for OWL meetings and classes
Prepare and update Church School calendar
Provide support for special events (Christmas pageant, Rites of Passage)

Family Support

Send notices and other communication
Prepare meeting materials/resources
Assist with registration forms where needed


Prepare Power Point slides for Children’s Worship
Submit Children’s Worship offertory to bookkeeper
Prepare activity kits for intergenerational services


Update bulletin boards
Create teacher and parent email lists
Maintain and organize photographs of activities/classes
Meet weekly with Supervisor


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