Pre-School/Kindergarten Teacher

Paid Pre-School/Kindergarten Teacher Position Description

The First Church in Belmont, a Unitarian Universalist congregation, seeks to hire a paid lead teacher for its combined pre-school and Kindergarten classes.  This position will begin on Sunday, September 11, provided background checks are complete, and continue through Sunday, June 11, 2017.  It will be for four hours per week from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Sunday mornings.

General Responsibilities:

  • Work under the supervision of the Director of Children’s Religious Education (DCRE) & with the Religious Education Assistant
  • Teach two classes per morning, from 8:55-10:15 am & from 10:55 am-12:15 pm
  • Lead weekly lessons and activities following existing curricula & lesson plans with assistance from a parent or congregation member classroom volunteer
  • Help develop teaching skills and situational expertise of volunteer co-teachers
  • Interact with parents to share information about program & their child’s experience in it
  • Prepare classroom materials & reset the room for the second service
  • Maintain attendance information & related reporting for each class

Ideally, candidates will match the following criteria:

  • Current or former preschool, Kindergarten or elementary teachers
  • Current college students or recent college graduates with a major in early childhood or elementary education
  • Beliefs consistent with Unitarian Universalist principles and values


  • Enjoys and relates well with young children
  • Mature, responsible adult
  • Collaborative, friendly nature
  • Articulate
  • Sense of humor
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required
  • Previous teaching experience; preferably in early childhood education or religious education
  • Previous experience (preferred) or working familiarity with the values, principles, and practices of the Unitarian Universalism
  • Ability to motivate and lead volunteers, and a willingness to work closely with parents

Specific Requirements:

  • Work schedule is Sundays 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sept. 11, 2016 – June 11, 2017
  • Must be able to teach every Sunday during the church year except December 25, 2016
  • Must be able to attend four hours of preparation meetings prior to beginning work (date and time negotiable)
  • CORI and SORI background checks will be required

Compensation: $18.00 to $18.30 per hour for 4 hours per week worked

Reports to: Director of Children’s Religious Education

Interested applicants should send a resume to:

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