Employment Opportunities


Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church is seeking a Director of Congregational Life to join our team.

Position Title: Director of Congregational Life

Reports to:    Senior Minister

Supervises: Office and Communications Coordinator, Social Justice Coordinator

Ministry Team Coordination: Stewardship Team, Small Group Ministry Facilitators, Membership Committee, Welcoming Committee, Hospitality Teams (ushers, greeters, coffee servers), Accessibility in Ministry (AIM) program, Neighborhood People of Color

FTE (Percent of Time): full time / Salaried

Sundays and weekday office time required, some weekday evening meetings

 Compensation: $50,000 plus generous benefits. Year-round position.

 Send resume and cover letter to Rev. Lissa Gundlach lgundlach@neighborhooduu.org.

 Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church is a progressive, flexible and family-friendly workplace. People of Color/ Indigenous and members of other historically marginalized communities are encouraged to apply. Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate against any person because of age, race, ancestry, culture, sexual orientation, gender, physical ability, or socio-economic level.

 Position to be filled immediately.

Purpose of Position:

Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church creates and grows an inclusive religious community connected by love, spirit, and service. The Director of Congregational Life will serve to advance the following ends:

1.2.1. Support one another through life’s changes, challenges, and transitions.

1.2.2. Create safe space for people to be their authentic selves

1.2.3. Nurture community with one another, our neighborhood, and the world at large.

1.2.4. Seek out, embrace, and increase diversity in our church community.

1.2.7. Challenge our minds and our hearts to grow.

1.2.10. Ensure the continuity of our church through generosity and good stewardship.


  • 2-4 years of experience within a congregational setting
  • Excellent interpersonal and volunteer management skills
  • Ability to inspire others toward greater engagement and commitment within the church community
  • Good oral and written communication skills, particularly related to communicating the history and practice of the Unitarian Universalist faith, and articulating the liberal religious dimensions to hospitality, membership, and giving
  • Group facilitation, training and leadership development skills
  • Experience with Church Windows or other equivalent database software
  • Flexible, organized and able to manage multiple tasks

 Areas of Focus and Duties:

 Hospitality, Membership Development and Engagement

-Partner with staff and volunteers to create a welcoming

atmosphere for visitors, newcomers, and members that promotes good stewardship and commitment. Recruit, train, and manage hospitality teams of greeters, welcomers, ushers and coffee servers.  Provide atmosphere of generous recognition of volunteers, including host annual spring Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.

-Provide monthly “New to Neighborhood” and Bridging membership classes, coordinate New Members Sundays up to three times a year. Assess existing membership programs and procedures, modify or develop new ones as needed, and ensure continuity in services. Establish data tracking and reporting procedures to evaluate the church’s success in connecting with newcomers and members.

-Work with current members to deepen their relationship with Neighborhood Church’s programs, ministries and service opportunities and the larger Unitarian Universalist world, including our district and denominational activities (PSWD programs, General Assembly, etc.)

-coordinate Accessibility in Ministry (AIM) program with Social Justice Coordinator and congregational leaders to promote welcoming and accessible facilities

 Adult Fellowship, Spiritual Growth and Leadership Development

foster a culture of open, inclusive leadership, connection and meaningful spiritual growth

in collaboration with Sr. Minister, Social Justice Coordinator and Religious Education Director, create and support adult spiritual development, service and leadership opportunities

-offer support and oversight to lay-led Small Group Ministries program

-Be accessible to the staff, board, nominating committee, congregational group leaders and members to discuss opportunities for member connection and involvement, particularly focusing on helping new members connect to leadership opportunities.

 Stewardship and Development Assistance

-Manage congregational giving in close collaboration with Office and Communications Coordinator, Operations Manager and Senior Minister

-recruit and direct Stewardship team in planning and executing our Annual Budget Drive

-communicate importance of giving to visitors and members and assist Senior Minister with securing pledges as a part of church membership