Job opening: Half-time Director of Religious Education

The Parish Committee of First Parish in Cohasset is excited to announce a half-time job opening for a Director of Religious Education, beginning mid-August, 2023.

Half-time Director of Religious Education (DRE)

First Parish in Cohasset is a historic Unitarian Universalist congregation, 45 minutes south of Boston in the scenic town of Cohasset. We are a small town congregation located in the heart of the town Common. First Parish in Cohasset strives to be welcoming to people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, and stages of life. We are committed to justice and compassion, not just on Sundays, but every day. Our growing congregation is looking forward to welcoming a new Director of Religious Education and expanding our religious education program for young people. To learn more about us, please look through our website.


To welcome children, youth, and their families to First Parish in Cohasset, and make them feel at home. To provide a Unitarian Universalist experience for young people each week.

Salary and time frame:

20 hours per week for 46 weeks per year (mid-August through June). Salary $20,000 – $22,000 per year depending upon the candidates qualifications and experience (meets UUA salary guidelines for Geo Index 4, Size A). FLSA exempt position.


The DRE reports to, and is evaluated by, the minister. Ultimately, the DRE is responsible to the congregation’s Parish Committee.

A DRE is a mandated reporter under state law, and the DRE is responsible for implementing child protection policies and other safety policies. Full reference checks are required of all employees working with minors, including a CORI background check and/or other criminal background checks.


A full job description is available upon request. Sunday responsibilities from September through June include supervision and implementation of the children’s Religious Education program, teaching class on Sunday and overseeing volunteer teachers and paid child care providers. Depending on the interest of the DRE, Sunday morning responsibilities may also include participating in the first twenty minutes of worship. (If the DRE would like, s/he may be invited to preach once or twice a year.) Other responsibilities: Attend monthly meetings of the Religious Education Committee and meetings of the Parish Committee if/when requested. Attend regular meetings with the minister.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidates should enjoy spending time with children and youth.
Candidates should have strong organizational skills, and be comfortable overseeing volunteers.
Candidates should have knowledge of what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist.
On-the-job training will be provided by the minister.

Benefits and opportunities:

Some flextime and flexiplace may be arranged with the minister. Professional expenses budget under a reimbursement plan. Paid professional development time. Health insurance may be purchased through a group plan.

How to apply:

First Parish in Cohasset is committed to developing a diverse and talented staff team. People with disabilities, people of color, indigenous people, Hispanic/Latinx people, and LGBTQ+ candidates are encouraged to apply. If you are excited about this role, but unsure whether you meet 100% of the requirements, we encourage you to inquire or to apply!

Please send resume and cover letter to Patty Mycroft at: