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"The Search for Religious Education Leadership: Best Practices for Unitarian Universalist Congregations (PDF, 43 pages)" recommends including the following elements in a job description advertisement for the search for a Director of Religious Education (DRE):
The market for experienced religious educators is very competitive. The more your congregation can do to make this position, and the way it is presented, attractive, the better off you will be. Be honest and straightforward, but keep in mind that your congregation may well have to "sell" itself a bit to prospective candidates.
It will be worth your while to make things as easy as possible for prospective candidates. This may mean adding more information to your job description, as long as it is clear, well-organized, and not over-whelming. You don't need to add all the details of the responsibilities: a summary in each category would do fine.
Please note that some congregations prefer to distribute a shorter summarized advertisement, with a full job description available by request or on the congregation's website.
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Last updated on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
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