Employment and Transitional Services

During leadership changes, Member Services works with our member ministries and member ministers to create grace, ease and intentionality. To see an overview of how we can help ministers and ministries in times of transition, see our Employment and Transitional Services brochure.

Open ministries are listed below.

 

Leaving Gracefully

Transitions can be difficult for both ministers and the members of a spiritual community. We invite you to connect with Member Services for information and guidance on leaving gracefully. Contact Carrie Kenyon for more information on the following services.

 

Transitional Consulting Services

The period between ministers may bring a period of uncertainty. UWM certified consultants guide you through an intentional process to explore where you have been as a community and where you want to go in the future. See how Transitional Consulting Services can help your ministry.

Minister Succession Process

An alternative to Transitional Consulting, a minister succession process works best in larger ministries and ministries where the minister gives notice well in advance of their departure. This process includes the outgoing minister in preparing for a change of leadership. Member Services can assist in developing a succession plan, often including processes facilitated by one of our consultants.

Employment Services

Please review our Minister’s Employment Manual for guidance throughout the employment process

It is important that ministers and ministries use our employment services to ensure that credentials are current and both parties are eligible for employment (see a list of suspended Unity ministers). We support member ministers and member ministries through all phases of the employment process.  This includes:

  • Creating and reviewing resumes
  • Completing search vacancy packet, creating search team
  • Preparation and evaluation of interviews
  • Negotiating contracts (You may wish to review our Minister's Contract Considerations.)
  • Starting your new adventure together.

Unity Worldwide Ministries is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Unity Worldwide Ministries is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Unity Worldwide Ministries are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or belief, disability, medical history, genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Unity Worldwide Ministries will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Evaluation:

Evaluation that is done well strengthens relationships, builds accountability and creates vibrant spiritual communities.  For this to occur, evaluation should look at all aspects of the ministry rather than just focusing on the minister.  For a brief overview of how to do this, we invite you to review Goal Focused Evaluation by Dan Hotchkiss at http://www.congregationalconsulting.org/goal-focused-evaluation/.

UWM has a number of evaluation tools to choose from.  We encourage you to connect with us so that we can collaborate with you in making this process beneficial to all. 

 

Sabbaticals

Our Sabbatical Support Services provide information on minister sabbaticals.

 

 
Non-Ministerial Jobs

We also post non-ministerial Jobs (for example executive directors, music directors or youth directors) upon request.

 
Employment & Ordination Policy for Centers for Spiritual Living Ministers Serving Unity Ministries.
 
As spiritual movements which both originated with New Thought, Unity and CSL have similar theologies, practices and a shared desire to awaken and transform human consciousness.  In view of this, we are committed to finding ways to collaborate with one another. 
 
The requirements are listed in the agreements.  Please note that in time as curriculum changes, the required classes may also change.
 
 
For Unity Ministers serving in CSL Centers  To see the open CSL pulpits, click here.  
 
 
 
Open Ministries

Note:  All eligible candidates must have a current background check on file with Unity Worldwide Ministries as well as be up to date on their Continuing Education Units.  For information on CEU requirements please visit https://www.unityworldwideministries.org/all-about-your-continuing-educa.... Candidates may also be required to complete an employment assessment if they have not been serving in pulpit ministry for a period of time.  Please visit https://www.unityworldwideministries.org/employment-assessment-policy to see the UWM Employment Assessment policy.
For questions, please contact Diane Pletcher at DPletcher@unity.org
 
 
 
Notice: In accordance with US Citizenship and Immigration Services requirements, “All US employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens." For more information... 

Canada, Montreal, Unity Centre of Montreal
Full-time | Approx. CAN $2,500-3,500/mo, plus apt and more | Average Attendance: 15-25 | Date Added 8/31/20

FL, Bonita Springs, Unity Church of Bonita Springs
Full-time | $50,000-60,000 (inclusive of additional benefits) | Average Attendance: 55 | Date Added 9/3/20

FL, Delray Beach, Unity of Delray Beach
Full-time | +$52,500 plus bonus | Average Attendance: 300 | Date Added 7/15/19

FL, Key West, Unity of the Keys Spiritual Center
Full-time | $65,000 | Average Attendance: 56 | Date Added 10/14/20

FL, Orlando, Christ Church Unity Orlando
Full-time | $50,000-80,000 | Average Attendance: 175 | Date Added 9/10/20

FL, Palm Harbor, Unity of Palm Harbor
Full-time | ~$40,000-50,000 | Average Attendance: 160 | Date Added 8/3/20

FL, St. Petersburg, Unity of St Petersburg
Full-time | ~$47,500 | Average Attendance: 65-70 | Date Added 5/19/20

HI, Kailua-Kona, Unity of Kona
Part-time | $2500-$3500/mo | Average Attendance: 40-45 | Date Added 8/18/20

IL, Moline, Unity Church of the Quad Citites
Part-time | Negotiable | Average Attendance: 12-25 | Date Added 10/28/15

IL, Oak Park, Unity of Oak Park
Full-time | ~$65,000 | Average Attendance: 70 | Date Added 1/16/20

IN, Indianapolis, Unity of Indianapolis
PT/FT | $2500/mo | Average Attendance: 60-75 | Date Added 5/22/18

MI, Rochester Hills, Unity Church of Rochester
Full-time | $30,000-40,000 | Average Attendance: 20-30 | Date Added 9/11/18

MN, Saint Paul, Unity in the Heart of the Twin Cities
Part-time | $18,000-22,000 | Average Attendance: 30-40 | Date Added 8/22/18

NJ, Montclair, Unity of Montclair
Full-time | ~$36,000 | Average Attendance: 59 | Date Added 10/2/19

NY, Syracuse, Unity of Syracuse
Full-time (9 months) | $32,000-$35,000 | Average Attendance: 65-70 | Date Added 10/6/20

OH, Columbus, Unity of Columbus
Part-time | $12,000-16,000 | Average Attendance: 20-40 | Date Added 9/21/20

OH, Girard, Unity Spiritual Centre Girard
FT/PT | ~$20-25,000 PT, $40,000 FT | Average Attendance: 50 | Date Added 3/10/20

OR, Medford, Christ Unity Church of Medford
Part-time | $18,000+ | Average Attendance: 35 | Date Added 9/18/18

PA, Emmaus, Unity of Lehigh Valley
Full-time | $32,000-35,000 | Average Attendance: 30-45 | Date Added 7/21/20

PA, Pittsburgh, Unity Center of Pittsburgh
Part-time | $20,000 | Average Attendance: 25-30 | Date Added 12/4/19

SC, Columbia, Unity of Columbia in South Carolina
Part-time | $20,000-$25,000 | Average Attendance: 40-50 | Date Added 9/16/20

TN, Memphis, Unity Christian Church of Memphis
Part-time | ~$30,000-33,000 | Average Attendance: 30-40 | Date Added 6/29/20

TX, Austin, Unity Church of the Hills
Full-time | $75,000-85,000 | Average Attendance: 400-500 | Date Added 10/7/20

TX, Brownsville, Unity Church of Brownsville
Part-time | $12,000 | Average Attendance: 25-55 (Seasonal) | Date Added 7/18/18

WA, Port Angeles, Unity in the Olympics
Full-time | $1,000/mo, plus percentage of tithe | Average Attendance: 25 | Date Added 2/6/19

WA, Spokane, Unity Center of Diving Love and Light
Full-time | $32,000-36,000 | Average Attendance: 40-45 | Date Added 9/9/20

WI, Eau Claire, Unity Christ Center
Part-time | ~$20,000 | Average Attendance: 36 | Date Added 6/24/20