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

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.

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.

 

Reciprocal Employment Policy for CSL Ministers
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, including a new reciprocal employment policy which allows CSL ministers to serve in Unity ministries, and Unity ministers to serve in CSL ministries.  Please note that this is a reciprocal employment policy.  It is not a path to a Unity ordination, but honors an individual’s ordination through CSL.  There are three simple steps for a CSL minister to serve in a Unity ministry:
 
1. CSL provides us with document indicated the CSL Minister is in good standing.
2. CSL Minister takes the following classes through Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute:
a. HTS 100: Foundations of Unity
b. HTS 140: History of New Thought and Unity
3. CSL Minister utilizes UWM’s employment processes to seek employment
 
CSL Ministers serving our ministries under this policy, are eligible to perform all ministerial functions. They are welcome to teach classes, but students will not be able to earn SEE credit for these classes.  CSL Ministers do not meet the requirements for UWM membership, and therefore, do not have a vote on the convention floor – unless they are serving as a delegate from the ministry they are serving.  
 
For more information, contact Rev. Cynthia Vermillion-Foster or Rev. Carrie Kenyon.
 
 
 
Non-Ministerial Jobs

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

 

Open Ministries

Note: Everyone who is applying is required to have a background check on file with Unity Worldwide Ministries. For questions, contact Rev Carrie Kenyon at CKenyon@unity.org.

Notice: In accordance with Canadian Employment and Immigration requirements, any Canadian openings are directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Where a Canadian citizen is not available for such employment, other citizens of the world are at liberty to apply.

Notice:  In accordance with US Employment and Immigration requirements, any US openings are directed to US citizens and permanent residents of the US.

AZ, Flagstaff, Unity of Flagstaff  CLOSED
Part-time | $20-22,000 | Average Attendance: 25 | Date Added 10/30/17, Updated 1/31/18

AZ, Phoenix, Unity of Phoenix
Full-time Associate Minister-Spiritual Education | Date Added 8/23/18

CA, Novato, Unity in Marin
Full-time | $75-100,000 | Average Attendance: 277 | Date Added 8/22/18

CA, San Diego, The Unity Center
Full-time Associate Minister | Date Added 8/27/18

CA, Tustin, Unity of Tustin
Full-time | $80-105,000 | Average Attendance: 120 | Date Added 11/15/18

FL, Melbourne, Unity of Melbourne
FT/PT | $40-50,000 | Average Attendance: 85/140 | Date Added 8/7/18

GA, Blairsville, Unity of Blairsville
PT/FT | $1,500/mo | Average Attendance: 21 | Date Added 7/23/18

GA, Blairsville, Unity of the Mountains
PT/FT | $16-18,000 Negotiable | Average Attendance: 47 | Date Added 12/5/17

IA, Cedar Rapids, Unity Center of Cedar Rapids
FT | $32,500 Negotiable | Average Attendance: 55-60 | Date Added 10/30/18

IL, Des Plaines, Unity Northwest Church
Full-time | $50-60,000 | Average Attendance: 110 | Date Added 9/18/18

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

IL, Oak Park, Unity Church of Oak Park 
Full-time | $60,000 | Average Attendance: 125 | Date Added 12/20/17

IL, Springfield, Unity of Springfield
Full-time | $40-45,000 | Average Attendance: 40 | Date Added 5/29/18

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

MD, Baltimore, Unity Center of Christianity of Baltimore
Part-time | $35,000 | Average Attendance: 55-60 | Date Added 11/13/18

MI, Douglas, Unity on the Lakeshore
Part-time | $24,000+ | Average Attendance: 25 winter/35-50 summer | Date Added 7/2/18

MI, Farmington Hills, Unity of Farmington Hills
PT/FT | $18,000 | Average Attendance: 40 | Date Added 4/28/16

MI, Livonia, Unity of Livonia  UPDATED
Full-time | $33-40,000 | Average Attendance: 110 | Date Added 8/2/18

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

MN, Coon Rapids, Unity North Spiritual Center
Full-time | $40-45,000 | Average Attendance: 70-80 | Date Added 5/21/18

MN, Minneapolis, Unity Minneapolis
Full-time Associate Minister | Date Added 8/2/18

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

MN, Sartell, Unity Spiritual Center of Central Minnesota    
Full-time | $38-42,000 | Average Attendance: 71 | Date Added 7/31/18

MO, Unity Village, Unity Village Chapel
PT/FT Associate Minister | Date Added 10/24/18

OH, Toledo, Unity of Toledo Spiritual Center
Full-time | $42,000 | Average Attendance: 40-45 | Date Added 8/14/18

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

NY, Rochester, Unity Church of Greater Rochester
Full-time | $35-70,000 | Average Attendance: 60 | Date Added 9/25/18

TN, Memphis, Unity Christian Church of Memphis   UPDATED
Part-time | $31-33,000 | Average Attendance: 30-40 | Date Added 5/24/17

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

VA, Lynchburg, Unity in the Seven Hills
Full-time (negotiable) | $30,000, negotiable | Average Attendance: 35 | Date Added 9/28/17

WA, Bremerton, Unity of Bremerton 
PT/FT | $1200-1600/mo | Average Attendance: 36 | Date Added 9/7/17

WA, Yakima, Unity of Yakima Spiritual Life Center
Full-time | $33-36,000 | Average Attendance: 45-60 | Date Added 9/5/18