First Unitarian Society of Ithaca (FUSIT) is a mid-sized Unitarian Universalist congregation. Our mission is to create connectionsfind inspiration, and engage the world. As the Unitarian Universalist presence in Ithaca, we envision ourselves as a vibrant, dynamic community. We cherish fellow seekers, nurture open dialogue and spiritual growth, and inspire action on matters of conscience, serving as a beacon of reason and hope in our interconnected world.

We would love for you to join our Team! Current job openings are listed below. To apply for any open position, please fill out our online application.

Current Openings

Childcare Coordinator

The Childcare Coordinator is the point person for providing childcare for all congregation-initiated events. The Childcare Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising the Childcare Providers. Event planners and staff will contact the Childcare Coordinator directly to provide childcare. The Childcare Coordinator orients “childcare” as a church-community responsibility for church events, as well as being a welcoming feature for families who may not otherwise attend church events if childcare were not offered.

Status: 2-4 hours per week for 10 months, non-exempt

The full job description is available HERE.

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Choir Director

First Unitarian Society of Ithaca (FUSIT) is a mid-sized Unitarian Universalist congregation with a history of a rich and vibrant music program. The Choir Director supports the vision and mission of FUSIT by leading the choir. The Choir Director is primarily expected to help build strong, positive, and meaningful relationships with and between choir members and with the congregation and encourage choir engagement with our Unitarian Universalist values. The Choir Director is expected to nurture and strengthen a respectful, inclusive, supportive, and safe environment; truly enjoy creative expression and music; and support FUSIT’s commitment to become an intentionally and actively anti-racist, welcoming congregation. 

The full job description is available HERE


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Religious Exploration Assistant


First Unitarian Society of Ithaca (FUSIT) is seeking a 1⁄3-1⁄2 time (15-20 hours/week), 10-month Religious Exploration Assistant (RE Asst).

The Religious Exploration Assistant supports the vision and mission of FUSIT by supporting the Director of Religious Exploration (DRE) and our religious exploration and faith formation ministries for children and families. Families are just beginning to return, and so this role will assist in nurturing these new and reemerging connections.

The Religious Exploration Assistant is primarily expected to help build strong, positive, and meaningful relationship with and between children, youth, and adults that live out our Unitarian Universalist values. The Religious Exploration Assistant will be called on to nurture and strengthen a respectful, inclusive, supportive, and safe environment; truly enjoy working with children and youth; and support FUSIT’s commitment to become an intentionally and actively anti-racist, welcoming, radically inclusive congregation.

The Religious Exploration Assistant collaborates with the DRE, Religious Exploration (RE) Team, staff, and others. The ideal candidate will be able to work two to three hours on Sundays, lead or assist with events on evenings and/or weekends, and work additional hours during the week for planning, organization, and set up.

The full job description is available HERE.

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To apply for any of these positions, fill out our online application.