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Name of Site Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Phoenix
Paradise Valley, AZ
Address 4027 E. Lincoln Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253  
Phone 602-840-8400 
Website http://phoenixuu.org 
Site E-mail Address info@phoenixuu.org 
Size of Congregation 375 
Supervisor Name Rev. Christine Dance 
Supervisor Phone 4074614757 
Supervisor E-mail christinedance@phoenixuu.org 
Informational Contact Name Christine Dance 
Informational Contact Phone 4074614757 
Informational Contact E-mail  
Focus Parish Ministry 
Fulltime/Parttime Full Time 
Compensation $2850/month 
Other Benefits $1000 in Professional Expenses Health benefits can be worked into compensation if needed 2 weeks vacation Possible housing Access to a majority of your MFC reading list 
Number of Months
Start Date/End Date August, 2024  April, 2025 
Site Description We are the largest congregation in Arizona with an estimated membership of around 375 members and friends. We have Children’s Ministry and Music Programs that are widely recognized in UUA circles. Our Mission Statement is to be a Spiritual Community for our Time: Theologically Diverse, Radically Inclusive and Justice Centered. The congregation adopted the 8th principle in January of 2021 and works on dismantling racism and heteropatriarcy. We have had a notable focus working on neurodiversity. Indigenous rights and immigration are important focuses given our location. This congregation has a strong history and pride of working for social justice and supporting the UUA. The congregation has a wide variety of programs and teams that are larger than the size of congregation we are. We had a vibrant online presence during the pandemic and have translated that to a permanent status. We serve the entire Phoenix area but are located in a wealthy part of town on 9 acres next to Camelback Mountain.  
Job Description The intern is a full member of the ministry and staff team and would be exposed and would contribute to all areas of community and congregational life. They would be a regular part of worship and would lead service once a month, with one Sunday off a month. They would participate in our Children’s Ministries program and get involved with some of the teams of the congregation. They would participate in weekly staff meetings and monthly board meetings and monthly Foundation (endowment) meetings. The learning agreement would focus on where the intern wishes to grow but also the demands of a vibrant, busy community. 
Site Accessibility We have accessible parking, sanctuary, and chancel 
Application Procedure Please send a resume and a cover letter saying why you think UUCP would be a good fit for your learning goals and abilities. Please include a video sermon. Submit information to christinedance@phoenixuu.org. You are welcome to reach out to Rev. Christine Dance, the supervising minister with any questions. 
Additional Notes  
Application Deadline January 15, 2024 
Selection Date February 28, 2024