UUMFE Board Of Directors Position Description

BoardSearchUUMFE Board of Directors Job Description

Posted May 11, 2021

1. Serve as a passionate advocate for the organization and its vision.

2. Attend monthly board meetings, held remotely via video conference

3. Respond in a timely manner to email and other communications

4. Serve on a Board Committee or participate in one or more “circles” engaged in particular tasks or area of responsibility, such as:

• Communications
• Programs
• Fundraising, stewardship, and donor relations
• Board recruitment and development
• Resource development, including worship and curricula
• Strategic Planning
• Administrative (includes database and contracts management, staff oversight)
• UU Young Adults for Climate Justice
• BIPoC Caucus
• General Assembly
• Volunteer recruitment and engagement
• Human resources
• Networking and collaboration

Defined roles include chair and treasurer.

5. Make good faith effort to attend at least one in-person gathering/year, which may include General Assembly, Annual Meeting, and/or strategic gathering. If possible, board members are asked to pay their own way; however, recognizing that this is not possible for everyone, UUMFE will likewise make a good faith effort to cover expenses.

6. Maintain knowledge of current programs.

7. Make a personal financial contribution to the organization and/or solicit financial support from individuals, congregations, and others.

8. Agree to the Board covenant and affirm the proposed 8th Principle

We, the UUMFE Board, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying towards spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse, multicultural, Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.

Qualifications

  • Interest in environmental justice with eagerness to consider justice and ministry for Earth from an anti-oppressive lens
  • Recognize climate change as an urgent threat demanding a moral response
  • Experience with environmental, faith-based, and/or justice organizing
  • Curiosity, flexibility, creativity
  • Self-starter with good humor
  • Affirm the values of Unitarian UniversalismWe are looking to develop a dynamic, multicultural, multigenerational counter-oppressive board and as such are particularly interested in recruiting People of Color, trans and gender-nonconforming people, young people, people with disabilities, people living in poverty and/or frontline communities.

Board member terms are 2-years each, as defined by the by-laws. At-large board members should expect to put in at least 5 hours/month, more when attending in-person gatherings or if deeper involvement is desired.

To Apply:
Send cover email and resume to Office@UUMFE.org with the subject line “Application for UUMFE Board of Directors”

Questions?
Contact Board Chair, Rev. Cindy Davidson @ CindyDavidson@UUMFE.org .

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