UUMFE Co-Director, Fundraising and Communications
Job Description

Posted June 2021

About the Organization
Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth is a 501(c)3 organization founded as the Seventh Principle Project in 2002 (UU 7th Principle: “Respect for the
interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part”). UUMFE offers
programs, opportunities and resources to inspire, educate, activate and
connect individuals, congregations and organizations so they can take bold,
accountable action for environmental justice, climate justice, and the
flourishing of all life. UUMFE’s work and inter-organizational collaborations
are grounded in environmental and climate justice organizing principles.
See: www.uumfe.org.

Position Summary:
As Co-Director, you will be responsible for working remotely to help set and
meet the organization’s fundraising and communications goals. You will
have shared responsibility with the Co-Director of Programs and Partnerships
for the overall direction and management of the organization to achieve its
mission, vision, and strategic goals. The ideal candidate will have prior
non-profit management experience, be a skilled fundraiser and
communicator, and be passionate about UUMFE’s mission.

UUMFE is moving towards collaborative governance and non-hierarchical
organizational structures and uses several core principles and tools of
sociocracy (dynamic governance) in our workplace. We are committed to
developing a robust, diverse, distributed leadership team and structure that
prioritizes broad representation and inclusion of our constituents,
collaboration grounded in role clarity, the autonomy of paid and volunteer
staff, transparency and accountability. We invite your participation in
shaping our evolving organization and creating a positive working
NOTE: UU Ministry for Earth is committed to developing a diverse and
talented team. If you are excited about this role but unsure whether you
meet all of the requirements, we encourage you to inquire and/or apply.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
Fundraising (FR):
● Develop and oversee implementation of annual Fundraising Plan to expand
the existing congregational and individual donor network
● Cultivate and manage donor relationships
● Engage Board in fundraising efforts regularly
● Oversee grant research, writing and reporting
● Oversee donor records and data-base management

● Develop internal and external communications strategy, protocols and annual
Communications Plan and oversee implementation and evaluation, including,
but not limited to integrated platform messaging such as social media, email,
website, organizational publications and outside news outlets. Media to
include text, graphics and supporting video content creation, curation and
● Stay up-to-date on environmental and climate justice issues, news, and
actions in general – and seek out hooks and openings related to UUMFE’s
mission, program, FR and communications goals
● Produce Annual Report and fundraising print and digital publications
Executive Leadership: (* = shared with Co-Director of Programs &
● Advise Board on relevant aspects of UUMFE’s activities and finances*
● Work with Board to strengthen Board governance structure, Board policies
and practices; support smooth Board leadership transitions*
● Lead annual review and work with Board to set annual priorities and goals for
UUMFE & Board; lead strategic and long-range planning as needed*
● Support Board and Advisory Board recruitment*
● Facilitate the annual budget development and consent processes, and
monitor the budget in close collaboration with the Treasurer.
● Supervise Office Manager and Communications Associate/Admin Asst
● Recruit and manage interns and volunteers as needed to implement current
and projected fundraising and communications tasks
● Assess and develop internal operational policies and procedures as needed
● Fulfill additional responsibilities needed to support the mission of UUMFE as
determined or requested by the Board

● Facilitate team meetings with staff, Board members and volunteers as
needed for coordinating the implementation of fundraising and
communication plans
● Attend monthly Board meetings and provide to the Board, in advance of each
meeting, a written Co-Director’s report including current financials and
fundraising statistics
● Availability to attend UUA General Assembly in late June at UUMFE’s expense

Qualifications and Skills (May be met as a result of lived experience, volunteer
work, professional experience, and/or formal or informal training)
The ideal candidate will have:
● Strong passion for and interest in environmental and climate justice work
grounded in liberal religious values
● At least 3-5 years of experience with proven success in non-profit fundraising
and outreach
● Bachelor’s degree
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills
● Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills
● Self-motivation, ability to work independently; ability to problem solve
creatively and exercise excellent professional judgment
● Experience educating and coaching volunteer Board(s)
● Strong computer skills, ability to work in/manage Google Suite platform;
familiarity/comfort with task management systems, such as ClickUp, a plus
● Facility with Customer Relationship Management databases, like NEON
● Experience with website use and design requirements for fundraising and
relationship building
● Experience supervising staff and/or volunteers
● Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative work environment
● Ability to manage/lead in times of uncertainty and organizational change
● Strong time and project management skills, ability to prioritize, organize,
deliver and follow-up across multiple competing demands and timelines
● Comfort with public speaking and presentations
● Solid understanding of intersectionality of social justice issues, grassroots
movement building, and environmental and climate justice movements.
● Familiarity with Unitarian Universalism and commitment to working in an
atmosphere that values anti-racism, anti-oppression, and multiculturalism

Compensation: 30 hours/week part-time, salaried, exempt position.
$42,500 annually, negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience.
Annual salary increase dependent on fundraising results.
● PTO: 12 vacation days, 15 holiday/personal days, 10 days sick leave
● $3,000 Health insurance allowance with access to health and dental/vision
coverage through the UUA Health Plan, if desired.
● $2,000 professional expense allowance

Start Date: On or before August 2, 2021, preferred, negotiable.

How to Apply
Send a cover letter and résumé—indicating “Co-Director Position” in the subject
line—via e-mail to office@uumfe.org.
In your cover letter please detail your level of experience with environmental and
faith-based non-profits, your fundraising experience and other relevant information
about the skills and qualifications you would bring to the position.