OPEN POSITION Date Posted: 9/21/2010 Updated: September 16, 2010 Position Title: Youth and Young Adult Ministries Director Staff Group: Ministries and Faith Development, Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries Reports To: Director of Ministries and Faith Development Location: Boston, Massachusetts (onsite) Grade: 13, full-time Basic Purpose: To provide vision, leadership, and services in support of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA’s) youth and young adult ministries. Principal Responsibilities 1. Oversees the development and delivery of services for youth and young adult ministries in multiple venues. 2. Advocates for youth and young adult ministries and the support of adults engaged in youth and young adult ministries; serves as a liaison to other UUA staff groups, stakeholder groups, and UU organizations. 3. Monitors the progress of the UUA’s commitment to youth and young adult ministries, including the recommendations of the Youth Ministry Working Group and the data on young adult ministry collected in response to the 2008 General Assembly resolutions. 4. Supervises and supports the staff of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. 5. In collaboration with other staff, supports youth and young adults of historically marginalized groups; provides leadership for anti-racism/anti-oppression/multiculturalism efforts, including support of the recommendations of the Mosaic Project. 6. Manages budget and budget reports of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. 7. Manages youth and young adult awards and grants programs. 8. Provides regular, clear communication regarding developments in youth and young adult ministries. 9. Performs additional duties as requested by supervisor, the Vice President for Ministries and Congregational Support, or the President. Qualifications: This is an exempt grade 13, Boston-based position (entry $56,000; midpoint $71,500). Our ideal candidate has a deep understanding of Unitarian Universalism and can demonstrate exceptional organizational, advocacy, teambuilding, and communication skills in this fast-paced office. Experience with youth and young adult ministries is important, as is a record of experience involving anti-racism/anti-oppression/multiculturalism lenses. The successful candidate will possess strong leadership skills and a demonstrated ability to build and lead a large team and manage a significant budget. Excellent writing and public speaking skills are expected. Some travel is required. How to Apply: People with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and B/G/L/T/I/Q/Q candidates are encouraged to apply. Send cover letter and résumé—indicating “Youth and Young Adult Ministries Director” in the subject line—via e-mail (preferably) to email@example.com, via fax to (617) 367-3237, or to Human Resources, UUA, 25 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108. About the UUA: The Unitarian Universalist Association is an historic, progressive, religious denomination headquartered on Boston’s Beacon Hill. Our faith community of more than 1,000 self-governing congregations brings to the world a vision of religious freedom, tolerance, and social justice. Our normal workweek is 35 hours, we pay 80% contribution towards health insurance premiums, 11% towards retirement (after one year), and have generous paid time-off policies. We are a great place to work and we value diversity. The UUA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information on the UUA, visit us online at UUA.org.
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