Wonderful opportunities to serve our UUA! Application Deadline March 15th

Our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) offers many opportunities for deepening your faith through service. Are you committed to the work of our Association? Do you have a calling for Denominational Leadership? We're looking for dedicated volunteers to fill several open positions on UUA committees. All board-appointed committees have two-year terms, which can be renewed up to three times for a maximum of eight years of service.

It is vital that the leadership of our Association reflect the sacred diversity and promise of our liberating faith. Religious professionals, lay leaders, those with lived and/or professional grounding in anti-racism, anti-oppression, and multicultural work, and youth & young adults are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any questions about the opportunities below, contact the Appointments Committee Secretary, Sara Surface, at SSurface@homeofva.org .

Please apply using our online application at http://www.uua.org/uuagovernance/volunteer/index.shtml by March 15th.  The application takes about 20 minutes to fill out completely. We also encourage you to ask your references if they are able to give you a strong recommendation, and to have an open conversation with others about the gifts you might offer to our movement.

Thank you for your interest in serving our faith, and please also forward this announcement to anyone whom you think would be a strong leader for Unitarian Universalism.

With Gratitude,

Members of the Appointments Committee of the UUA


 Open Positions:

The Appointments Committee recruits and recommends candidates for board-appointed committees as well as board appointments to elected committees. The committee consults with groups and organizations, including those traditionally underrepresented in Unitarian Universalist leadership, to help inform the appointment process. The committee collaborates with the Nominating Committee to develop systems and processes for recruiting, selecting, and training appointees and candidates, and assists in providing training, support, and monitoring to further the work of other committees.

The Commission on Appraisal’s mission is to provoke deep reflection and to evoke timely, creative transformation of Unitarian Universalism, our congregations, and the Unitarian Universalist Association. The Commission studies and suggests approaches to issues that may be of concern to the Association and reports its conclusions to the General Assembly.

The Commission on Social Witness (CSW) helps to discern and craft a vision for the Association on pressing social issues. Their charge is to help congregations through the social witness process through which our social witness statements are crafted and voted on at General Assembly. The CSW seeks a member who is ready and willing to jump into committee work in April, with a significant time commitment at the General Assembly.

The Committee on Socially Responsible Investing's mission is to uphold the Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA’s) commitment to invest its endowment funds in alignment with Unitarian Universalist (UU) values. To advise the UU Common Endowment Fund (UUCEF) Investment Committee on investment policy issues, with particular regard to stock screening and manager selection. To assist the UUA staff with community investment, shareholder advocacy, and educating UU congregations on socially responsible investment. To advise the UUA Board on needed changes in the UUCEF’s governing documents, and to report to the UUA Board on the UUCEF’s success in meeting its socially responsible investment objectives.

The Election Campaign Practices Committee (ECPC)seeks a new member who has the governance experience, healthy boundaries, and skills in conflict management to serve as its chair. The ECPC supervises UUA elections to ensure their fairness and compliance with the UUA Bylaws and Rules. Committee members must remain neutral in elections.

The General Assembly Planning Committee (GAPC) selects the site for each General Assembly, sets the daily schedule, and determines which organizations affiliated with the UUA may present program material. In addition, the committee oversees the annual Ware Lecture, Opening and Closing Events, music, ambiance, and evening activities. The GAPC seeks a member who is ready to jump into work in April, with a moderate to heavy work load at General Assembly. 

The Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Committee (JTWTC) was established in June of 1997 by the Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees as part of the 1997 General Assembly Business Resolution "Toward an Anti-Racist Unitarian Universalist Association." The committee's charge is to monitor and assess the work of the Association toward becoming a genuinely anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multicultural institution. Most recently, the leadership of JTW has, in part, led to the uplifting of the new "Side of Love" campaign, in an effort to reduce ableist language promoted by our association.