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President of the Unitarian Universalist Association
The President of the Unitarian Universalist Association is the public, spiritual, and executive leader of the UU movement and our association of congregations.
• Serves as the Executive under Policy Governance, with responsibility for interpreting the Association’s Ends as set by the Board.
– Accountable to the Board, which is the designee of the General Assembly, in relationship to Executive Limitations policies.
– Acts as head of the UUA Staff.
– Effectively manages and deploys the resources of the Association in service of the Ends.
• Serves as ex officio member of the UUA Board.
• Acts as the prophetic voice and face of Unitarian Universalism.
– Speaks to Unitarian Universalists and on our behalf.
– Represents Unitarian Universalism in the public square and with other faith leaders.
• Extends and strengthens Unitarian Universalist institutions.
– Inspires generosity rooted in Unitarian Universalist values and relationships.
– Provides a pastoral and ceremonial presence in support of beloved community.
• Provides leadership for the Association’s Ends of transforming power, privilege and oppression.
Our ideal candidates will:
• Be able to authentically and accountably represent and embody the whole of our movement and its diverse members.
– Have a broad, intersectional cultural competence and a commitment to grow and develop it.
– In personal and professional relationships, embody standing on the side of the love.
• Live a liberal religious spiritual life in word, deed, and personal practice.
• Be resilient with a strong sense of self and an established support network.
• Be capable of engaging with power, money, and people who hold them.
• Be passionate about Unitarian Universalism, its institutions and covenanted communities.
– Have a vision for the growth of our movement.
• Be a faithful risk-taker in service to a compelling vision
Potential nominees must be:
• A member in good standing of a UUA member congregation.
• Able to travel extensively.
• Able to spend a significant amount of time in Boston.
• At least 18 years of age.
Our ideal candidates will possess the following skills, knowledge and attributes:
• Excellent written and oral communication.
• Impressive leadership skills, including especially the ability to manage a complex organization, delegate to others, and assess and plan for effective work.
• An understanding of systems theory and organizational development
– Understands both the explicit and implicit ways the Association works
• Ability to inspire others, including (but not limited to) staff, donors, and leaders.
• Emotional and pastoral intelligence and good listening skills.
• Talented ordained or lay preacher.