Board of Trustees – Leadership Opportunity

General Summary
Updated: November 2022
Team: Board of Trustees
Time Commitment: 10 hours / month ( 1-3 year commitment)

Overview
UUJMCA is looking to expand the composition of the Board of Trustees with diverse backgrounds and identities. Our hope is to expand our current membership to 15 members from across the state

Description of the Board of Trustees
The primary function of the Board of Trustees is to manage and control the property, affairs, and business of the Ministry, as well as, delegate to officers, staff and committees of the Ministry such powers as necessary to provide for the success of the Ministry.

General Duties
Our Board consists of three officers, President, Secretary and Treasurer in additional to trustees that each maintain a portfolio of assignments that include hands on justice working and organizational functions.

Board members will assist with policy, partner development, and fundraising events and activities as well as support, promote and support the development of UUJMCA programming, legislative initiatives, and oversee the coordination of UUJMCA’s.

Board members will be expected to attend monthly Board of Trustees meetings, Annual Leading Meeting, Quarterly Retreats, serve on subcommittees and other special meetings.

Board members will have fiscal responsibility for UUJMCA and are expected to participate in fundraising activities.

Board members shall not receive any compensation for their services beyond any reimbursement for ordinary expenses as defined by Board of Trustees Policy, “Reimbursement for Ordinary Expenses”

Portfolios

The President is the principal executive officer with general supervision over UUJMCA, its officers and personnel, performing duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Trustees.

The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Trustees, oversee records required by law, maintain Board policies, and be custodian of corporate records.

The Treasurer shall have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds and securities, provide oversight of all monies and financial records and be responsible for financial compliance.

Trustees at Large shall assist with the development of and implementation of Annual Justice Campaigns, marketing and communications programs, human resources policies, and the Youth Advisory Team, along with assisting with event planning, community partner engagement, partner development, programming, participate on sub-committees, and onboarding of staff and volunteers.

Qualifications
UUJMCA asks that all Board members have a willingness to make a substantial contribution to the the life and ministry of UUJMCA, embrace shared and team leadership, have strong communications and creative stills, as well as the ability to take initiative and work with a team. Additionally, UUJMCA asks Team members to hold a commitment to UU Values, and progressive justice engagement.

Tools to be Used
Board members will need to be able to use Google Workspace (formerly Google Suite and similar to Microsoft Office), Salsa Engage (similar to MailChimp or Constant Contact), Monday.com (content database and project management)

About the UUJMCA
UUJMCA works to develop the skills of civic engagement and faith-rooted organizing in our Unitarian Universalist congregations so that Unitarian Universalists across California can educate, organize, and advocate for public policies that uphold the worth and dignity of every person, further justice, equity, and compassion in human relations, ensure use of the democratic process, protect religious freedom, and promote respect for the interdependent web of all existence.

How to Join the Team
People with disabilities, people of color, indigenous people, Hispanic/Latinx, and LGBTQ persons are encouraged to apply. UUJMCA is committed to developing a diverse and talented team. If you are excited about this opportunity to serve California UUs but are unsure whether you meet 100% of the requirements, we encourage you to contact Pastor AJ Blackwood at leadership@uujmca.org.

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