Updated: November 2022
Team: Vision and Values Team
Time Commitment: 5 hours / month (3 year commitment)
UUJMCA is forming a new team of justice creators with diverse backgrounds and identities. This team will begin by meeting monthly in order to get to know each other and become organize together as a community then move to quarterly meetings.
Description of the Vision and Values Team
The primary function of the Vision and Values Team is to set a rolling 5 year plan for UUJMCA to meet the organizational Mission and Vision by assessing needs of covenantal partners and justice issues facing California.
Our Vision and Values Team will be comprised of 7 collaboration partners, regional congregation leaders, and youth representatives.
The Team will gather, assess and bring a long term (rolling 5 year) vision as well as constituent and partner concerns from across California to the UUJMCA Board of Trustees and staff.
The Team will connect with complementary justice organizations to assist in developing and deepening with these organizations.
The Team will be expected to attend initially monthly meetings while the team is forming and then quarterly and Annual Leadership Meeting.
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”
Each Team member will hold a particular portfolio (aka focus area).
- Environmental Justice
- Immigrant Rights
- Queer (LGBTQ+) Rights
- Reproductive Rights
UUJMCA asks that Team members be “Big Picture Thinkers,” have a willingness to develop connections with local and statewide California organizations, embrace shared and team leadership, have strong communications and creative skills, as well as the ability to take initiative and work as a team. Additionally, UUJMCA asks Team members to hold a commitment to UU Values, and progressive justice engagement.
Tools to be Used
Team members will need to be able to use Google Workspace (formerly Google Suite and similar to Microsoft Office), 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 email@example.com.