Title: International Engagement Program Manager
Staff Group: International Resources (IR)
Reports To: International Office Director
Location: Open within the continental United States*
Grade: 12, full-time with benefits
Support the development and maintenance of relationships with international Unitarian/Universalist, interfaith, and social justice partners on behalf of the UUA to dismantle systems of oppression and imperialism, and to support the strength and diversity of global Unitarian Universalism. Work closely with Unitarian Universalist Holdeen India Program (UUHIP) Directors and International U/U partners to provide support for the UUA’s international programs, leaders, and constituents in UUA congregations and communities.
1. Designs and implements new congregational engagement models for the UUA’s international programs that leverage pre-existing structures and relationships. This includes implementing strategies to engage and to strengthen participation with congregations in the UU Holdeen India Program, international U/U faith-building, and the development of outreach tools.
2. Develops resources and learning opportunities for educating and grounding congregational leaders in the importance of anti-imperial, decolonial methods of engagement in international work.
3. Takes an important role in the planning and execution of cross-cultural, intergenerational U/U and interfaith gatherings including selecting volunteer leaders, organizing congregational leader participation, and ensuring that youth and adult participants comply with UUA policies.
4. Consults with the International Office Director to plan strategic visits to congregations and successful participation at U/U meetings to ensure the engagement and motivation of Unitarian Universalists in the work of the UUA’s International Programs.
5. Maintains regular contact with Unitarian Universalist Partner Churches to include maintaining ongoing contact, overseeing financial transfers, and arranging regular opportunities for connection.
6. Collaborates with other staff groups in the UUA, the Canadian Unitarian Council, and affiliated domestic and international organizations to further align and advance the UUA’s and International Office’s missions.
7. Perform other duties as requested by International Resources Director, the UUHIP Director, the Executive Vice President, or the President.
This is an exempt Grade 12 position (expected hiring range $64,700-$78,600 depending on experience). Note that qualifications may be met as a result of lived experience, volunteer work, professional experience, and/or formal or informal training. Requirements include:
• Bachelor of Arts in community organizing or related field.
• At least 3 years’ related experience.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Access, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint). Must be very familiar with website management and all forms of social media.
• Ideal candidate will have training in community organizing, fundraising, and event programming.
• Understanding of Unitarian Universalism, U/U communities, U/U congregational life and polity.
• Ability to navigate cross-culturally with a keen understanding of U.S. imperialism and its impacts.
• Comfort and reliability in relationships with U/U ministers and other congregational leaders.
• Strong written and oral communication skills, including public speaking
• Experience with graphic design software and photo/video editing.
• Comfort leading and facilitating intergenerational groups.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Ability to work as part of a team.
• Candidate must pay close attention to detail and to ensure accuracy.
• Must be able to motivate, train, and engage leaders.
• Travel required to congregations and UU meetings averaging one weekend every six weeks.
• Ability to lift boxes of up to 25 pounds and to use a keyboard.
• Understanding of issues around anti-racism, anti-oppression, and multiculturalism.
• Work or lived experience with communities of color or indigenous peoples is of particular value.
• Eagerness to work in an organization in which the dismantling of white supremacy is a high priority.
*Location is open in the continental United States. You should have easy access to a major airport due to the travel requirements of this position.
How to Apply
People with disabilities, people of color, indigenous people, Hispanic/Latinx, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. The UUA is committed to developing a diverse and talented staff team. If you are excited about this role, but are unsure whether you meet 100% of the requirements, we encourage you to inquire and/or apply. Send cover letter and résumé—indicating “International Engagement Program Manager” in the subject line—via e-mail to [email protected], via fax to (617) 948-6467, or to Human Resources, UUA, 24 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210. E-mail submissions preferred.
About the UUA
The Unitarian Universalist Association is a progressive religious denomination headquartered in Boston’s waterfront Fort Point Innovation District. 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, 10% 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 and is committed to the full inclusion of all. As part of this commitment, the UUA will ensure that applicants and staff with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources at [email protected] For more information on the UUA, visit us online at UUA.org and uuworld.org.
Support for the Mission and Values of the Association
The Unitarian Universalist Association is a progressive and historic religious denomination. While it is not generally required or expected that an applicant/employee identify as a Unitarian Universalist (UU) or be a member of a UU congregation in order to work at the UUA, all UUA staff members are expected to perform their job duties in accordance with the UUA’s values, principles and mission. In particular the following points, drawn from the Seven UU Principles, are of particular importance for the UUA’s work environment and staff culture:
• The inherent worth and dignity of every human being: We affirm the need for a human-centered workplace that allows our diverse staff to flourish. We also understand that our wider culture and society oppresses and denies human dignity, and we seek to counter the effects of that oppression in our hiring and workplace culture so that each person feels whole and valued.
• Justice, equity and compassion in human relations, and the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all: We speak openly and publicly of our support for social and political issues, including LGBTQ equity, racial justice, climate justice, gender equity, and reproductive justice.
• The interdependent web of existence: We recognize that the liberation of all people is interwoven, and we work to counter patriarchy, white supremacy, colonialism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, environmental exploitation, and other interrelated systems of marginalization.
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