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UUMA Executive Team Explained:
The UUMA is engaging a shared ministry experiment with our executive function. As a part of this experiment, we have moved from a single UUMA executive director to a team of three directors for our organization. We created this document to help clarify the roles of the directors within this “pro tem” executive team, and to address questions that may arise as we engage this shift.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the roles? Our Executive Team consists of three directors managing three content areas: Collegial Practices, Education, and Operations. While all three directors are responsible for the implementation of the UUMA’s mission and vision, each director maintains lead responsibility and authority for specific programs, committees, ministries and functions. The Portfolio Chart below lists these responsibilities and authorities. Complete job descriptions for the directors, and for all of our staff, can be found at the end of this page.
What responsibilities are shared by the team? The three directors share responsibilities regarding: Organizational Development; Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, Multiculturalism; Strategic Planning, Monitoring, Chapter Connections, Liaison Relationships, and Public Voice.
Which director or staff member do I contact when I have a question, concern, or compliment? Using the Portfolio Chart, below, you can determine which director or staff member to contact. If you have a support question (how to pay your dues, register for a program, order a publication, etc) you may get a better, faster answer from one of our wonderful support staff. Portfolio descriptions for the support staff can be found at the end of this document.
Is this structure permanent, what is the timeline? The Executive Team, pro tem model is an experiment in shared leadership, intended to be concluded by June 2020. The team has been working with a professional development coach in developing our design, structure, evaluation process, and timeline. Our timeline is as follows: Aug-Oct 2018: Complete Design; October 2018: Present plan to Board; Nov 2018-December 2019: Execute against design; December 2019 Recommend organizational plan to Board; December 2019 - January 2020: Transition to steady state and post positions for recommended final structure (as necessary); June 2020: conclude pro tem; July 2020 team becomes permanent or other structure is put into place.
What are the lines of accountability? The Executive Team, pro tem is responsible for execution of all duties assigned to the Executive Director in the UUMA’s bylaws and policies. These include: complying with policies set by the UUMA Board of Trustees, development/implementation of annual goals to advance the mission and vision of the UUMA, and financial, program, and administrative management of the UUMA. Guidance and direction are provided by the UUMA President and its Executive Committee. Click here to view a current organizational chart.
* Programs are joint collaborations with the UUA
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Full Staff: Responsibilities & Contact Information
UUMA Executive Team, pro tem: The three members of the Executive Team, pro tem share Executive Role as described in the UUMA Bylaws. Each co-director takes the lead for specific programs and services as listed below. The full team can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email: email@example.com Phone: 617-848-0498 Ext. 1
General Work Hours (Eastern Time Zone): Mon-Fri 9:30 – 4:30 (additional hours in early morning/late evening/on weekends varying per week)
Areas of Responsibility Include: Good Offices Support, Collegial Programs (Ministerial Formation Network/Deepening), Committee Support (Collegial Development/CARAOM) and Accountability.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 617-848-0498 Ext. 3
General Work Hours (Central Time Zone): Mon-Fri 9-5
Areas of Responsibility Include: Educational Programs (Institute, Coaching, Online Opportunities), Committee Support (CENTER/CARAOM), and Financial Development.
Email: email@example.com Phone: 617-848-0498 Ext. 2General Work Hours (Eastern Time Zone): Mon-Fri 9-5
Areas of Responsibility Include: Event Management, Financial Management, Human Resources, and Policy and Procedure
UUMA Support Staff: All support staff work from home offices across the country. Main duties for each member of the team are listed below. The full staff, executive and support, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email: email@example.com Phone: 617-848-0498 Ext. 6General Work Hours (Eastern Time Zone): Monday & Thursday 9-6 (additional hours vary on a weekly basis)
Areas of Responsibility Include: Program Support (Ministerial Formation Network/Deepening/Coaching), Communications / Social Media, and Website Updates
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 617-848-0498 Ext. 4General Work Hours (Pacific Time Zone): Mon-Thurs 9-1, Friday 10:30-2:30. (Hours will be extended September 2018)
Areas of Responsibility Include: Membership (Applications, Questions, Concerns) , Travel, Website & Calendar Updates, Reimbursement Requests and Chapter Web Support.
Email: email@example.com Phone: 617-848-0498 Ext. 5General Work Hours (Eastern Time Zone): Mon-Fri 7-10AM / 4-6PM
Areas of Responsibility Include: Program Support (Beyond the Call 3/Ministerial Formation Network Webinars), Additional duties as related to Learning/Serving Agreement.