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UUMA Staff

 

Click on the picture of the staff member for bio and on their name for contact information and a description of their responsibilities.

 

 Executive Team

   

Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer Rev. Darrick Jackson Janette Lallier
Director of Ministries for Collegial Care Director of Ministries for Lifelong Learning Director of Operations
     

 Support Staff:

   
     
 Allison King  Hannah Franco-Isaacs  Steven Williams
 Lifelong Learning Assistant  On leave Collegial Care Assistant
     
     
Michelle Pederson    
Interim Administrator    

 


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 Care, Lifelong Learning, 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 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.

 


Portfolio Chart:


Director of Ministries for Collegial Care         Director of Ministries for Lifelong Learning              Director of Operations

Programs

Collegial Support
Good Offices Ministry 
Ministerial Formation Network 
Matters of Collegiality 
Beyond the Call 
Deepening
Chapter Collegiality
Ministry Days

Institute

Online Education
Coaching
Mentoring
Chapter Education

Ministry Days

Arrangements

Communications
Finance
Human Resources
Membership Oversight
Chapter Support

Ministry Days

Committees

Collegial Development Team

Good Offices Coordinating Team Leadership Development Committee

CARAOM

CENTER

Stewardship/Development

CARAOM


Ministry Days

Administrative

Accountability:

  • Guidelines
  • Code of Conduct

Institutional Advancement:

  • Legacy Giving
  • Endowment

Organizational Health:

  • Policies/Procedures/Practices
  • Oversight

Supervision

Intern, Collegial Care Assistant

Lifelong Learning Assistant

Administrator

Task Forces

Multi-Minister

Continuing Education Task Force Startup
Ableism Task Force
UUA Relationships Ministries and Faith Development
Credentialing Director
Professional Development
Development Office
General Assembly
Human Resources
Bookstore
Church Staff Finances
Data Services
Operations
Other Relationships Professional Associations: AUUA, AUUMM, LREDA, UURMaPA,UUAMP Theological Schools
UUSCM
Outside Vendors



Program Chart:

Program

Exec Team Lead Support Staff Committee
Arrangements Operations Administrator
Beyond the Call Collegial Care              BTC Coordinating Team
Chapter Collegiality Collegial Care              Collegial Care Assistant Collegial Development Team
Chapter Education Lifelong Learning         Lifelong Learning Assistant CENTER
Chapter Support Operations Administrator
Coaching Lifelong Learning         Lifelong Learning Assistant CENTER
Collegial Support Collegial Care              Collegial Care Assistant Collegial Development Team
Communications Operations Administrator
Deepening* Collegial Care              Deepening Planning Team
Endowment: Development Lifelong Learning         Stewardship & Development
Endowment: Pledges Operations Administrator
Event Registration Operations Administrator
Finance Operations Administrator
Good Offices Ministry Collegial Care              Collegial Care Assistant GO Coordinating Team
Human Resources Operations
Institute Lifelong Learning         Lifelong Learning Assistant CENTER
Legacy Giving Lifelong Learning Education Assistant Stewardship & Development
Mentoring Lifelong Learning         Lifelong Learning Assistant CENTER
Membership Operations Administrator
Ministerial Formation Network* Collegial Care      Collegial Care Assistant
Ministry Days: Arrangements Operations Administrator
Ministry Days: Program Lifelong Learning         Collegial Care Assistant
Ministry Days: Registration Operations Administrator
Online Education Lifelong Learning         Lifelong Learning Assistant
Waivers & Scholarships Operations Administrator
Website Operations Administrator

* Programs are joint collaborations with the UUA

 

If you are seeking support related to your membership, dues/waivers, website login, billing, travel, or to request a reimbursement, our Interim Administrator, Michelle Pederson, will be glad to assist you.


Full Staff: Responsibilities & Contact Information

UUMA Executive Team: The three members of the Executive Team 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 execteam@uuma.org. 

 

Melissa Carvill Ziemer, Director of Ministries for Collegial Care

Email: carvillziemer@uuma.org Phone: 617-848-0498 Ext. 1

General Work Hours (Eastern Time Zone): Work Hours Vary

Areas of Responsibility Include: Good Offices Support, Collegial Programs (Ministerial Formation Network/Deepening), Committee Support (Collegial Development/CARAOM) and Accountability.


Darrick Jackson, Director of Ministries for Lifelong Learning

Email: jackson@uuma.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.

 

Janette Lallier, Director of Operations 

Email: lallier@uuma.org Phone: 617-848-0498 Ext. 2

General 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 staff@uuma.org. 

 

Hannah Franco-Isaacs, Administrator

Email: francoisaacs@uuma.org Phone: 617-848-0498 Ext. 6

General Work Hours (PacificTime Zone): currently on leave 

Areas of Responsibility Include: Membership support, Communications / Social Media, Website & Calendar Updates, Event coordination, Reimbursement Requests and Chapter Web Support.

 

Michelle Pederson, Interim Administrator

email: pederson@uuma.org Phone 617-848-0498 Ext. 6

General Work Hours (Eastern Time Zone): TBD

Areas of Responsibility Include: Membership support, Communications / Social Media, Website & Calendar Updates, Event coordination, Reimbursement Requests and Chapter Web Support.

 

Allison King, Lifelong Learning Assistant

Email: king@uuma.org Phone: 617-848-0498 Ext. 4

General Work Hours (Pacific Time Zone): Mon-Thurs 9-2

Areas of Responsibility Include: Support of Online Learning, Coaching, and other Educational Programs

 

Steven Williams Collegial Care Assistant

Email: williams@uuma.org Phone: 617-848-0498 Ext. 5

General Work Hours (Eastern Time Zone): TBD

Areas of Responsibility Include: Support of Ministry Formation Network, Chapter and Good Officer Programs

  


UUMA Job Descriptions

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2020 Collegial Care Assistant PDF (48.24 KB) Administration 5/20/2020
2020 Lifelong Learning Assistant PDF (47.05 KB) Administration 5/20/2020
2020 Administrator PDF (49.04 KB) Administration 5/20/2020
2020 Director of Ministries for Lifelong Learning PDF (45.81 KB) Administration 2/27/2020
2020 Director of Ministries for Collegial Care PDF (53.09 KB) Administration 2/27/2020
2020 Director of Operations PDF (41.91 KB) Administration 2/27/2020
UUMA Organizational Chart PDF (300.27 KB) Administration 5/20/2020

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