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UUMA Staff

 

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 Executive Team, pro tem

   

Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer Rev. Darrick Jackson Janette Lallier
Director of Collegial Practices Director of Education Director of Operations
     

 Support Staff:

   
     
 Allison King  Rev. Joanna Lubkin  Sana Saeed
 Office Assistant  Program Assistant  Intern

 


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.

 


Portfolio Chart:


Director of Collegial Practices Director of Education 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

Program Assistant

Office Assistant

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

* 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 Office Assistant Allison King will be glad to assist you.


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 execteam@uuma.org. 

 

Melissa Carvill Ziemer, Director of Collegial Practices

Email: carvillziemer@uuma.org 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.


Darrick Jackson, Director of Education

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. 

 

Joanna Lubkin, Program Assistant

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

General 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

 

Allison King, Office Assistant

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

General 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.

 

Sana Saeed, Intern

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

General 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.

  


UUMA Job Descriptions

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Director of Collegial Practices PDF (74.41 KB) Administration 6/29/2018
Director of Education PDF (59.45 KB) Administration 6/29/2018
Director of Operations PDF (53.81 KB) Administration 6/29/2018
UUMA Intern PDF (90.2 KB) Administration 8/21/2018
2018 Office Assistant.pdf PDF (47.25 KB) Administration 6/29/2018
Program Assistant Job Description PDF (76.6 KB) Administration 4/27/2018

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