|THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION OF ATLANTA
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (UUCA) is a faith community of 700+ members and 300+ friends in metro Atlanta. Its mission is to change lives by encouraging spiritual journeys which combine personal growth with social justice awareness and action.
Position Title: Social Justice Coordinator
Position Type: Volunteer (Part-time, 10-15 hours a week)
Position Purpose: The Social Justice Coordinator works closely with the Director of Congregational Life to coordinate with all UUCA social justice groups, provide recommendations and discernment to the congregation and minister regarding our social justice vision, and provides training, resources, and support to the congregation and staff to assist in achieving our congregational vision for social justice and the goals set forth in our long range plan.
Reports to: Director of Congregational Life
Coordinates with all UUCA social justice groups – meets with group leadership regularly and receives reports on group activities. Ensures groups submit renewal applications and budgets to the DCL in a timely manner. Ensures social justice activities are well-publicized. Liaises between Enterculture, the DCL, and the social justice groups to ensure all parties are informed of social justice work being done in the congregation or potential new projects.
Informs and Educates the Congregation – publicizes ongoing social justice activities, serves as a “go-to” resource for social justice issues and our vision for a just and peaceful world.
Recommends Potential Social Justice Actions – stays connected to social justice groups within the Atlanta area. When necessary, the coordinator will provide recommendations and discernment on community social justice actions and partnership opportunities. Works to arrange an “emergency response team” who can act quickly on urgent requests.
Leads selection team for All Congregation Social Justice Project – arranges a team to review any requests for an All-Congregation Social Justice project and recommends a final project for approval to the minister
Consults with Enterculture to develop effective racial and social justice strategies - Research and analyze issues in depth. Develop action strategies aimed at achieving significant results.
Recruits and trains volunteers for major social justice projects – able to utilize the talent of congregants in hands-on, engaging projects that implement change. May recommend new projects based on our volunteer capacity, or train congregation on community organizing and other social justice skills
Attends North Georgia UU Social Justice Cluster Meetings – reports on UUCA activities and potential partnership opportunities
Skills/Qualities: The social justice coordinator should be skilled in training, consulting, community organizing, leadership development, group process, public speaking, relationship-building, and must be committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression work. The candidate should also be skilled in the use of online communications, and preferably, in new media and online community organizing.
The qualities needed for successful performance include good time management, initiative, optimism, enthusiasm, creativity, dependability and independence.
Ability to provide one’s own reliable transportation to and from UUCA events
Ability to work evenings and weekends, if necessary, and as schedule permits.
If you are interested in this postion, please contact Jessica Seales at Jessica.Seales@uuca.org.