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Reconceptualization of the Multicultural Renaissance Module: Request for Proposals

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Application Deadline: 5 p.m. Monday, February 10, 2020

Primary Contact: Rev. Sarah Gettie McNeill, Professional Development Programs Manager, Lifespan Faith Engagement Office, Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)

Expected Start Date: Early spring, 2020

Compensation: Commensurate with the level of reconceptualization to be completed, up to $5,000, to be shared between co-authors

Consultant Requirements

  • Knowledge of the UUA’s history with anti-oppression, anti-racism and multicultural work, including knowledge of the Empowerment Controversy.
  • Experience in writing curricula that is inclusive of the needs of both white people and people of color and that involves caucusing for this purpose.
  • Willingness and ability to work flexibly and collaboratively with a co-author and UUA staff.
  • Ability to take initiative, set priorities, and manage time well.
  • Skill and ability to develop experiential curriculum that reflects the Our Whole Lives values: Self-Worth, Responsibility, Sexual Health, Justice and Inclusivity.

Proposal Requirements

  • Apply with another person a co-author team or apply as an individual willing to partner with a co-author of the UUA’s choice.
  • Your cover letter should include why you are interested in working on this project and your relevant professional qualifications. Include an explanation of how your unique “lens” as a curriculum developer will help enhance this reconceptualized module. In addition, describe your availability to work on the curriculum during 2020.
  • Create and submit an outline for a Reconceptualization of the Multicultural Renaissance Module that includes a new module title, the ideas you recommend, and your rationale for these. Note that the current edition is modular, and session plans include workshop options with different time requirements. Include an outline of each session with learning objectives and rough workshop plans with overviews of new activities. Also include rationale for each session’s suggested components. The session descriptions and workshop outlines must include sufficient detail to illustrate how you would change the Multicultural Renaissance Module to reflect current language and understandings of facilitation of relevant conversations.

How To Apply

People with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latinx, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. Send cover letter, résumé, inclusivity curriculum writing sample, and proposal via e-mail to Rev. Sarah Gettie McNeill, or by postal mail to Rev. Sarah Gettie McNeill, 3882 S Westmont Ave, Bloomington, IN 47403. E-mail submissions preferred.

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. We expect to notify candidates for interviews within several weeks of that date.

About The UUA

The Unitarian Universalist Association is a progressive religious denomination headquartered in Boston’s waterfront Fort Point Innovation District with offices in Washington, DC and at the United Nations in New York City. Our faith community of more than 1,000 self-governing congregations brings to the world a vision of religious freedom, tolerance, and social justice. The UUA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information on the UUA, visit us online at or

About the UUA's Lifepsan Faith Engagement Office

The Lifespan Faith Engagement Office publishes Tapestry of Faith curricula and resources for lifespan religious education, the Our Whole Lives sexuality education programs, the Families section of UU World magazine, training programs for religious professionals, and more.