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Leading the General Assembly Youth Caucus

Are you looking for an exciting leadership experience? Are you passionate about creating outstanding youth communities? Do you want to go to General Assembly for free?

Consider taking a leadership role on the General Assembly Youth Caucus Staff!

What is Youth Caucus Staff?

The General Assembly (GA) Youth Caucus is led by a team of youth and adult volunteers that are selected to shape the programming that GA youth attendees experience and to connect them to the larger experience of GA.

The Youth Caucus Deans are seeking passionate, enthusiastic, creative youth and adults to create a welcoming, inclusive and exciting Youth Caucus at the 2015 General Assembly on June 24-28 in Portland, OR.

Applications are open to all Unitarian Universalist (UU) youth and adults.

Youth Caucus staff attends the pre-site meeting April 10-12, 2015 and GA June 23-29, 2015. Applicants should be able to commit to these dates.

Apply for Youth Caucus Staff

Applications for 2015 GA positions are no longer being accepted and all positions have been filled. Please look for the application process for 2016 GA Dean positions to open June 1, 2015; the application process for other 2016 GA Youth Caucus staff positions will open November 1, 2015.

Youth Positions

Worship Coordinator—1 youth—two-year position (GAs 2015 and 2016)

Chaplains—2 youth—one-year position

FUN TIMES (Business) Manager—1 youth—two-year position (GAs 2015 and 2016)

  • Help Youth Caucus understand and impact the business of GA.
  • Support individual youth delegates.
  • Coordinate visits from prominent Unitarian Universalists.

Connections Coordinator—2 youth—one-year position

  • Cultivate relationships between youth attendees, and between Youth Caucus and the larger GA community.
  • Organize formal, informal and spontaneous gatherings.
  • Coordinate with the Chaplain Team on issues of cliques and inclusion.

Applicants must be high school students for both years of their term (or the equivalent for home-schooled youth), ie: for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic school years.

Previous attendance at General Assembly is strongly recommended but not required.

Experience with multigenerational leadership teams is highly desired.

Adult Positions

Chaplains—2 adults—one-year position

  • Provide support and a listening ear for youth.
  • Serve on the Right Relationship Team.
  • Serve as a support for the youth chaplains and the rest of the Youth Caucus staff, in addition to the other chaplain duties.

Advisor/Sponsor Coordinator—3 adults—one-year position

  • Support Youth Caucus activities and staff members. 
  • Help maintain the safety of youth space and help make it welcoming for adults. 
  • Write letters to adult sponsors describing their role at GA and to youth explaining sponsorship.
  • Co-lead the mandatory sponsor orientation.  
  • Assist sponsors in an emergency.

Applicants must be 25 years or older for their whole term.

Previous attendance at General Assembly is strongly recommended but not required.

Experience with multigenerational leadership teams is highly desired.


For more information contact youth @

This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations. Please consider making a donation today.

Last updated on Thursday, January 15, 2015.

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