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CER Hiring Field Staff Position
CER Hiring Field Staff Team Member

The Central East Region is hiring an Congregational Life Staff Member to join our team. This position will be replacing Rev. Joan Van Becelaere who will be retiring this year. This position is based in the Ohio/Western PA/Northwestern NY area.

We're looking for someone who has:

  • Deep understanding of congregations, including 5-10 years of experience with UU or similar congregations, with a preference for experience in multiple UU settings.

  • Comfort acting as a Unitarian Universalist public faith leader with a sense of inner spiritual grounding. Status as an ordained minister is not required.

  • Commitment to congregational creativity and interdependence, and to advancing the beloved community within Unitarian Universalism and in the wider world.

  • Strong skill set with countering systems of oppression and cultural marginalization, and leading with intercultural fluency and humility. Worked or lived experience with communities of color or indigenous peoples is of particular value. Willingness to work in an organization in which the dismantling of white supremacy is a high priority.

  • Ability to assist congregations in developing clear mission focus, healthy communication patterns, appropriate and clear organizational structures, and adaptation to an evolving religious landscape.

  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing, managing, and teaching complex systems dynamics. Knowledge and experience of group and organizational change patterns.

  • Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively as part of a regional staff team.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and conflict negotiation skills.

  • Ability to take initiative, to be self-directing, to set priorities, and to manage time well.

  • Ability to act with judgment and discretion on a wide range of sensitive topics, including personnel matters.

  • Comfortable with facilitating and leading in online and digital environments including the ability to learn and lead a team in the adoption of new technologies and software.

  • Ability to perform work that involves frequent travel and weekend commitments.

Read the full job description and details PDF.

We encourage anyone who is interested to apply for this position, even if you do not think you meet all the requirements.

Learn about all the positions available with the UUA at the UUA Job Openings and Careers Page.

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