Jan Gartner

Compensation and Staffing Practices Manager

Office of Church Staff Finances in Ministries and Faith Development

Email: jgartner@uua.org

Telephone: (617) 948-6424

Jan Gartner

Jan Gartner

Jan is passionate about helping congregations live their values within their walls! Her work is inspired by the mission of the UUA Office of Church Staff Finances: Guided by Unitarian Universalist values, we equip congregations for excellence as employers and their staff for financial competence and well-being.

In her role as Compensation and Staffing Practices Manager, Jan oversees the UUA Compensation Team and helps congregational leaders and staff with a wide variety of employment-related matters. She is the primary author of the monthly publication, Compensation and Staffing News. She serves on the Transitions Plus Team.

Special interests include productive professional transitions, robust staff teams, economic sustainability of congregations, and Polarity Thinking. Jan’s 2019 sabbatical project is entitled, Reimagining for Resilience: Evolving Reflections on Congregational Staffing and More.

Jan joined the UUA staff in 2011, moving to the Office of Church Staff Finances after 5 years in the Professional Development Office. A Credentialed Religious Educator, Jan previously worked in religious education at the congregational and district levels and served as a Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) Good Officer and Board member. She strives to bring all of the skills and sensibilities of an educator to her current role!

Jan telecommutes from her home near Rochester, NY, where she lives with her husband, Mike. They have three young-adult children. Jan is an avid walker, a lover of word and number puzzles, and an enthusiastic soprano in the First Unitarian Church of Rochester choir.

From Jan Gartner

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As congregations move into extended virtual operations, we are providing answers to common human resources questions related to remote work....

By Jan Gartner | July 24, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: #COVID19, Staffing & Supervision, Congregational Administration

In March of 2020, as COVID-19 was taking hold, the Office of Church Staff Finances offered recommendations to congregations regarding staffing and finances through June. Now, in early June, we have issued a comprehensive memo with updated guidance: Staffing and Finances for July and Beyond. This...

By Jan Gartner, Richard Nugent | June 10, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: #COVID19, Staffing & Supervision, Finance for Congregations

A guide congregational leaders in recruiting, hiring, supporting, and transitioning professional music and religious education leaders.

Book | By UUA Office of Church Staff Finances, Ministries and Faith Development, Jan Gartner | June 9, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Staffing & Supervision

There are compelling reasons to do all you can to retain your staff and support them well through these complicated times.

By Jan Gartner | June 5, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: #COVID19

SLIDES from the presentation (https://www.midamericauua.net/documents/webinars/182-human-resources-10…;) Jan Gartner, UUA Compensation and Staffing Practices Manager presents. Whether you have staff who supervise staff, or are a small congregation where members must fill this role, come to learn...

Webinar | By Jan Gartner, MidAmerica Region of the UUA | April 9, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: #COVID19, Trauma and Disaster Response

Resources from Past General Assemblies General Assembly 2019 Track: How to Be a Good Employer and Supervisor General Assembly 2017 workshop slides: https://www.uua.org/sites/live-new.uua.org/files/ga17_compensation_fina… Considerations and Complications in a Changing World (PDF): Learn about...

Leader Resource | By Jan Gartner | March 6, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Staffing & Supervision, General Assembly

Employees in meaningful roles want to do their best, and the best gift a supervisor can give is honest and helpful feedback. Provide opportunities for regular supervision that is supportive and useful to staff members, their supervisors, and your congregation’s leadership....

Leader Resource | By Jan Gartner | February 25, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Staffing & Supervision

A congregation's paid staff are leaders, modelers, and tone-setters. Well-equipped, spirit-filled staff provide consistent, skilled, accountable leadership, which in turn builds capacity and ownership among the laity and enables congregations to thrive....

Leader Resource | By Jan Gartner | February 25, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Staffing & Supervision

This Sample Personnel Policy Manual is intended to assist Unitarian Universalist congregations and other UUA-related organizations that are creating a Personnel Manual for the first time, or updating their current Personnel Manual. This Manual is an outgrowth of the work done by UUA Compensation...

By Richard Nugent, Jan Gartner | February 17, 2020 | From LeaderLab

Wherever you may be in your process of hiring and supporting staff at this moment, exploring your vision and values is an important starting place for thinking about diversity.

Leader Resource | By Jan Gartner | February 17, 2020 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Staffing & Supervision, Anti-Racism

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