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GA 2016-2017 Co-Dean Andrea Briscoe presents to the 2016 GA Youth Caucus with Palmy the Palm Tree.

GA 2016-2017 Co-Dean Andrea Briscoe presents to the 2016 GA Youth Caucus with Palmy the Palm Tree

Apply to For Youth Caucus Staff! Deadline December 1st

What is Youth Caucus Staff?

APPLY NOW to be on the 2017 General Assembly Youth Caucus Staff!
Applications are open until December 1st, 2016.

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

Youth Caucus staff are passionate, enthusiastic, creative youth and adults creating a welcoming, inclusive and exciting Youth Caucus at the 2017 General Assembly on June 21-25 in New Orleans, LA.

Dean of Youth Caucus Staff

Youth Caucus Deans are the leaders of the volunteer Youth Caucus Staff. They work with the Youth Caucus staff to fulfill the purpose of Youth Caucus, which is to deepen our collective Unitarian Universalist spirituality and help youth make an impact on the our association through General Assembly.

All expenses, including travel, meals, housing and registration at all meetings, including GA 2017 and GA 2018, are paid for by the Unitarian Universalist Association. 

The Deans choose and coordinate programming, select additional staff, facilitate meetings, collaborate with adult leaders across the Association and make Youth Caucus the best it can be. Youth Caucus is a great opportunity for youth from across the country to meet, learn, and have fun together.

This two year position is selected in August.

Youth Caucus Staff Positions

APPLY NOW to serve on Youth Caucus Staff! The application deadline for 2017 GA Youth Caucus staff positions is December 1, 2016. (Each position requires a set of essay questions - review the application form PDF (11 pages) to write your answers, then go to the online form to apply.)

Youth Positions

Worship Coordinator—1 youth—two-year position (GAs 2017 and 2018)

Chaplains—2 youth—one-year position

  • Provide support and a listening ear for youth
  • Partner with the GA Chaplains and Right Relationship Team to ensure youth caucus attendees receive appropriate pastoral care.

Business Manager—1 youth—two-year position (GAs 2017 and 2018)

  • Partner with the Commission on Social Witness and Board of Trustees to help Youth Caucus understand and impact the business of GA
  • Provide support for and receive feedback from individual youth delegates regarding the business of GA.

Connections Coordinator—2 youth—one-year position

  • Encourage multigenerational connections
  • Manages team of youth leaders who create a welcoming and inclusive GA and coordinates small group connections for youth caucus participants

Applicants must be high school students for both years of their term (or the equivalent for home-schooled youth), i.e.: for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 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 25 years old or older—one-year position

  • Partner with GA Chaplains to provide support and a listening ear for youth
  • Advise and support the youth chaplains
  • Support the self care and spiritual well being of Youth Caucus staff

Advisor/Sponsor Coordinator—3 adults 25 years old or older—one-year position

  • Share leadership responsibilities, mentor and encourage accountability for youth caucus staff teams  
  • Partner with youth staff to maintain the safety of the Youth Caucus space and help make it welcoming for adults
  • Support adult sponsors by setting clear expectations for their role at GA, co-leading the mandatory sponsor orientation and fielding sponsors’ questions and concerns 

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.

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