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Applications for 2019 Thrive@GA staff are closed. Position descriptions and criteria below are for 2019 staff and may be changed for 2020 GA. The application process for 2020 Thrive@GA Staff will open in November 2019, so check back for new information!

Apply to Be on Thrive@GA Staff

We are seeking passionate, enthusiastic, creative youth and young adults to co-create a welcoming, inclusive and exciting 2019 General Assembly (GA) on June 19-23 in Spokane, Washington. 

All volunteer staff will attend GA for free - registration, travel, lodging, and a food stipend will all be provided at no cost to you.

So get all ready to apply for GA staff!

Step 1 - Read through the application (PDF) to figure out which position(s) you're applying for. Consider if you want to just apply for Thrive@GA staff, or if you also want to apply for GA Youth staff and/or YA@GA staff.

Step 2 - Copy the essay questions for the position(s) you're applying for into a word document, email or similar place where you can draft your answers and save them. Ask two people to be your references and make sure you have their contact information.

Step 3 - Once your essay answers are done, open the online application form, fill it out, copy and paste in your essay answers, and submit the form before the November 30th deadline!

You may choose to also apply for positions with GA Youth or YA@GA, if applicable. You may only be selected for one GA staff position, however. The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries selects Thrive@GA staff.

About Thrive@GA Coordinators

The Thrive Young Adult@GA Coordinator and Junior and Senior Youth of Color (YoC) Coordinators support youth and young adults of color (People of African Descent, Caribbean, Native/American Indian, Asian and Pacific Islander, Latina/o and Hispanic, Middle Eastern/Arab, and Multiracial) at GA and serve as fully-funded volunteer staff. 

Like YA@GA and GA Youth staff, these volunteer staff attend General Assembly for free! Registration, travel, and housing will be paid for, along with a daily stipend for food. 

To apply to be the Thrive Young Adult @GA Coordinator, you must be a young adult age 18-35. To apply to be the Junior YoC Coordinator, you must be a high school aged youth. The Junior YoC Coordinator is a 2-year position. The current Senior YoC Coordinator mentors the Junior Thrive Youth@GA Coordinator.

Application opens November 1st and closes November 30th

You will need to fill out some general information, give us the contact information for two references, and answer some brief essay questions.  You may wish to download the application PDF (11 pages) to find the essay questions that relate to the position(s) you wish to apply for and write your answers before starting the online application form.  You may also apply for positions with YA@GA  and  Youth Caucus, if applicable. You may only be selected for one GA staff position, however.  Selection is done by the staff in the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.

Thrive YA@GA Coordinator Responsibilities

  • Work with the YA@GA Co-Facilitators, Youth Caucus staff and the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, DRUUMM and Black Lives of UU before GA, primarily through email and monthly video calls, to collaborate on programming, including informal programs, that will build community among UU youth and young adults of color, deepen the spiritual life of UU youth and young adults of color and connect UU youth and young adults of color to a wider community of UUs of color.
  • Host our annual lunches for UU youth and young adults of color at GA.
  • Communicate with UU youth and young adults about GA-related racial justice work including workshops, public witness events, business resolutions, elections and other conversations. 
  • Advocate for the needs of UU youth and young adults of color at GA. 
  • Using social media, the GA app and emails to registered UU youth and young adults of color, increase channels of communication and foster virtual connections between UU youth and young adults of color, Diverse Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM), Black Lives of UU (BLUU), UUA staff, and others, before and at GA.
  • Care about the spiritual and community lives of young UUs of color at GA!

GA Youth of Color Coordinator Responsibilities

  • Work with the other Youth of Color Coordinator at General Assembly (learn the first year, mentor the second year).

  • Work with the rest of GA Youth staff, the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, and the other Thrive@GA Coordinators to collaborate on programming that will build community among UU youth of color.

  • Coordinate with DRUUMM, BLUU, and other groups for UUs of color to provide support, advocacy, spiritual depth, and connections to UU youth.

  • Plan and host our annual lunch and other get-togethers for UU youth of color at GA.

The Youth of Color Coordinators work to support and empower UU youth of color (people of African Descent, Caribbean, Native/American Indian, Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx and Hispanic, Middle Eastern/Arab, and multiracial). Successful candidates care about the spiritual and community lives of young UUs of color at GA. They will be able to communicate effectively and often virtually with their partner, the GA Youth team, and other groups. Experience with Thrive Leadership School or other UU multicultural programs is a plus.

Coordinator Time Commitment

  • The Thrive Young Adult@GA Coordinator and YoC coordinators should plan for about 4-6 hours of work per month between January-June, as well as to be on the ground at General Assembly. 
  • Thrive Young Adult@GA Coordinator is a 1-year position.
  • The Junior YoC Coordinator is a 2-year position and must be available for GAs 2019 and 2020. 

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For more information contact youth@uua.org.