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Are you interested in serving on the Young Souls Board?

Sunday, March 5th, 1pm – Young Souls Leadership Interest Meeting

Are you interested in serving on the Young Souls Board for the 2017-2018 year? Are you interested in learning more about the *new* leadership transition process and how the Young Souls Board functions? Come to the Young Souls Leadership Interest Meeting on Sunday, March 5th, after the second service. Location: All Souls, Dining Room. Note: Attendance at the meeting is NOT required to be eligible for a position on the board. RSVP on Facebook here. For more information contact Ben Whelan-Morin at or Samantha Bertocchi. 

Position Descriptions:

President

  • General Desc.
    • The President shall manage the group’s relationships with staff, the larger church community, and other specific external communities of interest.
  • Tasks
    • Liaise with the Church Council on behalf of the group
    • Serve as primary point of contact with staff for the Young Souls community, and the primary speaker for the group more generally
    • Maintain contact list for other Church Committees for Young Souls
    • Maintain relationships with external organizations (other local churches, universities, etc)
    • Maintain general connections to UUA activities as relevant
    • Generally ensure that Young Souls stays on track throughout the year
    • Coordinate Young Souls representation at the FInd Your Ministry Fair
  • Larger goals
    • Creating new opportunities for connections and collaborations

 

Vice-President

  • General Desc.
    • The Vice-President shall focus on the the running of the board, and the group’s processes more generally
  • Tasks
    • Schedule board meetings in a timely fashion
    • Share draft agenda around 5 days before board meetings
    • Track/follow-up on action items for the board
    • Ensure that signature events such as the Fall Retreat are properly coordinated
    • Manage the finances of the group
  • Larger goals
    • Improve the functioning of the group more generally

 

Social Chair

  • General Desc.
    • The Social Chair shall coordinate potlucks, brunches, and other social opportunities for the group.
  • Tasks
    • By the middle of the month, have potluck for following month coordinated
    • Have regular monthly brunch coordinated in time for monthly newsletter
    • Point of contact for coordination of other/new events.
    • Liaise with the broader church to create inter-community opportunities for members of Young Souls
    • As appropriate to capacity and need, lead the Young Souls Social Committee
  • Larger goals
    • Create new opportunities for social events

 

Social Justice Chair

  • General Desc.
    • The Social Justice Chair shall coordinate and promote social justice activities within the Young Souls community.
  • Tasks
    • Serve as point of contact for social justice opportunities within the Young Souls community.
    • Liaise with the broader church to connect members of Young Souls to Social Justice activities
    • Coordinate one Young Souls Social Justice event per month
    • As appropriate to capacity and need, lead the Young Souls Social Justice Committee
  • Larger goals
    • Reach out to other social justice groups and events in the larger community.

 

Membership and Welcoming Chair

  • General Desc.
    • The Membership and Welcoming Chair shall track membership information and provide outreach and recruitment for new members.
  • Tasks
    • Coordinate tracking of event attendance
    • Liaise with the All Souls Connecting Souls Committee
    • Manage outreach to potential new members
    • With the Spiritual Chair, liaise with All Souls Pastoral Care
    • As appropriate to capacity and need, lead the Young Souls Welcoming Committee
  • Larger goals
    • Keep an eye on retention/activity of membership

 

Spiritual Chair

  • General Desc.
    • The Spiritual Chair shall coordinate spiritual opportunities for the young souls community and help direct pastoral concerns within the group.
  • Tasks
    • Coordinate spiritual component leaders for monthly potlucks
    • Arrange periodic interfaith visits
    • With the Membership and Welcoming Chair, liaise with All Souls Pastoral Care
    • Be point of contact for spiritual opportunities at All Souls Church
    • As appropriate to capacity and need, lead the Young Souls Spiritual Committee
  • Larger goals
    • Keep an eye on Young Souls spiritual growth

 

Communications Chair

  • General Desc.
    • The Communications Chair shall provide outreach to the Young Souls community.
  • Tasks
    • Issue monthly email announcements and make announcements at events
    • Coordinate with All Souls staff to place announcements in the weekly
    • Ensure that All Souls events are placed on Facebook
    • Maintain the Young Souls web presence
    • As appropriate to capacity and need, lead the Young Souls Communications Committee
  • Larger goals
    • Improve communications within the group

 

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