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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 8:19 PM

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Job Title : President and Chief Executive Officer
Organization: The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is a human rights and social justice organization headquartered in Cambridge, MA. UUSC traces its roots to 1938 when Unitarian minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha answered a call from the American Unitarian Association to go to Prague on a mission to help Jewish refugees attempting to escape the impending Holocaust. From this beginning, UUSC has had a distinctive history of supporting and partnering with those who are most imperiled by reason of their identity, centering their ideas and leadership, helping build alliances among groups facing similar oppressions, and being effective allies in advocating for systemic change. It has a proud history of responding to identity:based persecution early, nimbly identifying effective partners and leaders on the ground, and being early investors in promising strategies.
Today, UUSC works with partner organizations in the United States and throughout the world, adding value to their collective work by:
* Providing direct and robust support in the form of funding, technical assistance and alliance:building support among partners;
* Conducting issue research, communications support and amplifying advocacy; and
* Promoting justice education and leadership development to strengthen the impact of Unitarian Universalists and other activists as effective allies.
Position Summary:
UUSC is seeking a President who has an unswerving commitment to social justice and human rights and who will inspire a broad:based, deeply felt commitment to the advancement of UUSCs mission. The new President will have an appreciation for UUSCs unique assets and capabilities in the context of its Unitarian Universalist constituency:: their values, their history of social activism and their active work for justice in congregations and communities around the country. The President will be a visionary leader possessing superior executive skills who is able to advance UUSCs mission by inspiring a highly talented staff as well as donors, members, congregations and allies. S/he will have an orientation toward collaborating with other organizations:: UU institutions and human rights allies:: to amplify UUSCs impact wherever possible. The President will model values consistent with a culture that is based upon respect for the inherent worth and dignity of all people, encourages collaboration within the organization and without, holds to the highest ethical standards, and has an abiding passion to make a difference in the world.
The primary charge to the new UUSC President will be to continue the organizations work to improve and deepen its impact, building on its historic strengths to develop some stand:out capabilities, and mobilizing broad:based support among supporters, activists and allies for UUSCs agenda as outlined in the strategic plan for 2016:20 and subsequently refined.
Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the President will have broad responsibility for the planning, implementation, administration, and management of all UUSC programs, services, and systems. S/he will serve as an advisor to the Board on all organizational matters and can expect the active involvement and support of Board members. The President will be called upon to effectively lead, inspire and support the staff in their work with partners and allies to increase UUSCs impact, continuously broaden the vital network of supporters who fund its work, and be a skilled and active spokesperson for UUSC in the many diverse settings where its voice needs to be heard:: an advocate for those we serve with the media, policymakers, activists and congregations.
Working with the leadership team, the President will be accountable to the Board for ensuring that UUSC achieves the organizations program impact and performance goals. S/he cultivates relationshi


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