The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (UUCA) is a faith community of 700+ members and 300+ friends in metro Atlanta. Its mission is to change lives by encouraging spiritual journeys which combine personal growth with social justice awareness and action.

Position Title: Inclusivity Facilitator

Position Type: Volunteer (Part-time, 10-15 hours a week)

Position Purpose:   UUCA seeks to become a radically inclusive community, where all welcome and included even before they walk through the door. The Inclusivity Facilitator works with the Associate Minister to develop, recruit leadership for, and coordinate programs and activities that support our children, youth and adults with specific inclusivity considerations, including but not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADD and ADHD, Down syndrome, and physical and mental disabilities.

Reports to: Associate Minister

Duties and Accountabilities: The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. However, these statements are not exhaustive and cannot anticipate all possible duties and requirements which may arise in the course of things.

  1. Develop Inclusive Programming Ideas
  • Collaborate with the Associate Minister in assessing UUCA’s serving of children, youth and adults with specific inclusivity needs, and develop viable ideas for more effective integration into RE and other programs.

 

  1. Help Train RE Teachers and Lead Inclusive RE Activities
  • Work with RE staff to improve the inclusivity of RE practices, policies and teacher training for families who have members with special needs
  • Assess and provide feedback for improvement of UUCA’s communication and branding of itself as a congregation where families with special needs children, youth and adults are welcome
  • Evaluate the welcomingness and accessibility of our facilities to families with special needs children, youth and adults and advocate for improvement in collaboration with the Associate Minister.
  1. Be a Participating Member of the UUCA Staff
  • Attend Staff meetings and participate in other staff events
  • Adhere to the UUCA Staff Covenant
  • Be aware of key policies and procedures
  • Function as the staff liaison to programs for UUCA’s families with members with special needs, as directed by the Associate Minister

Evaluation: Performance evaluation will be conducted by the Associate Minister. An initial review will take place 60 days into the job and will thereafter take place on an annual basis. Continuance in the position will depend on a positive evaluation.

Qualifications:

  • Skills: Ability to be a visible, warm, and energetic presence in the congregation; able to speak effectively in public; excellent oral and written communication skills; collaborative, team-building management style; creative problem solving skills; ability to work effectively with volunteer boards and committees; experience working with students with special needs in school or church settings; special education certification a plus; tactful and mature with a good sense of humor; and desire to be sensitive to the fulfillment of a mission within a faith community.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to provide one’s own reliable transportation to and from UUCA events
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, if necessary, and as schedule permits.

Next Steps:

To apply for this position, send a cover letter and resume to Rev. Jonathan Rogers at jonathan.rogers@uuca.org.