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Community Engagement Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Roxbury
UU Urban Ministry

Website
uuurbanministry

Uniting Communities. Transforming Lives.

Position Summary:

The Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry (UUUM) is seeking candidates for the position of Community Engagement Coordinator. The UUUM is one of the oldest social justice organizations in the country, with an extensive volunteer program and the support of an alliance of approximately 50 Unitarian Universalist congregations in Greater Boston. Currently we provide after-school, weekend and summer programming for youth, a domestic violence shelter, a job readiness program, and cultural and educational events. Our work is grounded in bridging racial and geographic divides to address injustice, and most especially racial injustice. Visit our website at www.uuum.org for more information.

Key elements of the role include:

  • Building partnerships in Roxbury
  • Assisting the Executive Director in outreach to Roxbury community to engage in all aspects of the work of UUUM
  • Representing UUUM at public activities and partner efforts
  • Overseeing our neighborhood tours program
  • Overseeing our Seeing Me in the World program
  • Supervising staff tasked with planning and coordinating events at the UU Urban Ministry
  • Collaborate with the Volunteer Coordinator in recruiting volunteers from the local community

Reports to: Executive Director & Senior Minister and supervises the Social Justice Fellow for the Arts and Humanities

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Represent UUUM in efforts including the Patriot’s Day Planning, Roxbury Cultural Network
  • Plan tours of John Eliot and Nubian Squares, and ensure development of additional tours of Highland Park. Recruit community and youth tour guides, and execute a robust tour guide program.
  • Refine the Seeing Me in the World program, which offers UU youth from around the country an opportunity for onsite education about racism. Oversee the curriculum and youth visits
  • Work collaboratively with the Social Justice Fellow for the Arts to plan a calendar of engaging cultural, social and artistic events
  • Work closely with the Director of Facilities on utilizing campus and greenspace to serve the Roxbury neighborhood

Job Requirements:

  • 5 years of experience in relevant work
  • Knowledge of and identification with the mission and vision of the UU Urban Ministry
  • Appreciation for working in diverse setting.
  • Committed to dismantling racism and enthusiastic about working across differences.
  • Self-motivated, and able to take direction
  • Ability to work both independently and as an integrated team member
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed

Competitive Salary and Benefits.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Director of Special Projects Monique Marshall Veale at mveale@uuum.org. This job opportunity will remain open until filled.

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