Steven provides Program Minstry services to UU Santa Fe―managing Lifelong Learning, facilitating Community Life and supporting our Social Justice initiatives.
Ok. Things are different as of today. And they're not. As of today, I transition from a two-year interim Consulting Lifespan Learning Director position to a "settled" position (a three-year contract), providing program ministry services to UU Santa Fe. An interim Lifespan Learning Director is sort of like a religious educator "deluxe," with a much larger portfolio that just managing a lifespan learning program.
As far as we can tell, UU Santa Fe is a denominational pathfinder in creating a Program Ministry position. It's fun to be innovative! So, is this Awesome Sauce position going to feel different to you? Probably not (but it is a part-time position: 32 hours/week instead of 40). Because you see, that larger portfolio that I managed as an interim, is pretty much the one we memorialized in the Program Ministry job description excerpted below:
The Program Ministry staff member (PM) has primary leadership and executive responsibility for the development, integration, and support of UU Santa Fe lifelong learning, community life, and social justice initiatives. Working within our governance structure, and reporting to the Minister, the PM supports the mission and goals of UU Santa Fe by creating conditions that enrich our community, fosters spiritual growth, and promotes social action opportunities for its members and friends. The PM recruits, works with, leads, and supports volunteers in all facets of our community initiatives from visioning to implementation.
Roles & Responsibilities
Focus, align and integrate to the greatest extent practicable, our five core UU Santa Fe experiences: worship, lifelong learning, community life, social justice, and operational initiatives to make meaning in the lives of our members and friends. Execute these responsibilities with particular emphases on connecting congregants to community experiences relevant to their interests and promoting volunteer team mastery, consisting of a clear sense of direction, autonomy, shared leadership, and membership. This scope may include facilitating occasional interfaith initiatives."
It's my great pleasure to continue serving and caring for this Special Place.
Pour on the Awesome Sauce! See you on campus.