UWM Eastern Region Now Accepting Resumes for Teen Consultant Position through March 21st.
The successful candidate will submit a resume, a letter offering his/her reasons for applying for the position and gifts s/he bring to the position, along with a letter of support and recommendation from the candidate’s current ministry (minister or board president) if applicable. All these items should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org with a followup hard copy mailing to UWMER, 6710F Ritchie Highway, #305, Glen Burnie MD 21061.
See below for document listing job competencies and job description. Any questions contact email@example.com or 443-854-5398.
2018 Competencies for Teen Consultant
In recruiting for a Teen Consultant, we would like the following competencies and
- Bachelor degree in Education or related field and/or 5+ years leading a successful
Uniteen/YOU program preferred.
- Minimum of 2+ years of program leadership required.
- Grounded in the understanding and application of Unity Principles, as demonstrated in
personal life experience, and successful completion of ten of the recommended classes in
the Certified Spiritual Educators (CSE) program. The ideal candidate would commit to
pursue additional CSE coursework.
- Demonstrated professional and leadership skills including ability to delegate, nurture
leadership skills in volunteers and teens and ability to manage schedules, deadlines and
- Demonstrated skills in curriculum and workshop development.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and trust the wisdom of teens, provide a structure for
exploration and natural consequences for teen leadership and conduct.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and conflict resolution skills. Prefer
experience with Nonviolent Communication. Excellent skills in Word, Excel, and program
- Proficiency in social media platforms and webinars for the purpose of communication and
- Ability to adapt to change, innovate and provide flexible leadership that supports others in
times of uncertainty.
- Residency in the Eastern Region is expected. The candidate will have the ability to travel
as required by the position.
- The successful candidate will submit a resume, a letter offering his/her reasons for
applying for the position and gifts s/he bring to the position, along with a letter of support
and recommendation from the candidate’s current ministry (minister or board president) if
Teen Consultant’s Job Duties
1. Unified Teen Program:
Develop and oversee a unified regional teen program that
integrates youth from 6th grade and continuing through the 12th grade into the
spiritual community of ministries. The program should include resources for ongoing
ministry based program, service projects and community based outreach, sub-regional
events, periodic regional events and if applicable, national events. The program should
include a path for youth to consider how Unity principles and practices will continue to
be a part of their lives beyond high school graduation. “Uniteen” shall include those
youth in programs equivalent to grades 6 through 8 or ages eleven (11) through
fourteen (14) years old. “YOU” or Youth Of Unity shall include those youth in
programs equivalent to grades 9 through 12 or ages fifteen (15) through eighteen (18)
years old. The Teen Consultant will attend the Eastern Region (ER) annual conference
as a resource for ministries and in consultation with the Conference Team, potentially
as a presenter. Travel and expenses will be reimbursed for attendance at the annual
2. Collaboration with YFM Consultant:
Collaborate with the UWMER Youth and
Family Ministry (YFM) consultant to create the seamless integration of programs and
training for the ER. A single calendar will be created for all YFM and Teen trainings
and events which is maintained as part of the ER master calendar. The Teen
Consultant will maintain an integrated database which includes ministry program
information, church based leaders and volunteers and those with LUT Youth
Education focus or Certified Educators designation. All youth leaders and event
chaperones should be included in the database. The Teen Consultant will maintain
and provide information on Uniteen and YOU programs, Sponsors and program
leaders. The YFM Consultant and Teen Consultant will collaborate on all youth
leadership training events. The YFM Consultant will take the lead on all planning and
documentation. The Teen Consultant will take the lead on all event delivery.
3. Collaboration with Next Generation of Unity Consultant:
Continue to create and deliver in collaboration with NGU consultant, a transitional
experience for graduating YOU’ers transitioning into NGU. Collaborate with the NGU
consultant to create the seamless integration of programs and training for the ER.
4. Uniteen Retreats:
Continue to develop and deliver regional Uniteen retreats that
take into consideration the financial feasibility, optimal number, size, duration, and
geographic location to serve the region’s Uniteen population. Develop program
material and support for sub-regional events which may be hosted by individual
ministries. Support a transition for youth participation from Uniteen to YOU
5. YOU Rally:
Continue to plan and facilitate, with elected YOU Officers and YOU
Sponsors, YOU rallies that take into consideration the financial feasibility, optimal
number, size, duration, and geographic location to serve the region’s YOU population.
Continue efforts to reach out to smaller groups of teens, at more distant locations, who
may not be in a formal YOU chapter. Schedule planning meetings with YOU Officers
as appropriate. Meetings do not need to be on-site meetings. Rallies may include but
are not restricted to Fall, Spring and Midwinter at the discretion of the Consultant. A
minimum of one regional rally per year should be scheduled. Additional rallies may be
sub-regional or regional.
6. YOU/Leadership Training:
Plan and facilitate this event with YOU Officers and
Sponsors and the YFM Consultant. This may be hosted by a local ministry or may be
an interactive telecommunication event.
7. Event Planning and Coordination:
The Teen Consultant will coordinate contracts
as needed for facilities for overnight teen events. All contracts must be approved and
signed by an officer of the UWMER board and should be maintained by the region’s
Administrator. The Consultant will coordinate with the UWMER Treasurer to assure
necessary insurance is in place prior to any event. The Eastern Region is committed to
supporting accessibility in overnight accommodations and facilities selected should
reflect that. The consultant is responsible for assuring all adult volunteers have
background checks on file and have been cleared for participation.
8. Curriculum / Resources:
Maintain knowledge of youth and teen curriculum and
resources from UWM and other sources. Facilitate opportunities for sharing of regional
resources and regional curriculum writing projects in collaboration with the YFM
Consultant. Develop intergenerational programs, service and community based project
formats. Provide curriculum and program information and recommendations to the
9. Conference Calls/ Emails:
Respond in a timely manner to requests for information
and maintain communication with YOU sponsors, Uniteen leaders, YFM directors and
In collaboration with the Eastern Region Executive
Administrator, and in accordance with the regional calendar, maintain the content of
the region’s web presence as it relates to YOU and Uniteen events and resources.
In collaboration with the YFM and NGU Consultants, provide articles
and program updates to the region’s ministries, YFM directors and teen sponsors
through periodic e-newsletters to the field, coordinating content and frequency with the
Eastern Region Executive Administrator.
12. International YOU Conference:
Attend this national UWM event as scheduled and
budgeted. Preference to support the attendance of incoming regional officers as funds
allow and provide support to International team as needed and requested.
13. Eastern Region Reports:
The teen consultant reports to and is supervised by the
President and Vice President of the ER Board in collaboration with the Leadership
Team. The Teen Consultant shall provide quarterly reports and action items as needed
to the Eastern Region Board on events, trainings, fundraising and sub-regional
activities. The Consultant shall participate in the annual budget process estimating
income and expenses for all teen programs and services.
14. Board Consultant:
Serve as a consultant to the UWMER Board, participating in
phone conferences and attending the on-site meetings as requested. Expenses for
travel, lodging and food for the on-site meeting(s) will be reimbursed by the UWMER.