Pathways: Strategic Communication Task ForceTeam Member

Members brainstorm, design, implement, and monitor tactics to achieve the goal of shifting the culture of QUUF with regards to service as part of the Pathways to Service initiative. This initiative seeks to make service an integral part of all members’ experience at QUUF by valuing it as an opportunity for meaningful experiences rather than simply as “volunteering.”

Detailed Description: 
The purpose of this task force is to ensure the success of the Pathways to Service Initiative by attending to what is necessary to shift the culture at QUUF in regards to service. It is envisioned that what will be needed are various strategic communications such as clear messaging through video, printed collateral, spoken words (especially from the pulpit), website, weekly update, specialized trainings, and other. Strategic Communication Task Force members will meet monthly for 3 - 6 months, to brainstorm, design, implement, and monitor tactics. Early meetings will involve orientation and training from members of the Pathways design team. Between meetings, members will work on implementing ideas generated by the group. It is anticipated that the time commitment would be approximately 8 hours per month. This Task Force will be chaired by a member of the Pathways design team and the task force will work closely with the design team to ensure alignment of plans and activities.
Service Term: 
3-6 months
Benefits for the Volunteer and the Congregation: 

Because this service opportunity requires specialized skills, serving in this capacity offers someone with these skills the chance to have a unique impact. This can be deeply fulfilling. This opportunity also offers the chance to meet new people and get to know and learn from each other, while working on something important together. The congregation will benefit from the work of this team because everyone will have a clear picture of the value and benefits of service and will have a higher likelihood of being fulfilled by service.

Skills Needed: 

To be successful in this position, the volunteer needs to have knowledge of what makes communication effective and have experience designing and implementing various forms of communication tools. Knowledge of cultural change and how organizations make these kinds of changes in an intentional way is helpful.

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

The first meeting or two of this task force will involve orientation to the Pathways to Service initiative and some training on cultural change. The task force will be chaired by a member of the Pathways design team who will check in with members regularly to be sure the job is a good fit and that members feel like they have the information they need.

Contact Person: 
Carolyn Latteier, Kendra Golden
Contact Person Email: 
clatteier@gmail.com, jimandkendra@olympus.net,
# of positions available: 
3
Availability: 
Position Open
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Friday, June 30, 2017