Lead the committee that interfaces on issues of employment and supervision among the fellowship staff, the Board and congregation.
The benefit for the Volunteer is becoming an active partner in the organization and functioning of the Fellowship. You get to know new people, learn new skills and develop a better understanding of the mission and goals of QUUF and UU. You have the opportunity to assist in the selection of staff and then providing the support to assure growth and success for them. The congregation benefits by providing a committee of Fellowship members to assist the Administrative Staff and the Board in areas of personnel and human resources. Without this committee the work would fall back onto the shoulders of the staff.
Good organizational skills as well as an interest in and ability to track details and stick to timelines. Experience with personnel issues such as supervision responsibilities, staff performance reviews, and compensation. Some familiarity with Federal Labor Relations and UUA Personnel Guidelines. Computer Experience in the use of spreadsheets, Microsoft word and power point; specifically, as it relates to the preparation of the personnel budget. Good writing and editing skills. Ability to lead and participate in discussions on sensitive personnel issues and remain objective. Comfort in making hard decisions related to Personnel. Remaining at all times – the keeper of confidential information!
Since the Committee works on a team basis with members responsible for specific areas of Personnel work – a new member would receive input and support from the person doing the same assignment the new member chooses - budget prep; supervision and performance review; taking and keeping records/minutes, working on the handbook, etc. The Chair also provides support in the the training for new members.