Personnel Committee Chair

Lead the committee that interfaces on issues of employment and supervision among the fellowship staff, the Board and congregation.

Detailed Description: 
The chair is the meeting convener and facilitator and is also the overseer of all the tasks. Currently, the chair prepares the personnel budget. The committee meets to make personnel-related decisions, monitor the annual performance review process for all staff, create or modify job descriptions with staff input and Board approval, work through any difficulties or conflicts involving staff, make hiring and firing recommendations to the Board, serve with members of the congregation and staff to interview and recommend candidates for hire, prepare recommended salaries and benefits for staff and Ministers, work with the Board and the staff to prioritize staffing needs, understand UUA Personnel Guidelines as well as the federal rules, research and propose personnel changes as needed, and update the Personnel Handbook as needed.
Service Term: 
3 years
Benefits for the Volunteer and the 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.

Skills Needed: 

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!

Training, assistance, and safety requirements: 

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.

Contact Person: 
Brian Rogers
Contact Person Email:
# of positions available: 
Position Filled
Service Opportunity Filled By: 
Brian Rogers
Date Filled: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Expected Service Opportunity Term End: 
Monday, March 1, 2021
Hours per Month: