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Roles and Responsibilities

ARE Leadership Collective Candidate

  • Identifies as white
  • Identifies as UU
  • Is a member of ARE
  • Is able to commit 6 hours per month, or more to ARE initiatives
  • Has the prerequisite skill-set to fulfill responsibilities  
  • Is committed to the ARE mission
  • Is grounded in anti-racist understanding and its ongoing development 
  • Is dedicated to shared leadership, mentorship, team building & empowerment

Steering Team Candidate

  • Identifies as white
  • Identifies as UU
  • Is a member of ARE
  • Is able to commit 10 - 12 hours per month, or more to ARE initiatives
  • Has prerequisite skill-set to fulfill responsibilities  
  • Is committed to the ARE mission
  • Is grounded in anti-racist understanding and its ongoing development 
  • Is dedicated to shared leadership, mentorship, team building & empowerment
  • Is active in one or more ARE Teams
  • Has attended three or more Steering Team Meetings

Officer, Administrative Group, Team Lead Candidate

  • Identifies as white
  • Identifies as UU
  • Is a member of ARE
  • Is able to commit 12-16 hours per month, or more to ARE initiatives
  • Has prerequisite skill-set to fulfill responsibilities  
  • Is committed to the ARE mission
  • Is grounded in anti-racist understanding and its ongoing development 
  • Is dedicated to shared leadership, mentorship, team building & empowerment
  • Is active in one or more ARE Teams
  • Has attended three or more Steering Team Meetings
  • Has been actively involved in an ARE Team for three months or more

Responsibilities of Steering Team Members & Leads

  • Organizing, Creating Agendas, and Facilitating Team meetings
  • Communicating information about Team activity to the SC and reporting in & out
  • Recruiting and Orienting interested team members from ARE membership
  • Mentoring Steering Team candidates and developing new leadership
  • Maintaining transparency and accountability within the organization
  • Focusing on how month-to-month work aligns with the vision and mission
  • Attending General Assembly and participating in ARE initiatives*  (3rd week in June)
  • Attending and providing leadership at the annual ARE Conference * (mid - end of October)

* GA and Conference attendance is very important, but it is not an absolute requirement.

ARE is committed to making attendance as accessible as possible for its volunteer leadership.

Please feel free to discuss any concerns about event commitments with ARE ST members.

Flexibility and Limitations

  • More than one person may be responsible for any single role, if desired (3 Communications Team Leads, Co-Treasurers, several Lead Liaisons)
  • A person may assume responsibilities of more than one role, and be active with several teams, provided that they honor their primary commitments.  
  • A person may hold only one Lead role per term.
  • With the exception of the Administrative Group, Team Leads shall include, at minimum, 1 clergy member and 1 laity member.    

Officer Requirements and Roles
(pro-forma to maintain 501c3 status)

The President, Treasurer, and Clerk, are required to maintain 501c3 status and shall be elected by the ARE ST at the annual meeting.  Only ST members in good standing may be elected officers. The ST may elect additional officers or assistant officers as they may deem proper.  No more than one office may be held by the same person.  Officers are Pro-Forma and hold no organizational power and/or responsibility other than those required by law.

The President shall be the chief executive officer of the organization and, subject to the control of the ST, shall exercise necessary duties required by law, including but not limited to being signatory of the organizational checking account.

The Treasurer shall be the chief financial officer and the chief accounting officer of the organization, who shall be in charge of its financial affairs, and keep accurate records thereof. The treasurer may have such other duties and powers as designated by the ST, including but not limited to being signatory of the organizational checking account.

The Clerk shall keep and maintain organizational documents, articles of incorporation, and by-laws, as required by law, which shall be kept at the organization’s principal office and/or in a digital archive.

Other Officers and Agents: The ST may appoint such officers and agents as it may deem advisable, who shall hold their offices for such terms and shall exercise such power and perform such duties as shall be determined by the ST.


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Organization Model Document History

Proposal Completed
May 31, 2017
Brought to Agenda
June 13, 2017
Adopted by Consensus
July 11, 2017
Finalized and Published 
July 23, 2017
Transition Timeline (est)
7/23-10/23, 2017
Revised Transition Timeline (est)
8/1/2018 - 6/1/2019


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