Clara Barton and Mass Bay Districts announce regional staffing

Clara Barton, Mass Bay and Ballou Channing Districts

Its official – the Clara Barton and Mass Bay Districts have approved a shared staffing model.

March 4th the UUA posted a new CBD/MBD Leadership Development Director position on its HR website.  This position will be one of four full time staff shared by the two districts.

I had the honor of facilitating  a February dual district board retreat discussing this.  Congratulations to all involved.

Here is an excerpt of the announcement sent via both districts’ e-newsletters:

We are pleased to announce that the Boards of Directors of the Massachusetts Bay District and the Clara Barton District have each voted unanimously to undertake a new shared staffing arrangement on a two year interim basis beginning July 1, 2010.

In their resolutions, both boards stated:

“We make this decision as an affirmation of the following values:
to expand the reach of Unitarian Universalism,
to increase and model collaboration between
regions, staff and congregations, and
to build the capacity of our districts to more effectively express
and fulfill our purposes.”

The new structure will include the following four positions:

  • District Executive
  • Director of Faith Formation
  • Director of Congregational Development
  • Director of Leadership Development

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