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Executive for UCC Disaster Ministries, Two Year Position, Deadline: November 18, 2013 

Ministry Team Global Sharing of Resources  
Reports To Team Leader, Global Sharing of Resources  
FLSA Status Exempt  
Salary Grade 8  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Category WCM - Wider Church Ministries  
Starting Salary  

GENERAL PURPOSE OF POSITIONThe Executive for UCC Disaster Ministries leads efforts to position the United Church of Christ as a denomination fully prepared for and able to respond to natural and human caused disasters.


  • Conceptualize and develop plans for relating UCC Disaster Ministries to the bold, inspirational, goals and strategies of the United Church of Christ.


  • Nurture, guide and resource the UCC Conference Disaster Coordinators Network and the UCC Chaplains for Disaster.


  • Coordinate with UCC Conferences in all areas of disaster preparedness, response and mitigation including the development of individualized conference disaster preparedness and response plans.  


  • Position the UCC, especially at the conference level, to engage in times of natural and human caused disaster.


  • Facilitate and manage opportunities for volunteer mission trip groups to engage in disaster recovery efforts in the United States


  • Seek out and nurture relationships with ecumenical and civic disaster response partners.


  • Review and respond to ACT Alliance and Church World Service disaster appeals;  requests from UCC Conferences and local partners; and Global Ministries Area Offices on behalf of bi-lateral partner requests.


  • Coordinate and monitor the UCC Disaster Ministries budget


  • Administer special disaster funds per WCM policy


  • Interpret the UCC Disaster Ministries to the UCC constituency and ecumenical partners through frequent use of electronic platforms and interactive social media; speaking engagements and preaching.


  • Engage with the Church World Service Development and Humanitarian Assistance Committee and Disaster Roundtables and the ACT Alliance.


  • Serve as UCC liaison with relevant disaster agencies such as the National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD).
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications listed below are representative of knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform successfully in this position:


  • A commitment to and theological understanding of global mission in its broad range of concerns; a person of faith with grounding in the United Church of Christ and its core values


  • A college degree in a related field, or the equivalent amount of demonstrated work experience.


  • Prior disaster field work in the USA and/or internationally and an understanding of and commitment to work with disaster response entities such as Church World Service (CWS); ACT Alliance; NVOAD, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), etc.


  • Demonstrated success in program development and administration; experience in budget control and supervision of staff.


  • Desire and sensitivity to working in diverse racial, ethnic, cultural and religious settings with commitment to diversity in the workplace as well as in one's understanding of mission.


  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially as well as independently and confidentially.


  • Demonstrated written and oral English language skills.


  • Demonstrated interactive social media, electronic engagement and  public speaking skills.


  • Ability to travel in the USA and internationally. Travel estimated at 40% - 50% of time, primarily in USA.


  • Computer literacy skills.


This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for the position and are subject to review and change at any time in accordance with the needs of the ministry. Since no job description can detail all duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time in the performance of a position, duties and responsibilities that may be inherent in a position shall also be considered part of the position holder's responsibility.

It is expected that the person who holds this position will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the policies of the CMUCC and in a manner that will reflect positively on the organization. All staff are encouraged to nurture safety within the work performed on behalf of the CMUCC by being attentive to self-care, education, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and the importance of referring those in need to supportive and helpful resources.

The United Church of Christ, National Setting, is a Multicultural, Multiracial, Open and Affirming, Accessible to All, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Comprehensive Benefits Package Employer paid health, dental, life, and pension benefits  
Application Deadline November 18, 2013  
About the Organization The United Church of Christ

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We believe the church's mission is to Change Lives


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