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Nominating Committee

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Nominating Committee nominates candidates for all positions elected by the General Assembly except for President and Moderator. Candidates for elected positions may also be nominated by petition.


The Nominating Committee is seeking applicants for the Board of Trustees and Financial Advisor.

The UUA Board of Trustees conducts the business of the UUA and carries out the General Assembly’s policies and directives between annual meetings. Trustees must attend three quarterly meetings (each lasting from Wednesday or Thursday through Sunday), plus seven days of General Assembly and board meetings each June. Every Board member serves on one of 4 working groups and/or the Finance Committee. Candidates must exhibit leadership within their own districts and congregations, and demonstrate an abiding interest in the future of Unitarian Universalism for both clergy and laity. Candidates must be willing to devote a considerable amount of time to Board service.

Recruiting for: 4 out of the 11 members.

Term: 3 years;

Term limit: 2 terms

The Financial Advisor is a volunteer officer of the Association and a voting member of the UUA Board of Trustees. S/he provides expert and independent advice to the President and the Board about Financial policies and business practices, monitors resources and applications of funds, assists in long-range planning, and makes recommendations regarding the overall financial affairs of the Association. The Advisor reports to the General Assembly each year, and attends all meetings of the Board and key committees (Executive, Finance, Investment, Audit, Health Plan, and Retirement Plan). Total time commitment: approximately 50 days per year, 25 of which are weekdays.

Recruiting for: 1 Financial Advisor.

Term: 2 years (out of a 3 year term); Term limit: 2 terms

To apply for consideration by the Nominating Committee, complete the Volunteer Leadership Application by October 31, 2013.

Nomination Procedures

The UUA Bylaws provide for nomination of elected positions by two procedures:

  1. Nomination by the Nominating Committee
    • To be considered by the Nominating Committee, an applicant must:
  2. Petition
    • To run by petition, a candidate must:
      • Be a voting member of a UU congregation
      • Secure signatures of at least 50 members of certified UU congregations with no more than 10 from any single congregation
      • File requisite papers with the UUA Secretary by the February 1 preceding the election

The bylaws stipulate:

The Nominating Committee shall endeavor to nominate individuals so that the membership of the Board of Trustees and each elected committee reflects the full diversity of the Association, especially in regard to historically marginalized communities, but also balancing amongst size of congregation, lay and ordained, geography, age (including youth and young adults), and gender, among others. The Nominating Committee shall consult with groups and organizations including those traditionally underrepresented in Unitarian Universalist leadership, to help inform the nominating process.

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Last updated on Wednesday, September 25, 2013.

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