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Program Officer

Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock is the grantmaking program of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset, New York. The purpose of the program is to support a broad range of denominational and non-denominational activities throughout the United States that reflect the values and philosophy of Unitarian Universalism. Non-denominational organizations supported by program funds are those engaged in social justice activities designed to bring about systemic change and increase democratic participation in policy making to create a humane, equitable and sustainable society.

To monitor the progress of existing grants; to conduct periodic evaluations of the impact of funding in broad programmatic areas supported by the Veatch Program; and analyze opportunities for new program development;

• To identify local, regional and national organizations throughout the United States working to promote racial, economic, environmental and political justice;
• To evaluate grant requests and make recommendations to the Veatch Board of Governors regarding project assistance and strategy development;
• To work on educational programs for the Veatch Board and congregation;
• To collaborate with other grantmakers.

Candidates should have extensive prior experience working with grassroots and advocacy organizations in the United States; an ability to analyze a broad range of social issues and to work with individuals and organizations representing a mix of ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds; and an understanding of and sympathy towards the philosophy and values of Unitarian Universalism. Knowledge and experience in community organizing, labor organizing, or campaign finance reform helpful. Prior grantmaking experience, while not essential, is an asset. Candidates must have excellent writing skills and an ability to work on deadline. Candidates should be available for extensive travel. A team approach to work and a strong sense of humor are essential.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock invites applications from candidates regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

A resume with cover letter and salary requirements, with names and phone numbers of three references, should be submitted by May 23, 2014 electronically to No phone calls please.



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