The UUJMNC Board of Directors will consist of either six or eight persons as determined by the Board of Directors.

Board members serve staggered two-year terms and may serve no more than three full consecutive terms on the Board.

All members of the Board of Directors must, at the time of their election and during their service on the Board, be (a) bona fide residents of the State of North Carolina and (b) affiliated with the Church of the Larger Fellowship, a Unitarian Universalist congregation in North Carolina, or the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association.

Insofar as practicable, the Board will include (a) individuals from eastern, central, and western North Carolina; (b) at least two and no more than four ministers; (c) persons of color and individuals who identify as LGBTQ; and (d) individuals who have experience and skills in fundraising, organizational development, or nonprofit finance, management or governance.

The Board of Directors is responsible for:

  1. Establishing short-term and long-range goals and objectives for UUJMNC to fulfill its mission;
  2. Periodically evaluating UUJMNC’s success in achieving its mission, goals, and objectives;
  3. Appointing UUJMNC’s President and Executive Director;
  4. Electing members of the Board of Directors, filling vacancies on the Board of Directors, and removing, when necessary, members of the Board;
  5. Adopting, revising, and monitoring UUJMNC’s annual budget;
  6. Ensuring the financial and programmatic health of UUJMNC;
  7. Establishing policies and procedures regarding UUJMNC’s governance, finances, administration, and management; and
  8. Exercising any and all additional powers, authority, and responsibilities assigned to the Board under state law, UUJMNC’s Articles of Incorporation, or these By-Laws.

All members of the Board of Directors are expected to (a) attend and participate in Board meetings whenever possible; (b) have a strong grounding in and commitment to Unitarian Universalism and the work of UUJMNC; (c) assist in building strong relationships between UUJMNC and North Carolina’s UU community and other faith-based and secular social justice organizations; and (d) lead by example.

Members of the Board of Directors serve without compensation for their service but may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses related to their service on the Board or for other services provided to or on behalf of UUJMNC.