Mid-South District Job Descriptions – Trustee for Youth

Trustee for Youth

3 YEAR TERM (Term is concurrent with that of the Communications Trustee)
The Trustee for Youth is a voting member of the Mid-South District Executive Board. The Trustee for Youth and the Youth Representative (both MSD Board members) provide leadership for youth programming in Mid-South District and for the MSD Youth Adult Committee (YAC), guided by the recommendations of the Youth Task Force (2001-2002), the bylaws of the MSD YAC, and policies and guidelines established by the MSD Board.

Members of the board accept the duties assigned in the Mid-South District bylaws, hold in trust the mission and vision of the district, and set and ensure adherence to the district’s policies. Attendance at board meetings and attentiveness to board communication (including electronic) are expected of all board members.

Each board member accepts the responsibility for keeping the board and the district apprised of the work of his/her area of responsibility, presenting reports to the board at each of its meetings, offering news for district publications when appropriate, and preparing a summary annual report for the Mid-South District Annual Assembly.

Board members understand they are a part of the leadership of the Mid-South District and attend and participate in events and conferences of the district whenever possible. They are particularly expected to attend the MSD Annual Assembly/Annual Meeting.

Board members agree to submit timely expense reports to the MSD bookkeeper and annual budget planning information to the MSD Treasurer/Finance Committee Chairperson.

In addition to expectations stated above, the Trustee for Youth is charged to:

  • Accept a primary leadership responsibility for youth programming in MSD, working with the mission and the leadership of the MSD YAC (a sub-committee of the MSD Board), district youth advisors, district staff, and youth program leaders in local MSD congregations.
  • Act as one of the Youth Advisors for the MSD YAC, providing guidance, support and encouragement for the youth leadership in the district. The Trustee for Youth will work with the Youth Representative to the MSD Board to keep the YAC informed and involved with overall district activities, facilitating youth participation on other subcommittees of the MSD Board as appropriate.
  • Frequently attend and participate in MSD YAC meetings, YAC-sponsored and YAC-approved conferences, and other youth-related events, so as to be able to advise the Board competently about youth programming in the district.
  • Facilitate a good relationship with local MSD youth programming leaders, with a goal of enhancing and supporting youth programming in the local MSD congregations.
  • Facilitate a good relationship between MSD youth programs / YAC and the continental UUA’s programs, staff, and services.
  • In cooperation with the YAC, manage the district youth programs budget for the current year and work with the YAC to draw up a proposed operating budget for the upcoming year during the district’s annual budget-planning period. Present the proposed youth budget to the MSD Finance Committee.
Proposed Revision 02/25/06
To review last year of each term


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