The Black Staff Association of the United Methodist Church is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to serving the needs of black staff serving The United Methodist Church in staff positions with UMC boards, agencies, conferences, jurisdictions, and districts. BSA will work collaboratively with all segments of The United Methodist Church in order to strengthen relationships that help to equip staff to more effectively network, empower and engage missional in our communities as we seek to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of our global world.



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2017-2018 BSA Officers

Rori Blakeney
Discipleship Ministries – Young People Ministries

Vice President
Royya James
United Methodist Communications

Maurita Bowie
General Commission on Religion and Race

Nominating/Program Committee Chair
John W. Coleman Jr.
Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

Communications Chair
Sharon Dean
General Council on Finance and Administration

Harris K. Tay
West Ohio Conference


GCFA Job Opening: Travel and Meeting Planner

Job Title: Travel and Meeting Planner

Primary Role(s):
• Serve as planner/organizer for meetings for GCFA and other general agencies
• Act as liaison and coordinate travel, meeting and special events as serve as a point of contact for travel inquiries to ensure updates are communicated appropriately
• Build and maintain event databases including web registration for multiple geographic locations

a. Provide customer support and respond to internal and external inquiries, providing a level of service that is aligned with UMC’s mission, vision and values
b. Interact with staff at all levels and assist with department functions relating to GCFA and other General Agencies and associated organizations
c. Assist with RFPs, bidding projects, meeting logistics, including pre and post event billing
d. Work collaboratively with teammates and backup co-workers as needed
e. Assist with the brainstorming of content and designing for travel and meeting marketing materials

• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field and CMP Certification required
• Must be detail oriented and organized with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
• Two (2) to three (3) years of travel planning or related experience
• International travel planning experience is a plus
• UMC Member is preferred

Email resume and cover letter to
Closing Date: August 18, 2016

Last updated by Rori Blakeney Aug 10, 2016.

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