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2018 Kinship Elections

Kinship is led by a team of volunteers. Every year Kinship holds elections, for 2-year leadership terms starting at Kampmeeting. This year the following positions are up for election.

If you are willing to run for any of the open positions: APPLY HERE

All applications must be received by February 5!

 

SELECT EACH POSITION TO LEARN MORE.

VICE PRESIDENT

Purpose: The Vice President shall assist the President in her or his duties.

Qualifications: The Vice President shall have previously served at least two years on the Board, preferably within the last five years.

Major responsibilities:

  • Perform the functions of the President in the event of her/his absence, unavailability, or inability to perform the duties of the office
  • Chair the Member Services Committee
  • Perform other duties as designated by the President
  • Submit to the Board an annual work plan identifying the specific activities and collaborative ventures to be carried out during the forthcoming fiscal year

Length of term: Two years. The Vice President shall be elected in even-numbered years.

Meetings and time commitment:

  • The board of directors meets annually during Kampmeeting for a 3-hour session, and in the Fall and Spring. The latter meetings typically take place over a weekend.
  • Committees of the board meet according to their respective work agenda.

Expectations of board members and leadership staff:

  • All Directors and Leadership Staff shall perform their duties in good faith, in a manner they believe to be in the best interests of Kinship and with such care, including responsible inquiry, as is appropriate under the circumstances.
  • All Directors and Leadership Staff are expected to attend regular Board meetings. Failure to attend more than two such meetings consecutively may be cause for removal.
  • The Board may define additional duties for any Director or Leadership Staff in addition to those listed in the Bylaws.
  • All Directors and Leadership Staff shall follow the position descriptions, policies, and procedures set forth by the Board.
TREASURER

Purpose: The Treasurer shall serve as Chief Financial Officer of the corporation.

Qualifications: The Treasurer shall have at least two years’ professional experience in the field of finance or accounting.

Major responsibilities:

  • Ensure that accurate financial records are maintained, and oversee collections, billings, disbursements, and receipts
  • Oversee and ensure the preparation and timely filing of all required local, state, and federal forms
  • Provide to the membership, through an official publication, an accounting of all finances and proposed major expenditures
  • Ensure the preparation of an annual budget within the time frame established by the Board
  • Make any financial records available to the Board for inspection at all reasonable times
  • Chair the Finance Committee
  • Serve as a member of the Finance and Kampmeeting Committees
  • Submit to the Board an annual work plan identifying the specific activities and collaborative ventures to be carried out during the forthcoming fiscal year

Length of term: Two years. The Treasurer shall be elected in even-numbered years.

Meetings and time commitment:

  • The board of directors meets annually during Kampmeeting for a 3-hour session, and in the Fall and Spring. The latter meetings typically take place over a weekend.
  • Committees of the board meet according to their respective work agenda.

Expectations of board members and leadership staff:

  • All Directors and Leadership Staff shall perform their duties in good faith, in a manner they believe to be in the best interests of Kinship and with such care, including responsible inquiry, as is appropriate under the circumstances.
  • All Directors and Leadership Staff are expected to attend regular Board meetings. Failure to attend more than two such meetings consecutively may be cause for removal.
  • The Board may define additional duties for any Director or Leadership Staff in addition to those listed in the Bylaws.
  • All Directors and Leadership Staff shall follow the position descriptions, policies, and procedures set forth by the Board.
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH INTERESTS

Purpose: The Director of Youth Interests shall serve as an advocate for youth issues and concerns within the organization.

Qualifications: The Director of Youth Interests must be at least twenty-one years of age and must have been a member for at least one year. The Director of Youth Interests shall be elected by those members who are under the age of thirty.

Major responsibilities:

  • Facilitate networking and encourage and support participation among the organization’s youth, defined as those members under thirty years of age
  • Organize, facilitate, or delegate activities to implement the above
  • Advise and assist the Director of Communications in regard to outreach to youth
  • Submit to the Board an annual work plan identifying the specific activities and collaborative ventures to be carried out during the forthcoming fiscal year.

Length of term: Two years. The Director of Youth Interests shall be elected in even-numbered years.

Meetings and time commitment:

  • The board of directors meets annually during Kampmeeting for a 3-hour session, and in the Fall and Spring. The latter meetings typically take place over a weekend.
  • Committees of the board meet according to their respective work agenda.

Expectations of board members and leadership staff:

  • All Directors and Leadership Staff shall perform their duties in good faith, in a manner they believe to be in the best interests of Kinship and with such care, including responsible inquiry, as is appropriate under the circumstances.
  • All Directors and Leadership Staff are expected to attend regular Board meetings. Failure to attend more than two such meetings consecutively may be cause for removal.
  • The Board may define additional duties for any Director or Leadership Staff in addition to those listed in the Bylaws.
  • All Directors and Leadership Staff shall follow the position descriptions, policies, and procedures set forth by the Board.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

Purpose: The Director of Communications shall oversee and coordinate the organization’s communication efforts.

Qualifications: The Director of Communications shall have at least one year of applied experience in some area of the communication field.

Major responsibilities:

  • Oversee and coordinate the organization’s communication strategies, including any internet sites and all printed and electronic channels, including social media platforms
  • Work to promote Kinship’s purposes and objectives as described in the Mission Statement and Vision Statement
  • Oversee the planning, design, and maintenance of a public relations strategy to promote visibility of the activities of the organization
  • Oversee the preparation, production, proofreading, publication, and distribution of any official corporate publications, while adhering to any policies, procedures, and budget established by the Board
  • Establish and enforce the specifications of the SDA Kinship logo
  • Chair the Communications Committee and serve on the Technology Sub-committee and Publications Sub-committee
  • Submit to the Board an annual work plan identifying the specific activities and collaborative ventures to be carried out during the forthcoming fiscal year

Length of term: Two years. The Director of Communications shall be elected in even-numbered years.

Meetings and time commitment:

  • The board of directors meets annually during Kampmeeting for a 3-hour session, and in the Fall and Spring. The latter meetings typically take place over a weekend.
  • Committees of the board meet according to their respective work agenda.

Expectations of board members and leadership staff:

  • All Directors and Leadership Staff shall perform their duties in good faith, in a manner they believe to be in the best interests of Kinship and with such care, including responsible inquiry, as is appropriate under the circumstances.
  • All Directors and Leadership Staff are expected to attend regular Board meetings. Failure to attend more than two such meetings consecutively may be cause for removal.
  • The Board may define additional duties for any Director or Leadership Staff in addition to those listed in the Bylaws.
  • All Directors and Leadership Staff shall follow the position descriptions, policies, and procedures set forth by the Board.
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