Volontaires de Kinship
 
Kinship needs you! Kinship is a completely volunteer-led organization and needs help from its members to successfully complete its mission. If you agree with our mission, please considering donating some time to our cause.
 
How you can get involved...

BOARD POSITIONS
The following positions are elected and terms last for two years.
President
Qualifications:
All Officers must be Regular Members at least twenty‐five years of age, must have been members for at least one year, and must possess a college degree, certificate, or its equivalent as determined by the Board.

Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the chief executive officer of the corporation
  • Represent the corporation in dealing with other corporations and businesses, including the signing of contracts
  • Sit in an ex officio capacity, without a vote, on all committees except the nominating committee
  • Coordinate and chair membership meetings, board meetings, and executive committee meetings, when present
  • Maintain communication with the board between meetings
  • Report regularly to the membership.
VICE PRESIDENT
Qualifications:
All Officers must be Regular Members at least twenty‐five years of age, must have been members for at least one year, and must possess a college degree, certificate, or its equivalent as determined by the Board.

Responsibilities:
  • Assist the President in her or his duties
  • 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
Secretary
Qualifications:
All Officers must be Regular Members at least twenty‐five years of age, must have been members for at least one year, and must possess a college degree, certificate, or its equivalent as determined by the Board.

Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that records of all the business of Kinship are kept and maintained, minutes of the  meetings of the Board and the membership meetings, and business correspondence;
  • Maintain a current Leadership Directory;
  • Ensure that proper notice is given as required;
  • Chair the Governance Committee; and;
  • Submit to the Board an annual work plan identifying the specific activities and collaborative  ventures to be carried out during the forthcoming fiscal year;
TREASURER
Qualifications:
All Officers must be Regular Members at least twenty‐five years of age, must have been members for at least one year, and must possess a college degree, certificate, or its equivalent as determined by the Board.

Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the chief financial officer of the corporation;
  • 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;   (f) Make any financial records available to the Board for inspection at all reasonable times;
  • Be a member of the Finance and Kampmeeting Committees; and
  • Submit to the Board an annual work plan identifying the specific activities and collaborative ventures to be carried out during the forthcoming fiscal year.
Director of Church Relations
Qualifications:
All Program Directors must be Regular Members at least twenty‐one years of age, must have been members for at least one year, and must possess a college degree, certificate, or its equivalent as determined by the Board. 

Responsibilities:
  • Act as the chief liaison between Kinship and the Seventh-day Adventist church
  • Monitor or facilitate monitoring the affairs of the Seventh-day Adventist church and report regularly to the President and/or the Board and/or the organization’s newsletter
  • Assist the Director of Kampmeeting with the identification and procurement of clergy for Kampmeeting participation, and assist with their education and preparation
  • Maintain a list of, and keep in contact with, clergy who have attended Kampmeeting and with other clergy and denominational employees who are supportive of Kinship
  • Act as a conduit for communication with the Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Serve on the Kampmeeting Committee
  • Chair the Advisory Council and facilitate communication between the Board and the Council.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
Qualifications:
All Program Directors must be Regular Members at least twenty‐one years of age, must have been members for at least one year, and must possess a college degree, certificate, or its equivalent as determined by the Board. 

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

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  
  • Submit to the Board an annual work plan identifying the specific activities and collaborative ventures to be carried out during the forthcoming fiscal year.
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Qualifications:
All Program Directors must be Regular Members at least twenty‐one years of age, must have been members for at least one year, and must possess a college degree, certificate, or its equivalent as determined by the Board. 

Responsibilities:
  • Serve to help keep SDA Kinship financially sound by overseeing fundraising activities and developing relationships with volunteers and donors.
  • Develop strategies to secure grants; solicit individual or corporate donations; or organize  fundraising activities, such as social events, telemarketing, direct mail, or sponsorships;
  • Create, maintain, and manage donor database for fundraising purposes;
  • Work with the Communications Team to plan advertising, public relations, and promotions so as  to keep SDA Kinship visible to make it easier to obtain donations;
  • Advise and assist the Executive Committee in regard to fundraising strategies and campaigns;
  • Chair the Development Committee; and
  • Submit to the Board an annual work plan identifying the specific activities and collaborative ventures to be carried out during the forthcoming fiscal year.
Director of Women's Interests
Qualifications:
All Program Directors must be Regular Members at least twenty‐one years of age, must have been members for at least one year, and must possess a college degree, certificate, or its equivalent as determined by the Board. 

Responsibilities:
  • Serve as an advocate for women’s issues and concerns within the organization
  • Assist in the facilitation of networking and encourage and support participation among women members
  • Organize, facilitate, or delegate activities to implement the above
  • Advise and assist the Director of Communications in regard to outreach to women
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH INTERESTS
Qualifications:
All Program Directors must be Regular Members at least twenty‐one years of age, must have been members for at least one year, and must possess a college degree, certificate, or its equivalent as determined by the Board.  

Responsibilities:
  • Serve as an advocate for youth issues and concerns within the organization.
  • 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; and
  • Submit to the Board an annual work plan identifying the specific activities and collaborative ventures to be carried out during the forthcoming fiscal year.
 
ORGANIZATIONAL TEAMS AND ROLES
Every year there are a number of committees and teams that work together to facilitate Kinship’s mission and support the leadership agenda. Currently, we are looking for people to serve in the following roles:
  • Publications Editor
  • Social Media Ambassador
  • Translators
  • Kampmeeting Volunteers
COMMUNITY NEEDS
The Kinship community is diverse on all fronts. Even though we are based in the US, we have members on almost every continent. Our Kampmeetings are the main event of our year, where our members get to connect and meet in-person. We know that not everyone can make it there, but we want our members to be able to connect in real life. Kinship organizes members into regions with the hope that people in each region will be able to connect locally and plan events throughout the year. 
 
REGIONAL COORDINATORS
  • Plan In-person events for an entire region
  • Welcome new members
  • Keep track of local resources
CHAPTER LEADERS
  • Focus on smaller areas, usually based around a city
  • Plan In-person events
  • Welcome new members
  • Keep track of local resources
SPECIAL PROJECTS
  • PATH program
  • Kinship Archives Project
  • Kinship History Video