Kinship 2020 Elections


Kinship is led by a team of volunteers. Every year Kinship holds elections, for 2-year leadership terms starting at Kampmeeting. The dates and instructions for voting will be announced soon. 

This year the following positions are up for election. When it is available, you will find the Slate of Nominees below the position descriptions.

If you are interested in running for election to one of these positions, please email nominations@sdakinship.org.

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.
 
 

 

SLATE OF NOMINEES FOR 2020 ELECTION