Call for Nominations: Board Search Committee
The Lavender Rights Project is currently accepting nominations for our Board Search Committee (BSC), a team of community members dedicated to ensuring the appointment of a Board of Directors that prioritizes community needs, is responsive and engaged, and shares the values of the organization. BSC member will receive a $250-$300 stipend depending on how many committee members are chosen.
Outlined below are important details regarding the commitment, responsibilities, and timeline of the Board Search Committee. At the bottom of the page is also an informational video with further information. To submit a nomination, visit our Board page.
Board Search Committee members will have the following time commitments:
4-month commitment (September 2018 - December 2018) with most responsibilities in September/October/November
- Expected 25-40 hours total, with 2-5 hours per week (hours will vary based on the stage of the process)
Board Search Committee members will have the following personal commitments:
- Serve the community's best interests over personal/interpersonal interests
- Serve for the full length of the process, or submit a formal resignation if unable to fulfill commitment
- Communicate with committee and relevant Lavender Rights Project staff when expected
- Participate in / contribute to stakeholder forum and day-long retreat
- Challenge yourself to be open-minded, vulnerable, critical, and participatory
The Board Search Committee is responsible for restructuring the organization's Board of Directors. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Determining expectations, responsibilities, and roles of the Board
- Engaging with the community to ensure needs and priorities are represented
- Developing and implementing community-based recruitment strategies
- Communicating with, interviewing, choosing, and extending formal offers to Board candidates
Nominations can be submitted on the Lavender Rights Project Board page. Nominations are due by 5:00PM on Friday, August 17.
Nominees will be contacted by a staff member and invited to participate in a brief phone interview. The next stage will be an in-person interview.
Formal offers will be extended to Board Search Committee candidates by the end of August.
Stakeholder Forum: Lavender Rights Project will host a community stakeholder forum, which will be facilitated by BSC members. This will be an opportunity to engage with the community about what the Board's direction and priorities should be and what community needs should be focused on.
Day-Long Retreat: Lavender Rights Project staff will facilitate a day-long retreat for the BSC which will focus on vision-building for the Board of Directors, the development of a recruitment strategy, and additional details for the Board search process.
Lavender Rights Project staff will assist the BSC in branding, formalizing, and making public the materials (application, marketing and outreach, etc.) by the end of September.
Board applications will be made public and the recruitment strategy (developed in the day-long retreat) will be implemented.
Applications will be accepted and BSC members will contact applicants and schedule interviews.
BSC members will hold interviews, make final decisions, and extend formal offers to Board candidates.
The new Board of Directors will be announced and will work alongside Lavender Rights Project staff to host a small get together for the Board Search Committee, which will be the committee's last formal time together.
The Board's first meeting will be in January 2019.
For elaboration on these details and more, including information about the Lavender Rights Project, qualifications we're searching for in candidates, and the community impact of the committee's work, please browse through the webinar-style information session video below.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (206) 639-7955.