Join the Web of Change Board
In the near future, nominations will open for the next class of Web of Change board members to refresh our dynamite Board of Directors. Have you been touched by the magic of Web of Change in the past? Want to play a key role in shaping its future? This is your invitation to apply for a seat on the board. It’s a unique opportunity open to all alumni. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to consider the fit.
WHAT DOES THE WOC BOARD DO?
The 10-person volunteer board + our amazing Community Coordinator collaborates to make Web of Change possible every year. The board oversees the flagship event, finances, fundraising and other programs (P2P and Web of Change Local, for example). The board also sets strategic goals and priorities for their terms, so anything and everything is possible.
WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER JOINING THE BOARD?
For those who accept the call, an exciting volunteer opportunity awaits. It's a chance to:
- Support the growth and development of Web of Change attendees and alumni
- Work with world-class colleagues who share the Web of Change spirit and build career-lasting relationships
- Grow your skills and stretch in an area that interests you, in a supportive, hands-on leadership role
- Attend Web of Change as a host and leader
- Shape the next evolution of Web of Change
- Have a good time while you're at it!
HOW BIG IS THE COMMITMENT?
The Web of Change board is a working board. You must be energized to make a significant contribution during a three-year term in these broad categories:
- Leading at least one major role, project or program each year (30-60 hours per project area). Anticipated roles for the year to come include:
- Board Chair - Facilitates the board to set goals and culture, and to be accountable to commitments
- Treasurer - Manages the organization’s finances
- Secretary - Acts as Vice Chair, supports on meeting logistics, make sures minutes and records are up to date
- Event Chair(s) - Spearheads each Web of Change conference with support from an Event Committee.
- Health & Safety Coordinator - Leads the Safety Team and the board Health and Safety Committee. Leads inclusion and anti-harassment efforts.
- Fundraising Chair - Owns revenue generation from sponsors, major donor, and foundations.
- Recruitment Chair - Owns getting the best applicants for the flagship event
- Communications - Owns organizational communications including the sending of emails, social media updates, and newsletters
- Community Chair - Spearheads listserv engagement, community programming, and local events
- Peer-to-Peer Mentoring - Spearheads year-round alumni mentoring program.
- Support the board in raising funds from sponsors and other sources for attendee scholarships.
- Engaging via regular board meetings to define goals, track progress, oversee finances and make critical decisions for the organization (approximately 20 hours per year, in addition to program/project hours). Typically two of these board meetings are held in-person and financial support is available for travel.
- Recruiting and selecting conference attendees. May include reading all applications and actively participating in the selection process (approximately 15 hours per year, in addition to program/project hours and board meetings).
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