Gender Justice Board Member Application
Thank you for your interest in serving on Gender Justice's board of directors!
Please complete the application below after reviewing the "board member job description" on our website, here: http://www.genderjustice.us/s/GJ-BoardMemberRolesResponsibilities.pdf
Election Process and Important Dates
Today! -- Email Amanda Furst, Board Development Committee Chair to express your interest: amfurst@umn.edu
Tuesday, October 23rd, 8:30 - 9:30am -- Informational Breakfast with Board and Staff at Common Roots Café, 2558 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis
Tuesday, October 30th EOB-- Applications due!
November 16th -- Current board will vote on slate of candidates recommended by board development committee
January 1, 2019 -- term begins for newly elected board members
Your Information
Name *
First and last name
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Pronouns You Use
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Address *
Street address, City, State, and Zip
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Occupation *
Title and Employer, if applicable
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Email *
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Phone number *
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Background/Experience/Connections
Please list boards and committees you serve on, or have served on, include: organization, role, and dates of service
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Please describe any additional volunteer experiences
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What areas of expertise or experience do you hope to contribute to Gender Justice through your board service? *
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An important role of a board member is to serve as an ambassador to the community and to make connections that help Gender Justice thrive and meet its mission. What connections/relationships do you bring to your board service? *
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Gender Justice works with many different communities affected by gender discrimination and we seek to build a board with representation from those communities. Please share your relationship with/to the following communities.
I am/identify as a member of this community
I have worked within this community
I have significant relationships with people in this community
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Pansexual
Transgender, Gender Nonconforming, Non-Binary
Women and Girls
Communities of Color
Immigrant Communities
Youth/Students
Use this space to expand on your answers above or add other communities not listed.
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Your Interest in Gender Justice
Why are you interested in serving as a board member for Gender Justice?
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As a board member, how will you help Gender Justice meet its mission to address the causes and consequences of gender inequality?
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What else would you like to share with us to inform our consideration of your candidacy?
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Availability and Commitment
The Gender Justice board meets 5/year for two hours, the third Tuesday of February, April, August, October, and November. Additionally, there is a Board Orientation in January and a Board and Staff Retreat in June, generally held on a weekend day. Committees generally meet in off-months and vary in frequency and length by committee. Average monthly time commitment ranges from 4 to 10 hours.
Are you willing and able to attend board and committee meetings? *
Do you know of any existing regular conflicts with our meeting schedule?
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Are you willing and able to attend a 3-4 hour new board member orientation on a weekend day in January 2018? (Date TBD) *
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Are you able to make a three-year commitment to the board? (Terms are three years with a two term limit) *
Ensuring the organization has the financial resources it needs to do its work is a key role of a board member. Are you willing to participate in fundraising activities as well as make a personal contribution?
References
Please list three references including name, phone number, and brief description of your relationship *
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Email Your Resume
If you have one easily accessible, please email your resume to megan.peterson@genderjustice.us. Thank you!
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