Kinship Needs You!

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.

SELECT EACH POSITION TO LEARN MORE.

VICE PRESIDENT
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

TREASURER
Responsibilities:
  • Serve as 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 YOUTH INTERESTS
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.

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
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 COMMUNICATIONS

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.