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2018 Kinship Elections

Kinship is led by a team of volunteers. Every year Kinship holds elections, for 2-year leadership terms starting at Kampmeeting. This year the following positions are up for election.

If you are willing to run for any of the open positions: APPLY HERE

All applications must be received by February 5!

 

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Responsibilities:
  • Serve as chief executive officer of the corporation
  • Represent the corporation in dealing with other corporations and businesses, including the signing of contracts
  • Sit in an ex officio capacity, without vote, on all committees except the nominating committee
  • Coordinate and chair membership meetings, board meetings, and executive committee meetings, when present
  • Maintain communication with the board between meetings
  • Report regularly to the membership.
Qualifications:
All Officers must be Regular Members at least twenty‐five years of age, must have been members for at least one year, and must possess a college degree, certificate, or its equivalent as determined by the Board.

Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that records of all the business of Kinship are kept and maintained, minutes of the  meetings of the Board and the membership meetings, and business correspondence;
  • Maintain a current Leadership Directory;
  • Ensure that proper notice is given as required;
  • Chair the Governance 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;
Responsibilities:
  • Act as the chief liaison between Kinship and the Seventh-day Adventist church
  • Monitor or facilitate monitoring the affairs of the Seventh-day Adventist church and report regularly to the President and/or the Board and/or the organization’s newsletter
  • Assist the Director of Kampmeeting with the identification and procurement of clergy for Kampmeeting participation, and assist with their education and preparation
  • Maintain a list of, and keep in contact with, clergy who have attended Kampmeeting and with other clergy and denominational employees who are supportive of Kinship
  • Act as a conduit for communication with the Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Serve on the Kampmeeting Committee
  • Chair the Advisory Council and facilitate communication between the Board and the Council.
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.
Responsibilities:
  • Serve as an advocate for women’s issues and concerns within the organization
  • Assist in the facilitation of networking and encourage and support participation among women members
  • Organize, facilitate, or delegate activities to implement the above
  • Advise and assist the Director of Communications in regard to outreach to women

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.
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