VOLUNTARIOS DE KINSHIP
 
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BOARD POSITIONS
The following positions are elected and terms last for two years.
PRESIDENT

Purpose: The President shall serve as Chief Executive Officer of the corporation.

Qualifications: The President shall have previously served at least two years on the Board, preferably within the last five years.

Major responsibilities:

  • 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
  • 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 President shall be elected in odd-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.
VICE PRESIDENT

Purpose: The Vice President shall assist the President in her or his duties.

Qualifications: The Vice President shall have previously served at least two years on the Board, preferably within the last five years.

Major responsibilities:

  • 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
  • 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 Vice President 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.
SECRETARY

Purpose: The Secretary shall ensure that records of all the business of Kinship are kept and maintained.

Qualifications: Must be a Regular Member at least twenty-five years of age, must have been a member for at least one year, and must possess a college degree, certificate, or its equivalent as determined by the Board.

Major 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
  • 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 Secretary shall be elected in odd-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.
TREASURER

Purpose: The Treasurer shall serve as Chief Financial Officer of the corporation.

Qualifications: The Treasurer shall have at least two years’ professional experience in the field of finance or accounting.

Major responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Make any financial records available to the Board for inspection at all reasonable times
  • Chair the Finance Committee
  • Serve as a member of the Finance and Kampmeeting Committees
  • 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 Treasurer 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.
DIRECTOR OF CHURCH RELATIONS

Purpose: The Director of Church Relations shall act as the chief liaison between Kinship and the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Qualifications: The Director of Church Relations shall be a current member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and shall preferably have been employed by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Major responsibilities:

  • 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
  • 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 Church Relations shall be elected in odd-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.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

Purpose: The Director of Communications shall oversee and coordinate the organization’s communication efforts.

Qualifications: The Director of Communications shall have at least one year of applied experience in some area of the communication field.

Major 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 serve on the Technology Sub-committee and Publications Sub-committee
  • 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 Communications 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.
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Purpose: The Director of Development shall serve to help keep SDA Kinship financially sound by overseeing fundraising activities and developing relationships with volunteers and donors.

Qualifications: The Director of Development shall have at least one year of applied experience in some area of the communication field.

Major responsibilities:

  • 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
  • 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 Development 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.
Director of Women's Interests

Purpose: The Director of Women’s Interests shall serve as an advocate for women’s issues and concerns within the organization.

Qualifications: The Director of Women’s Interests shall be a female elected by the female members.

Major responsibilities:

  • 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
  • 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 Women’s Interests shall be elected in odd-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.
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH INTERESTS

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.

 

 
 
 
ORGANIZATIONAL TEAMS AND ROLES
Every year there are a number of committees and teams that work together to facilitate Kinship’s mission and support the leadership agenda. Currently, we are looking for people to serve in the following roles:
  • Publications Editor
  • Social Media Ambassador
  • Translators
  • Kampmeeting Volunteers
COMMUNITY NEEDS
The Kinship community is diverse on all fronts. Even though we are based in the US, we have members on almost every continent. Our Kampmeetings are the main event of our year, where our members get to connect and meet in-person. We know that not everyone can make it there, but we want our members to be able to connect in real life. Kinship organizes members into regions with the hope that people in each region will be able to connect locally and plan events throughout the year. 
 
REGIONAL COORDINATORS
  • Plan In-person events for an entire region
  • Welcome new members
  • Keep track of local resources
CHAPTER LEADERS
  • Focus on smaller areas, usually based around a city
  • Plan In-person events
  • Welcome new members
  • Keep track of local resources
SPECIAL PROJECTS
  • PATH program
  • Kinship Archives Project
  • Kinship History Video