Join Kadima's Board of Directors
2-year terms begin every January, and additionally the board may appoint any member to vacant seats. Nominate yourself or another now!
Board officers include President, Vice President(s) (1-3), Treasurer, and Secretary. Each board member is expected to serve as committee chair or board liaison for a segment of Kadima’s work. Board members can expect to spend an average of 4 hours per month on board duties, in addition to the board meetings. Officers generally spend additional time on their duties.
The board meets once a month for 3 hours, and 2-3 times a year for longer mini retreats. The next retreat will be scheduled for for a weekend in February based on the availability of new board members.
Board membership is a rewarding and meaningful way to engage with our Kadima community! We have a lot of exciting work this year, including moving toward deeper alignment with our values of anti-racism and disability justice, developing our member engagement and retention strategies, and most of all, making sure we have the resources to keep our community thriving. Board membership is an exciting opportunity to use your creativity to support our community, and to work collaboratively and learn alongside other Kadimaniks and outside partners.
If you are potentially interested in running or want to find out more information about the board, we encourage you to contact the Board President team (President, Julianna Alson and Vice President Sima Kahn) at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome your interest!
If you would like to make a board nomination (yourself, or somebody else):
Send an email to email@example.com with the subject line, “board nomination.” In the email, write “I wish to nominate ___________ to the Kadima Board of Directors.” Nominations must be submitted by 11:59 pm Jan. 14, 2021. Nominees and board members must be current members of Kadima in good standing.
To be placed on the ballot, all nominees must submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59pm Jan. 17, 2021:
A short biography of no more than 200 words.
A picture of the candidate.
Brief answers (no more than 100 words for each answer) to the following three questions:
1. What is your vision for Kadima in the next five years, and how can your leadership contribute to this?
2. Kadima’s budget is about $360,000. What ideas, initiatives, and energy would you contribute to help the community reach this target?
3. Kadima is working toward accountability and repair for the harm we have done and do by enacting systems of institutionalized oppression. What is your commitment to and experience with undoing personal and institutional bias and oppression?
Candidate biographies, pictures, and answers will be distributed to all voting Kadima members as part of the balloting process.