We are now soliciting nomination applications for the Athens for Everyone Board of Directors.
Applicants should be members of the organization and agree with our core tenets. Board members serve 2-year terms. Board members should be willing and able to attend almost all meetings, and should also be willing to engage on our Facebook group, accept special assignments and serve on at least one of our two standing committees: Finance & Operations or Policy & Elections. Regular board meetings are once a month.
If you are interested in serving on the Board, please fill out this application by midnight on February 28, 2019. If your nomination application is approved, you will be placed on the ballot for the annual membership meeting vote to be held on April 6, 2019. If you are voted onto the board, you will receive leadership training. Leadership experience is NOT required!
Athens for Everyone’s goal is to have a board that is as diverse as our city is, and that represents all the different areas of the progressive and activist community whose goals we share. We’re looking to give as much organizational and political power as we can to historically and presently oppressed communities. A diverse Board is key to our movement and has the best chance of effectively bringing about the change we all need.
As we review applications we will also be looking for individuals who have experience with, formal expertise in, and/or interest in learning more about one or more of the following (in no particular order):
- community organizing
- interest in or experience with our aspirational goals and strategies, including grassroots organizing, radical economic thought, and electoral politics
- expertise in economic issues, especially as they relate to racial and gender disparities
- leftist, feminist, and anti-racist social movement history and activism
- fundraising and accounting
- grant writing
- computer programming/coding/software engineering
- local and regional politics
- leadership development
- social media
- interest in or demonstrated experience with our platform.
If you have any questions about serving on the Board please contact Jimena Vargas-Pacora. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you more and help you with your application. We're also looking for a Treasurer to take over for the wonderful Judy Burke as she steps down from this position after five years of service (click for more):
This is an excellent opportunity to deepen your engagement with our organization and take on an officer role. This is one of our most important positions, but it is also one of the most flexible in that the vast majority of the work can be done from home on your own time. We require your presence at only two meetings per month, our Finance and Operations and monthly Board meeting.
As treasurer, you will be responsible for the following:
- Facilitating preparation of our annual budget and regularly monitoring our revenues and expenses against said budget
- Ensuring accurate and complete financial reporting and proper maintenance of financial records and information/tax returns and making this information available for board review
- Learning the particulars of the organization’s finances and the applicable laws, which may include laws related to earned income, the unrelated business income tax, appropriate expenditures
- Signing checks, handling payroll, issuing expense reimbursements, keeping track our bank statements, and managing our cash flow
- Keeping a calendar of filing requirements and deadlines and have clear assignments (with backups) to help ensure they are all met in a timely manner
Experience preferred but we will train a dedicated candidate. If you are interested, in addition to your application for Board of Directors, please send a copy of your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.