Join the YNPN Triangle NC Board of Directors

 

Applications for our 2020 Board of Directors open on Monday, August 17, 2020. Click here to get started!  

Interested in getting involved in YNPN but aren't quite ready to apply to a board position? Fill out this form and we'll reach out when committee recruitment begins.


Application Timeline

Application Opens: August 17, 2020

Application Closes: August 31, 2020, at midnight 

Applications reviewed: September 7 - 18, 2020

Candidates notified: September 25 - October 1, 2020

Interviews: October 5 - 19, 2020

Board approves the final slate of invitations for 2020 board of directors: October 28, 2020


Q&A - Serving on the YNPN Triangle NC Board of Directors

 

I'm new and/or have never served on a board before. What might be a good fit for me?

What kind of time commitment is involved to be on the YNPN Triangle NC Board of Directors?

What types of positions are on the YNPN Triangle NC Board of Directors?

What are the expectations for Chairs?

What Board positions are you currently recruiting for?

What are you looking for in future YNPN Triangle NC board members?

I'd like to talk to someone about serving on the board before applying. Who can I reach out to?

 

Q. I'm new and/or have never served on a board before. What might be a good fit for me?

A.   Don't let being new or having no previous board experience stop you from applying! This is one of the reasons why YNPN Triangle NC exists to create a safe space to practice professional skills and gain the experience of serving on a board. 

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Q.    What kind of time commitment is involved in being on the YNPN Triangle NC Board of Directors?

A.   Great question! We ask our board members to commit a minimum of 10-20 hours each month to YNPN Triangle NC (this number increases to 20 - 30 hours a month for Senior Chairs). This includes attending monthly board meetings, committee meetings, and events. Here's a general breakdown of how our current board members spend their time each month: 

  • Attending board meetings in-person or virtual (3 hours/month)
  • Attending annual, two-day board retreat (approximately 10 hours total)
  • Attending one committee meeting per month (2 hours/month)
  • Performing necessary work as required by your committee (5-10 hours/month)
  • Attending YNPN Triangle NC events when able (2 hours/month)
  • Representing YNPN in the Triangle community as needed
  • Responding to board communications in a timely fashion as needed

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Q.   What types of positions are on the YNPN Triangle NC Board of Directors?

A.   Our board is made up of the following roles:

The positions of Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Administrator, and Governance Chair all sit on the Executive Committee. All Executive Committee members serve three-year terms to help support the follow-through of our three-year strategic plan. However, 2020 is an exception to all rules, Executive Committee board members recruited during this cycle will only serve two-year terms.

We also have the following mission-critical roles:

Programming Chairs, Marketing and Communications Chairs, and Fundraising Chairs. Each of these chairs roles also manages their respective committees. Chair positions are split into Senior (one-year term)  and Junior (one-year term) roles to ensure we provide opportunities for professional development and capacity support.

Senior Chair positions typically require 20 - 30 hours per month and Junior Chair positions typically require 10 - 20 hours per month. The hours spent can fluctuate because some months are lighter than others. We can adapt and be flexible, too, because life happens - people get married, take vacations, switch jobs. This is where we stress the values of transparency, accountability, and knowing when to ask for help.

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Q.   What are the expectations for Chairs?

A.   Here are some of the responsibilities we ask our Chairs to take on as part of their service to the board:

  • Submit monthly committee report to the Administrator in a timely manner
  • Communicate with committee members frequently
  • Recruit members for committee work
  • Support committee members as needed
  • Participate in the committee as a fully active member
  • Provide board oversight to ensure that committees are carrying out their charges and that committee Chairs are carrying out their duties, including adhering to their committee budget 
  • Complete committee-specific activities as detailed in descriptions.

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Q.   What positions are you currently recruiting for?

A.   Current vacant positions on the board are listed below with links to the role descriptions. Applicants selected to fill a Senior Chair or Executive Committee position will receive ongoing mentoring (in addition to our standard onboarding training) for at least the first three months of 2021.

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Q.   What are you looking for in future YNPN Triangle NC board members?

A.   We are committed to ensuring that our board is reflective of the Triangle community. We want diverse voices at the table, representing different communities, identities, issues, and perspectives.

As we prepared for our next group of incoming board members, we conducted an internal audit of the assets and areas of weakness of our current board. From this activity, we recognized that we are missing critical representation on our boardWe also want to ensure that there is broad representation from a variety of organizational positions, including those who work in operations, technology, executive leadership, and direct service.

Overall, we are looking for folks who exhibit:

  • Ability to follow-through
  • Ability to work in a team setting
  • Ability to work independently
  • Accountability
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Critical-thinker
  • Dedication to service 
  • Leadership
  • Organization
  • Positivity
  • Respectful
  • Strong written communications
  • Time management
  • Willingness to travel
  • Work experience

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Q.   I'd like to talk to someone about serving on the board before applying. Who can I reach out to?


A.   We'd love to talk to you! Here is info about our current Board of Directors. Feel free to reach out to one of us individually, especially if we are currently in a role that you are interested in serving. You can also send a note to Chair@ynpntrianglenc.org and we'll connect you with the best person.

 

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