Available Position: Board Secretary

The Secretary is responsible for keeping records of board actions, including overseeing the taking of minutes at all board meetings, sending out meeting announcements, adding and removing board members from systems, management of the organization's calendar, organizing food and drink volunteers, and distributing copies of minutes and the agenda to each board member when meetings are held in person.

 

Time commitment: 

  • The Secretary serves a two-year term on the Executive Committee.

  • The Secretary must attend full board meetings and respective committee meetings. 

    • The board meets from 5:30-7:00 on the second Tuesday of odd months. 

    • The Executive Committee meets from 5:30-6:30 on the fourth Monday of even months. 
       

Expectations:

  • We are committed to having at least 50% of board and committee members identify as belonging to institutionally oppressed community(ies). For that reason, we are deliberately holding open space on our board for women who come from diverse communities. We strive to have as much diversity of thought, perspective, and experience on our board as possible so that we can best serve our fellows.

We ask that candidates: 

  • Understand that LOTT is an active, working board that powers a volunteer-run organization. As board and committee members, we give our time, expertise, talent and enthusiasm to make the program happen

  • Possess a commitment to the mission of Leaders of Today and Tomorrow and WoMN ACT

  • Maintain a willingness to develop, maintain, and build a resource network for Twin Cities women; and to call upon that network to help LOTT meet its goals. 

  • Commit to serve a term of one year (committee) or two years (board), with the possibility for renewal

  • Participate actively in a committee and its projects

  • Have capacity to meet the time requirement of board and committee meetings, review all materials ahead of those meetings

  • Previous community engagement experience preferred but not required

  • Make a personally significant financial contribution to LOTT each fiscal year, through standalone or monthly recurring gifts. We have no minimum contribution requirement. Every gift is helpful and valued.


 

Board and Committee members can expect that LOTT will:

  • Help Board and Committee members gain valuable leadership experience as a board member of a non-profit organization

  • Nurture and expand your network among Minneapolis-St. Paul Area women

  • Cultivate a transparent, courageous culture where we assume good intent and do what we say we’ll do

  • Celebrate your individual successes and our collective ones as we leverage activity into meaningful community contributions

  • Value diversity in all its forms

  • Provide orientation for new board and committee members

  • Pair new members with a “Board Buddy” for their first year

  • Share agendas and materials with you at least 24 hours in advance of any meeting

  • End each meeting with clear expectations of to do’s and assignments before the next meeting

  • Reimburse you for any approved expenses in a timely manner

  • Have a preference for local candidates because a strong Minneapolis-St. Paul Area network is important for the role. Remote committee members will be considered on a case-by-case basis

  • Strive to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all