Available Position: Vice Chair

The Vice Chair assists in Chair’s duties and is responsible for tone for the organization. The Vice Chair will stand in for the Chair if necessary. They are in regular communication with the Chair to ensure the Vice Chair knows enough about current issues to be able to stand in on short notice. Manage internal relationships with board and committee members, engage in special projects as assigned, and take on one to two special projects per year. The Vice Chair is a member of the Executive Committee. 

 

Time commitment: 

  • The Vice Chair serves a two year term on the Executive Committee.

  • 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. 
       

Our expectations:
We strive to have a diversity of thought, perspective, and experience on our board to best serve our fellows. For that reason, we commit to having at least 50% of our board and committee members self-identify as a member of an underrepresented community (or communities). 

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