Friday, November 2, 2012

Split This Rock Board of Directors-Seeking New Members!

Split This Rock Board of Directors
Seeking new members 

Application deadline: November 9, 2012

Split This Rock calls poets to the center of public life and fosters a national network of socially engaged poets. From our home in the nation's capital we celebrate poetic diversity and the transformative power of the imagination. All of Split This Rock's programs are designed to integrate poetry of provocation and witness into public life and support the poets who write and perform this critical work.  

Split This Rock is seeking dynamic, committed, social justice-oriented individuals with a love of poetry to join our Board of Directors for the 2013-2015 calendar years. This is a unique opportunity to shape the future of a thriving organization at the intersection of poetry and social change.

We currently have four openings on the Board, including a Treasurer position. Board terms are two years. Split This Rock seeks to ensure diversity on the Board consistent with our core values, and encourages candidates of color, LGBTQ candidates, and people with disabilities to apply. We are particularly looking for board members with legal, technology, and/or fundraising experience.

The Board is a "working board" which means that Board members are expected to support the general management of the organization in addition to being responsible for and/or assisting in various programming activities (including Split This Rock's biennial festival), fundraising, donor cultivation, and strategic planning efforts. Additionally, Board members are expected to participate on a committees (formal and ad-hoc) in addition to full board meetings. The Board meets quarterly, and Board membership is estimated to involve a minimum of 4-6 hours per month.

If you are interested in serving on the board, please submit your curriculum vitae or resumé and a letter of interest outlining your desire to serve on the Board to by November 9, 2012. Please make sure you include contact information. A member of the Nominations Committee will contact you to discuss your interest and answer any questions you may have.

Split This Rock 

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