GENERAL INSTRUCTION FOR CANDIDATES
APPLICATION REVIEW AND INTERVIEWS
We expect there will be more applications than positions on the Board of Directors, therefore this should be looked upon as a competitive process. The Nominating Committee will review all applications, and then will hold phone and/or in-person interviews with a select group of candidates. The majority of the in-person interviews will take place during the USTANE Board meeting, scheduled for June 9-10, 2017 in Newport, RI. Candidates will be notified no later than May 14, 2017 if they are being asked to join us for an interview; all interviewed candidates will be notified in a timely manner of the committee’s decision. Candidates will be responsible for all expenses associated with their interview.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCCESSFUL BOARD MEMBERS
Nominating committee decisions will be based on many factors. We are looking for directors who can shape the future of USTANE. Our Board selection process aims to create a team that in combination possesses the full complement of skills necessary to fulfill USTANE’s mission and goals.
The responsibilities of the USTANE Board of Directors include:
-Shaping the future of USTANE with long-term strategic thinking
-Creating long-term financial goals
-Establishing explicit governing policies
-Serving as a link between USTANE volunteers and staff
-Assessing the performance of the Executive Director
-Acting in the best interests of USTANE, regardless of other interests and entities that one represents
-Willingness to work on committees and special projects, in addition to normal -Board responsibilities
-Attending special USTANE events, especially in the director’s state.
Historically, successful candidates for the USTANE Board have possessed some if not most of the following skills and experience:
-A ‘big picture’ view of the needs of USTANE and the future of tennis
-Previous board experience (nonprofit board experience a plus)
-Business, professional, academic or tennis related experience
-The ability to both lead and contribute as a member of a team
-Attentiveness and respectfulness to others and open-mindedness to opinions that differ from their own
-The ability to commit the time to participate fully in the demands of this position
TIME COMMITMENT FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS
Being a USTANE Board Member requires a significant time commitment.
Members are expected to attend 3 (three) Friday/Saturday meetings of the Board (mileage, food and hotel accommodations are paid for by USTANE.) The January meeting is held in Massachusetts (Marlborough area); the June meeting is in Newport, RI and the November meeting is held in a different state each year. In 2018, it will be held in New Hampshire; in 2019, in Rhode Island; and in 2020, in Vermont.
Additionally, members are expected to participate in committee work and special projects during the course of the year, and to attend events in their state or district. Board Members are also expected to actively promote the sport of tennis and the USTANE in their everyday life.
For additional information about the time commitment of USTANE Board Members please click here.
VERIFICATION OF APPLICATION DATA
The Nominating Committee may at its discretion seek feedback from people familiar with the candidate’s performance in the roles listed on the application.
QUESTIONS: For further information contact the Nominating Committee Chair:
Jeffrey Siegel at firstname.lastname@example.org