Board Secretary

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Our board Our board consists of diverse identities within and outside of MA who are committed to supporting intersectional disability rights through art in greater Boston and beyond. As aa Board Member, you are responsible for exercising sound fiscal and legal oversight of the organization in stewarding our mission. The board meets virtually monthly. Board members report to the Board Chair and will require close collaboration with leadership across the organization. This is a great opportunity to develop skills in an area that you haven’t fully explored or to contribute your expertise to one of Massachusetts’s leading employers with disabled artists. In addition to the incredible professional development opportunity that comes with taking ownership over a functional area of an organization and participating in the long-term strategic work of stewarding our mission, Board Members get access to our performances and behind the scenes process, deeper understanding of intersectional equity with our deep network of disabled leaders and allies in the disability justice field.
Position ADB is seeking a driven and organized individual to serve as our Board Clerk. The ideal candidate is
someone who is excited about ensuring we are compliant with our by-laws and upholding the
organizational standards of operation. This role will be responsible for the following tasks:
● Assign notetakers for every board meeting and monitor that minutes are cleaned up and sent
to Board Members within 48 hrs of every board meeting
● Serve as a member of the Executive Committee and take meetings notes; communicate
high-level updates to the full board
● Develop and maintain the annual calendar of meetings (Board, Leadership Team, retreats,
etc.); send calendar invitations
● Spearhead the onboarding/offboarding process for transitioning Leadership Team members
(including, but not limited to management of the Google Drive, website and email access,
etc.) in conjunction with the Talent and Recruitment team
● Keep an up-to-date, organized vendor list and list of accounts related to finances and
operations; track log-ins and maintain the integrity of the documents; checks and
balances among board member financial responsibilities
Desired skills
Human Resources, Legal, Public Relations, Strategy Consulting, Board*, Communications*, Management*
When Monthly
Where Virtually
Commitment 5 to 7 hours/month
Donation We strive for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
Requirements As an ADB Board member, I will:
● Commit to serving an unrestricted term, flexible to my lifestyle
● Dedicate an average of 5 hours per week to ADB events, activities, and management (knowing
that some months are more or less busy than others)
● Serve as a board member (governing) and senior leadership team member (managing):
● ○ Board Member - Exercise sound, responsible fiscal and legal oversight of the organization and
steward the mission
○ Senior Leadership Team Member - Engage in strategic oversight, appropriate delegation, and
management of a functional area of the organization (as designated) and take responsibility for
its success as part of the overall strategy of the organization
● ● Make every attempt to attend the following, which take place in the evenings:
○ Monthly board meetings (1 hour)
○ Quarterly Leadership Team meeting (1 hour)
○ ADB performances (our annual large production is mandatory along with other
performances throughout the year that works for my schedule)
● Communicate in a timely manner if I cannot complete a task or attend a meeting or
event and see if there are other ways to support if possible
● ● Make an annual gift at a level that is meaningful to me
● Respond to all ADB-related emails within three business days
My 5 hours per week dedicated to ADB could include but may not be limited to:
● Participating in the meetings and events listed above
● Meeting and/or communicating with my Director (if applicable) regarding team projects and
● Promoting ADB events and being positive ambassador for our mission
On-boarding Onboarding consists of learning about our company's work and the broader landscape of disabled dance / disability justice movement. You'll then work closely with Executive Director and Interim Board Chair to be acquainted to the board. We will also figure out what skills could be useful in support our growing organization and developing annual responsibilities based on those skills and availability.
Additional Info Qualifications
● Ability to write write concise and insightful notes for all board meetings
Ability to think strategically about long-term organizational needs and best practices
● Demonstrated ability to execute and oversee multiple projects in a timely manner
● Creativity and ability to develop organizational infrastructure
● Ability to implement simple technologies to streamline processes and to communicate these
processes to various stakeholders
● Impeccable organizational skills
● A strong commitment to and familiarity with equity, diversity, and inclusion
Our mission

Using dance as a tool for intersectional disability rights in the greater Boston area and beyond.

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