The SPJA is looking for a few good folks to join our Board of Directors! SPJA’s Board Elections will be held in October 2016. Elected Board members will serve a two-year term.
What does the SPJA Board do?
As the governing body of the SPJA, The SPJA Board of Directors ensures the financial and legal health of the organization and sets overall strategy, goals, policies, and direction for the organization. The SPJA Board of Directors also oversees and guides the SPJA’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to ensure that the organization remains consistent with its mission statement, goals, and direction. While day-to-day operations are led by the CEO, the Board will often offer feedback, guidance, or assist as appropriate.
What kind of qualifications does it take to be a Board Director?
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
What are some specific things that Board members do? The Board of Directors supports the work of SPJA and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. Specific Board Member duties and responsibilities include:
As the SPJA Board is primarily focused on strategy and governance of the organization, if your desire is to directly affect the operations of Anime Expo or Project Anime, you should instead apply for a staff or employee position.
If you are manager level or above, volunteer staff or an employee for the SPJA, you must be willing to resign your current position.
What are the benefits? Do Board members get paid?
Service on the SPJA Board of Directors is an unpaid volunteer position. Board Directors do receive a hotel room and passes to SPJA events and expenses are reimbursed for in person meetings.
Okay I am interested! So what do I need to do?