Dear Shambhala Community,
As the new Board Advisory Nominating Group, we are pleased to begin accepting new applications and nominations to fill open positions on the Shambhala Board. We will accept nominations and applications until January 15, 2020.
As of October 17, 2019, the Shambhala Board was authorized to run Shambhala independently for two additional years, with the legal authority to appoint new members to fill vacancies. In order to facilitate the process of recruiting new Board members to fill current and future vacancies with qualified candidates, the Shambhala Board created the Board Advisory Nominating Group, which includes two members of the Board and three additional community members. We are humbled and honored to serve on this Nominating Group.
The nomination and application process to serve on the Shambhala Board will be similar to the process used by the Transition Task Force (TTF) in 2018.
- All individuals interested in serving on the Shambhala Board must complete the attached application form as well as submit a resume indicating relevant qualifications (uploaded to the application form itself).
- Community members may also nominate an individual to serve on the Board. If you wish to nominate someone, you must complete the following two steps: (1) confirm that the nominee is interested in being considered for Board service, and (2) complete the nominating portion only of the application form. Please note that the nominee will also need to complete the main portion of the application form as indicated above and supply a resume.
The Nominating Group will review all applications and will invite qualified individuals for an initial interview. After holding a second round of interviews with qualified candidates, the Nominating Group will recommend finalists to the Board for their decision, as for the next two years, the Board holds the responsibility and authority to appoint individuals to the Board.
All individuals applying themselves or nominating others for Board membership should first review the job description, included here, to understand the responsibilities and desired qualifications for new Board members. The Board is generally looking for a mix of individuals with leadership skills and backgrounds in care and conduct, management, non-profit experience, finance, etc. Board members serve on a voluntary, non-paid basis. Current Board member terms go until October 16, 2022.
We are looking for several individuals to fill existing and any future vacancies. We hope that you will each consider this opportunity to serve at an important time in the Shambhala community. We feel that a strong and independent Board is essential for the health of our community, and we look forward to receiving your applications.
Yours in the dharma,
The Board Advisory Nominating Group