The CWS 2020 strategic vision is clearly underway, and we are excited to continue to benefit from our long tradition of having a dynamic and diverse board of directors. We are writing to ask your assistance in finding qualified candidates as well as to ensure that we have a strong pool of candidates (as our nominations process is continuous).
Thank you for your interest in participating in the mission of CWS.
We welcome the nomination of prospective board members who are committed to our mission, share our core values, and are prepared to dedicate themselves in this service.
Every board requires a variety of gifts among those who serve. The Board of Directors of Church World Service seeks candidates for the Board. We are particularly interested in individuals with some of these qualities:
We encourage potential board members from a range of cultural and generational perspectives to apply.
Please fill out our online form, with submissions welcome before the end of July each year. If the candidate wants to be considered for the first upcoming round of Board selection, please send completed nominations before this date to email@example.com
The Nominations & Board Development Committee will review and short-list nominees, carry out interviews and reference checks.
The Nominations and Board Development Committee will prepare their recommendations. The Board of Directors will approve the slate of nominees in their winter meeting.
In the fall, the Annual Members Meeting will elect the new class.
New board members begin their service the following January 1st, unless elected to fill an unexpired term, in which case their service commences immediately.
If it is determined that our needs and your gifts do not match at this particular time, a representative from the CWS board could contact you regarding other service opportunities and other ways to engage in our mission. If not, you will remain part of the nominations pool for future consideration.
Achieving our mission requires leadership from our volunteer board. Building a strong CWS board requires that prospective board members know from the outset the opportunities and expectations that come with service on this volunteer board.
For more information and background on CWS, please refer to the www.cwsglobal.org/about, which includes our vision, mission and care values.
Board members are expected to:
The term of service for a member of the board of directors of CWS is 3 years, with eligibility for a second three-year term.
The By-Laws provide for a board of directors of CWS comprised of no fewer than 15 members and no more than 20. At least 51% of the members of the Board of Directors must be affiliated with one of our 37 member communions. The incumbent Board provides guidance to the Nominations and Board Development Committee on skills and experience to be prioritized.
A public call for nominations is open to all who have the desire to serve and feel they are qualified.
Nomination Information Forms are to be completed by the end of July each year. The Nomination and Board Development Committee will review the information to compile an initial list of potential candidates. Nominees will be interviewed by telephone and references checked. The Nomination and Board Development Committee will recommend a slate of nominees to the CWS Board of Directors for consideration in October. The Board will present its nominees to The Annual Membership Meeting in October. The Annual Members Meeting will individually elect the new directors, whose term of service ordinarily begins in January.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.