Below are the board position descriptions. All positions are open for running. Next to each description indicates whether or not the current board member holding the position is re-running. You do not need to be present at the Anniversary Party to run or be nominated, but only Active Fermenta Members can vote at the Anniversary Party.
Fermenta Board of Directors Position Descriptions
The Fermenta President works directly with all Board members. Daily duties include answering emails, scheduling board meetings, monitoring social media, and ensuring events are in place. The President is the main point person for all major Fermenta events and assists in delegating responsibilities to other members as needed/based on members’ skills and interests. Furthermore, the President is expected to be present at as many Fermenta events as possible.
The Vice President assists the President in performing the above or other specified duties. She acts as President in the absence or disability of the President, performing the above or other specified duties.
The Treasurer is the officer assigned the primary responsibility of overseeing the management and reporting of Fermenta’s finances. The Treasurer works with all Board members on a regular basis. There are frequent communications during each month to discuss events, meetings, and ongoing issues with other Board members. The Treasurer has sole responsibility for preparing all financial documents on a timely basis, distributing these documents to the Board members, and maintaining adequate copies and backups of all financial data. The Treasurer should be financially literate, pay close attention to detail, be timely in completing tasks, keep neat and accurate records.
The Secretary keeps a log of monthly Board meeting minutes and uploads them into the Fermenta Google Drive. The Secretary assists in planning events, if needed, and attends as many events as possible. The Secretary will moderate the membership forum and take on other tasks as needed.
Board Directors at Large
Director at Large for communications/outreach:
Responsibilities include communications activities that promote, enhance, and protect the organization’s brand reputation, such as social media, relationships with the media, visual advertising development, and any additional projects that spread awareness of Fermenta to the public. For 2019 this Director at Large position will be responsible for the Fermenta Jobs Board.
Time: About 5-8 hours/month
Director at Large for Scholarships and Education: