BOARD NOMINATIONS OPEN!

Join our Board and be a change agent towards a more inclusive and equitable industry!

The mission of EnventU® is to create a Pipeline to Professions® in the event industry for youth. 

We are accepting nominations for our Board of Directors, to be elected at our end-of-year meeting. EnventU is at an exciting time in the growth and development of our organization as we continue to scale our impact through our programming and organizational capacity building work! Board members must be motivated people with a passion for furthering the programmatic impact of EnventU.

Overview of Service

Board member terms are for two years. Working with the Executive Director, Board members attend meetings (via online conference or in-person) every other month. During the course of the year, members will have opportunities to deepen their understanding of and involvement in EnventU’s work by participating in standing or ad hoc committees developed during their term.

Please use this form to nominate you or someone else to the Board. All nominations will be reviewed by a Nominating Committee consisting of current Board members and the Executive Director.

If selected to go forward in the nominations review process, candidates will be contacted by the Committee for an interview. If the candidate meets the qualifications for Board membership, that person will be presented to the full Board for election.

You will be able to complete your submission over a period of time via the Save and Continue option below. This form must be completed and submitted by 9:00PM EST on Friday, August 5, 2022 to be considered. 

Board Member

● Commitment and passion for EnventU’s mission work
● Professional experience in one of EnventU’s focus industries and/or career tracks:
Events, AudioVisual, Lighting, Catering, Decor, Floral, Youth Development, Education, Career Training, Workforce Development, Community Engagement
● Dedication to act as the governing and fiduciary body of EnventU
● Adhere to and practice EnventU’s values prioritizing Education, Community, Service, and Opportunity
● Strong communication skills (verbal + written)
● Ability to engage other’s “hearts and/or heads” towards supporting the mission financially
● Understanding of changing technology and prioritizes innovation
● Willingness to actively participate in meetings
● Availability to dedicate (4) hours per month, outside of meetings, towards moving the organization forward
● Understanding of various business models (ex. social enterprise) and ability to conceptualize implementation (bonus)
● Experience in leading and implementing Human Design Thinking (bonus)

Chair

Member Skills +

● Previous leadership experience working on a board in the for profit or nonprofit space
● Ability to comfortably enforce parliamentary procedure and accepted rules, ethics, and customs governing meetings of EnventU
● Strong logistics/planning skills
● Experience in understanding and managing group dynamics to create a participatory environment
● Future/forward thinking
● Strong knowledge of EnventU’s work
● Strong ties to the event industry, community, and/or government leadership
● Demonstrated commitment to exceptional board practices
● Willingness to become knowledgeable and the enforcer of EnventU bylaws, policies, practices, and/or protocols
● Commitment to working in partnership with the ED
● Ability to devote adequate time to board responsibilities
● Previous experience working in a leadership position in one of EnventU’s focus industries (preferred)
● Ability to facilitate group activities, encourage open communication and in-depth discussion, and empower others (preferred)

Vice Chair

Member Skills +

● Strong understanding of EnventU’s mission and board’s governance role
● Strong logistics/planning skills
● Capable to shadow and support the Board Chair in their duties and responsibilities
● Willingness to assume leadership position when necessary
● Willingness to become knowledgeable and the enforcer of EnventU bylaws, policies, practices, and/or protocols
● Time to devote to assisting Board Chair as necessary
● Previous experience working in a leadership position in one of EnventU’s focus industries (preferred)
● Ability to facilitate group activities, encourage open communication and in-depth discussion, and empower others (preferred)

Treasurer

Member Skills +

● Strong background in budgeting, accounting, financial management, bookkeeping, auditing, and/or forecasting
● Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Quickbooks Online preferred
● Experience in working with an outside accounting firm and the ability to act as an overseer on behalf of EnventU
● Understanding of nonprofit accounting and tax laws
● Knowledge of EnventU’s record keeping, accounting systems, and financial reports
● Ability and willingness to work with chief financial officer, controller, accountant or bookkeeper, and auditors as applicable and/or necessary
● Willingness to become knowledgeable and the enforcer of EnventU bylaws, policies, practices, and/or protocols
● Ability to devote adequate time to board responsibilities
● Previous experience working in a leadership position in one of EnventU’s focus industries (preferred)
● Ability to facilitate group activities, encourage open communication and in-depth discussion, and empower others (preferred)

Secretary

Member Skills +

● Strong background in project management and organizational skills
● Keen attention to detail
● Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google suites
● Familiarity with board practices
● Willingness to become knowledgeable and the enforcer of EnventU bylaws, policies, practices, and/or protocols
● Ability to devote adequate time to board responsibilities
● Previous experience working in a leadership position in one of EnventU’s focus industries (preferred)
● Ability to facilitate group activities, encourage open communication and in-depth discussion, and empower others (preferred)