They should promote the charism of Maryknoll and remain steadfast to the four pillars of the Affiliate movement. Please tell us if you or someone you know can offer that dedication and have the desire to serve as a board Member.
Board members are primarily responsible to participate in the development of policy and in major decision-making at board meetings. The Affiliate Board is accountable to write and approve policies that clarify our purpose, principles, and goals; to provide clear and concise guidelines to measure progress on goals; and to set priorities for subsequent action.
The following information may be helpful to someone considering agreeing to nomination:
- Term – Appointment to the Board will be for a three (3) year term with the option to renew for another three (3) years.
- Meetings – Board members attend two (2) Board meetings per year and participate in conference calls as needed.
- Duties – Apply leadership, wisdom, and creativity to policy development; contribute to the generation of sound decisions regarding the future direction of the Affiliate movement; serve actively on an ongoing basis on one or more Board committees.
- Transportation – Board members are responsible for their own transportation to and from Board meetings, which usually are held in New York.
Nominees should have been an Affiliate for at least one year and have developed familiarity with the Maryknoll entities (The society of the Fathers & Brothers, Congregation of the Sisters, and Lay Missioners). It is essential that a Board Member possess basic computer and electronic email skills (composing, sending, opening, and attaching documents).
Nominations to the Maryknoll Affiliate Board are accepted on an ongoing basis and will be considered as vacancies arise. The Nomination and the Executive Committees together review and select nominees.
Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration as we move forward to shape a strong future for the Maryknoll Affiliates movement.