The primary mandate of the Affiliate Board is to coordinate and unify the organization of the Affiliates. It does so by promoting Affiliate participation in the mission goals of Maryknoll, and it sets the general direction of the Affiliates as an organization through its accountability for developing policies that clarify our purpose, principles, and goals. Each member contributes to the consensus process of decision-making of the Board as a whole.
Basic requirements for candidates are identification with the spirit and vision of Maryknoll, recommendation by their local Affiliate Chapters, and the ability to attend Board meetings and actively serve on at least one committee. The duties of each Board member are to apply leadership, wisdom, and creativity to policy development, and to contribute to the generation of sound decisions regarding the future direction of the Affiliate movement.
Nominees should have been an Affiliate for at least one year and have developed familiarity with the other Maryknoll expressions (Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners). It is essential that a Board member possess basic computer and electronic messaging skills (sending/receiving, opening and attaching documents via email).
The following additional information may be helpful to someone considering serving on the Board:
- Term – Appointment to the Board is 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.
- Travel Expenses – Board members are responsible for their own transportation to and from Board meetings, which usually are held at Maryknoll, New York. (The Fall 2017 Board meeting will be in Guatemala before MAC2017.)
Nominations and applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and will be considered as vacancies arise. The Nominating Committee recruits candidates and presents nominees for selection by the Board.
Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration as we move forward to shape a strong future for the Maryknoll Affiliate movement.