Drupal Association At-Large Board Self-Nominations Open

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Now's the time! As we announced on August 16, we're looking to fill the two At-Large Director positions that are opening. The At-large Director position is specifically designed to ensure community representation on the Drupal Association board and we strongly encourage anyone with an interest to take part in the process.

The Board of Directors of the Drupal Association are responsible for financial oversight and setting the strategic direction of the Drupal Association. New board members will contribute to the strategic direction of the Drupal Association. Board members are advised of, but not responsible for matters related to the day to day operations of the Drupal Association, including program execution, staffing, etc.

Directors are expected to contribute around five hours per month and attend three in-person meetings per year (financial assistance is available if required). You can learn more about what’s expected of board members by reviewing the board member agreement.

Today we are opening the self-nomination form that will allow you to throw your hat in the ring. 

Nominate Yourself for the Drupal Association Board

To nominate yourself, you should be prepared to answer a few questions:

  • About Me: Tell us about yourself! Your background, how you got into Drupal, etc.
  • Motivation: Why are you applying for a board position? What initiatives do you hope to help drive, or what perspectives are you going to try and represent?
  • Experience: What Drupal community contributions have you taken part in (code, camps, etc.)? Do you have experience in financial oversight, developing business strategies, or organization governance?
  • Availability: I am able to travel to three in-person board meetings per year (either self-funded, or with financial sponsorship)
  • IRC Handle
  • Twitter Handle

We will also need to know that you are available for the next step in the process, meet the candidate sessions. We are hosting 2 sessions:

Session One

  • Wednesday, Sept. 11th 2013 at 00:00 UTC
  • 5 PM PST Tuesday Sept. 10th in the US and Canada
  • 8 PM EST Tuesday Sept. 10th in the US and Canada
  • 9 PM Tuesday Sept. 10th in Sao Paulo Brasil
  • 1 AM Wednesday, Sept. 11th in London
  • 8 AM Wednesday, Sept. 11th in Beijing
  • 10 am Wednesday, Sept. 11th in Sydney Australia

Session Two

  • Thursday, September 12 2013 at 16:00 UTC
  • 9 AM PST Thursday, September 12 in the US and Canada
  • 12 noon EST Thursday, September 12 in the US and Canada
  • 1 PM Thursday, September 12 in Sao Paulo Brasil
  • 5 PM Thursday, September 12 in London
  • 00:00 Friday, September 13 in Beijing
  • 2 AM Friday, September 13 in Sydney Australia

The nomination form will be open September 1, 2013 through September 6, 2013 at midnight UTC. For a thorough review of the process, please see our announcement blog post.

If you have any questions, please contact Holly Ross, Drupal Association Executive Director, or Donna Benjamin, Drupal Association Board Member.

Comments

Yay! Nominations are open!

kattekrab's picture

This is a great way to get involved with the Drupal Association at the highest level. A lot has changed in recent years, and the board is now a guiding force, not a driving force. We're still navigating, but the staff team led by Holly Ross are now in the driving seat to get us towards our vision.

I was elected to the board in Feb 2012, in the first round of elections for the revamped DA. This time last year, our current community "At Large" Directors, Mortendk and Pedro Cambra were elected.

Is it your turn? Do you know someone who should join us on the board of the Drupal Association? Check out the board member agreement for an idea of what's expected... https://association.drupal.org/files/BoardAgreementTemplate.pdf

And nominate yourself! Or encourage someone else to put their hand up.

Donna Benjamin
Board Member Drupal Association
Executive Director cc.com.au
@kattekrab

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