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Nominations to the Board of Directors
Swords to Plowshares will accept applications for election to its Board of Directors at any time. Directors normally serve three-year terms beginning on January 1; however, to evenly distribute the expiration dates of Directors’ terms, some Directors may be elected for shorter terms and in some cases terms may begin on dates other than January 1.
The members of the Board of Directors of this nonprofit corporation are expected to represent the interests of clients, donors and the public in ensuring that the organization’s resources are used effectively and efficiently to carry out its missions of providing housing, job training, counseling and legal assistance to homeless and low-income veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area and advocating for veterans’ rights at local, state and federal levels. All Directors are expected to actively participate in activities of the full Board and one or more Board committees, including attending at least two-thirds of (a) the full Board meetings each year (approximately seven meetings, including the annual Veterans Day Dinner), and (b) meetings of committees to which the Director is assigned. In addition, each Director is expected to participate in fundraising and to make a significant personal contribution, to act as an ambassador of the organization and its clients, to volunteer his or her time and expertise, and to lend his or her name and reputation to enhance the credibility of the organization.
Candidates must demonstrate integrity, a commitment to veterans’ issues and the ability to work well with other Directors, staff and volunteers. Experience in nonprofit governance, fundraising and/or finance is highly desirable. Women, minorities and veterans – especially veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts – are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of qualifications to Board Chair c/o Swords to Plowshares, 1060 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. Candidates may be asked to interview with one or more current Directors and to attend one or more Board meetings prior to their election.
For additional information, please contact the organization’s Secretary, Pete McCorkell, at email@example.com or (415)252-4788.