Join the Board

We often have openings on our large board and look for energetic  nominees with fresh ideas. If you think you might be interested in serving the board, please get in touch at info@unaboulder. org.

Below are descriptions of different roles at UNA/BC.

President

  • Convenes board meetings by sending out an agenda three days in advance. Chairs board meetings.
  • Develops and updates list of committees and task assignments.
  • Proposes ideas for new programs and activities. Monitors progress of ongoing programs and activities.
  • Represents the chapter to the community, to other organizations, and to other UNA chapters and administrative levels .
  • Maintains correspondence with persons interested in or participating in the work of the chapter.

 

Secretary

  • Records minutes of board meetings and annual meeting. Submits minutes to all board members before the following meeting. Corrects minutes, as suggested by board members. Archives corrected minutes.
  • Meets occasionally with board president to help organize board functions and strategize about projects.

 

Treasurer

  • Is responsible for maintaining all financial records for the Chapter, including oversight for all banking, events (dinner meetings, luncheons) , and fundraising activities.
  • Presents a new summary of income and expenses at each board meeting.
  • Ensures financial compliance with all applicable laws.
  • Helps prepare the annual budget proposal for the Chapter.

 

Library Discussion Moderator

  • Can work alone, with another interested individual, or with a committee .
  • Determines topics to be discussed six weeks prior to meeting.  Notifies library and publicity people. Identifies suggested readings to introduce the topic.
  • Identifies and invites resource person(s) to the discussion resource person is someone with knowledge or deep interest in the topic beyond that of the average “man in the street.”
  • When possible, entertains resource person at lunch to plan discussion or does so by phone prior to discussion.
  • Moderates discussion.
  • Collects email addresses at discussion, maintains email list of attendees.
  • Coordinates with library as to number in attendance, room use, etc.
  • Sends out email on first of month announcing dates and topics of discussion.
  • Sends out email one week prior to discussion with date reminder and directing attendees to suggested readings posted on UNA web site.

 

Outreach and Networking Committee

  • Expands liaisons with internationally oriented non-profits, religious organizations, and community service groups. Maintain website with speakers bureau and data-base of such organizations
  • Aims to raise the profile of the UNA in Boulder County, increase attendance at UNA-Boulder County events, increase membership, co-sponsor events with other groups, and share action projects abroad with other groups

 

Data Base Administrator

  • Creates and maintains digital files of the Chapter membership and attendees at the Chapter’s public events.
  • Provides for the security and availability of the data.
  • Utilizes the file to produce e-mails and postal mailings as requested by authorized staff.
  • Receives membership updates from UNA HQ.
  • Emails newsletter to members and attendees who have valid email addresses.

 

Catherine B. Wrenn Scholarship Committee Chair

  • Announces the competition on the CU–Boulder campus in the spring semester, receives applications, distributes them to Board members, sends applications to the major donor to the endowment and to the Wrenn family for their comments.
  • Leads the discussion to a Board decision, notifies all applicants of that decision, and invites the applicant and the Wrenn family members to the September Board meeting where the award is made.

 

International Human Rights Award Committee Chair

  • Announces the competition in August or early September and solicits nominations. Distributes nominations to members of the Board. Directs the discussion at the October Board meeting when the awardee is chosen.
  • Arranges for the President, him or herself and one other Board member to visit the winner to inform him of our decision.
  • Plans the International Human Rights Award reception as close to December 10 as possible, arranges for Board members to bring items for the reception, introduces the awardee at the reception and makes sure the museum room is cleaned up at the end of the reception.
  • Arranges for the certificate to be printed and framed.

 

Advocacy Chair

  • Leads the Chapter’s response to Advocacy directions from UNA HQ. Alerts Chapter Board to policy issues involving the United Nations.
  • Researches the issue to develop a position paper for review by the Board.
  • From that paper, helps Board offer speeches, write op-ed pieces, and contact office-holders.
  • Communicates with national UNA HQ on each issue.
  • A new issue is aimed for every 6 months.

 

Smith Dinner-Lecture Committee Chair

  • Chooses speakers and topics in consultation with other members of the Executive Committee.
  • Sends postcard invitations to UNA members and friends, naming the speaker, place, cost, date, and the deadline for reservations.
  • Makes arrangements and contracts with the designated hotel, caterer, or other venue.

 

Oral History Chair

  • Contributes to an oral history of the Chapter by recording interviews with individuals who have significantly contributed to the development of the Chapter. One member of the Executive Committee has been charged with this task; when it is completed there will be nothing more to report.