Volunteer with our Board of Directors - January 2017

The Harvardwood Board of Directors is coming up on elections for its next term, and we are looking for some energetic individuals to fill a few great positions! The Harvardwood BOD is the managing body that oversees the volunteer efforts of Harvardwood members worldwide and has worked to create an impressive array of events, programs, and online resources over the past fifteen years. As a member of this dynamic team, you will play a large role in determining the priorities and setting the course for the entire organization. 

Below is a list of Board positions we are looking to fill. Each Harvardwood Board member holds office for a period of two years, until his or her successor is elected and qualifies. Board members should have a strong interest in fostering career education and networking among Harvard University alumni and students, and candidates have either completed a degree program at Harvard University or have a strong enough affiliation to Harvard as determined by a majority of the existing directors. Board members must be of the age of majority in CA and should be able to attend quarterly board meetings in the Los Angeles area (Board members in other locations can participate via conference call, but please note that for some positions, a presence in LA is preferred).

To be considered, please email your resume and a brief statement of qualification and interest (1-2 paragraphs) to Harvardwood's Executive Director, Dona Le, by January 20, 2017. Please be sure to write your statement in the body of your email, not as a separate attachment. Thank you!

Open Harvardwood Board of Directors Positions

Director, Membership Experience

The Director of Membership Experience will help the Board in determining why people become Full Members and implement strategies for keeping members engaged in the organization. This person will serve as one of the points of contact for current members on how to best utilize Harvardwood. He/she will relay information to the Board about what is important to members and how to improve the overall Harvardwood membership experience. The ideal candidate for this position is personable, approachable, and enthusiastic about Harvardwood’s potential for service. 

Director, Social Media

The Director of Social Media will assist Harvardwood in its social media outreach via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and other online channels, as appropriate. This is a NEW Board opening, and we welcome candidates who work in social media in their day jobs or are at least active personal users of social media. The ideal Social Media Director will have innovative ideas for ways in which Harvardwood can reach a broader audience online and attract more followers/likes/retweets/regrams, etc.

Associate Director, Harvardwood Writing Program — Features 

The Associate Director of HWP Features will assist the Director in overseeing this ongoing program that serves feature screenwriters in Los Angeles, NY, Boston, other cities, and/or online as the need arises. HWP groups meet regularly to discuss and critique original material and to hear from experienced guest speakers in different fields. 

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