Dear Members of the German School Society
We are looking for members, who are willing to help shape the future of our school by becoming a member of the Board of Directors starting this spring. The main content areas are Personnel, Building Initiatives, Finances, Health and the question of how to strategically position the school in the coming years in order for it to continue to grow. You will gain in-depth insight in the running of a school, learn a lot about intercultural interactions and are an integral part of major decisions. A background in law, marketing, construction, or finances is of great benefit. However, not only the knowledge in these areas is important, but also being able to tactfully balance the interests of all involved, such as students, teachers, parents, and staff.
The duties of the Board are outlined in the By-Laws. The time commitment for a board member consist of a total of 1-2 monthly meetings with all Board members or the respective committee that the Board Member is part of.
The nominating committee has been convened in order to support interested candidates by collecting applications, answering questions about working on the Board, and putting candidates in touch with Board members. Before and after the Membership Meeting on January 31st, 2017, there is an opportunity to speak to the current Board members in person. In the coming weeks, members of the nominating committee will actively approach members of the school society to encourage them to become candidates.
Members of the Nominating Committee are Liane Lohde (Chair), Dorie Mickler (Deputy Chair), Alexandra Weiler, Michael Sanio and Matthias Düwell. You can reach the committee with questions and to submit your application at Nominations2017@dswash.org. Applications should include a one or two page introduction to your person including what motivates you to become a candidate for a position on the Board of Directors in German and English as well as a photo if possible. These materials will be published when the candidates are introduced to the members.
The election of the Board Members will take place during the Membership Meeting this spring, which is expected to be scheduled for the end of March.
Your Nominating Committee