NRM Board of Directors Elections
Join our team of talented individuals and share your skills, knowledge and passion for snowsports. As a member of the board you get to work with great people, do great things and have fun doing it!
NRM operates largely on the basis of volunteer efforts. All of the program chairs, board members and officers are volunteer positions.
The NRM Board of Directors is responsible for setting the overall direction for NRM and translating member needs into a long-range plan of action. Board member positions open up every spring. This spring there will be two open seats. There are seven total.
We encourage any interested member to run. Direct experience serving in a nonprofit board capacity is not necessary. We believe that everyone has their own skill set to bring to the table. If you feel you have something to offer and gain in return via service on the board, please consider running for one of the open seats. Here is an overview of board operation for those considering taking the plunge.
The board of directors has the principal responsibility for fulfillment of the organization’s mission and the legal accountability for its operations. This means that, as a group, they are in charge of establishing a clear organizational mission; forming the strategic plan to accomplish the mission; overseeing and evaluating the plan’s success; hiring a competent executive director and providing adequate supervision and support to that individual; ensuring financial solvency of the organization; interpreting and representing the community to the organization; and instituting a fair system of policies and procedures for human resource management.
Board members have a duty of loyalty to the organization, its staff and other board members. While differences of opinion are sure to arise, board members should seek to keep disagreements impersonal. Practicing discretion and accepting decisions made on a majority basis, promotes board unity and confidence.
Board members accomplish their functions through regular meetings and by establishing a committee structure that is appropriate to the size of the organization and the board. Ideally, board members arrive at meetings prepared and ready to engage in thoughtful dialogue to ensure a group process that generates, encourages and uses the best ideas and efforts of its members.
Boards should be open to self-evaluation and regularly review their own composition to ensure constituent representation, board expertise and commitment. Boards also are responsible for evaluating and determining compensation for the executive director.
Under Montana law, nonprofit directors are responsible for management of the business and affairs of the corporation. In carrying out their responsibilities, the law imposes on these directors specific fiduciary duties of care, loyalty, and obedience to the law. Further information can be found online in the NRM Bylaws and NRM Rules and Regulations.
Vision: Inspiring lifelong passion for the mountain experience
Mission: We support our members, as a part of the snowsports industry, to:
• Develop personally and professionally
• Create positive learning experiences
• Have more fun
Deadline for candidate statements is January 31.
Ballots will be emailed to all eligible voters by Feb 28. Votes must be submitted by March 31.
To run for the board you must be a member of NRM (for at least two years) and be in good standing. You must be willing and available to attend two board meetings per year (Spring and Fall) as well as proficient with e-mail. Travel, food and lodging for board meetings are reimbursed. Between meetings, business is conducted via e-mail and telephone. Board members receive one free NRM education clinic per year of service (after the first year of service, and subject to availability). A board term is three years.
To throw your name into the hat for one of the open seats on the NRM Board of Directors, submit a written statement and photo (optional, but appreciated) by Jan 31 to firstname.lastname@example.org or:
P.O. Box 11392
Bozeman, MT 59719
Candidate statements will be posted online and election ballots will be emailed to eligible voters by Feb 28.
Ballots must be submitted by March 31.
Details on responsibilities and eligibility can be found in the NRM Bylaws and NRM Rules and Regulations.