BOARD MEMBER APPLICATION
The African American Chamber of Commerce of San Antonio is seeking qualified individuals to serve on the Board of Directors in either a 1 year appointed or 3-year selected position. The intention of the Board is to create a well-rounded group of dedicated professionals, representing the Greater San Antonio and surrounding areas. Board members must possess the time commitment and company resources to guide and grow the Chamber through Board support, long-range planning (5+ years), community relations and fundraising. Candidates must be active Chamber members for at least (1) year at the time of application.
The Board is comprised of 11-20 select Board members, approximate one-third of whom shall be elected annually to serve for three years or until their successors are elected and have qualified. All Board members have voting rights. (See bylaws for more information)
The position calls for leadership qualities of the highest degree. The Board member must be aware of the importance of public opinion and promote the value of Chamber membership and the benefits derived. The ability to delegate authority while retaining responsibility is of high importance. Board members understand they individually and collectively represent all members of the Chamber and not just the business of which he or she is affiliated. As representatives of the public, the board member will be the primary force moving the AACCSA to the realization of its opportunities for services and the fulfillment of its obligations to all its constituencies. Board members are required to have experience in planning (short and long term), organizational development, operations (small, medium, or large business) and community experience.
Selected Board members are chosen based on career experience, company position and overall skill sets. Applicants from all industries will be considered.
Board members bring expertise, experience and resources to the Chamber’s Board including:
- Ability to leverage people and/or financial resources from member’s own company or community
- Contacts suitable to expand the Chamber’s reach through executive management in other
One of the responsibilities of boards is to help the organization become financially healthy. We ask that each board member be responsible for raising (or giving) a minimum of $250 annually. We also ask that each board member make a personal contribution, which will be counted as part of this amount.
- Recruit New Members
- Attend Meetings
- Hiring and Bylaw Review
- Represent the Chamber At All Times
- Know the Mission
- Sell Event Tickets
- Governance and Legislative Initiatives
- Ribbon Cuttings and Other Public Appearances
- Lead Committees
- Support During Crisis