Board Candidates Elections 2021

Board Candidates Elections 2021

We’re hosting our annual board elections next month and are opening the call for applications! There are up to 5 seats open, with several current board members running and room for several new faces.

Applications can be submitted here by Jan 10th 2021.

Call for Applications

The Internet Society engages in a wide range of Internet issues, including policy, governance, technology, and development, and has 132 Chapters around the world. The San Francisco Bay Area Internet Society Chapter focuses on Internet access issues, diversity, and digital inclusion in California.

As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity, the SF Bay Area ISOC Chapter’s work is funded entirely by donations, sponsorships and grants and we rely on volunteers to carry out our day-to-day activities.

Our mission is simple: The Internet is for Everyone.

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter is currently accepting applications for the upcoming 2021-2023 term of the Chapter’s Board. Detailed descriptions of each of the vacant roles can be found below. For additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Board Member Requirements

  1. You must be a member of the SF Bay Area ISOC Chapter – it’s free to join.
  2. You need to be passionate about the open Internet, online freedoms, and access for all.
  3. You will commit to serve for an initial two year term.
  4. You plan to work closely with the President and rest of the Board to administer the mission and vision of SF Bay ISOC Chapter and ISOC in California.
  5. You will actively engage in initiatives related to the strategic goals of the chapter, including maintaining active communication channels with other ISOC chapters, the local communities (i.e., corporations, government-related organizations, academia, and other related entities) and Internet organizations that include, ICANN, IETF, ARIN, IEEE etc.
  6. You can provide support to the President in the preparation, management, and facilitation of the monthly board meetings, including follow-up on the status of action items and preparation of the agenda and presentation content.
  7. You will support the Chapter’s business development initiatives to achieve continued sustainability, growth and stability for the Chapter and its Membership while working in close collaboration with the Chapter President, Board and Community.

Important Election Dates

  • Dec. 19:  Open call
  • Dec. 19 – Jan. 31:  Receive, vet, accept or reject applications (Jan. 10: Deadline for the applications)
  • Feb. 1: Launch voting
  • Feb. 1 – Feb. 10:  Voting period by SF Bay Chapter members (Feb. 10: Deadline for voting)
  • Feb. 11 – Feb. 14: Vote tally
  • Feb. 15: Result announced

Open Positions:

  1. Member of the Board / Member Engagement & Outreach Chair: Plan and curate outreach and engagement events, meetups and conferences that may be of interest to the Chapter members. 
  2. Member of the Board / Projects Chair: Define our projects roadmap, seek project partnerships, apply for grants from ISOC Foundation and various organizations and oversee the execution of the projects until completion.
  3. Member of the Board / Communication Chair: Assure strategic communications with the Chapter’s stakeholders via newsletter, website, social media, etc. and manage our branding / marketing.
  4. Member of the Board / Industry and Academic Chair: Establish relations / collaboration, secure sponsorships, corporate memberships and establish multi-year partnerships with local academic institutions and corporations.
  5. Member of the Board / Finance Chair: Responsible for the chapter’s financial health and reporting, minimum 3 years experience in finance/accounting/bookkeeping is required.

Nomination Committee 

  • Supheakmungkol Sarin
  • Ken Krechmer
  • Leah Symekher
  • Vipul Singh
  • Jessica Dickinson Goodman
  • Robin Gross