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San Francisco Black MBA 2022 General Elections

Nomination Application Period September 1-15, 2022

Our Executive Officer nomination application opens on September 1st!

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GENERAL ELECTION INFORMATION

Nomination Applications Open September 1!

SF Black MBA Executive Board

The San Francisco Black MBA board consists of working individuals committed to creating educational opportunities and economic growth for Black business professionals, entrepreneurs, and students through volunteerism.

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter holds general elections for officer positions every two (2) years. The current administration’s term ends in December 2022. The next general election cycle for the San Francisco Black MBA Association is October 1 -15, 2022, for the following elected roles:

  • President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Vice President, Administration and Governance
  • Vice President, Membership
  • Vice President, Finance
  • Vice President of Records (Secretary)

 Qualification for Elected Office

  • Candidates running for an elected officer role on the executive board are required to meet the following criteria to be eligible for nomination:
  • Must be an active member of the NBMBAA®.
  • Must have served on a committee, leadership team, board of directors of the SF Black MBA, or another non-profit leadership team a minimum of a year prior to running for office.
    • Candidate must submit verification in the form of a letter from the organization’s President where candidate obtained the leadership experience.
    • Individuals with direct experience and training preferred.

Additional qualification criteria required for each elected officer role. Please review the Officer Role Descriptions & Eligibility section below to ensure you meet the requirements before submitting your nomination.

Application Submission Deadline is

Thursday, September 15 at 5:00 PM PT

Officer Role Descriptions & Eligibility

President

Summary

The President shall serve as the Chapter’s Chief Executive Officer by developing goals and objectives aligned with the NBMBAA mission statement. All elected officers and ad-hoc committee directors shall report directly to this office. The President supervises the general affairs of the Chapter, executes all official Chapter documents, Serve as the official representative of the Association on all matters of interest to the Association.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must be a Member in Good Standing.
  • Candidates for the office of President must have served a full term as an elected officer on the Chapter Executive Board during 2022 prior to taking office.
  • Candidate must have an MBA, Master’s, or other advanced degrees in business administration, sales, or a related field.
  • Candidates must have attended at least two Chapter meetings, programs, or events within the previous six months.
  • Candidate must have served in a verifiable Executive Board, Elected Officer, Chair/Director, or other leadership capacities for at least one year with either another nonprofit, professional organization or employee resource group.
  • Candidate must have seven (7) years of business experience in the private, public, nonprofit, or educational sectors.

Required Qualifications

  • MBA, Master, or other advanced degrees in a business, strategy/consulting or related field
  • 7+ years in a role that functioned cross-functionally across an organization
  • Demonstrated leadership and strategic thinking in managing major projects or initiatives
  • Exceptional skills in impactful presentations
  • Passionate about culture, mentoring, and the advancement of Black professionals, students, and entrepreneurs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build collaborative relationships across multiple teams and levels
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines and excel in a fast-paced environment

Other Key Attributes / Characteristics

  • Interest and passion for philanthropic work
  • Must display good judgment at all times
  • Ability to work effectively and well in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Attention to detail
  • Highly organized with the ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines

Terms / Expected Hours of Work

  • Three-year term
  • Irregular hours including weekends, evenings, and holidays
  • Attendance at 90% of Chapter meetings, activities, and events
  • Mandatory monetary annual board dues
  • Must recruit at least two (2) members per year
  • Monthly meetings with the Board of Directors
  • Annual member report to the member base
  • Complete an NDA (Non-disclosure Agreement ) and Code of Conduct agreement annually
  • Commit to the time commitment it takes to serve and run business
  • Attend 100% of Chapter activities or events to recruit prospective members
  • Attend 100% of monthly Board Meetings
  • Attend and participate in the Quarterly membership meeting

Vice President, Administration and Governance

Summary

The VP of Administration and Governance role supports and drives the Chapter’s strategy and operations by ensuring that cross-functional activities are coordinated and fit within the Chapter’s strategic direction. The primary objective of this role for the 2023-2025 term will be to implement administrative and governance process improvements within the Chapter’s operations. This includes project management, event operations, officer elections, Chapter bylaw revisions, travel logistics, and application processes. Additionally, this role will require the establishment of a committee.

Officer Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must be an NBMBAA® Member in Good Standing (active membership).
  • Candidate must have an MBA, Master’s, or other advanced degrees in business administration, sales, or a related field.
  • Candidate must have served in a verifiable Executive Board, Elected Officer, Chair/Director, or another leadership capacity for at least one year with either an NBMBAA® Chapter or another nonprofit, professional organization, or employee resource group.
  • Candidate must have seven (7) years of business experience in the private, public, nonprofit, or educational sectors.

Required Qualifications

  • MBA, Master, or other advanced degrees in a business, strategy/consulting or related field
  • Five to ten years of managerial or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated leadership and strategic thinking in managing major projects or initiatives
  • Exceptional skills in impactful presentations
  • Passionate about culture, mentoring, and the advancement of Black professionals, students, and entrepreneurs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build collaborative relationships across multiple teams and levels
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines and excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail

Terms / Expected Hours of Work

  • Two-year term
  • Irregular hours including weekends, evenings, and holidays
  • Monthly 1:1 meetings with President
  • Complete an NDA (Non-disclosure Agreement ) and Code of Conduct agreement annually
  • Pay annual board dues
  • Commit to the time commitment it takes to serve and run business
  • Attend 100% of Chapter activities or events  engage with prospective and current members
  • Attend 90% of monthly Board Meetings
  • Attend and participate in the Quarterly membership meeting

Vice President, Membership

Summary

The Vice President of Membership is responsible for developing strategies to increase and maintain the Chapters membership base. This role is responsible for engaging our members to participate in all SF Black MBA events and activities and communicates our vision to be the premier organization for economic, social, and political empowerment in Northern California.

For the 2023-2025 term, the main objective of this role will be to develop and implement a strategic plan that allows the Chapter to increase membership growth within the Bay Area and Sacramento regions and implement a retention plan that keeps our current members engaged.

In addition, this role plans quarterly membership meetings, engages with all levels of chapter membership, and plans the annual membership appreciation event with support from the CEB. Additionally, this role will require the establishment of a committee. VP of Membership reports directly to the President. Full Job Description.

Officer Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must be an NBMBAA® Member in Good Standing (active membership).
  • Candidate must have an MBA, Master’s, or other advanced degrees in business administration, sales, or a related field.
  • Candidate must have served in a verifiable Executive Board, Elected Officer, Chair/Director, or another leadership capacity for at least one year with either an NBMBAA® Chapter or another nonprofit, professional organization, or employee resource group.
  • Candidate must have seven (7) years of business experience in the private, public, nonprofit, or educational sectors.

Required Qualifications

  • MBA, Master’s, or other advanced degrees in business administration or a related field
  • Five to ten years of managerial experience
  • Demonstrated leadership and strategic thinking in managing major projects or initiatives
  • Exceptional skills in impactful presentations
  • Passionate about culture, mentoring, and the advancement of Black professionals, students, and entrepreneurs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build collaborative relationships across multiple teams and levels
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines and excel in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience recruiting members

Terms / Expected Hours of Work

  • Must remain as Good Standing financial members during entire term
  • Two-year term
  • Irregular hours including weekends, evenings, and holidays
  • Monthly 1:1 meetings with President
  • Monthly membership presentations to the Board of Directors
  • Annual member report to the member base
  • Complete an NDA (Non-disclosure Agreement ) and Code of Conduct agreement annually
  • Pay annual board dues
  • Commit to the time commitment it takes to serve and run business
  • Attend 100% of Chapter activities or events to recruit prospective members
  • Attend 90% of monthly Board Meetings (may send a proxy)
  • Attend and participate in the Quarterly membership meeting (may send a proxy)

Vice President, Finance

Summary

The Vice President of Finance oversees all financial matters for an organization. This role is responsible for processing the organization’s financial activities to maximize profits and plan for growth. The role includes analyzing financial data. With a hands-on approach to all aspects of an organization’s finances, the VP of Finance must ensure a company complies with tax laws and regulations specific to that industry.

For the 2023-2025 term, the main objective of this role will be to establish a sustainable financial reporting framework and structure. To this end, a strategic plan and budget for long-term sustainability will be required annually by the end of Q4. Additionally, this role will require the establishment of a committee. VP of Finance reports directly to the President. Full Job Description.

Officer Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must be an NBMBAA® Member in Good Standing (active membership).
  • Candidate must have an MBA, Master’s, or other advanced degrees in business administration, sales, or a related field.
  • Candidate must have served in a verifiable Executive Board, Elected Officer, Chair/Director, or another leadership capacity for at least one year with either an NBMBAA® Chapter or another nonprofit, professional organization, or employee resource group.
  • Candidate must have seven (7) years of business experience in the private, public, nonprofit, or educational sectors.

Required Qualifications

  • MBA, Master’s, or other advanced degrees in finance, accounting, business administration or a related field
  • Five to ten years of managerial experience
  • Demonstrated leadership and strategic thinking in managing major projects or initiatives
  • Exceptional skills in impactful presentations
  • Passionate about culture, mentoring, and the advancement of Black professionals, students, and entrepreneurs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build collaborative relationships across multiple teams and levels
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines and excel in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certifications such as CPA, CFA, and CMA
  • MBA in finance, accounting or other relatable major
  • Currently active as a financial officer, accountant, or CPA

Terms / Expected Hours of Work

  • Must remain as Good Standing financial members during entire term
  • Two-year term
  • Irregular hours including weekends, evenings, and holidays
  • Monthly reconciliation meetings with President
  • Monthly financial report presentations to the Board of Directors
  • Annual financial report to the membership
  • Complete an NDA (Non-disclosure Agreement ) and Code of Conduct agreement annually.
  • Pay annual board dues 
  • Commit to the time commitment it takes to serve and run business
  • Attend 100% of Chapter activities or events where funds are collected and/or disbursed
  • Attend 90% of monthly Board Meetings (may send a proxy)
  • Attend and participate in the Quarterly membership meeting (may send a proxy)

Vice President, Records

The Vice President of Records is one of the most demanding in the organization, and a good secretary is essential to the proper functioning of the organization. The secretary is responsible for taking minutes, keeping records, and maintaining all important files for the Chapter. This individual will be responsible for keeping a record of all the membership proceedings and the Executive Leadership Committee meetings and maintaining and filing all other organization documents in collaboration with the VP of Finance. The Secretary shall receive all resignations and report them to the Executive Leadership Committee. At the President’s request, the Secretary shall be responsible for managing the post office box, updating the Chapter’s database in coordination with the VP of Membership monthly, and organizing the monthly Executive Leadership Committee meetings.

Officer Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must be an NBMBAA® Member in Good Standing (active membership).
  • Candidate must have an MBA, Master’s, or other advanced degrees in business administration, sales, or a related field.
  • Candidate must have served in a verifiable Executive Board, Elected Officer, Chair/Director, or another leadership capacity for at least one year with either an NBMBAA® Chapter or another nonprofit, professional organization, or employee resource group.
  • Candidate must have seven (7) years of business experience in the private, public, nonprofit, or educational sectors.

Required Qualifications

  • MBA, Master’s, or other advanced degrees in business administration or a related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five years of administrative or operational, or office manager experience

Skills

  • Demonstrated leadership and strategic thinking in managing major projects or initiatives
  • High standard of verbal and written communications
  • Organization and time management
  • Problem-solving and critical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility and adaptability

Terms / Expected Hours of Work

  • Must remain as Good Standing financial members during entire term
  • Two-year term
  • Irregular hours including weekends, evenings, and holidays
  • Monthly reconciliation meetings with President
  • Monthly financial report presentations to the Board of Directors
  • Annual financial report to the membership
  • Complete an NDA (Non-disclosure Agreement ) and Code of Conduct agreement annually.
  • Pay annual board dues 
  • Commit to the time commitment it takes to serve and run business
  • Attend 100% of Chapter activities or events where funds are collected and/or disbursed
  • Attend 90% of monthly Board Meetings (may send a proxy)
  • Attend and participate in the Quarterly membership meeting (may send a proxy)

Election Procedure

  • Any San Francisco Bay Area Chapter member shall seek election to a Chapter elected officer position on the Chapter Executive Board by submitting a nomination application by Thursday, September 15.
  • The Nominating Committee will approve nomination submissions upon verifying that all requirements have been met.
  • Candidates will be allowed to run for more than one elected officer position on the Chapter Executive Board in a given election. Still, they can only be elected to one position.
  • Electronic voting will occur from October 1 through October 15. Voting ends at 11:59 pm PST.

How to Get Involved 

If you have any questions about how you can get involved in one of our committees or join our Board of Directors, please email Myisha Robertson, President & CEO, at President@sfnbmbaa.org.