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Greetings, Madison Young Professionals!
Magnet is seeking talented young professionals from the Madison area to serve on our board of directors. Magnet is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to empowering and uniting young professionals in the Greater Madison region through community involvement & engagement, professional development, and social/cultural opportunities.
Serving on the board of directors provides a great opportunity to connect and collaborate with a diverse group of young professionals in setting the strategic direction of the organization and ensuring our continued growth. A general sense of the board commitment is outlined below.
Term: 3 years (with option for renewal)
Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per month, depending on involvement and events. Board members are strongly encouraged to attend a variety of Magnet events and serve on at least one committee.
Board Meetings: First Wednesday of the month at Murphy Desmond 7:45-9:00am. Also attend semi-annual board retreats/strategy sessions.
Financial Commitment: You must be a current member of Magnet or obtain a membership shortly after being elected to the board of directors in order to serve. A professional Magnet membership is $120 annually, and a student membership costs $30 annually. for Additional fees may apply to participate in individual events.
Both current members and non-members are invite to apply. The board of directors asks that all candidates serve 3-months on a planning committee before being admitted to the board. This can occur post application if necessary.
If you would like to be considered for a seat on the Magnet board of directors, please submit your resume and statement of interest to email@example.com
Meet our current Board of Directors
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