Date:     June 19, 2017 

From:    Farzana Nayani, Leadership Development Director

To:        SIETAR USA Members From Board Leadership Development Committee

Dear Colleagues,

SIETAR USA is looking to fill the following open positions immediately:

  • Membership, Outreach, and Diversity Director for term ending in December 2018
  • Treasurer for term ending in December 2019

We are looking for committed individuals with a strong interest in the intercultural field, and who are interested in contributing to the Society.

These positions are open positions that will be filled by appointment by the President as soon as possible, for the remaining terms.

If you are interested in putting your name forth for consideration, please email Farzana Nayani, Board Leadership Development Director at:

For more information about the positions, please review the position descriptions below, or contact Farzana Nayani.

  • The Membership Outreach and Diversity (MOD) Portfolio is responsible for growing the membership of our society, increasing the racial, ethnic, religious, sexual identity and orientation diversity of members, overseeing membership recruitment, partnering with and reaching out to new organizations and audiences for inclusion in the Society.  The MOD Director will help to develop and promote the benefits of the Society, as well as find creative ways to build and retain the membership.  The Director of this Portfolio is required to establish a committee to support the work of growing and expanding the membership.

The ideal candidate should be committed to diversity and inclusion, and can tap into organizations and networks that foster the work of SIETAR USA  The individual should also have experience with membership marketing, possess strong cross cultural communication skills, a commitment to bridging the diversity and intercultural field as well as being able to represent the organization with integrity and professionalism.

REQUIRED BACKGROUND: Ideal candidate will have been in a position of leadership of a local group

The ideal candidate should have experience with a local group, possess strong cross-cultural communication skills, the ability to network, and build and maintain supportive inter-relationships.

Term: 3 Year position with voting rights.  This position is in Year 2. Remaining term begins immediately upon appointment through December 31, 2018.

  • The Treasurer shall have the custody of all funds, property and securities of the Society, subject to such regulations as may be imposed by the Board of Directors.  When necessary or proper, the Treasurer shall endorse on behalf of the Society for collection, checks, notes, and other obligations, and shall deposit the same to the credit of the Society at such bank or banks or depository as the Board of Directors may designate.  The Treasurer shall, in general, perform all duties incident to the office of Treasurer, including a general supervision and control of the accounts of the Society, subject to the control of the Board of Directors.   Staff may assist the Treasurer in performance of these duties.

Key Deliverables:

The Treasurer shall have the custody of all funds, property and securities of the Society, subject to such regulations as may be imposed by the Board of Directors.

The Treasurer is responsible for fiduciary decisions such as determining what S-USA will pay for and what it will not; approving expenses and payments; monitoring coding to ensure correct entries; signs checks; reviews the conference budget.

The Treasurer or designate should attend all meetings and conference calls since issues involving expenses often arise.

The Treasurer shall prepare a financial statement for each meeting and conference call and a complete financial report to the members for the annual business meeting.


  • banking and investment of funds;
  • signing checks;
  • business management as needed;
  • preparation of an annual budget including such schedules of income, staff salaries, independent contractors, supplies, contracts and other major expenditures as may be desired by the Board of Directors; and
  • prepare the conference budget and monitor expenditures throughout the planning process and during the conference itself.

It is important that the Treasurer pay attention to all matters involving any financial risk and ask questions to satisfy his/her fiduciary responsibility. Staff such as the Bookkeeper may assist the Treasurer in performance of these duties.

REQUIRED BACKGROUND: Ideal candidate will have accounting, bookkeeping or other financial management experience.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as contracts.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to write routine business correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from officers, directors and members.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and to resolve accounting/financial issues.

Ability to solve practical problems using logic and reason.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Term: 3 Year position with voting rights. This position is in Year 1. Remaining term begins immediately upon appointment through December 31, 2019. 

Please visit the SIETAR USA website for more information about our programs, events, and leadership including our upcoming official annual call for Nomination 2017 for Board of Directors 2018-2020:

Thank you.

Farzana Nayani
Board Member, Leadership Development

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