Any BIOP member may nominate a candidate for the Board of Directors. Individuals should be nominated for their personal qualifications and commitment. Self nominations are permitted.
Nominations must be sent via the Google Form Document and be received during the nomination period. Nominations close on November 24, 2023 at 11:59pm eastern time. There will be a screening of each nominee to ensure they meet the criteria.
Current member of Blacks in I/O in good standing
Leadership experience (all leadership experience will be considered)
Availability and commitment to participate in all Board meetings (1x per month)
Willingness to devote an estimated 3-5 hours weekly to the strategic efforts of the organization.
Ability to comply with the Board's Code of Conduct
Previous philanthropic or volunteer experience
Integrity and high ethical standards
Ability to work in diverse group settings
Demonstrated ability to think innovatively and strategically
Nominees who pass the screening process will receive an email from Blacks in I/O to formally accept or decline their nomination. Nominations not accepted by the end of the nomination period will be considered withdrawn. All nominees must accept by November 29, 2023.
Candidates are invited for 2 interviews. This interview, conducted a board member, aims to understand the candidate's background, skills, and motivations for joining the board. After the interview, board members individually score the candidate using the rating scale for each criterion. These scores are kept confidential until the final decision. The interview scores are then factored into the final decision. While the interview scores are an essential component, the board's votes also play a crucial role. The candidate with the highest combined score, considering both interview scores and board votes, is selected for the board position.