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Xperitas Board Member Search

The Xperitas Board has Board member openings and is seeking qualified applicants who reflect the organization’s values of deep respect for cultures, diversity, and learning. Board members may be based anywhere in the United States. BIPOC candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Our Mission: Transforming lives through shared global experience and intercultural learning.

Our Vision: All people connected in one global community.

About Xperitas
Xperitas is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting global citizenship through authentic immersion experiences. Xperitas offers programs that embody true language and cultural immersion, inspire personal connections with diverse individuals and communities worldwide and provide transformational experiences for our participants. Xperitas programs embody three key values:

Immersion | Our programs provide authentic, intentional immersion into the culture and language of the communities with which we partner.

Connection | Participants make meaningful personal connections with the communities and individuals they meet.

Transformation | Xperitas programs change how participants see the world and guide them on their journey to global citizenship.

Board Service & Commitment

Xperitas’ Board is an engaged, active governing Board. Members of the Xperitas Board are expected to engage in the following:

  • To attend evening board meetings, virtually, every other month;
  • To sit on at least one committee that typically meets virtually, in the evening on alternate months
    when the Board is not convening;
  • To complete other work and projects, review documents, and approve measures between
    meetings as necessary;
  • Twin Cities based members are expected to attend the Xperitas Global Leaders Conference, held
    January 25, 2025; and
  • To serve in a board officer or committee chair position if nominated.
  • Attend an annual in person one day retreat in Minneapolis
  • Estimated time commitment 10 hours per month.

Service on the Xperitas Board of Directors is without remuneration, except travel and accommodation costs in relation to Board members’ duties. The Board’s bylaws call for a three year term that maybe renewed, by mutual agreement of the Board and the Board member, one or two times up to a maximum of nine years.

Skills & Qualifications

The Board seeks the following skills and capabilities in Board candidates:

Required:

  • Enthusiastic endorsement of the Xperitas mission;
  • Commitment to the mission of peace, justice and the societal value of intercultural and international experiences;
  • Intercultural interest/competence; and,
  • Desire to develop and contribute governance and leadership skills through service in board officer and committee chair positions.
Preferred experience in one/more of these areas:
  • IT systems:
  • K – 12 education (teaching, policy, administration), especially world language education;
  • Human Resources policy and practice:
  • Sales and Marketing
Other areas of desirable experience include one or more of these areas:
  • Nonprofit law and governance;
  • Finance oversight, compliance, and investment management:
  • Travel logistics;
  • Higher education;
  • Child welfare, health, and safety in an educational setting;
  • Organizational leadership and design;
  • Nonprofit board leadership

Board Member Duties & Responsibilities

Fiduciary
  • Approval of annual budget;
  • Review of financial statements at least quarterly;
  • Approval of hire of audit firm;
  • Meet with audit firm to review results; and,
  • Approve internal policies and procedures.
Human Resources
  • Hire, review and, if needed, remove the Executive Director;
  • Set annual goals for E.D. and measure performance based on goals;
  • Approve final documents of key personnel policies; and,
  • Approve major changes in benefits for employees.
Planning
  • Implement strategic planning process;
  • Participate in all key aspects of strategic planning including data review; and,
  • Semiannually review progress and make recommendations.
Operations
  • Approve recommendations for key systems changes.
Legal
  • In the event of legal action, develop an action plan.
Governance
  • Recommend and approve changes to policies;
  • Recommend and approve changes to bylaws;
  • Annual review of Board members’ skill, abilities, and experience;
  • Evaluation of Board performance; and,
  • Recruiting additional Board members.
Promote & Advocate for the Organization
  • Connect Xperitas with individuals and organizations that can help advance its mission; and,
  • Advocate for Xperitas’ interests among personal and professional networks.
Fundraising
  • Xperitas Board members will consider Xperitas a philanthropic priority and are expected to give at a level that is personally meaningful on an annual basis.
How to Apply

For your application, please send:

  • Your resume/CV
  • Responses to the following:
    • What skills & experiences will you bring to the Board?
    • Why are you passionate about the mission of Xperitas?

No cover letter or letter of inquiry required. Please send your application materials to recruitment@xperitas.org AND Leslie@xperitas.org . by June 23, 2024.

Xperitas values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

Internships

Xperitas is occasionally looking for interns with a variety of skills to help further our mission. Submit your resume to info@xperitas.org.

Xperitas values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. BIPOC candidates are especially encouraged to apply.