THOMAS JEFFERSON CLASSICAL ACADEMY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPLICATION MEMO
Revised: December 8, 2022
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate to assume the position of Director on the TJCA, Inc. Board of Directors should be able to demonstrate all of the following:
1. A sincere interest in serving on the Board of Directors
2. Time available to attend meetings, actively participate on board committees, and continuously contribute in a positive way to the betterment of TJCA for all stakeholders
3. A connection with and commitment to the mission of Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy
4. A willingness to undergo necessary training and continuing development related to their service on the board
5. An understanding that a Director must be a servant-first, not a leader-first and agree that service on the Board of Directors is service to the whole, rather than to any individual or advocacy group
6. A history of having served faithfully and constructively on other community boards
7. The ability to contribute unique talents to the governance process
8. A respect for the boundary that exists between management and governance
9. A personal history of responsibility, respect for the rule of law and good stewardship
10. An amiable, collaborative, and diplomatic nature
PROCESS: as a means of recruiting the appropriate candidate for Directorship, the committee has agreed that a process must be implemented in order to ensure selection of the ideal candidate. The proposed process shall be as follows:
1. Need Basis: Positions on the Board shall be filled on an “as-needed” basis. The Board, at its discretion, may fill more than one position, one position or no positions. The need for specific skillsets may also drive the need.
2. Season: The Board of Directors will typically conduct its review of candidates beginning in March/April of each year. Candidate applications shall be taken in March/April and final interviews conducted no later than July. Appointments to the Board shall be made in August of each year. However, the Board may alter the timing of this process when specific needs arise.
3. Public Announcement: The Board shall run a public advertisement announcing availability of openings on the Board of Directors as needed. The public announcement should include the qualification for Board membership and will note if there are any preferences for certain skills and/or traits, in addition to those stated above. Also, it shall be noted that qualified applicants must be free from any record of criminal charge, arrest or conviction.
4. Application: Each candidate shall submit for review a one-page application (see Attachment “A”) and a resume. Applications and resumes shall be reviewed by the committee and qualified applicants called upon to submit to an interview.
5. Board Training: The Board of Directors shall conduct training retreats as needed. Applicants shall be asked to participate in the training retreat, which shall consist of fundamental governance training, including roles and responsibilities of a Director, parliamentary procedure and charter school law and operations. Participation in the board training shall be a condition of final consideration for membership.
6. Interview: Those selected for an interview from the applicant pool will undergo a personal interview with members of the personnel committee and may also be asked to meet school administrators.
THOMAS JEFFERSON CLASSICAL ACADEMY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPLICATION
Please complete the following application for the position of “Director” on the Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, Incorporated Board of Directors. All applicants will be subject to a complete criminal background review as a condition of consideration. Note that all information will be held in the strictest of confidence. Upon completion, please submit this application, all attachments, and a copy of your most recent resume to:
Mail: Chairman of the Board
Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy
2527 US Highway 221 A
Mooresboro, NC 28114-7698
E-mail: [email protected]
The Board of Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.