APPLICATION FOR THE 2018-2021 USTA FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 
Thank you for visiting the USTA Foundation Incorporated (“Foundation”) Nominating and Governance Committee information page.
 
The Foundation Nominating and Governance Committee is responsible for interviewing candidates and compiling the slate for the Foundation Board of Directors. It does not appoint volunteers to any other committees of the Foundation.
 
For information regarding the requirements and duties of the Foundation Board of Directors, please reference Foundation Bylaws
 
If you are interested in submitting your application for the March 2018 – March 2021 term, please follow the General Instructions for Candidates. Should you have any questions, please submit them to USTAFoundationNomination@usta.com. 

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR CANDIDATES

The Nominating Committee of the USTA Foundation Incorporated (“Foundation”) invites you to submit an application for the USTA Foundation Board of Directors.
 
The term of service is for three (3) years, beginning in March of 2018 and ending in March of 2021. These are volunteer positions.
 
The deadline to apply for the 2018-2021 term is October 2, 2017.
 
APPLICATION
All applications will be submitted electronically. The application is now available and can be accessed here. At least two letters of recommendation must be submitted in support of your application, and are only accepted via email to USTAFoundationNomination@usta.com
 
Should you choose not to complete the form online, you are welcome to download the form to complete. The application, written or typed answers to application questions, and letters of recommendations will only be accepted via email submitted to USTAFoundationNomination@usta.com.
 
Mailed applications and letter(s) of recommendation will not be accepted. 
 
APPLICATION REVIEW AND INTERVIEWS
All applications will be thoroughly reviewed by the Nominating and Governance Committee or its designee. Only completed packages will be considered. A completed package consists of: an application filled out and signed in its entirety and a minimum of two letters of recommendation.  
 
Following a review of applications, the Nominating and Governance Committee or its designee will extend interview invitations to a select group of candidates.
 
 
NOTIFICATION DATE
Applicants selected for the 2018 - 2021 slate for the USTA Foundation Board of Directors will be notified no later than December 15, 2017 as to the status of their candidacy. Nominees selected for the slate will be notified by phone by a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee as soon as possible following December 15, 2017. 
 
CHARACTERISTICS OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES
Nominating and Governance Committee decisions are based on many factors. The Nominating and Governance Committee will be looking for Board Members who can shape the future of the Foundation. Our Board selection process is designed to create a team that, in combination, possesses the full complement of skills necessary to fulfill the Foundation’s mission, strategic priorities and goals. The responsibilities of the USTA Foundation Board of Directors includes, but are not limited to:

  • Shaping the future of the Foundation with long-term strategic thinking;
  • Assessing the performance of the Executive Director;
  • Meeting the Board Give and Get Policy of $15,000; 
  • Creating a set of long-term financial goals;
  • Establishing explicit governing policies; and 
  • Serving as the legitimate link between Foundation staff and volunteers. 

 
The Nominating and Governance Committee will review all candidates against the following criteria:

  • Passion, belief and support of the mission of the USTA Foundation;
  • Proven leadership ability; 
  • Previous experience serving on boards (either for-profit or nonprofit); 
  • Diversity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, race, age, disabilities and geography; 
  • Experience with complex organizations; 
  • Current or prior chief executive officer, chief operating officer, or chief financial officer level experience (either for-profit or nonprofit); 
  • Knowledge and experience regarding nonprofit and volunteer organizations (not limited to Foundation experience); 
  • Specific skills such as finance, audit, legal, information technology, diversity awareness, fund raising, marketing, leadership development; 
  • Ability to commit significant time and resources to the Board;
  • A passion for the sport of tennis: and,
  • Community experience.

 
TIME COMMITMENT FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
 
Serving as a Foundation Board Member requires a significant time commitment, typically between 40-55 days per year, with officers investing even more time. The time required to serve on the Foundation Board includes the length of the Annual and Semiannual meetings each year, plus additional time between those meetings to attend to Board matters, committee business, and specific subcommittee assignments.
 
VERIFICATION OF APPLICATION DATA
The Nominating and Governance Committee or its designee may potentially seek feedback from people familiar with an applicant's performance in the roles listed on the application.  
 
QUESTIONS
Please submit your questions to USTAFoundationNomination@usta.com and a response will be provided as soon as feasible.

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