Application for Board of Directors of WMNF Community Radio

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The Nathan B. Stubblefield Foundation, license holder of WMNF Community Radio, seeks board members for its new term starting November 2017. 

The Board of Directors meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:15 pm at the WMNF studios, 1210 East Martin Luther King Boulevard, Tampa 33603.

Directors serve for a term of two years and each director serves on a minimum of two Board committees; committees may meet monthly, quarterly, or as station needs require. The first meeting for new directors is on November 20, 2017. WMNF seeks a diverse board which reflects not only the listeners of WMNF, but the community in which we serve. We see board applicants with experience and knowledge in the areas of finance, legal assistance, fundraising and technology. The board has changed its bylaws to allow up to two current WMNF volunteers to serve as Community Directors on the board.

Below is information about:
Mission Statement of WMNF Community Radio
Vision Statement of WMNF Community Radio
Values Statement of WMNF Community Radio
FAQ sheet
Application for Nomination

Please submit your completed application, along with a resume or a letter telling us about you and why you wish to be on the Board.

Applications and related materials are due by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 22, 2017. No applications will be accepted after that time.

Please submit applications to MissJulie@wmnf.org

Or mail to:

Nominating Committee
Nathan B. Stubblefield Foundation, Inc.
1210 East Martin Luther King Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33603

If you have any questions, please contact:

Julie at 813-238-8001  or  Chair of the Nominating Committee, Stuart Mellish,  stuartm727@gmail.com

WMNF Mission Statement
WMNF is a listener-supported community radio station that celebrates cultural diversity and is committed to equality, peace and economic justice.
WMNF provides broadcasts and other forums with a grassroots local emphasis that promote creative, musical, and political vitality.

WMNF Values Statement 
WMNF advocates for peace, social and environmental justice through independent media and programming neglected by the mainstream. We embrace diversity, tolerance of others’ opinions and freedom of expression. WMNF celebrates and promotes the creative, cultural and political vitality of the local community.

WMNF Vision Statement 
The force that drives this organization is its sense of values, and therefore WMNF provides programming that is consistent with those values.

Our music, arts, and cultural programming cover a wide spectrum of expression from traditional to experimental, reflecting the diverse cultures we serve. We strive to foster an appreciation of music and cultures we serve. We strive to foster an appreciation of music and culture that is not generally available to listeners in the Tampa Bay area.

Our news and public affairs programming emphasize controversial, neglected, and non-mainstream points of view on important local as well as national or world issues, illuminating our values particularly regarding peace, human rights, and environmentalism.

We provide access to the airways for individuals and organizations that support our mission. The statement provides a forum for the gathering, exchange, and transmission of ideas in a cooperative environment that is respectful of each individual’s cultural or political perspective.

Community events also serve as a public extension of our programming and mission.

We are committed to the values expressed by our mission, especially as they relate to issues involving the various ethnic groups living in our community, women, the economically disadvantaged or challenged, and other groups who may be disenfranchised in our society. We offer safe haven for expression by members of these groups, regardless of their social status, race, gender, or sexual orientation, and by our activities hope to promote peace, goodwill and a sense of community beyond the walls of this radio station.

 

NATHAN B. STUBBLEFIELD BOARD OF DIRECTORS:  FAQ SHEET

What are the expectations of Directors? 
Directors are responsible for directing and guiding the future of WMNF, fiscally and developmentally.

How long are Board meetings typically? 
Board meetings begin at 7:15 p.m. and generally last until 10 p.m., although they may run later, depending on the agenda.

Do I have to attend every meeting of the Board? 
Directors are encouraged to attend all meetings; however, they may miss three (3) meetings in 12 months before they’re removed. Two meetings may be attended via telephone conferencing.

How many committees will I be serving on?  
Directors are expected to serve on a minimum of two Board committees.

What are the Board committees?
Bylaws & Policies * Development * Diversity * Finance * Nominating * Personnel * Technology

How often do committees meet?
Most committees meet monthly, although some meet as needed.

How long are committee meetings?
Generally anywhere from 1-1 ½ hours

What are the other Board requirements?
Assist during Marathon Fundraising; assist with major WMNF events; and participate in the annual Board/Staff retreat.

Will I be expected to raise money for WMNF?
Directors are expected to participate in some aspect of fundraising.

Is there someone I will be able to confer with for clarification of Board procedures?
Yes, you will be assigned a mentor on the Board for your first year of service.

Will I be able to make any impact on the programming of News & Public Affairs or music on WMNF?
No, the Board does not have any purview regarding programming decisions.

Will I be expected to donate money to WMNF?
Yes, WMNF’s minimum basic membership is $35 annually.

What are the benefits of serving on the Board?
Besides the obvious opportunities to steer and shape WMNF’s future, Directors may request & receive up to two (2) complimentary tickets to most WMNF benefit events.

Below is the application for nomination to the NBSF Board of Directors:

Application for Nomination