Apply to Join the Board of Directors - Myositis Support and Understanding

Apply to join our all-volunteer Board of Directors

We are looking for those interested in joining our Board of Directors. 

Applications must be submitted via email no later than April 7, 2019. 

Due to our desire to keep our relationships with our members at the forefront, we have asked our pro bono attorney, Scott Filmore, to do the initial review of applications. He will then pass qualified candidates on to the board members for further review. Please submit your resume and application to Scott Filmore using the email address provided on the application.

Applications are open to everyone! You do not have to be a patient. We just ask that you be willing to take extra time in learning more about myositis and the related complications and patient/caregiver experiences.

Board Member Expectations

  • Able to work efficiently on their own and in groups, take charge of projects and follow through on deadlines, and those who will represent MSU well in the Myositis community and publicly.
  • As a working board, we ask members to take on some of the routine organization operations.
  • Must have a working computer or laptop with antivirus protection.
  • Must be 18 or older and a U.S. citizen.
  • A commitment of at least 20 hours per month including attendance at board meetings held via telephone conference calls.
  • Must be willing to learn more about Myositis.
  • Attend monthly Board meetings and other conference calls.
  • Looking for those who understand and support our mission and vision. All positions are volunteer.

Seeking those with experience in the following:

The Board welcomes and encourages the participation of individuals from a broad range of backgrounds with a passion for their community.

Specifically, we are currently seeking individuals who can:

  • commit 20 hours a month (including conference calls and meetings)
  • work well individually and as a team
  • deliver projects on time
  • commit to fundraising
  • make introductions to MSU when appropriate
  • stay informed about the organization’s matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports.

Special skills or experience in one or more of the following is a plus:

  • Accounting (fund accounting, accrual)
  • Donor development and fundraising
  • Board governance
  • Strategic or long-range planning
  • Grantmaking
  • Public relations
  • Social Media
  • Events and Marketing
  • Spanish-speaking individuals
  • Website and Social Media Design and development

Also seeking Medical and Scientific Advisors!

Are you a researcher in the field of autoimmunity, immunology, infectious disease, dermatology, neurology, chemotherapy, pharmacology, or any other applicable research field relating to Myositis?

Are you a physician with an interest in Myositis who has experience interacting with and/or treating Myositis patients? Are you a specialist in a field closely associated with Myopathy and Myositis?

If so, we invite you to apply, by completing the application (above) and sending it to us, along with your Curriculum Vitae, for consideration as a member of our volunteer Medical Advisory Committee.

View our Medical Advisor Brochure

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