NECCA Board Member at Large

New England Center for Circus Arts
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Organization Description
Since 2007, New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) has worked to empower a community of artists, students, and staff to strengthen their skills and achieve their goals through the joyful and transformative power of circus arts. Based in Brattleboro, VT the non-profit organization serves over 2,000 youth and adult students annually in recreational circus classes, pre-professional and professional programs and workshops.
Organization's Approach to Diversity, Equity, Belonging, & Inclusion

The Board created a Statement for DEI in 2021 and created a DEI Resource Group comprised of staff, board, students and community members who don't hold positions of power. Since then - we have made gains in the following ways:
- Set focus areas for the year: Body Neutrality (Diversity), Financial Literacy (Equity), and Neurodiversity (Inclusion)
- Updated the Accessibility Statement and identified areas of opportunity for improvement
- Staff training, including consent in coaching
- DEI survey written with the help of Canopy Studio and distributed to the wider NECCA community for responses

Board Terms and Term Limits
Board members may serve 2 or 3 years with the year beginning in January and ending in December. New Board members are voted upon at the Annual Meeting the fourth Monday of January.
Frequency & Duration of Board Meetings
The Board meets once per month and the meetings are approximately one and half hours in length. Board members are expected to also participate in a committee that may or may not meet once per month or as needed, for up to an hour.
Stipends for Board Membership
No stipend
If Interested, Send Letter of Interest to the Following Point of Contact:
Sandra Haynes
Point of Contact Email