Rising Arts Leaders Steering Committee Members serve an integral part in upholding the mission of Rising Arts Leaders San Diego. Each Steering Committee Members plays an active role on the committee to ensure the success of Rising Arts Leaders San Diego through its programming, membership, communications, financial, and leadership development goals. Rising Arts Leaders Steering Committee Members will have access to many different professional development opportunities that can help progress their career in arts administration. They will meet with influential players in the arts administration field both locally, statewide, and nationally through regular meetings, event planning, and conference attendance. They are expected to serve as a spokesperson for the San Diego Rising Arts Leaders and uphold a professional demeanor as they represent RAL as well as the San Diego arts scene as a whole.
Steering Committee Members will be expected to:
• Serve as a co chair of one of the four sub committees (Programming, Fundraising, Communications, Membership)
• Serve an active part in the recruitment and retention of members
• Serve as a leader of their sub committee by planning regular meetings, and providing leadership opportunities for RAL members.
• Attend an annual planning retreat (usually a full day event in early September)
• Attend a minimum 8 out of 12 monthly steering committee meetings
• Attend a minimum 3 out of 4 quarterly professional development events
• Attend a minimum 4 out of 7 monthly networking events in addition to the professional development events.
• Attend the annual holiday party in December
• Actively contribute to the continued growth and success of Rising Arts Leaders
• Vote on Steering Committee members, Quick Grant Recipients, any other Rising Arts Leaders programs, procedures, or other business.
• Actively promote Rising Arts Leaders programs throughout the arts community
• Actively recruit new members through the arts community
• Serve as a peer mentor to other Rising Arts Leaders
• The Steering Committee terms are 2 years long beginning in January and ending in December.
• Maximum of 2 terms per steering committee member
• Annual elections will take place each October to elect a new slate of Steering Committee members for the following year. (Steering Committee Members may also be elected on a rolling basis as needed.)
• Steering Committee members are required to co-chair a sub committee, but may change which subcommittee they chair for their second year as a Steering Committee Member. Example: Programming Chair for year 1, Membership Chair for year 2.
• Steering Committee members may be elected to the Executive Committee (Vice Chair, Secretary) for year two of their first term.
• Steering Committee members may be elected to Chair after serving one full term on the Steering Committee (2 full years) including one year as Vice Chair.
Rising Arts Leaders Election Process
For Steering Committee Members
• Ongoing discussion/brainstorming of new steering committee members at executive and Steering Committee meetings
• Tracking of terms that are ending conducted by vice chair, who will identify the number of new members that will be needed each quarter to arrive at optimal number of nine members
• Current Steering Committee Members are required to submit one candidate for nomination.
• Candidate submissions from current committee members will be made at the annual retreat in September, applications will be presented at the October Steering Committee Meeting, selection will occur at the November Steering Committee meeting, announcement will be made at the December Holiday Party.
• Invitation to Steering Committee members to entertain the idea of becoming an officer at the annual retreat, with a deadline to identify interest by October Steering Committee meeting. Voting/Selection will occur at the November Steering Committee Meeting. Slate of officers will be approved at the December Steering Committee Meeting with official announcement at the December Holiday Party.
• Voting will occur by written ballot. Nominees will abstain from voting.