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Seattle - Ascend Board Application Period 2011
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2/2/2011 to 2/25/2011
When: Open Through February 25, 2011
Contact: Kevin Tam
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Are you interested in further developing your leadership skills? Are you hard working, creative and interested in positively affecting your community and the lives of others? Are you interested in further establishing and building your network with community leaders? If so, then the Ascend Seattle Board is the place for you!

We are in the process of accepting applications for new Board members. Open positions cover all of our committees (Events, Sponsorship, Marketing, and Students) as well as our Treasurer and Secretary positions. Kevin and Diana have one more year remaining on their terms as President and Vice President respectively. Terms are for two years. We also have Board members from Events and Marketing continuing as well.

The application process and timing will be as follows:

  • January 31 – February 25, 2011: Complete board application [click here to download].  The link will direct you to a Google Docs document.  To download, click "File" on the left hand side and click on "Download Original."  Fill out the form and email to Kevin (
  • February 26 – March 18, 2011: Applicant phone screening. A short call will be scheduled with each Board applicant to discuss in more details the roles and responsibilities of our Ascend Board members and to gauge the applicant's experience, level of interest, availability, and commitment
  • March 19 – April 1, 2011: Applicants notified and introduced to existing board members
  • April 2 – September, 2011: On-boarding of new board members, shadowing, and training
  • September Gala event: Public announcement of new boards members and recognition of outgoing board members.


Board position descriptions:

Treasurer / Secretary – Responsible for managing the organization's finances. Work directly with President and Vice President on overall budget and fiscal issues. Coordinate with various committees on individual committee budgets. Assist with Events committee on day-of-event planning and tasks.

Marketing Director – Work with Marketing Chair to achieve overall marketing objectives. Define and execute marketing and membership strategies. Coordinate with Events committee to market events through various channels in a timely manner.

Sponsorship Director – Work with Sponsorship Chair, Vice President, and President on sponsorship initiatives and strategies. Responsible for relationship building of current and potential corporate sponsors as well as ongoing account management for existing sponsors. Work closely with Diversity Career Expo working committee to identify and bring in company participants.

Events Director – Work with Events Chair in the development and execution of all of our Ascend events. Individual will work with the events committee to come up with event topics, ideas, formats, themes, and speakers. In addition, responsibilities include event planning such as identification of venue and coordination with vendors regarding logistics and/or refreshments.



At the end of your two-year term you will have significantly enhanced a number of skills and attributes. You will become:

  • A community leader
  • A more effective communicator
  • A better team player
  • A leader in the development of Pan-Asians
  • A mentor
  • A role model

If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Tam (

Applications are due February 25, 2011.

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