Director Elections

SENG is currently accepting Board of Director applications for 2015! 
SENG is seeking candidates for election to the Board of Directors for the three-year term beginning January 1, 2015. If you value the emotional needs of the gifted, have skills and experience that will complement the board, are prepared to commit time and energy to a dynamic, working team and aspire to SENG leadership roles, please, submit an application by July 7, 2014. 


  • Candidates for Director positions shall evidence a commitment to the mission of SENG and the social and emotional needs of the gifted.
  • SENG is searching for people with skills to help the organization continue to expand in the areas of effective governance and increased development, as well as those who can contribute to the creation and maintenance of specialized programming.
  • Candidates with a background in gifted as well as candidates with backgrounds in finance, law, planned giving and information technology are especially needed.
  • SENG directors are part of a working board that commits time to active committee work as well as providing local and national leadership for core constituencies.
  • New Directors should contribute positively to a balanced representation of diverse clients, roles, and geographical areas.


1. Actively participating in the governance process of SENG by:

  • Becoming knowledgeable about all aspects of Board business and responsibilities in order to contribute insights, suggestions, or critical thoughts for Board consideration
  • Attending and actively participating in Board meetings and special retreats (at least 2 annually)
  • Attending the SENG Conference
  • Cultivating the interests of others to attend the conference
  • Serving on at least one standing committee with active participation involving responsibilities to be carried out in a timely manner

2. Promoting SENG in his/her community and relevant organizations and increasing awareness and interest in supporting SENG and its mission

3. Actively promoting the financial health of SENG by:

  • Making a personal contribution to the Annual Fund in an amount appropriate to a meaningful sense of personal investment and ownership
  • Actively seeking individuals, corporations and/or foundations who might respond to requests for financial support/gifts
  • Being available for one expenses-only presentation annually
  • Responding to customer service inquiries forwarded by the SENG staff
  • Critically reviewing SENG’s financial statements on a regular basis
  • Actively recruiting candidates to fill open Board positions

 Application Process:

  1. Complete and submit the online Director Application no later than July 7, 2014.
  2. If you have a relationship with a current Director who might sponsor your application, please indicate this on the application. If you do not, a Director will be assigned to your application.
  3. Candidates will be contacted in early August to schedule a telephone interview.

Election and notification:

  • All candidates will be advised by email of the election results by September 15, 2014.
  • New Directors will be assigned a mentor from the current board of directors and will begin their three-year term on January 1, 2015.
  • Note that new Directors are asked to attend a SENG board meeting to be held in January, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. More specific information will be emailed to the chosen candidates.
  • Subject to SENG’s finances, and to comply with SENG’s expense reimbursement policy, directors’ ACTUAL expenses MAY be reimbursed for attendance at meetings and annual conferences. The position is otherwise not remunerated.

For more information about Director positions or duties, email

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