MORE News -

MORE Elections and Volunteer Opportunities

MORE Needs You:

The MORE BOD will have the following positions up for election in 2016.  The MORE BOD operates as a team and share responsibility to:

  • Interact with members to assure MORE is going in the right direction and meeting member needs
  • Advocate for mountain biking
  • Raise funds to fund MORE’s mission and vision; “Riding Bikes and Building Trails”
  • Recruit, mentor and support volunteers
  • Communicate with membership

The following positions are up for election. 

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Operations
  • Treasurer

 

The responsibilities, duties and desired traits for each position are below.

 

The election timeline is:

Nomination Period: November 16-27

Elections Period:  November 30 – December 7

Please feel free to reach out to the current board for more information.  http://www.more-mtb.org/contact/

Nominations for each position should be sent to nominations@more-mtb.org

 

Volunteers Needed:

In addition to the elected Board positions, MORE has the following volunteer vacancies to fill.  These positions are great opportunities to give back to the club.

  • MD Advocacy Manager
  • VA Advocacy
  • Ride Coordinator
  • Trail Boss
  • Grant writer
  • Communications Manager

For more information around the responsibilities associated with these positions, please contact the current board for more information.  http://www.more-mtb.org/contact/

 

Board of Directors Detailed Responsibilities 

  • President – responsible for overall operations of MORE. Duties include facilitation of meetings, strategy, programs, communication, fundraising, advocacy and outreach.  Desire facilitation, organizational, communication, listening and leadership skills.
  • Vice President – work with president to support overall mission and vision. Duties include facilitation of meetings, strategy, programs, communication, fundraising, advocacy and outreach.  Desire facilitation, organizational, communication, listening and leadership skills.
  • Operations – responsible for day-to-day operations. Duties include BoD meeting minutes, communications and social media.  Desire facilitation, organizational, technological, communication, listening and leadership skills.
  • Treasurer – responsible for accounting and required filings. Duties include funds receipt, disbursement, auditing, tracking and reporting.  Desire meticulous attention to detail, facilitation, organizational, communication, listening and leadership skills.

 

Volunteer Positions Responsibilities

  • MD Advocacy Manager – manage advocacy efforts in MD.  Duties are to recruit and support volunteers to share advocacy initiatives at the state and county level.  Most projects and local initiatives already have a long standing advocate.  The ability to listen, communicate, work with teams and encourage volunteers is desirable.  The volunteer is not expected to attend every advocacy meeting, rather build a network of advocates to share passion for advocacy issues.  Please understand, advocacy can take a long time before results are materialized.
  • VA Advocacy Manager – manage advocacy efforts in VA.  Duties are to recruit and support volunteers to share advocacy initiatives at the state and county level.  Most projects and local initiatives already have a long standing advocate.  The ability to listen, communicate, work with teams and encourage volunteers is desirable.  The volunteer is not expected to attend every advocacy meeting, rather build a network of advocates to share passion for advocacy issues.  Please understand, advocacy can take a long time before results are materialized.
  • Ride Coordinator – manage ride calendar and coordinate ride leader activities.  Supporting current ride leaders is critical to this volunteer position.  Most trails have formal or informal ride leaders and rides.  Primary duties include identifying addition rides and ride leaders, collection of ride waivers and tracking ride information such as location, date, leader, riders and duration for reporting purposes.  The new calendar function on the MORE webpage helps simplify ride coordinator duties.
  • Trail Boss – manage trail work calendar and coordinate work team activities.  Supporting trial liaisons is critical to this volunteer position.  Most trails have one or more trail liaisons to share workload.  Primary duties are securing tools for trail work and collection of trail work sign-in sheets for tracking purposes.  MORE has invested in “Track-it-Forward” software to help organize and track trail workday activities.  This volunteer will also help identify when new tools are needed and may assist aggregate order and delivery of tools.
  • Grant writer – help trail liaisons and BoD’s identify and apply for grants.  Primary duties include writing grant applications in coordination with trail liaisons or BoD’s.  Grant writing is becoming increasingly important as we attempt to diversify our revenue streams to support building trails and bike riding programs.
  • Communications Volunteer – This person would assist MORE in generating content for the MORE website, providing updates to MORE social media platforms, assisting in the development of marketing material, and creating quarterly (or more frequent) Trailhead news

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published