SOAR Board of Directors Qualifications and Requirements

To be a candidate for the SOAR Board of Directors you should be a member in good standing of SOAR and live or work within Streeterville’s boundaries (i.e., Chicago River to East Lake Shore Drive/Oak Street, from Rush Street to Lake Michigan).

The SOAR board is a working board. Directors should take an active role on the board in support of our mission and membership.

The Nominating Committee will consider candidates who have a minimum or five years of professional experience and who are willing to:

  • serve on two SOAR Committees or lead of a key SOAR event and volunteer at multiple events, for a period of at least one year.
  • commit to attending regularly scheduled board meetings and SOAR events
  • help set policy, work on SOAR organizational issues and provide fiscal oversight
  • support fundraising and development activities and contribute to SOAR’s annual appeal
  • serve as an ambassador for SOAR and promote membership in the Streeterville community

To submit an application please click here.

Current Qualifications and Requirements for One-Year Board Members

To be a candidate you should live or work within Streeterville’s boundaries (i.e., Chicago River to East Lake Shore Drive/Oak Street, from Rush Street to Lake Michigan) and have a post-secondary degree or minimum of two years of professional work experience.

The SOAR board is a working board. We expect our directors to take an active role in support of our mission and membership. The nominating committee will consider candidates who meet these criteria and are willing to:

  • attend regularly scheduled board meetings and SOAR events
  • serve on the SOAR Business & Professionals Committee and one SOAR task force
  • help set policy, work on SOAR organizational issues, and provide fiscal oversight
  • support fundraising and development activities and contribute to SOAR’s annual appeal
  • serve as an ambassador for SOAR and promote membership in the Streeterville community

November 2021