July 21 Election of Board of Trustees

This page is here temporarily as a resource for our community, in preparation for our upcoming Board of Trustees election. Below are listed the qualifications, desirable qualities, and job descriptions for each position on the Board of Trustees.

Qualifications For All Trustees

CSL, SL Bylaws, Article VI; Section 3

  1. The person must be a loyal, financially supporting and active member of The Center.
  2. The person must be willing to accept the responsibilities of membership of the Board of Trustees.
  3. The person must not be related to, nor have a live-in relationship with, any current member of the Board of Trustees or with an employee of The Center.
  4. The person must have completed “Foundations of Science of Mind” and had training in the visioning process. If persons are not available for nomination who meet these qualifications, special consideration may be given.
  5. No Trustee may receive compensation from The Center.
  6. The person must have been a member of The Center no less than one (1) year in order to be eligible for election or appointment to the Board of Trustees.
  7. The person must have successfully completed a Criminal Background Check, which will be paid for by The Center.

Desirable Qualities for All Trustees

  • Business / Finance Experience.
  • Trustee Experience. 
  • Experience and aptitudes specific to desired position on Board of Trustees.
  • Communication / Consensus Building Skills.
  • Assertive / Courage to speak truth, and discuss differing perspectives with kindness and respect.  
  • Encourages Leadership In Others.
  • Attitude of Servant Leadership & Trustee of Long Term Future
  • Thinks of community as a whole rather than personal agenda or preferences.
  • Lives in Integrity.
  • Commitment to holding oneself and others accountable in ways that are effective, community-building, and spiritually affirming. 
  • Maintains Personal Spiritual Practice 
  • Visionary Outlook with Pragmatic Approach.
  • Carries "institutional memory" of lessons learned, from previous service in leadership positions at CSL, Salt Lake. 

President

Job Description

CSL,SL Bylaws, Article VII; Section 2 - President

The President shall have general supervision of the business affairs and the properties of The Center.


The President shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Trustees and meetings of the members, and shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be required of him or her, from time to time by the Board of Trustees.


The President, along with the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, shall be one of the signatories for all contracts and legal documents.


The President may appoint committees, except those of an ecclesiastical nature, as may be authorized to appoint by the Board of Trustees, from time to time, and define the duties of such committees. In all administrative matters, except those of an ecclesiastical nature, the President shall be responsible for maintaining open communications and relations with Centers for Spiritual Living.

Vice President

Job Description

CSL,SL Bylaws, Article VII; Section 3 - Vice President

In the absence or disability of the President, the Vice President shall perform all the duties of the President, and when so acting shall have the powers of, and be subject to the same responsibilities and authority as apply to the President. The Vice President shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as from time to time may be prescribed by the Board of Trustees or by the Bylaws or Policies and Procedures.

Secretary

Job Description

CSL,SL Bylaws, Article VII; Section 4 - Secretary

The Secretary shall be in charge of the Corporate Seal. The Secretary, along with the President of the Board of Trustees, shall be one of the signatories for all contracts and legal documents.


The Secretary shall keep or cause to be kept, at the principal office or such other place as the Board of Trustees may order, a book of minutes of all meetings of Trustees and members, with the time and place of holding, whether regular or special, and if special, how authorized, the notice thereof given, the names of those present at Board meetings, the number of persons present at members’ meetings, and the proceedings thereof.


The Secretary shall keep or cause to be kept the records of all students completing certificated classes, the class name and payments, including payments to Centers for Spiritual Living.


As herein above provided, the Secretary shall keep or cause to be kept at the principal office of The Center the Membership Record showing the names of the members and their addresses, phone numbers and email addresses if available.


The Secretary shall give, or cause to be given, notice of all the meetings of the members of the Board of Trustees required by the Bylaws or by law to be given, and shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Trustees or by the Bylaws.

Facilities Manager

Job Description

CSL,SL Bylaws, Article VII; Section 5 Facilities Manager

The Facilities Manager shall be responsible for all aspects of the use and care of The Center’s facility. This includes but is not limited to building access, cleaning, repairs, upkeep, supplies and use of facility. 

Treasurer

Job Description

CSL,SL Bylaws, Article VII; Section 6  Treasurer 

The Treasurer shall keep and maintain, or cause to be kept and maintained, adequate and correct accounts of the properties and business transactions of The Center, including accounts of its assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, gains, losses, capital and surplus. The books of account shall be open at all reasonable times to inspection by any Member.


The Treasurer shall be responsible for the preparation and distribution of financial statements of The Center as provided in Article XII, Section 8. Any financial records should be reasonably accessible to any Member, preferably in the principal office of The Center.

The Treasurer:

  1. shall deposit or cause to be deposited weekly all monies and other valuables in the name and to the credit of The Center with such depositories as may be designated by the Board of Trustees
  2. shall disburse or cause to be disbursed the funds of The Center as may be ordered by the Board of Trustees
  3. shall provide at each meeting of the Board of Trustees a full financial report
  4. shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Trustees or these Bylaws