Make A Difference

Join the Executive Board (EB) or the Auditing Committee (AC) and Make a Difference at our school. Become one of the countless men and women around the world who care deeply about the schools they serve and give generously of their time and talents to help these schools remain true to their values, further their mission, meet challenges, ensure compliance and due diligence and prepare for the future.

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It is the unique responsibility of the School Board to hold the school’s future “in trust”. Although the challenges and demands of Board membership are considerable, so are the rewards. Just ask some of our current Board members who have been entrusted with this great responsibility.

The EB is the governing body of the school and the Association (parents) elect members to serve on this School Board for a two-year term. EB members must be current parents at the school, or associate or honorary members. No person employed by the school, nor the spouse of such an employee, may be elected or appointed to the EB or AC. For this Executive Board election, two of the four vacancies must be filled by US citizens. EB Members serve two-year terms that start on July 1, 2018 and end on June 30, 2020.

All community members are invited to a Meet the Candidates gathering on April 24, 18:30-20:30 in the Secondary Library. Click here for the invitation. Click here for the agenda.

The EB is responsible for governing the Association/Verein in accordance with the applicable laws, the bylaws of the Association/Verein and the decisions of the General Assembly. Being on the Board means you and your fellow members, in partnership with the Director, provide leadership, good governance and support as the school strives to achieve its mission, guided by its strategic plan, in the service of student learning. The Board focuses on strategic issues and on the long-term well-being of the school. This allows the Director to take responsibility for the day-to-day administration and operations of the school, including and most importantly, all aspects of the instructional program. For a description of the duties of the EB (ref. Bylaws 4.9), click here.

The EB shall have standing Finance & Risk Management, and Governance & Policy Committees; each EB member shall serve on at least one committee or ad-hoc task force.

Additionally, two of the three positions for the Auditing Committee (AC) is up for election. The AC is independent of the Finance & Risk Management Committee and the EB and it has oversight over the school’s major business and operational risks to assure the EB that the risks are being identified and managed appropriately. AC Members serve two-year terms that start on July 1, 2018 and end on June 30, 2020.

Elections for the Executive Board and the Auditing Committee take place each year in the context of the regular Spring General Assembly. This year this is scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 18:45 in the AIS Theater.

For full Auditing Committee roles, click here.

For full Executive Board roles, nomination, and election processes, click here.

Review a sample Board & Committee meeting schedule.

If you are interested in running, either for the Executive Board or the Auditing Committee, please visit this page again soon to apply. The deadline for applications is Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. This includes a short paragraph outlining how you can add value to the school as well as a short description of your professional background along with a recent photo via the application form to BoardNominations@ais.at. If you would like to nominate a potential candidate, please e-mail us their name and contact details.

Renée Carmine-Jones, Association Member
Norman Thatcher Scharpf, Executive Board Vice Chair