Board and Committee Opportunities
Board Member Positions
The CCI Board is responsible for oversight and development of CCI as an organization. Our team works closely together, meeting three or more times a month on Saturdays to discuss the big picture vision, strategy, and direction here at CCI. What we're concerned with is CCI's present progress and future success.
Join a group of Chinese adoptee leaders passionate about the Chinese adoptee community
Design the future of the Chinese adoption community
Offer support and guidance to fellow leadership members
Sharpen your collaborative and analytic skills
Tackle real world problems and see your ideas in action
We turn over the CCI Board and Committee in June and July. Board Members serve for at least one CCI year, from August 1st of the first year to July 31st of the next. Committee Members initially serve for 6 months, but have the option to extend their position based on mutual interest. Please check back then to see whether there are any open opportunities.
COmmittee Member Positions
This year we’re bringing back the CCI Committee, distinct from the CCI Board. The CCI Committee is a dedicated, hardworking group of adoptees responsible for implementing specific individual projects. They will meet once a month to discuss their projects and present their progress and any difficulties that they may be having with the rest of the committee and the CCI Board.
Special Projects Coordinators
Occasionally, CCI Board Members will assemble a special committee of highly dedicated, highly responsible, and extremely innovative Chinese adoptees to lead specific short term projects from conception to completion. This committee is separate from the CCI Board and Committee, and their meeting times are set at their own discretion. Examples of past Special Projects include planning for the CCI portion of the HTS Youth Conference. Our special project coordinator program is a great opportunity to see what a leadership position at CCI would be like and to get involved with a shorter - term commitment here at CCI.
““I attended the China Care Conference held at Harvard University. It was a great opportunity to meet other people, present with other China’s Children International representatives, and attend adoptee-only session. I had the opportunity to met people from different China Care Clubs across the country. For the afternoon sessions I, along with Charlotte, Laney, and Laura, gave a presentation on how members of the China Care Clubs could support the adoptee community as mentors and how they could continue to support the adoptee community as the adoptees age. I spent the last part of the conference attending the adoptee only sessions. There was a presentation on “Getting Involved in the adoptee community,” which included a Skype call with members of Adopteen, and an adult adoptee panel who talked about their adoptee experiences. It was a great to listen to the stories of older adoptees and share my own experiences with other members of the adoptee community.”
- Lian B. Special Project Coordinator of CCI Portion of HTS Youth Conference, 2013.