These are recommended annual time commitments. The Executive Director will review the Commission database activity regularly to monitor the Commissioners’ levels of engagement
General Duties and Responsibilities
A Commissioner’s duties are extensive, and the time commitment is substantial. It is a volunteer position, but not one to be entered into lightly. It brings both great challenges and great rewards. The Commission on Hispanic Affairs needs individuals who are dedicated to their community, who are passionate about voicing issues, finding solutions, and being real agents of change for Washington Hispanics. The ideal candidate for this position is someone who treats it as much more than a volunteer position. The ideal candidate is someone who treats it as a unique opportunity to effect change.
Commissioners will serve the public with respect, courtesy, and responsiveness, recognizing that service to the public is beyond service to oneself.
Commissioners will study programs and services and analyze the problems and needs of the Hispanic community. They must interpret community opinions, attitudes, and needs to the Commission for transmittal to federal, state and local agencies, the Legislature, and the Governor. Commissioners have the responsibility to maintain communication with the community they represent. They are to keep the community informed and up to date on issues, legislative activity, and statutes affecting the Hispanic community. Commissioners are expected to meet with federal, state, city and local officials regularly to advise on issues affecting the Hispanic community.
Commissioners are encouraged to seek out gifts, grants, and endowments from public or private sources for the use and/or benefit of the commission.
Annual Time Commitment
• CHA Community Meetings: 144 to 160 hours a year (Depending on the number of meetings)
• CHA Conference Calls: 12 to 24 hours a year
• Hosting Community Meetings: 2 to 10 hours a year
• CHA Committee meetings: 12 to 20 hours a year
• CHA database: 6 to 12 hours a year
• CHA Assessment preparation: 12 to 30 hours a year
• Writing letters to the state agencies and Office of the Governor: 12 to 30 hours a year
• Meetings with state agencies and Office of the Governor: 18 to 40 hours a year
• Writing letters and bill testimonies to federal, state and local elected officials: 20 to 50 hours a year
• Meetings with federal, state and local elected officials: 25 to 60 hours a year
• Pursuing gifts, grant and endowments for the use or benefit of CHA: 5 to 16 hours a year
Total Approximately: 268 to 452 hours a year (Minimum of 22 hrs monthly/ 5.5 hrs weekly)