Council Positions

The Council is a circle of men charged to represent the will and interests of all Members in support of the Community mission and the core values of the ManKind Project worldwide.

To be eligible to serve as a Council Member, a candidate must commit to and consistently model the following behaviors:

  • Commit to doing his own work and to supporting the work of his brothers through active participation in an I-Group.
  • Actively participate in enrolling men in the New Warrior Training Adventure.
  • Have previously staffed at least one New Warrior Training Adventure.
  • Agree to staff one or more local New Warrior Training Adventure weekends during their term.
  • Attend one or more Council meetings during the preceding year.
  • Agree to serve in his position from the time selected until the next Annual Meeting, and as mentor to his replacement for one month after being replaced, in order to provide an adequate transition [minimum of thirteen months commitment].
  • Be a Member of the Community,
  • Demonstrate a passion for the intended position, and a willingness to step forward and be of service and be accountable to the Council and the Community.

The following positions exist on the MKPSB council:

Center Director

  • Hold King energy for the Community, maintaining the vision and providing strategic direction.
  • Propose and develop agendas for Community and Council meetings.
  • Conduct Community and Council meetings.
  • Ensure accountability of Council Members and Support Councils to the responsibilities of their positions and to the commitments they have made.
  • Oversee the mentoring process so that all Council positions have one or more successors receiving active mentorship.
  • Serve as political and public representative to the ManKind Project and the community at large, including acting as Center Representative, or designate a man or men to perform this role under his direction.

Center Administrator

  • Carry out the functions of the Center Director in his absence, or when he is reasonably unavailable to do so.
  • Supervise and ensure that the Community Database [“Database”] is maintained and distribute accurate and timely updates of it to all Members as designated by the Council.
  • Supervise and ensure that Community electronic communications infrastructure is maintained [fax, voice mail, web site, email lists/responders, bulletin board, download files, telephone tree system].
  • Develop and maintain a file system plan document that governs all processing, labeling, filing, retention and disposal of Community files.
  • Receive, maintain and keep safe all Community files, records, documents, artwork, templates and archival materials in accordance with the file system plan.
  • Receive all incoming communications and forward/distribute to the appropriate parties and respond when not possible to forward/distribute.
  • Coordinate with Council Members to maintain an accurate, up to date record of all Members’ information and status [I-Group membership, Leader Track, trainings attended, Active Membership, etc.].
  • Provide data, as needed, to other men working for the Community.

Elder Chair

  • Maintain the Elder wisdom and energy for the Community.
  • Develop and maintain a list of those men in the Community who are Declared Elders and those men who have been certified as Ritual Elders, as per national Elder Council definitions.
  • Participate in and represent the Community at The Mankind Project Elders meetings and activities.
  • Promote participation of at least one Declared Elder in the Initial I-Group Process.
  • Prepare and conduct the election of the council members with mentorship from a certified man who is not standing or currently on Council, or the Center Director.
  • Guide and mentor interested elders in becoming ritual elders.

Enrollment Coordinator

  • Coordinate the Community’s activities to enroll men as Members through NWTA Weekends.
  • Identify event, service and outreach opportunities, and coordinate with Members to bring them into being to build the Community.
  • Conduct active Membership recruitment and solicitations.
  • Prepare and distribute a monthly report on Enrollment and Active Membership.

I-Group Chair

  • Work closely with the Center Administrator to ensure that the I-Group Council keeps a current record of all Community I-Groups, including the group name, contact person(s) and Members participating for each registered I-Group, and that such information is available on the Community web site.
  • Work with the Training Coordinator to ensure that all Members have available regular, on-going training to support, extend and enhance the I-Group experience.
  • Facilitate the organization of new I-Groups, and in merging or de-activating existing I-Groups when requested.
  • Assist men in contacting I-Groups to attend meetings.
  • Promote the existence of I-Groups that are open to attendance by all initiated men, honoring the sovereignty of every I-Group to make this choice for themselves.
  • Nurture and oversee the Initial I-Group Facilitator Leadership Track.

Lodge Keepers Society (LKS) Council Headman

  • Represent the consensus-based traditions of the NWTA Purification and Renewal Ceremony (“P&RC”) within the community and on council.
  • Hold Magician energy for the community, transforming the vision and providing stability, introspection, awareness, and patience.
  • Coordinate the LKSI mentoring and blessing of LKS Leadmen on the NWTA and P&RC Ceremonial Leaders. .
  • Maintain an attitude of service to life and facilitate in others an awareness of all that is alive.
  • Work with the Elder Council Leader to include appropriate rituals or ceremonies in non-PRC activities when and where requested by the Community.
  • Maintain, and cultivate in the community, an attitude of respect for all beliefs.

Leader Body Chair

  • Enroll Members with a passion to serve in the Leader Track and Leader Body.
  • Propose and develop agendas for Leader Body meetings.
  • Conduct Leader Body meetings.
  • Ensure accountability of the Leader Body to its responsibilities and commitments.

Secretary

  • Ensure that all Members are notified about upcoming meetings, and to distribute approved agendas in advance of the meeting.
  • Record the names of those Members present at Community and Council meetings, and record and post the actions taken at all Community and Council meetings, including Council conference calls and business conducted via email, in the form of meeting minutes.
  • Keep a permanent record of all proposals submitted and considered at Community and Council Meetings, in addition to the actions taken as reflected in the minutes.
  • Prepare and make available the meeting minutes to all Members, and prepare and distribute them to all Council Members in the case of Council Meetings.
  • Prepare, maintain and distribute the Community master calendar for all upcoming Community events, trainings, meetings, and service opportunities.

Training Coordinator

  • Prepare, maintain and distribute the schedule for all upcoming Community training activities.
  • Serve as registrar for all Community trainings except NWTA Weekends, for which the appointed Weekend Operations Manager will serve as registrar, reporting to the Training Coordinator

Treasurer

  • Organize and keep accurate accounting records of the Community.
  • Communicate status of financial activities (financial reports and budgets) to the Community and Project.
  • Monitor and forecast cash flow and advise Council in advance of actions necessary to maintain sufficient liquidity and cash reserves.
  • Pay bills.
  • Manage details regarding Center incorporation.

Multicultural Chair

  • Develop and maintain an awareness that our organization strives to be increasingly inclusive and affirming of cultural differences, especially with respect to color, class, sexual orientation, faith, age, ability, ethnicity, and nationality.
  • Represent multicultural wisdom and energy for the Community.
  • Conduct and or arrange multicultural awareness workshops for the community (at least one per year).
  • Develop and maintain a list of those men in the Community who are interested in supporting the multicultural values established at the project level.
  • Promote Multiculturalism in the Initial I-Group Process and PIT -Trainings.
  • Mentor interested men in becoming multicultural representatives.

Hearth Keepers Society Chair

  • Enroll, manage, and mentor a team of Hearth Keepers for each NWTA in the community.
  • Represent the interests of the Hearth Keepers to the Council.
  • Nurture staff and initiates with safe and nutritious food, provide a clean, warm space for retreat, reflection and discussion, and remove as many distractions as is reasonably possible so the staff can maintain the necessary focus on the initiation of new brothers.

The ManKind Project is a global nonprofit [501 (c)(3)] charitable organization that conducts challenging and highly rewarding programs for men at every stage of life. The ManKind Project supports a global network of peer-facilitated men's groups where men mentor men through the passages of their lives. The ManKind Project empowers men to missions of service, supporting men to make a difference in the lives of men, women, and children around the world. We help men through any transition, men at all levels of success, men facing almost any challenge. Our flagship training, described by many as the most powerful men's training available, is the New Warrior Training Adventure. The ManKind Project (MKP) is not affiliated with any religious practice or political party. We strive to be increasingly inclusive and culturally aware.