SERF Board Openings

SERF (Sudbury Education Resource Fund) is a local non-profit organization that funds grants for innovation in education submitted by teachers and administrators with the SPS and LSRHS schools systems. Our board is a high energy, creative, committed group with a passion for providing our educators with the financial resources to implement imaginative educational ideas for our students. In the past year we have awarded grant monies totaling over $100,000 impacting students across the K-12 spectrum.

Interested in helping out? In addition to the role responsibilities outlined below, board members are asked to attend one meeting per month, usually the first Monday evening of the month, which typically lasts 2-3 hours. Board meetings typically include the discussion and review of the month’s mini-grant proposals, as well as planning for our other programs such as ACE Awards, the College Fair, and more. We are looking to fill the following board openings as soon as possible:

The SERF Secretary attends all board meetings and takes meeting notes during the meeting. Notes are fairly detailed and include discussion outlines, vote outcomes, and future work scope. These notes are then compiled into minutes and are disseminated to all board members prior to the next meeting. This role generally takes 1-2 hours per month on top of attendance at the board meeting.

The SERF webmaster is responsible for maintaining our website ( and updating content (to be generated by committee chairs). We are currently in the process of redesigning our website so the Webmaster will be working with an outside web designer and other board members to determine style, content area, setup, etc. as well as assist with the transfer of information between websites and web host. We anticipate that this process will be completed within the next two months. Outside of the website redesign process, this role generally takes 4-5 hours per month. However, February and March are our busy time with preparations for our College Fair and this role may take 9-10 hours per month.

In addition to the sense of satisfaction in helping equip our teachers to meet current and future needs, it’s a lot of fun and a great group to spend time with. Please contact Laura Howrey  for more information.

Posted on: September 18th, 2016 by webmaster