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Mission:  ILI’s mission is to promote intercultural understanding by providing high-quality language instruction and teacher training.

Open Call for Applications:  Board of Directors!

The International Language Institute of Massachusetts (ILI) is a private, not-for-profit language school founded in 1984 and located in Northampton, Massachusetts.  ILI’s mission is to promote intercultural understanding by providing high-quality language instruction and teacher training.  ILI is going through an exciting institutional development process.  A key aspect of that process is the expansion of the current governing Board of Directors through a public all for applicants.

Working closely with institutional leadership, ILI Board members provide guidance in institutional development; establish policy, procedures and regulations to govern ILI’s operations; monitor the organization’s finances, strategic plan, programs and performance.

In the coming year, our goal is to recruit three new, highly committed Board members with a strong passion for legal affairs, marketing, finance, organizational governance and local and global engagement and who are willing to join our diverse Board and contribute to the growth of ILI.  Board members will be asked to fulfill the following duties and commitments:  

General duties

  • Attend meetings and participate in and show commitment to Board activities, events and committees
  • Be well-informed and prepared for meetings
  • Contribute skills, knowledge and experience as appropriate
  • Contribute financially (no minimum amount specified)
  • Listen respectfully to other viewpoints
  • Assume Leadership roles in Board activities, including fundraising
  • Advocate for and represent ILI to the public, businesses, government officials and the community
  • Educate yourself about the needs of the people ILI serves
  • Help to impact lives of refugees and immigrants

Time Commitment

  • Attend regularly scheduled Board meeting (monthly meetings/calls)
  • Attend Board retreats, planning sessions and Board development workshops
  • Attend and participate in ILI special events.

Potential members should send a letter of interest to Eric Wirth, ILI Board President.  Eric@ili.edu