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A director of Quelab is the trustee of the corporation. They have control over the fiduciary responsibilities of the corporation, including compensation of the officers and employees, ensure that the space continues to exist, and to otherwise fulfil the stated objectives of the corporation:
The term of an elected director is for two years. Approximately half of the directors are elected every year, with the length of term specified at the time of election.
As the corporation holds insurance indemnifying the directors, directors shall not be personally liable for the debts, liabilities, or other obligations of the corporation.
In practice, the Directors are the strategic navigators for the lab, empowering the officers and the members to do all the day-to-day operational stuff. They go out into the wider community, looking for ideas and projects to bring back to Quelab and integrate them into our specific community. They have to balance the desires of the membership with finding the funds to pay for their feasible yet moonshot ideas. The annual card-storming process run by the President is a major input into the Director's program-decisions.
Non-member directors bring to Quelab ideas that we as a group would never have thought of, while member-directors can reinforce the desires of the members to a board of directors who are purposely hands-off. All the Directors are tasked with finding grants, programs, and ideas that can make Quelab an even better place for the Albuquerque area to explore and create STEAM-focused learning.
The directors are not omniscient, so they convene task-forces (short term) and committees (no fixed term) to research ideas more thoroughly, so they can discuss program proposals, rather than nebulous ideas which don't have a business plan behind them. These working groups solicit further concrete ideas from the community at large, formulate a plan, and return their findings to the directors for further discussion. If the proposal from the task-force gets accepted, the new program or policy is passed to the officers for implementation.
It shall be the duty of the directors to: