I am currently employed and another company contacted me about a new position the company is creating. They are hoping to have the individual start on July 1 - four months away. They targeted me as their desired employee before they advertised for the position; however, I have been asked to accept or decline by mid-March, presumably to allow them enough time to advertise, interview, etc. should I decline. If I accept, I will not be noted as the official hire until the Board approves the decision (which would occur at the end of April).
My request to you folks is as follows:
If I accept the position in March, but I am not confirmed by the Board until April (they can ultimately reject the Executive Director's proposed hire) and the position doesn't start until July, what is the appropriate amount of time to give notice to my current employer?
A few individuals are Board members for both my current employer and the future employer. Should I decide to accept the offer, what steps should be taken to ensure a smooth transition with these individual Board members?