I'm being offered a position on the board of a health insurance company that was founded in the wake of PPACA and has made a lot of headway, I think it has like 55,000 insurees as of the last open enrollment period at least, so it's a pretty big operation. Board seats are 3 year terms. I think this would be a massive opportunity for my career, but I'm leaving for NYC in 6 months so I'm not sure how to handle this. I could do a few things:
1. Disclose upfront that I'm leaving and hope they still take me on. After I leave I could still participate via conference call and on the off chance that I'm back in town (meetings are monthly) but they'd have to be okay with that.
2. Don't tell them until a month or two from now that I'm leaving so I'm already on the board. Claim that I was expecting to go to school in Chicago, so I'd still be able to make board meetings in person and not have it affect my directorship, but that it didn't work out that way. Play the victim of circumstance.
Additionally, another requirement is that I get my insurance through them, which I can only do if I'm living in state. I can have my primary residence listed as my parents' house while I'm in school, but my parents just bought a house in FL and are considering selling our house in state so I don't know how viable this is or how long it would last.
However, I'm extremely excited to get involved with this company and it's an unprecedented career move for me. I think I could be an enormous resource for them, if just for a short period. I'm really drawn to option 2 even though it's not the most ethical. What should I do?