BOARD MEMBER JOB DESCRIPTION

PURPOSE: To act as a voting member of the Board with full authority and responsibility to develop policies and procedures for the operation of the organization, to monitor and further the organization's financial health, its programs, and overall performance.

DUTIES OF THE BOARD AS A WHOLE:

  • Establish and periodically review policy to be consistent with organizational mission
  • Appoint/evaluate the Executive Director
  • Monitor finances
  • Review/create/approve and update strategic planning
  • Review key organizational procedures
  • Approve contracts/grants as appropriate

RESPONSIBILITIES OF EACH BOARD MEMBER:

  • Attend at least 80% of all Board meetings—call Board Chair or Secretary if you cannot attend as soon as you are aware of a conflict which will prevent your attending
  • Attend special events and activities of the organization
  • Attend all Board retreats
  • Prepare for all Board meetings in order to have given thought to the issues prior to each meeting
  • Provide input during Board meetings, acknowledging differences of opinion in a positive, collaborative manner
  • Represent and promote the organization to influential members of the community
  • Support the organization through personal financial contribution
  • Take an active and, at times as required, a leadership role in fundraising for the organization
  • Assist in recruitment of influential or otherwise suitable individuals as new Board members
  • Assume Board leadership roles when so requested
  • Keep the Executive Director/Board Chair apprised of your concerns and of concerns expressed to you by members of the community
  • Serve on at least one Board committee at such time as multiple Board committees may be established