Board Member Duties

Board Member Job Description

Title: Member, Board of Directors; reports to Board

Role: To serve as a voting member of the Board of Directors, supporting the mission and goals, adopting and ensuring execution of the strategic plan, developing policies, procedures and regulations, monitoring financial performance, supporting financial viability, and promoting’s programs

 Term: Two years, renewable 

 Responsibilities and Expectations  

Contributions and leadership: 

  • Participate in at least two-thirds of scheduled Board meetings per year and give sufficient notice to Board Chair when conflicts arise (future 2016 meetings are quarterly via teleconference on July 26, and October 25) 
  • Actively participate in scheduled Board retreats, planning meetings, committees, workshops, or other Board development activities agreed upon by the Board Support and participate when possible in scheduled special events 
  • Support the organization’s ability to achieve its mission by actively supporting a variety of fundraising efforts 
  • Fully understand and act in accordance with the adopted mission, goals, and strategies 
  • Bring personal/professional expertise and that of others to support the mission and goals of
  • Represent and serve as an advocate for


  • Abide by the articles of incorporation, bylaws, and policies 
  • Ensure meets all legal and corporate requirements 
  • Establish and monitor policy and short- and long-range planning goals Ensure fiscal controls and accountability 
  • Avoid any conflict of interest or appearance of a conflict, and disclose such if unavoidable 
  • Hire, provide oversight for, and evaluate staff Provide written notice of resignation to the Chair of the Board if at any time unable to fulfill these commitments