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449 Board Job Descriptions


Board Chair:

· Is a member of the Board

· Serves as Chief Volunteer of the organization

· Is a partner with the Chief Executive in achieving the organizations mission

· Provides leadership to the Board of Directors, who sets policy and to whom the Chief Executive is accountable

· Chairs meetings of the Board after developing the agenda with the Chief Executive

· Encourages Board’s role in strategic planning

· Appoints the chairpersons of committees, in consultation with other Board members

· Serves as ex officio as a member of committees and attends their meetings when invited

· Discusses issues confronting the organization with the Chief Executive

· Helps guide and mediate Board actions with respect to organizational priorities and Governance concerns

· Reviews with the Chief Executive any issues of concern to the Board

Vice Chair:

Monitors financial planning and financial reports

· Play a leading role in fundraising activities

· Formally evaluate the performance of the Chief Executive and informally evaluates the effectiveness performance of the Board members

· Evaluate the annually the performance of the organization in achieving its mission

Board Treasure

· Attend all board meetings

· Maintain knowledge of the organization and personal commitment to its goals and objectives

· Understands financial accounting for nonprofit organizations

· Serves as Chair of the finance committee

· Manage with the finance committee the Boards review of and action related to the boards financial responsibilities

· Work with the Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer to ensure that appropriate financial reports are made available to the Board on a timely basis

· Present the annual budget to the board for approval

· Ensures development and board review of financial; policies and procedures

· Review the annual audit and answer board members questions about the audit

Board Secretary

· Attend all board meetings

· Ensure the safety and accuracy of all board records and ensures effective management of organization’s records

· Review Board minutes

· Assume responsibilities of the chair in the absence of the board chair, vice chair

· Ensures minutes are distributed to members shortly after each meetings

· Is sufficiently familiar with legal documents ((articles, by-laws, IRS letters, etc.) to note applicability during meetings

· Provide notice of meetings of the board and/or of a committee when such notice is required