Board of Trustees Development Committee member
Background and Program Scope
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Neighborhood House, which carries the responsibility for guiding the present and future direction of the agency. Much of the work of the Board is done in committees. There are four standing committees: Board Development, Program Planning and Evaluation, Finance, and Resource and Development. Each of these groups contributes expertise and advice on their respective topic area, which allows the Board and Neighborhood House to operate competently and effectively in multiple arenas. All of the committees play a fundamental role in carrying out the mission of Neighborhood House: to help diverse communities of people with limited resources attain their goals for self-sufficiency, financial independence and community building.
Board Development Committee Purpose
The Board Development Committee is responsible for analyzing the composition of the Board, and for determining appropriate criteria for new trustees. This committee is responsible for recruitment, interviewing, screening and orientation of new trustees, which includes maintaining and updating the Board Policy Manual. In consultation with the Executive Director and other Board members, the committee will present proposed officers to the general Board membership. The Board Development Committee also evaluates trustees and determines which of them should be re-nominated.
Committee members are elected by the Board membership at the Annual Membership meeting or appointed by the Board President. Qualified individuals from the community at large may also be invited to join the committee at any time. All members will participate fully and equally in committee activities and voting, as well as make recommendations to the Board of Trustees.
Duties and Responsibilities
- To attend regularly scheduled committee meetings and participate in committee discussions and decisions.
- To provide support to the Board of Trustees by actively developing, promoting and implementing the committee plan.
- To serve as a positive and enthusiastic ambassador from Neighborhood House to client groups, staff members and the community at large.
- To pursue the goals of the committee and Board with diligence and commitment in support of the Neighborhood House mission and values.
- Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Have leadership experience with group planning and/or development work.
- Feel comfortable working with individuals of diverse ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.
- Human Resources experience preferred [recruiting, training and retaining].
- Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and creative problem solving abilities.
This committee requires an approximate time commitment of 2-4 hours per month, which may be spent in committee meetings, fulfilling various committee functions, or in general support of Neighborhood House services and/or mission. Hours may vary between months.
Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Board Development Committee should contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 206-461-8430, ext. 255 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All volunteers are asked to complete an Enrollment Form, have two Reference Check forms completed and sent to neighborhood House and complete a background check and informal interview process. A resume and references may also be requested.