Board Member Service Description


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In an effort to gain qualified individuals to serve on its Board of Directors, below are listed elements that result in a strong Board.

A board member is a voluntary position serving the organization. A board member becomes familiar with the organization's core values and mission statement. The board member remains up-to-date on laws regarding the 501(c) status of the non-profit organization, employee law, and other pertinent legal and financial information.

Position

The Board will supports the work of Tri-County Human Services, Inc. and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Board/CEO relationship is a partnership and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

Administration

A board member stays in touch with other board members, attends meetings as scheduling may permit, and attends to assigned or volunteered duties.

Participation

A board member remains active during discussions by contributing with information, ideas, debates, plans, and bringing related information to the tableRepresents Tri-County Human Services to community stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization.   Board members participate by providing up to four (4) hours service per month to assigned committees and board activities.

Fundraising

A board member willingly volunteers and accepts appointments for fund raising activities and by presenting a positive professional attitude to the public when addressing community groups or organizations for the agency.  Each board member is expected to participate in fundraising events so that the agency can represent that the Board is 100% supportive the agency in any particular fund- raising campaign.

Finances

The board member reviews and approves the organization's budget/financial reports and hires external auditors.  The board member reviews and approves external audit reports, material business decisions as he/she is informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary requirements.  The board member informs the board of potential conflicts of interest and abstains from votes that may directly relate to that conflict.  Executive Board Members review and assist in formulating employee compensation packages including benefits as it sets compensation program for the CEO and specified senior management staff.

Recruitment

A board member recruits and approves by vote new board members, assisting in filling and/or extending key Board Leadership positions when terms are nearing expiration or have expired.

Management

The Chief Executive Officer reports to the board, following the Board policies developed and adopted by the Board of Directors. The board members develop the job description and hire and review the incumbent CEO for the organization and ccontributes to an annual performance evaluation of the CEO. 

Qualifications

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Tri-County Human Services’s mission and programs/services offered by the agency.  A track record of board leadership is also a plus for the board applicant. Selected board members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, education or service to the nonprofit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing board members.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Extensive professional experience with demonstrated leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, education or the nonprofit sector.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of agency clientele.
  • A commitment to and development of Tri-County Human Services.
  • Represent TCHS mission and services to community stakeholders to obtain support (benefactors) for the mission of the agency.
  • Diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships through persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals.
  • Service on the Tri-County Human Services Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties. 

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