Board Chair

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Our board Our board consists of diverse identities within and outside of MA who are committed to supporting intersectional disability rights through art in greater Boston and beyond. As aa Board Member, you are responsible for exercising sound fiscal and legal oversight of the organization in stewarding our mission. The board meets virtually monthly. Board members report to the Board Chair and will require close collaboration with leadership across the organization. This is a great opportunity to develop skills in an area that you haven’t fully explored or to contribute your expertise to one of Massachusetts’s leading employers with disabled artists. In addition to the incredible professional development opportunity that comes with taking ownership over a functional area of an organization and participating in the long-term strategic work of stewarding our mission, Board Members get access to our performances and behind the scenes process, deeper understanding of intersectional equity with our deep network of disabled leaders and allies in the disability justice field.
Position ADB’s Board Chair ensures the organization’s Board of Directors fulfills its responsibilities in
governing YNPN Boston as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and manages the Senior Leadership
Team’s oversight of the functional areas of the organization. The Board Chair partners with the rest
of the board, staff, and other stakeholders to fulfill their mission.
In addition to fulfilling the Board Member responsibilities, the Board Chair has the following
● Provide the Board with leadership, vision, and direction
● Meet with Board Members to ensure their activities align with the organization’s strategic plan,
mission, and vision
● Partner with the Executive Director and Accountant to deliver quarterly assessments of
financial and legal health of the organization to the Board
● Collaborate with Executive Director for revenue generation as appropriate and foster a
culture of giving within the organization
● Create agenda for Board meetings and retreats, and reach out to Board in advance for agenda
items and updates
● Facilitate Board meetings and retreats
● Help guide and mediate Board actions with respect to organizational priorities and governance
● Oversee organizational strategy and ensure Board participation in strategic planning
● Proactively seek, develop, and manage relationships and communications with funders,
partners, and additional stakeholders
● Co-Chair the Executive Committee, including planning and facilitating committee meetings
● Ensure the organization’s commitment to a diverse Leadership Team that reflects the sector
● Foster a culture of collaboration, empowerment, and transparency throughout the organization
● Be a spokesperson for ADB at performances, community events, and other activities
● Build and maintain relationships across organizations working to improve intersectional
disability rights in the greater Boston area and beyond
Desired skills
Management, Strategy Consulting, Board*
When Monthly
Where Virtually
Commitment 5 to 7 hours/month
Donation Organization strives for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
Requirements As an ADB Board member, I will:
● Commit to serving an unrestricted term, flexible to my lifestyle
● Dedicate an average of 5 hours per week to ADB events, activities, and management (knowing
that some months are more or less busy than others)
● Serve as a board member (governing) and senior leadership team member (managing):
● ○ Board Member - Exercise sound, responsible fiscal and legal oversight of the organization and
steward the mission
○ Senior Leadership Team Member - Engage in strategic oversight, appropriate delegation, and
management of a functional area of the organization (as designated) and take responsibility for
its success as part of the overall strategy of the organization
● ● Make every attempt to attend the following, which take place in the evenings:
○ Monthly board meetings (1 hour)
○ Quarterly Leadership Team meeting (1 hour)
○ ADB performances (our annual large production is mandatory along with other
performances throughout the year that works for my schedule)
● Communicate in a timely manner if I cannot complete a task or attend a meeting or
event and see if there are other ways to support if possible
● ● Make an annual gift at a level that is meaningful to me
● Respond to all ADB-related emails within three business days
My 5 hours per week dedicated to ADB could include but may not be limited to:
● Participating in the meetings and events listed above
● Meeting and/or communicating with my Director (if applicable) regarding team projects and
● Promoting ADB events and being positive ambassador for our mission
On-boarding Onboarding consists of learning about our company's work and the broader landscape of disabled dance / disability justice movement. You'll then work closely with Executive Director and Interim Board Chair to be acquainted to the board. We will also figure out what skills could be useful in support our growing organization and developing annual responsibilities based on those skills and availability.
Additional Info Qualifications
● Demonstrated passion for, commitment to, and deep understanding of intersectional disability
rights and ability to articulate and promote the organization’s mission and vision
Experience working collaboratively to engage and manage teams with diverse viewpoints toward
buy-in for mission-aligned vision and outcomes
● Experience with shared leadership and commitment to cultivating a strong, supportive working
partnership with a colleague or partner, playing to each other’s strengths, and adapting as
needed to ensure the organization’s needs are met
● Experience with developing and implementing outcomes metrics
● Excellent listening, written, and oral communication skills
● Knowledge of organizational management principles
● A proactive and highly responsive communication style and the ability to inspire, motivate and
support volunteers in an entrepreneurial and largely virtual environment
● Deep, proven involvement in Boston’s nonprofit community and/or Boston’s diverse community
● A strong commitment to and familiarity with equity, diversity, and inclusion
Our mission

Using dance as a tool for intersectional disability rights in the greater Boston area and beyond.

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