Board Member – Governance
|The Friends of the Hernández (FOH) supports and advocates for the Rafael Hernández K-8 Dual Language Immersion School and the surrounding community. In collaboration with school staff, families, and partners, the organization contributes to the cultural fabric of our neighborhood and increases access to high-quality after school programming as well as the arts and dual language education.
This board member must be sufficiently familiar with legal documents and processes for non-profit organizations (articles, by-laws, IRS letters, etc.). They will assist FOH in legal matters, working closely our executive director to identify any legal risks and provide legal advise. We strongly encourage bilingual, bicultural, and POC candidates.
|Digital Marketing, Finance*, Legal, Board*
|Every Month - TBD
|Rafael Hernández School/Zoom
|3 to 5 hours/month
|We strive for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
|Know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs
Faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements
Serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the organization to advance its mission
Leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve the organization’s mission
Give a meaningful personal financial donation
Help identify personal connections that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputational standing, and can influence public policy
Prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings
Participate fully in one or more committees
Follow the organization’s bylaws, policies, and board resolutions
|Meet with one or more board members, as well as the Director, to learn about board involvement. New board members will be presented with an onboarding packet with materials on expectations, FOH history and financials, and strategic goals.
The Friends of the Hernández (FOH) supports and advocates with the Rafael Hernández K-8 Dual Language Immersion School and the surrounding community. In collaboration with school staff, families, and partners, the organization increases access to high-quality after school programming, the arts, dual language instruction and contributes to the cultural fabric of our neighborhood.