Board Member – Volunteer/Outreach
Prospera Institute

29 Emerson Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930

Board Member – Volunteer/Outreach

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Our board The Board of Pathways for Children, Inc. is a group of community leaders committed to supporting and promoting the services Pathways provides to more than 2,500 children and family members from northeast Massachusetts. The leadership of dedicated and informed Directors is critical to the implementation of Pathways’ mission and success.
Position Pathways for Children is actively recruiting board members who are interested in bringing any skill(s) that would fall under any of the following  strategic needs that have been determined to be the focus of our planning over the next board season (beginning July 1, 2021):

  • New business/growth

  • Old/new facilities (capital needs)

  • Marketing/communication

  • Administrative (legal, insurance industry, I/T)

  • Spanish-speaking/multi-lingual/cultural

Desired skills
Business Development, Communications, Diversity/Inclusion, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Information Technology, Legal, Marketing, Public Relations, Web Design
When Six times a year, with one meeting being the 5-hour Board Planning Meeting that takes place on a Saturday in the spring.
Where The Board has been meeting virtually, but is moving into a hybrid set-up where some attend in person at our main location while others call in.
Commitment 1 to 3 hours/month
Donation Organization strives for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
Requirements Members of the Board of Directors of Pathways are expected to:

1. Participate in key decision making and assume responsibility for the oversight of the organization, as well as:
• Engage in strategic planning processes and implementation as appropriate.
• Set short and long-term goals.
• Develop, review, and approve program policies and procedures.
• Ensure Pathway’s financial health and viability.
• Assure compliance with Governance procedures as set forth in the bylaws.

2. Understand Pathways’ role in the community and communicate its mission effectively, presenting a positive public image of the organization.

3. Attend and fully participate in scheduled meetings of the Board of Directors, attending to the business of the board in an informed and timely manner:
• Provide advance notice of unavoidable absence.
• Attend Annual board meeting and annual planning session.
• Support Pathways events through attendance, outreach, and contribution to the best of one’s ability.

4. Serve on at least one Board committee or ad hoc group.
8. Time commitment:
• Board of Directors: 6 meetings a year (about 15 hours annually)
• Standing committee commitment:
i. Finance & Audit Committee: 6 meetings a year (about 9 hours annually)
ii. Development Committee: 6 meetings a year (about 9 hours annually)
iii. Governance Committee: 4 meetings a year (about 6 hours annually)
iv. Retirement Plan Oversight Committee: 2 meetings a year (about 3 hours annually)

5. Provide counsel in specific areas of expertise:
• Be available to the President of Pathways and the Board Chair.
• Be willing to serve as a mentor to new Board members.

6. Support Pathways operations with an annual financial contribution that is personally meaningful to and generous for you. Pathways should be one of your top three charities – and for many, the charity of choice.

7. Identify and cultivate, as appropriate, additional support for Pathways through personal corporate and philanthropic connections.
On-boarding Personal phone call or meeting with an experienced Board member, as well as the CEO
Special orientation meeting for new Board members once a year
Follow up personal contact after first three months of Board service
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