|Help PMD engage more volunteers in helping charities who need volunteer assistance but lack the staffing and other resources to do so. Leverage your expertise and leadership skills so that more people can volunteer productively to make a difference to others and enrich their own lives in the process.
Currently, there are six members on PMD’s Board of Directors with the current clerk’s term ending in April. Board members serve staggered, three-year terms.
|Responsibilities of PMD Clerk
The Clerk should expect to volunteer 40 hours annually. This time is generally concentrated around the board meetings (typically weeknights in January or February, April, and an annual fundraising mailing half-day on a weekend in early-to-mid November), occasionally a day-long retreat (summer), board conference calls, the annual benefit (spring), and any special projects that arise. PMD is keenly aware that many professionals have certain times during the year when they are unavailable – This has not generally posed an issue since meetings, calls, and events are scheduled according to reasonable member availability using scheduling software.
The Clerk does not have to take meeting minutes him/her-self; s/he can delegate this task as long as it is completed within a week. The Clerk must sign and send forms for changes in officers to the Commonwealth, but this form and other filings are completed by PMD’s Executive Director.
Candidates for Clerk must be residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As a member of PMD’s governing body, some experience in community service is a plus. PMD seeks a three-year commitment, given the importance of continuity of management.
|Legal, Board*, Communications*, Management*
|Mutually available weeknights in winter and late April, plus (second or third) weekend half-day in November for a working meeting customizing annual fundraising letters.
|Downtown Boston or Randolph, MA
|5 to 7 hours/month
|We strive for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
|Individual directors are expected to participate in the following activities:
PMD seeks to create a world in which people and businesses are socially aware and engaged in their communities such that they approach volunteerism by learning about problems and needs, becoming familiar with local charities that are working to address them, volunteering reliably, and providing other needed resources to make a difference. Our vision is for everyone to be able to volunteer productively a few times a year so that together we make a real difference throughout the year while learning important things along the way.
Children, Education, Environment, Hunger, Senior Services