To advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services so as to support the organization’s mission and needs.
1. Organizational leadership and advisement
2. Formulation and oversight of policies and procedures
3. Financial management, including adoption and oversight of the annual budget
4. Oversight of program planning and evaluation
5. Promotion of the organization
6. Fundraising and outreach
Meetings and Time Commitment:
- The board of directors currently meets for approximately two (2) hours each month at Silverleaf in Elizabethtown, KY. Committees typically meet every other month, pending their respective work agenda.
- Board members are asked to attend special events throughout the year beyond the regular meetings.
Expectations of Board Members:
- Attend and participate in meetings on a regular basis, and special events;
- Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings;
- Actively participate on a standing committee of the board, and serve on ad-hoc committees as necessary;
- Financially support Silverleaf in a manner commensurate with one’s ability and participate in fundraising activities;
- Effectively convey Silverleaf’s mission, values, programs, and services to others;
- Stay informed of issues, trends, and current events regarding sexual violence that impact the community;
- Help communicate and promote Silverleaf mission and programs to the community;
- Assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, such as reviewing the organization’s financial statements and approving budget;
- Understand policies and procedures;
- Cultivate relationships with legislators, community partners, and financial supporters;
- Suggest possible nominees to the board who can make significant contributions to the work of the board and the organization;
- Assist with finding sponsors to support Silverleaf’s mission;
- Serve on committees and offer to take on special assignments;
- Inform others about the organization;
Board Members Responsibilities:
1. Determine the organization’s mission and purpose: A mission statement and purposes should articulate the organization’s goals, means, and primary constituents served. It is the board’s responsibility to create the mission statement and review it periodically for accuracy and validity. Each individual board member should fully understand and support it.
2. Select the Executive Director: Boards must reach consensus on the Executive Director’s job description and undertake a careful search process to find the most qualified individual for the position.
3. Support the Executive Director and review his or her performance: The board should ensure that the Executive Director has the moral and professional support he or she needs to further the goals of the organization. The Executive Director, in partnership with the entire board, should decide upon a periodic evaluation of the Executive Director’s performance.
4. Ensure effective strategic organizational planning: As stewards of an organization, boards must actively participate in overall strategic planning and assist in implementing the plan’s goals.
5. Ensure adequate resources: One of the board’s foremost responsibilities is to provide adequate resources for the organization to fulfill its mission. The board should work in partnership with the Executive Director and development staff, if any, to raise funds from the community.
6. Manage resources effectively: The board, in order to remain accountable to its donors, the public, and to safeguard its tax-exempt status, must assist in developing the annual budget and ensuring that proper financial controls are in place.
7. Determine, monitor, and strengthen the organization’s programs and services: The board’s role in this area is to determine which programs are the most consistent with the organization’s mission and to monitor their effectiveness.
8. Enhance the organization’s public standing: An organization’s primary link to the community, including constituents, the public, and the media, is the board. Clearly articulating the organization’s mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public, as well as garnering support from important members of the community, are important elements of a comprehensive public relations strategy.
9. Ensure legal and ethical integrity and maintain accountability: The board is ultimately responsible for ensuring adherence to legal standards and ethical norms. Solid personnel policies, grievance procedures, and a clear delegation to the Executive Director of hiring and managing employees will help ensure proper decorum in this area. The board must establish pertinent policies and adhere to provisions of the organization’s by-laws
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