Board Job Descriptions
Have you ever been asked to do something and you had no idea what to do or how to do it?
When asking people to serve on the board of an outdoor ministry organization, they need to know what the expectations of service are, in order for them to succeed.
Position descriptions, commitments forms, officer descriptions and committee descriptions can provide vital information to those who will serve your organization best.
Board Member Position Description and Commitment
Attend regular meetings of the board, which are each approximately two hours in duration. The board meets at least (insert number) times per year. Be accessible for personal contact in between board meetings.
Provide leadership to board committees. Each board member is expected to serve as an active, ongoing member of at least one committee. This requires a number of meetings per year plus individual committee task completion time. Presently committees include fund development, strategic planning, board development, personnel, finance, and executive.
Commit time to developing financial resources for the organization. This includes making a personally meaningful financial gift as well as supporting other fund development activities of the organization in a manner appropriate for board members.
Responsibly review and act upon committee recommendations brought to the board for action.
Prepare in advance for decision-making and policy formation at board meetings; take responsibility for self-education on the major issues before the board.
Participate in the annual board member self-review process.
Participate in the annual board development and planning retreat held in (insert month) of each year.
In general, utilize personal and professional skills, relationships and knowledge for the advancement of the organization.
I am aware that this board member position description is an expression of good faith and provides a common ground from which board members can operate. Additional information on organizational mission and board responsibilities is contained in the board orientation materials and bylaws which I have read.
Board Member’s Signature Date