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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

3200 Dill AveRichmond, VA 23222


About


Position

The Board will support the work of Y-ME and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by Y-ME Executive Director, the Board-Executive Director relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

Leadership, governance and oversight
  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the Exceutive Director as he develops and implements Y-ME’s strategic plan
  • Reviewing outcomes and metrics created for Y-ME for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
  • Approving Y-ME’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the Executive Director
  • Assisting the Executive Director and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members
  • Partnering with the Executive Director and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments
  • Representing Y-ME to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization
  • Ensuring Y-ME's commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities Y-ME serves
Fundraising

Board Members will consider Y-ME a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that the Executive Director can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, Y-ME expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity.

Board terms/participation

Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held quarterly and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.

Qualifications

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Y-ME’s mission and who has a track record of board leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
  • A commitment to and understanding of Y-ME's beneficiaries, preferably based on experience
  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of Y-ME’s beneficiaries

Service on Y-ME’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.

Skills

Good Match For

Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 days per month

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