Board Member Expectations: MAP is comprised of a Board of Directors with at least 5 members, a Board of Advisors, office staff, and volunteers. Board members are diverse individuals with experiences from all around the world. The Board of Directors includes the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. These members accept additional responsibilities, including fiscal and managerial, that coincide with the mission of MAP. They are responsible for decision-making, delegating work, and follow-up with intended decisions. Board members serve for three year terms, with potential renewal of a second term following evaluation.
Position Summary: The Board Member is responsible for active participation in the governance of MAP while putting the best interest of the organization before any personal concerns in order to avoid conflict of interest. Other responsibilities include meeting attendance, committee service, and advocacy for the organization.
Reports to: All Board members and Executive Director
Position Responsibilities: In addition to the board member-at-large responsibilities, Mangrove Action Project Board Member has the following specific responsibilities:
- Ensures the effective action of the board in governing and supporting the organization, and oversees board affairs. Acts as the representative of the board as a whole, rather than as an individual supervisor to staff.
- Makes sure each committee has a chairperson, and stays in touch with chairpersons to be sure that their work is carried out; identifies committee recommendations that should be presented to the full board.
- Confirms that board matters are handled properly, including preparation of pre-meeting materials, committee functioning, and recruitment and orientation of new board members.
- Adheres MAP policies applicable to board members, including maintaining the confidential information and conflict of interest disclosure procedures; supports the philanthropic goals of MAP.
- A minimum of an associates degree in related field
- An overall professional experience of at least 5 years
- Prior nonprofit experience involving fundraising, marketing/branding, or fiscal management
- Prior nonprofit board experience
- Strong commitment to the professional development of MAP and staff
- Strong communication skills.
- Experience with international development
- Experience with program management and/or development
- Strategic Planning
- Resource Development / Management
- Donor Management
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 10 hours per month
- Bachelor's or Associates degree