The Bravo Foundation’s mission is to provide programs and services that meet eh needs and challenges of socially and economically disadvantaged girls, and prepares and empowers them for personal, career and economic success.
BOARD CO-CHAIR JOB DESCRIPTION
BOARD CO-CHAIR POSITION
As a partner to the chief executive officer (CEO) and Board Chair and other board members, the Board CO-Chair will provide leadership to The Bravo Foundation. The Board Co-Chair will provide governance, leadership and strategic fundraising support. Specific responsibilities include:
Leadership, governance, and oversight
- Developing and managing relationships and communicating with: funders, partners, and other stakeholders.
- As a board member, approving TBF annual budget, audit repots, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities.
- Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by TBF for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics.
- Coordinating annual performance evaluation of CEO.
- Assisting the CEO and Board Chair in recruiting board members
- Periodically consulting with board members on their roles and helping them assess their responsibilities.
- Ensuring TBF commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the community TBF serves.
- Understand the responsibilities of the board chair and be able to perform these duties in the chair's absence.
- Attend all board meetings
- Serve on the executive committee if one exists
- Carry out special assignments as requested by the board chair
- In collaboration with the CEO and Board Chair, generating substantial annual revenue and fostering TBF’s overall financial health.
- Personally treating TBF as a top philanthropic priority reflected in annual financial gift.
- Ensuring that 100 percent of TBF board members make an annual contribution that is commensurate within their capacity.
- Identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major individual donors, corporate and/or foundation gifts.
TBF Board Co-Chair ( and board members) will serve a three-year term to be eligible for appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held monthly and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the success of TBF and its beneficiaries, and who has a track record of board leadership. The selected Board Co-Chair 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.
- Demonstrated success as a nonprofit board member or board chair
- Track record of building credibility in the funding community that has resulted in major gifts to a nonprofit.
- A commitment to and understanding of TBF’s beneficiaries and mission preferably based on experience
- Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
- Excellent written and oral communication skills coupled with natural affinity for public speaking
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of TBF’s beneficiaries
Service on TBF’s board of directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to board members’ duties.
Please visit: www.thebravo.org/volunteers
- Business Development
- Community Outreach
- Professional Development
- Group Facilitation
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 25
- Orientation or Training
- 4-5 hours a week
- non-profit, previous board positions held