The Bravo Foundation assists homeless, pregnant, and at-risk young girls and women to avoid and break the cycle of poverty, drug use and violence by allowing them access to resources, education and mentors.
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 MEMBER POSITION
The Board will support the work of The Bravo Foundation (TBF) and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by TBF’s chief executive officer (CEO), the Board-CEO relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.
Specific responsibilities include:
Leadership, governance, and oversight
- Serving as a trusted advisor to the CEO as s/he develops and implements TBF’s strategic plan.
- Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by TBF 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 TBF’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 CEO.
- Assisting the CEO and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members.
- Partnering with the CEO and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out.
- Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments.
- Representing TBF to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization.
- Ensuring TBF’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities TBF serves.
TBF Board Members will consider TBF a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that TBF can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, TBF expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity.
TBF’s Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-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 TBF’s mission and who has a track record of board leadership. The 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 TBF’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 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.
To apply please visit: www.thebravo.org/volunteers
- People Skills
- Resource Development / Management
- Donor Management
- Customer Acquisition
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 25
- Orientation or Training
- 5-8 hours a week
- Experience, ability to develop relationships, highly connected