All in Need, Family Support (AiN) needs your help! AiN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing support to families with children, ages 18 and under, that have special needs in the East Bay area. AiN offers respite care that provides children with a nurturing and learning environment, and provides parents with the opportunity to take a break and increase their social and emotional well-being. We’re looking for an energetic and reliable professional to help take AiN to the next level. As the Board Secretary, you’ll help AiN make sure we have accurate and sufficient documentation to meet legal requirements.
Being part of the board will give you invaluable experience in navigating the network of local, state, national and private agencies that are all working hard to make a difference in the lives of those who have children with special needs. Board membership also brings ample networking opportunities, skill-building, new friendships and lifelong inspiration from the families you’ll be helping!
- Maintain records of the board of directors and ensure effective management of the records.
- Create meeting agendas, take and manage board meeting minutes, and ensure minutes are distributed to members in a timely fashion.
- Be informed of, and meet all legal and fiduciary requirements.
- Attend Board meetings held once a quarter in addition to sub-committee meetings approximately six times a year.
- Approve AiN’s annual budget, calendar, and material business decisions.
- Be a trusted advisor to the Executive Director as AiN’s strategic plan is developed and implemented.
- Review outcomes and metrics created by AiN for evaluating its impact, and regularly measure its performance and effectiveness using those metrics.
- Attend AiN events and networking opportunities on occasion.
- Act as an ambassador for AiN, introducing the organization to new communities, corporate sponsors, foundations, media and helpful individuals and potential partners.
- Consider AiN a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that AiN can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations and individuals, AiN expects to have 100% of Board Members make an annual financial contribution.
Desired Skills and Experience:
- Be highly organized
- Have leadership experience working in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
- Be sufficiently familiar with legal documents (e.g. bylaws, articles, IRS letters, etc.) to note their applicability during board meetings
- Have excellent written and oral communication skills
- Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships, and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
- Have a commitment to and understanding of AiN’s mission
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, punctuality, and a passion for improving the lives of families who have children with special needs
- Administrative Support
- Office Management
- Grant Writing / Research
- Community Outreach
- Market Research / Analysis
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- The term is two years
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