Board of Directors, Secretary
Girls at Work, Inc.
Girls at Work, Inc. Is a non-profit focused on empowering girls and young women to find their inner power tools through woodworking. As they build using an experiential approach, they find that they are capab le and strong. What might start as intimidating tools are now catalysts for them to see their inner strength; in a world that shows them nothing but their shortfalls.
The secretary shall be responsible for keeping records of board actions, including overseeing the taking of minutes at all board meetings, sending out meeting announcements, distributing copies of minutes and the agenda to each board member, and assuring that corporate records are maintained. Other duties performed by the secretary include the following:
Ensure the safety and accuracy of all board records
Review board minutes
maintain a consistent and proper amount of focus on how they are leading and governing the organization
Assume responsibilities of the chair in the absence of the board chair, chair-elect, and vice chair
Provide notice of meetings of the board and/or of a committee when such notice is required
Organizes , coordinates and attends a ll board meetings
Maintains updated records
Re searches latest compliance needs and ensures organization is following bylaws, federal and state protocols and regulations
G e neral Board Responsibilities
Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
Extensive professional experience with significant leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector Assume responsibilities of the chair in the absence of the board chair, chair-elect, and vice chair
Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
As a board member, approving Girls at Work ’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
Girls at Work’s board members will serve a minimum of 1 year term to be eligible for re-appointment for additional terms upon desire and Board member agreement . Board meetings will be held monthly and committee meetings will be held as required by Committee leader .
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the success of Girls at Work’s beneficiaries and who has a track record of strong leadership, fund raising , management and volunteer management . The selected Board Secretary 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:
High level of attention to deta il and extremely organized
Prior experience in governance, administration or law for a public or nonprofit employer
Good understand of legal language and verbiage
Track record of building credibility in the funding community that has resulted in major gifts to a nonprofit or equivalent sales experience
A commitment to and understanding of Girls at Work’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 business skills including organization, time management, attention to detail, verbal and written communication
Get results by promoting a sense of urgency and team commitment
Excellent written and oral communication skills coupled
Working proficiency at an intermediate level in Microsoft Office Suite, especially in Excel and PowerPoint
Decisive and display good judgment
Supportive of Girls at Work mission and unbiased towards all genders
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of Girls at Work’s beneficiaries
Service on Girls at Work's board of directors is without remuneration, except when possible and voted so by the Board in relation to board members’ duties.
- Performance Management
- Human Resources Legal Compliance
- Business Development & Sales Management
- Administrative Support
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- 5-10 hours monthly
- This is a working Board so tasks are required however it is a fun and innovative group.