Board Member Job Description and Responsibilities:
Midwife International board members will give approximately ten hours of service per month in the form of strategy development and oversight, community outreach and fundraising, financial oversight, and participation in a two hour monthly board meeting phone call.
All board members are expected to:
Determine and periodically review the organizational mission, vision, principles, and long range goals and resources;
Monitor and advise on overall performance of Midwife International programs and operations to ensure they are consistent with Midwife International’s strategic plan, mission and goals
Contribute to Midwife International’s fundraising efforts through identifying potential donors and supporters, and/or making an annual, personal donation to Midwife International within one’s reasonable means
Engage with fundraising efforts, including donation drives, events and crowd sourcing, in substantive ways.
Articulate the organization’s mission, vision, principles and accomplishments in order to mobilize public and community support and increase membership;
Fulfill the minimum required commitment of two years of service on the board of directors.
Regularly attend board meetings and committee meetings, which are tele-conferences held the second Wednesday of every month from 9 am-11am MST (2 hours per month). Members should be present in at least 10 of 12 meetings within each calendar year. (NOTE: Day and time might shift based on occasional changes in board members’ schedules and availability.)
Attend one in-person board meeting per year (in Boulder, CO or location TBD by the board);
Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings;
Review and report on the work of Midwife International during the last year and on plans for the ensuing year at the annual in-person board meeting
Serve on committees or task forces (e.g. Community Outreach Committee, Programs Committee) and complete special assignments in a timely manner;
Follow policies on conflict of interest, code of conduct, and confidentiality;
Live into the vision of a world in which every woman has access to a well-trained and supported midwife who provides respectful, quality care within her own cultural context, community, and choice of birth setting;
Community Outreach Committee members will be responsible for:
Developing and executing an annual fundraising plan with the Board of Directors to support the strategic plans of Midwife International
Contributing to Midwife International’s fundraising efforts through identifying potential donors and supporters, and/or making an annual, personal donation to Midwife International within ones reasonable means
Engaging with fundraising efforts, including donation drives, events and crowd sourcing, in substantive ways.
Articulating the organization’s mission, vision, principles and accomplishments in order to mobilize public and community support and increase membership.
The Treasurer will be responsible for:
Ensuring that proper financial controls are in place at the organization;
Ensuring that fiscal, legal and ethical integrity and accountability are maintained;
Ensuring that a regular independent audit is conducted, and review and monitor audit findings.
Controlling operating funds and capital assets for the use and benefit of Midwife International (except as any such responsibilities are vested in a Board of Trustees under state law);
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
Understanding of trends and developments in birth, midwifery and women’s health, and work to put Midwife International at the forefront of global recognition.
Grant writing and fundraising experience
Financial skills and expertise to support the stewardship of funds entrusted to Midwife International to guide its future; as well as donating, developing and/or expanding new and diverse sources of funding for the organization.
An ability to work independently and with a diverse group of Board members
As this is a position on a non-profit board of directors it is a volunteer opportunity.
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to Sierra at firstname.lastname@example.org
Midwife International encourages applications from a diverse group of individuals. Midwife International has an organizational commitment to gender, racial, ethnic, class, and cultural diversity.
- Financial Literacy
- Grant Writing / Research
- Community Outreach
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Requirements & Commitment
- 10 hours per month