Hope College Center
A program of Boys Hope Girls Hope
Hope College Center focuses on helping academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential by providing foundations for scholastic success, opportunities to explore their interests, and support to enter into and graduate from college.
For more information, please visit: hopecollegecenter.org
The Board will support the work of Hope College Center and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by Hope College Center’s program director, the Board relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:
Leadership, governance and oversight
Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by Hope College Center 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
Assisting the program staff and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members.
Serving on task forces and taking on special assignments.
Representing Hope College Center to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization.
Hope College Center Board Members will consider Hope College Center a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that Hope College Center can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, Hope College Center expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity.
Hope College Center’s Board Members will serve a two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held quarterly and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Hope College Center’s mission and who has a track record of board leadership. 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:
Leadership experience including savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals.
A commitment to and understanding of Hope College Center’s beneficiaries and stakeholders.
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of Hope College Center’s beneficiaries
Service on Hope College Center’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.
- Resource Development / Management
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
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Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 25