Board of Directors Member


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

3540 South Hermitage AvenueChicago, IL 60609

About

Board members are responsible for the governance of the Aquinas Literacy Center; providing input to its financial health, programs and overall performance; providing the Chair and the administrative staff with the resources to meet the needs of those the Aquinas Literacy Center serves.

Responsibilities of the Board of Directors:

  • Establish policy;
  • Hire and evaluate the Executive Director;
  • Secure adequate funding for the Aquinas Literacy Center;
  • Maintain the fiscal integrity of the Center;
  • Select and support the Center’s board officers and periodically review their performances;
  • Adopt key operating policies and procedures; and
  • Approve contracts, as appropriate.

Duties of Individual Board Members:

  • Attend all board meetings and activities including committee meetings and board retreats;
  • Attend gatherings and events to understand the work of the Aquinas Literacy Center;
  • Become knowledgeable about the services of the Aquinas Literacy Center and issues in the field of literacy;
  • Assume board leadership when asked (i.e. serve on a committee);
  • Represent ALC to the public and to other organizations in the community;
  • Inform administrative staff of issues and concerns that members of the community may have about literacy; and
  • Financially support the Aquinas Literacy Center through an annual "give or get" expectation of $2,000.

The Board of Directors meet four times per year. Terms of board members are for one year and are renewable.

If interested, please send a resume to alison@aquinasliteracycenter.org

Skills

  • Networking
  • Fundraising
  • Strategic Planning
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Relationship Building
  • Critical Thinking

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Four meetings a year, plus committee work
  • If interested, please send a resume to alison@aquinasliteracycenter.org

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