Our mission at Adam's House is to provide peer support and grief education to bereaved children and their families. We provide an environment for children to share their experiences so that no child grieves in isolation.
We are seeking a Board President to fill that vacancy by March 2021. Responsibilities listed below. Past board experience a plus but not required.
Board President role:
General: Ensures the effective action of the board in governing and supporting the organization, and oversees board affairs. Acts as the representative of the board as a whole, rather than as an individual supervisor to staff.
Community: Speaks to the media and the community on behalf of the organization (as does the executive director); represents the agency in the community.
Meetings: Develops agendas for meetings in concert with the executive director. Presides at board meetings.
Committees: Makes sure each committee has a chairperson, and stays in touch with chairpersons to be sure that their work is carried out; identifies committee recommendations that should be presented to the full board. Determines whether executive committee meetings are necessary and convenes the committee accordingly.
Executive Director: Establishes search and selection committee (usually acts as chair) for hiring a future executive director. Convenes board discussions on evaluating the executive director and negotiating compensation and benefits package; conveys information to the executive director.
Board Affairs: Ensures that board matters are handled properly, including preparation of pre-meeting materials, committee functioning, and recruitment and orientation of new board members.
Interested parties would assist us in spreading the word about our mission. Directors would be expected to engage in fundraising activities, set policies, attend meetings, guide and share expertise that could benefit our organization.
We welcome community leaders, military, teachers, mental health professionals and those who have experienced childhood grief to apply. Non-profit experience a plus but not imperative.
If you are interested in learning more about these posts and/or our mission, please email Allison@ email@example.com.
Adam’s House believes no child should ever grieve alone. Children deserve a supportive and understanding community to learn and explore their feelings of death and loss. All grief journeys are unique. Grief is a natural reaction to a loss of a loved one. Adam’s House will be a supportive partner in a child’s healing process.
Adam’s House offers no-cost peer support education programs. These programs are designed to support a child, 3-18 years of age, through the death of a loved one. At Adam’s House, they learn they will not have to do it alone. Peer support has been studied and considered an effective model of support for grief.
Adam’s House uses a closed-ended education model. A closed group means that once the group members have been interviewed by our staff and cleared by our specialist partners, they begin the program together and end the program together. Families are offered the option of entering a program, but must commit to attending each week’s meeting of the eight-week program.