To serve as an active member on the Board of Directors for Su Casa, a public benefit 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, providing oversight, authority and responsibility for the development of strategic programs, financial planning and continuing review of the operations and conduct of the business of Su Casa. To raise funds in support of the organization’s conduct of the programs.
Primary Legal Duties of a Board Member
Duty of Care - Ensure prudent use of all assets, including facilities, people and goodwill
Duty of Loyalty - Ensure the nonprofit’s activities and transactions are, first and foremost, advancing its mission
Duty of Obedience - Ensure that the nonprofit obeys applicable laws and regulations; follows its own bylaws; and that the nonprofit adheres to its stated corporate purposes/mission
Term Each director shall serve at the will of the Board provided the director continues to meet the qualifications required by Section 6.04 of the Bylaws hereof.
Mature, executive level corporate executive, professional, or public servant
Possesses professional expertise in any of the following fields; accounting, human resources, legal, management/leadership, marketing, IT, healthcare, Finance, etc.
Reputation for integrity, honesty, diplomacy and discretion - Highly ethical
Likely to be respected by business, government, education and media
Has showcased excellent leadership capabilities in the community and is willing to contribute that expertise to the operation of the Board and its committees.
Well connected to movers and shakers in the region
Willing and able to contribute or encourage others to contribute significant financial resources to Su Casa.
Committed to the mission of the organization, has the ability to serve as a public representative of the organization, and involve others in the work of Su Casa.
Ability to commit, schedule and ensure time availability to attend Su Casa Board meetings, committee meetings and events
Experience serving on non-profit boards strongly desired
Participate regularly by attending scheduled board meetings, committee meetings, board retreats and special meetings as appropriate.
Commit to serve on at least one additional committee.
Annual election of officers of the corporation
Approve annual operating budget and provide oversight for the ongoing financial performance of the organization
Assure a process is in place to select, employ and evaluate the performance of the Executive Director
Every board member is expected to vote after careful consideration of on issue at hand. Key issues which may require preparation and a vote by Board members may include:
Decisions on issues, policies, priorities, goals and objectives;
Participation with other Board members and staff in the formulation, updating, and approval of long range strategies and objectives;
Nomination and election of members and officers of the Board;
Raise funds and support all efforts and events implemented by Su Casa Board and its volunteers and staff.
Meetings are held once a month with the exception of some dark months when a meeting will not be held. All meetings are from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Various Committees may hold meetings throughout the year. These meetings may be held prior to board meetings (at the same location) or at a different time and location chosen by the committee.
The individual must make the Annual Financial Contribution, such amount is currently set at five-hundred dollars, per Bylaws Section 6.04(c).