President of the Board of Directors
DreamCatchers New Hampshire Nonprofit’s mission is to provide social clubs for individuals who live with a disability to catch their dreams of making friends and building community.
Our programs create opportunities to build friendships in an accepting environment that celebrates the super abilities of the youth and young adults with whom we work.
For more information, please visit DreamCatchers New Hampshire’s website at www.dreamcatchersnh.org or contact Dena Stahlheber at 603-417-4775.
As a partner to the Executive Director (ED) and other board members, the Board President will ensure that the strategic vision is aligned with the mission and the organization is fiscally able to complete these goals in compliance with US laws and regulations.
The Board President will provide governance leadership and strategic fundraising support. Specific responsibilities include:
DreamCatchers New Hampshire’s Board President (and board members) are recommended to serve a two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for additional terms as determined by the Board. Board meetings will be held quarterly at the Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, NH) campus and committee meetings will be held separately on their own schedule.
The Board Chair is expected to:
- Lead the quarterly Board Meeting, reviewing the agenda prior with the ED (est. time 1.15hrs a quarter)
- On non-board months, lead and work with the Executive Committee to be informed of, and meet all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities as needed (est. time 1.15hrs a month, 1-3times a quarter)
- Communicate and advise ED or Executive Committee as things surface, informing board on follow-ups or tasks (1-2hr a month)
- Approve DCNH’s annual budget, financial reports, and strategic decisions
- Some interaction with donors, funders or other partners may be required but should be limited
- Ensure the organization is able to meet its budget
- Coordinate an annual performance evaluation of the ED
- Periodically consult with board members on their roles and helping them assess their performance
- Act as an ambassador for the organization
- Ensure DCNH commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities DCNH serves
- Attend and speak at the Annual April Fundraiser (about 5min, one-time)
- Interview potential board members (split between Executive Committee or other board members as needed)
- Reach out to potential funders or providing sponsorship connections to the ED
- For the Annual Appeal, sending out a minimum of 20 letters to friends, colleagues, and family to ask for donations
- Attend the annual Fundraising event in April and supporting this event’s efforts
The average time commitment is 4-8hrs a month (1-2hrs a week)
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about creating friendships for people of ALL abilities and wants to put their skills to good use. Ideally, the selected Board President will have leadership skills and management experience. This person will be able to move tasks forward and work with a diverse group.
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
- Experience in leadership roles and/or managing teams
- Track record of effective project management and driving tasks
- A desire to understand DreamCatchers New Hampshire’s mission and grow it
- Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
- Excellent written and oral communication skills coupled with affinity for public speaking
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of DreamCatchers New Hampshire’s beneficiaries
Service on DreamCatchers New Hampshire’s board of directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to board members’ duties.
- People Skills
- Project Management
- Public Speaking
- Relationship Building
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Average time commitment 4-8hrs a month, 1-2hr/wk
- Attend the annual Fundraising event in April