Center for Collaborative Education Board of Directors Member

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Background to the Center for Collaborative Education

The mission of the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE) is to transform schools to ensure that all students succeed. CCE envisions a just and equitable world where every student is college- and career-ready and prepared to become a compassionate, thoughtful and contributing global citizen. CCE partners with public schools and districts to create and sustain effective and equitable schools. To achieve its vision, CCE works at the school, district, and state levels to:

  • Create learning environments that are collaborative, democratic and equitable; |
  • Build capacity within districts and schools to adopt new practices that promote collaborative, democratic and equitable learning for students and educators; and
  • Catalyze systemic change at the school and district levels through district- and state-level policy and advocacy support

Description of the Board of Directors Member Role

The Center for Collaborative Education’s Board of Directors is responsible for the overall mission and vision, policy creation, program approval, governance and fiduciary oversight of the organization.

Specifically, the roles and responsibilities for Board members are as follows:

  • Embrace and advance the mission and vision of CCE.
    • Act as an ambassador for the organization.
    • Use individual expertise, skills, and experience to benefit the organization.
    • Plan for long-term continuation and success of organization.
  • Provide fiduciary oversight of CCE, consistent with the duty of care, duty of loyalty, and duty to manage.
    • Care: Be informed, involved, and independent. Have a general understanding of the organization’s revenue sources and expenses.
    • Loyalty: Act in the organization’s best interest, maintain confidentiality, and avoid self-dealing.
    • Manage: Ensure financial accountability, compliance with operating documents (by-laws) and state and federal laws, and oversee operation of the organization. Ensure that organization is financially sound. Review and approve the annual budget, and any significant new expenditures.
  • Determine and advise on the programs, policies, strategies, and overall direction of CCE.
    • Provide directional guidance for programs and evaluate effectiveness of programs and initiatives, including guidance and suggestions to improve effectiveness of programs where needed.
    • Approve new programs, and assist with development of broad strategies.
  • Facilitate beneficial program connections and participate in development in a supporting role (e.g. make connections to helpful resources available through employer, make connections to and participate in meetings with potential funders).
  • Help recruit prospective board members (e.g., make connections to potential board members, participate in a meeting with potential board members).
  • Attend and participate in board meetings. Board members should attend a minimum of 80% of all board meetings annually. Currently, there are five meetings per year.
  • Financially contribute to the organization annually (no minimum). Outside funders frequently expect that the Board contribution level is 100%.

If you are interested in being considered for our Board of Directors, please contact Allison Short at


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