Board Members for a Mental Health Foundation
HEAR MY CRY FOUNDATION
We are looking for dynamic, dedicated, creative, and goal driven individuals to fill the following open positions within our organization:
Board of Directors - We are seeking individuals that are community focused, possess a sincere
desire to improve the lives of those who suffer from mental illness, passionate about bringing
aware to suicide awareness and prevention, and willing to be a Hear My Cry Foundation
ambassador to proactively promote our mission and vision.
The incumbent should be a leader with a proactive attitude to achieve strategic goals to move
the organization toward a sustainable future.
The Secretary shall keep a record of all proceedings of Hear My Cry Foundation of the Executive Committee; shall keep on file all reports as presented by the Board of Directors; shall have
custody of all secretarial records, the seal and all legal documents of HEAR MY CRY
FOUNDATION and shall perform such duties as may be delegated by the Board of Directors, and any additional duties, if applicable.
a. Communication. The secretary of the corporation is an active conduit for
communication between the board, management, and members (if any), by
giving proper notice of any meetings and timely distribution of materials such as agendas and meeting minutes. The secretary should be knowledgeable of
the organization’s records and related materials and should be able to
provide advice and resources to the board on relevant topics at issue, such as particular governance matters being addressed at a meeting or a new
amendment to state corporate law, for example. The secretary should aim to be helpful to the board as they discharge their fiduciary duties.
b. Scheduling, Notice, and Materials. The secretary is tasked with knowing and complying with notice requirements and scheduling meetings to
accommodate the directors. Notice requirements can be particularly
important and should be complied with strictly, as improper notice can open the organization up to challenge. The secretary is responsible for scheduling
board meetings and should ensure an adequate number of meetings are held per year, in accordance with the organization’s bylaws. Generally, a board
can more efficiently and effectively hold a board meeting when the secretary prepares and sends meeting materials far enough in advance of the meeting
for each director to review such materials, correct any errors, and prepare
questions and comments.
c. Meeting Minutes. The secretary should be well-equipped to record accurate minutes and be aware and sensitive to any special or confidential information discussed at a meeting.
d. Corporate Records Maintenance. the secretary is responsible for
maintaining accurate documentation and meeting legal requirements, such as annual filing deadlines. It may be helpful for the secretary to have a calendar of filing deadlines, which may include a filing with the corporation’s Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the state tax agency, and the IRS. The secretary is responsible for reviewing and updating documents as
necessary and ensuring all documents are safely stored and readily accessible for inspection by directors and/or members. In California, an organization’s articles of incorporation and bylaws, as amended to date, should be available at the corporation’s principal office for inspection. Additionally, it is required that a nonprofit’s exemption application and past three annual returns with the IRS are available for public inspection.
The Treasurer shall receive all monies, and make bank deposits of the same name of Hear My Cry Foundation, shall pay bills by check approved and signed or countersigned by the President and authorized by the Board of Directors; shall submit a report when requested by the Board; and shall present a complete written report prepared by an independent CPA auditor at the end of each calendar year.
e. Financial management and/or oversight. A Treasurer may manage or oversee the management of the financial affairs of the organization, often including such basic tasks as selecting a bank, reconciling bank statements, and managing cash flow. In some organizations, the Treasurer may also be responsible for investing funds consistent with applicable laws. The Treasurer should be knowledgeable about who has access to the organization’s funds and any outstanding bills or debts owed. The Treasurer should create and maintain systems for ensuring the organization’s ongoing solvency and oversee the development of the organization’s financial policies. Helpful policies to consider include check signing authority, expense reimbursement, credit card usage, and petty cash policies, if applicable.
f. Budgets. The Treasurer may be responsible for preparing, or facilitating the preparation of an annual budget, as well as regularly monitoring and
comparing the actual revenues and expenses incurred against such budget. The development of a budget that supports the organization’s goals and drives decision-making is an important part of an organization’s success in effectuating its mission. The budget should be reviewed and approved by the board, however, the Treasurer should be prepared to explain and justify the document.
g. Reports. The Treasurer should have thorough knowledge and understanding of the organization’s financial reports and important financial ratios. The Treasurer should keep the board apprised of key financial events, trends, and concerns, and her assessments of the organization’s fiscal health. The
Treasurer is also generally responsible for completing, or ensuring the completion of, required financial reporting forms (including the IRS Form
990) in a timely manner and making these forms available for the board’s
h. Financial Liaison. A skilled Treasurer should be able to translate financial
concepts and information for board members who do not have financial
backgrounds or substantial financial experience. The Treasurer should spend time learning the particulars of the organization’s finances and the applicable laws, which may include laws related to earned income, the unrelated
business income tax, appropriate expenditures, and prudent investments. The Treasurer can be most effective to the board when she is facilitating and encouraging the board’s strategic thinking about the short and long term
financial vitality of the organization in relation to its advancement of the
Events Manager - Primary responsibility of this position is to manage all organizational events while working closely with the Executive Assistant. Duties include coordinating volunteers,
building relationships with vendors and event planners, overseeing successful event planning from an organizational standpoint adhering to the vision and mission of the CEO, and
scheduling planning meetings as needed.
Director of Development - Reporting to and in partnership with the CEO, the Development
Director (Director) will spearhead development efforts as Hear My Cry Foundation continues to grow.
Develop and execute Hear My Cry Foundation’s annual fundraising plan
Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
Creating and executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors Overseeing organization of special events
Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate
BA (required), MA (a plus)
5-plus years experience in development
Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
Grants Research Officer - This individual will report directly to our Director of Development and will assist with grant research and general administrative duties to include but not limited to direct mail, managing appointment calendar, and scheduling meetings with donors. Five (5) to 10 hours per week is the desired commitment for this position.
Social Media Manager - This position requires extensive knowledge of various social media
platforms to include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Responsibilities include posting creative, information-based posts on all social media mediums; eye-catching graphics; creating organizational events and sending invites to fans and followers; and responding to page
Five (5) hours per week is the desired commitment for this position. You will work closely with our Communications Manager.
Communications Manager - This individual will be responsible for drafting creative,
informative, and interactive email blasts through MailChimp. Communications will include, but not limited to, the monthly Hear My Cry Foundation eNewsletter, upcoming events, initiatives, scholarship opportunities, and external community events. Growth of email list is a high priority for this position.
About HEAR MY CRY FOUNDATION
3131 MCKINNEY AVE STE 600, DALLAS, TX 75204, US
Hear My Cry Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was founded upon a mission to address the growing epidemic of suicide impacting our communities and the under-served populations through programs and services.
- Eliminate the negative stigma associated with suicide.
- Provide the community with informative resources about warning signs of suicide and mental illness.
- Provide support to individuals and/or families that are dealing with suicide and mental illness.
- Provide training to faith based institutions
- Referral resource network (Psychologist, Psychiatrists, Counselors, family doctors, etc.)
- Community Q&A forums quarterly.
- Free material (churches, schools, clinics, etc.)