Early College High School At Arvada
The Early College of Arvada is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors provides mission-based leadership, strategic governance, and fiduciary and compliance oversight for the organization. The Board Member will interact with other members of the board to ensure solid overall strategy and direction of the organization, and will report to the Board Chairperson.
Key Responsibilities of Board Member:
- Support ECA in attaining its goals by providing direction, oversight, and leadership for the long-term sustainability of the organization.
- Work in coordination with Board Chairperson and other board members to provide direction to staff by setting organizational goals consistent with the mission
- Hire, evaluate, and set compensation for the school’s director
- Actively participate in fundraising and outreach efforts
- identify organizational needs and areas of potential growth
- Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and charter school authorizer policies
- Ensure that the school has sufficient resources and that its resources are used in a prudent manner,
- Ensure that board resolutions are carried out in a timely fashion, and o chair or serve on committees and take on special assignments as requested
- Regularly attend board and committee meetings, review meeting agendas and supporting materials prior to meetings, and otherwise exercise a duty of care with respect to the oversight of the school
- Bring relevant professional and personal expertise to the work of the Board of Directors
- Act as an ambassador for the organization both within one’s area of expertise and in the world at large
- Continue to ensure ECA’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities ECA serves
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about ECA’s mission and who has a track record of board participation and leadership in the nonprofit or education arenas. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing board members and generate community support for the school.
Ideal candidates will possess extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in education, human services, government, or the nonprofit sector, as well as savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships, including persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals.
Attributes, Experience and Skills Sought:
- Excellent planning and organizational skills
- Strong interpersonal skills, including relationship and trust building, communication and listening, and personal engagement
- Strong education, business connections and networking capability
- Professional expertise within any of the following areas is a plus: secondary-level curriculum, assessment, instruction, and educational support services
- Fundraising and fund development
- Political advocacy, community engagement expertise
ECA’s Board is a working board and the organization’s success relies on board involvement and contribution. ECA’s Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for up to one additional term. Board meetings will be held no more than once a month and no less than four times a year. Board members donate their time and serve without pay and are asked to make a financial contribution of any amount each year.
If you are interested in learning more or are interested in joining the Board, please contact Brenda Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-964-8886.
About Early College High School At Arvada
4905 West 60th Avenue, Arvada, CO 80003, US
Our mission is to open pathways to opportunities for students and families. Our safe, inclusive environment provides a fun learning atmosphere built on a foundation of mutual trust and respect.
The Early College of Arvada first opened in 2008. Over the past 10 years, we’ve developed a reputation of successfully preparing students for their futures. Our partnerships with University Colorado Denver and Front Range Community College has grown exponentially over the past years and has proven to be a successful pathway to earning college credits prior to high school graduation. With the support of local postsecondary institutions and our community we pride ourselves on preparing our students for a bright, successful future.
ECA has a robust curriculum helping students accelerate into their chosen career path. Our middle school prepares students for the responsibilities and rigor required to successfully launch into college courses during their high school years thereby earning not only their high school diploma but free college credits and graduating high school with an associates degree or other postsecondary credential or at least sixty credits toward the completion of a postsecondary credential.