OVERVIEW Community Child Guidance Clinic is a 501(c)(3) organization that, since 1959, has been dedicated to assisting and supporting children with emotional and behavioral issues by providing a special education day school and a system of child and family-focused mental health services. CCGC believes that every organization needs a strong and effective Board of Directors to fully realize its potential for good. Our Board members are dedicated leaders from the nonprofit and for-profit sectors who are driven by the organization’s mission, and serve on the Board because they are passionate about being champions for the importance of exceptional mental health care delivery without disparities. In addition to the standard roles and responsibilities, our board members are active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and are fully engaged in increasing recognition in the community in order to advance its mission. DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERTISE We are currently recruiting for diverse leaders with expertise in the following areas:
Fundraising and Development
INDIVIDUAL MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES
Board members are expected to attend 10 annual board meetings. They are expected to read board materials in advance of board meetings and to come prepared to ask questions and participate in discussions.
Board members are expected to serve on one or more committees of the board and to actively participate in committee work.
Board members are expected to play an active role in securing the financial resources necessary for CCGC to achieve its mission. Board members are expected to leverage personal relationships and connections to help the development committee and staff identify and solicit potential funders, as well as support CCGC’s work by making an annual gift to the organization "commensurate or significant according to your circumstance" (in order to achieve 100% board giving).
Board members are expected to responsibly interpret CCGC’s work and values to their respective communities and to advocate for our mission, programs, and services as appropriate.
Board members are expected to stay informed about what is going on at CCGC, asking questions and requesting information, in order to make decisions on issues, policies, and other matters.
IN TURN, THE ORGANIZATION WILL BE RESPONSIBLE TO BOARD MEMBERS IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:
Board members will receive monthly financial reports and an update of organizational activities in order to meet the "prudent person" standards of the law.
Board members will be offered opportunities to discuss with the executive director and the board president the organization’s programs, goals, activities, and status. Additionally, board members can request such opportunities.
Board members will receive information about issues in the industry and field in order to perform duties. Board members will also be offered opportunities for professional development in order to serve at a higher level.
Board members can call on the Board President and Chief Executive Officer to discuss the organization’s responsibilities if they feel that it is not fulfilling its commitments.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About COMMUNITY CHILD GUIDANCE CLINIC INC
317 N MAIN ST, MANCHESTER, CT 06042, US
Our mission is to assist and support children with emotional and behavioral issues by providing a special education day school and a system of child and family-focused mental health services.
The purpose of the Community Child Guidance Clinic is to provide multifaceted treatment approaches to children and their families. It is our hope that we strengthen the lives of our clients in order to help them reach their full potential. Our goal is to provide mental health services at the earliest possible time in a child’s life, with the least possible delay, and in the most time-and cost-efficient manner. Our programs and services are individually guided, highly efficient, accessible, and culturally sensitive.
The world of mental health is constantly evolving, and we strive as an organization to adapt and progress in order to best meet the needs of our ever changing world. Our efforts are geared towards excellence in everything we do. We are proud of the positive impact we have on the communities we serve.