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OPAL'S HEART INC

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Secretary-Member of the Board of Directors

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Opal’s Heart mission/vision/value and who has a track record of leadership and service.

Opal’s Heart is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2020 to assist the unhoused within the Prince George’s County and Montgomery County communities and fulfill what is in our hearts to help others. Our Mission is to provide the unhoused with dignity one care package at a time.

Position

The secretary position is an active conduit for communication and should be knowledgeable of the organization’s records and related materials, providing advice and resources to the board on topics such as governance issues, amendments to the state laws, and the like, that will assist in fulfilling duties. As the custodian of the organization’s records, the secretary maintains accurate documentation and meets any legal requirements. Service on Opal’s Heart Board of Directors is without remuneration.

Time Commitment

  • 6 meetings per year - Approximately 2 hours each- via Zoom
  • Special meetings throughout the year may occur
  • Time commitment: At least 10 hours/month

Secretary/Legal Responsibilities

  • The corporate secretary will keep, or cause to be kept, a book of minutes of all meetings of board members.
  • File for the annual corporation annual report each year
  • Keep directors/officers contact information up-to-date
  • Keep a copy of the bylaws of the corporation, as amended or otherwise altered to date, certified by him or her and all other board-related documents.
  • Will give notice of all meetings of directors by the provisions of these bylaws.
  • Be familiar with and refer to the bylaws, especially for the guidelines covering the place of meeting, special meetings, notice of meetings, waiver of notice, quorum & voting, and action without a meeting.
  • Assist in other matters as needed

Fundraising

  • Participate in fundraising events
  • Identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major individual donors, corporate, and/or foundation gifts

Board terms/participation

Opal’s Heart Board Members will serve a one-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for an additional three-year term. Board members are encouraged to remain active during each term.

Qualifications

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Opal's Heart's mission/vision/values and who has a track record of leadership and service. His/her accomplishments and service will allow him/her to attract other passionate, well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Excellent Communications skills - verbal, written, and organizational skills
  • Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Email, Applications, etc
  • Experience working with Non-profit organizations
  • Compassion/passion and desire to service the unhoused and impoverished community

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Michelle Farmer at michellefarmer@opalsheart.org

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About OPAL'S HEART INC

Location:

5000 THAYER CENTER STE C, OAKLAND, MD 21550, US

Mission Statement

To provide the unhoused with dignity one care package at a time.

Description

A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was created to assist those within my community and to fulfill what is in my heart and that is to help others. Opal's Heart, Inc..

Community
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Executive Admin
  • Secretarial
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 meetings per year – Approximately 2 hours each- via Zoom Special meetings throughout the year may occur Time commitment:  At least 10 hours/month
  • Excellent Communications skills - verbal, written and organizational skills Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Email, Applications, etc Experience working with Non-profit organizations  Compassion/passion and desire to serv

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