Board of Director, Secretary Role

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YOURpath for Adult Learners


The board secretary is an executive member of the board of directors of the Association and is to
be appointed in a manner consistent with the bylaws.1 He/she is accountable to the Board and, like
other members of the board, has no authority to direct staff or act on matters outside the duties
outlined in their position description.

Term of Office
Two years (unless otherwise determined)

Duties and Responsibilities
The Secretary will work closely with the Chair of the Board and the CEO in the planning of board
of directors and association meetings. The secretary of the board shall be responsible for ensuring:

Primary Duties:

* The creation and timely distribution of agenda for Board meetings) and Association
membership meetings (e.g. annual general meeting)
* The accurate recording and distribution of the minutes of Board of Directors meetings.
The minutes should reflect that the format and level of detail that the Board has determined
* The creation and maintenance of an up-to-date board planning calendar outlining matters to
be on the board’s agenda over the course of a year.
* Maintenance of a full contact list of board members including board member appointment
dates, term of appointments and board member bios.
* In the event that the Secretary is unable to attend a meeting where minutes or notes are to
be taken, it is the secretary’s responsibility to finds an alternate.

Time Commitment and Expectations (10+ hours monthly)

  • Commit to 2 hours of attendance at board meetings, which will occur every quarter.
  • Commit time to research grant opportunities.
  • Commit time to participate in fundraising events.
  • Commit time to community outreach activities.
  • Commit to annual membership dues via personal and solicited donations and fundraising.


  • A bachelor's or master's degree (Preferred)
  • Experience serving as a board member (preferred)
  • Leadership experience and skills
  • Knowledge about basic adult education.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Demonstrate a servant, collaborative leadership style.


  • Make an impact in the field of experiential education.
  • Professional and social networking.
  • Share your skills and talent.
  • Learn or develop new skills.
  • Enhance your resume.
  • Sharpen leadership skills.
  • Support a worthy cause/mission.

Interviews will be ongoing from December 2020. Please complete the application: Thank you!

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About YOURpath for Adult Learners


701 Cathedral Road, Suite 45-203, Philadelphia, PA 19128, US

Mission Statement

YOURpath for Adult Learner’s mission is to ensure that every adult student enrolled in our program achieves his/her high school equivalency diploma by successfully passing either the General Education Development (GED) or the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET), and has access to resources for advance learning and employment/career opportunities upon the attainment of his/her diploma.


Who we are: YOURpath for Adult Learners is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, offering adult students access to online GED & HISET preparation courses. Through these courses, students gain the content knowledge and literacy/numeracy skills that they need to take and pass their high school state assessment and earn their high school equivalency diploma.

Achievements: Since commencing our operations in June 2018, we have witnessed extraordinary results. To learn about our achievements, click here: . You may also visit our website, and view our newsletters.

Board Development
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research




  • Must be at least 18

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