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Recruiting Organization: Portland Botanical Gardens

PBG will invest in the future of Portland by maintaining and preserving important urban greenspaces while connecting individuals and diverse communities

Join our Board as we realize our vision of building a world class botanical garden in the Portland metro region.

Portland Botanical Garden - Board Member

Role: A board's collective responsibilities are achieved in large part by the role that each individual member plays on behalf of the organization. As a core component of individual fiduciary responsibility, individual members exercise the duty of care by performing due-diligence in all organizational matters assigned to them. Individual members exercise the duty of loyalty by acting in the best interests of the organization and eschewing or disclosing real or perceived conflicts of interest. Within this framework, individual board members contribute their unique set of skills and expertise, contacts, resources, and experiences to enable the organization to mature and achieve optimal performance. The term of office of each director is three years, and directors may serve no more than two consecutive full three-year terms.


§ Attend the majority of board meetings

§ Be prepared by reading the board packet and related correspondence

§ Attends board meetings and important related meetings on a regular basis. The Full Board of Directors meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month every 90 days (quarterly). Meetings last 1 -1 ½ hours.

§ Support fund raising activities

§ Purchase tickets to events and attend and/or sponsor special events

§ Help cultivate new donors and sponsors

§ Act as an ambassador for the organization and effectively convey the organization’s mission, values, programs, and services to others

§ Stay informed about issues affecting the specific industry or discipline and the community served

§ Focus on the big picture and not the day-to-day

§ Assist in the recruitment of new board members with needed expertise

§ Get to know other committee members and build a working relationship that contributes to consensus while creating an atmosphere of transparency and cohesion among all members

§ Volunteer for and willingly accept assignments and complete them thoroughly and on time.

§ Participate actively in organizational strategic planning

§ Assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities such as reviewing the organization’s annual financial statements and needs and approving budgets

§ Create, review, vote and follow organizational policies as needed (by-laws, conflict of interest, etc.)

§ Chair or participate in at least one committee in their area of expertise, and create personal metrics of success within that position

§ Serve as a resource of knowledge and counsel to the executive officers, committees, and other board members

§ Review and respond to all action and information requests

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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