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Volunteer Member of the Board of Directors

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ORGANIZATION: Eden I&R, Inc. / 211 Alameda County

  • 25 people are interested

Position Description

The Board supports the work of Eden I&R and provides mission-based leadership, development assistance, and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by Eden I&R’s Executive Director, the Board-Executive Director relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

Leadership, Governance, & Oversight

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the Executive Director as she develops and implements Eden I&R’s strategic plan
  • Regularly measure Eden I&R’s performance and effectiveness using agreed upon outcomes and metrics
  • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
  • Approve Eden I&R’s annual budget, financial reports and material business decisions; be informed of, and meet all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Contribute to an annual performance evaluation of the Executive Director
  • Assist the Executive Director and Board Chair in identifying and recruiting potential board members
  • Serve on committees or task forces and take on special assignments and ensure that board resolutions are carried out
  • Ensure Eden I&R’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities Eden I&R serves

Development & Fundraising

So that Eden I&R can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, Eden I&R has a Give & Get policy where Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity. With support from Eden I&R staff, Board members also actively fundraise to support the program’s operations in the following ways:

  • Reaching out to their networks to leverage donations, in-kind resources and volunteers
  • Acting as an ambassador for Eden I&R’s programs and sharing Eden I&R’s mission, goals and outcomes with potential individual, corporate and foundation funders
  • Attending fundraising events and helping to support strong event outcomes
  • Hosting a small event and/or supporting other board members in their efforts to do so

Board Terms & Participation

Eden I&R’s Board Members will serve a three-year term and are eligible for reappointment for an additional term. Board meetings will be held quarterly, and committee meetings will be held monthly, as needed.


This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Eden I&R’s mission and our work to ensure community members are connected with the resources they need. Ideal Board Members have a background in business, government, philanthropy, education, or the nonprofit sector that allows him/her to attract funders, partners, program resources, and other qualified and committed Board Members. Interested candidates with expertise in human resources, finance, publicity and marketing, strategic planning, donor cultivation, fundraising, and/or event planning are strongly encouraged to inquire.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • A commitment to and understanding of Eden I&R’s diverse clients, preferably with lived experience
  • Flexibility, availability, and interest in taking a leadership role in the development of a growing nonprofit
  • Strong diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and facilitating and building consensus among diverse individuals
  • Personal qualities of integrity, follow through, and a passion for improving the lives of Eden I&R’s clients

For more information, please visit Eden I&R at edenir.org or contact the Executive Director of Eden I&R, Alison DeJung, at adejung@edenir.org.

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About Eden I&R, Inc. / 211 Alameda County


570 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541, US

Mission Statement

Linking people and resources. We envision a community empowered with information and connected to resources so that all people obtain health, happiness, hope, and improved livelihoods.


Eden I&R provides the community with much-needed access to social and healthcare resources. The agency’s services are the result of collaborations that depend on the work of hundreds of community-based organizations. With no other centralized source for health, housing, and human services information existing anywhere else in Alameda County, Eden I&R has become a critical resource for thousands of at-risk individuals, such as youth, non-English speakers, the economically disadvantaged, people living with HIV/AIDS, domestic violence survivors, the elderly, disabled, the unhoused, and human service agencies seeking services or housing for their clients. Our 211 Alameda County phone lines are available 24 hours a day, in over 300 languages, and are free to every caller.


Board Development
Homeless & Housing
Board Development, Community, Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


570 B StreetHayward, CA 94541



  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Strategic Planning
  • Capacity Planning
  • Advocacy
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising




  • 2-4 hours/month.

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