Aspire Public Schools Foundation Board Member

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Recruiting Organization: Aspire Public Schools

Aspire Public Schools Foundation Board Job Description

Aspire Public Schools:

Aspire Public Schools, one of the nation’s top-performing large public charter school systems, prepares over 15,000 TK-12 students from historically under-served communities across California (Bay Area, Central Valley, Los Angeles regions) for success in their post-secondary lives.

Aspire Public Schools Foundation’s Purpose:

The nonprofit Aspire Public Schools Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Aspire Public Schools. The Foundation exists to provide financial and material resources to further Aspire’s mission of preparing our 15,000+ scholars for success in their post-secondary lives.

Board Members will have the following principal responsibilities:

Serve as an ambassador by:

Understanding and amplifying the Aspire mission, its impact, and personal master narrative.

Promoting Aspire and the Aspire Foundation to constituencies, audiences, organizations, and influential individuals that can help advance Aspire’s mission.

Attending events (in-person and virtual) on behalf of the Aspire Foundation.

Working collaboratively with the ED and Chair to identify, recruit, and develop strong Board members.

Staying apprised of major state and national trends in education and their impact on Aspire.

Ensure philanthropic support for Aspire by:

Providing strategic guidance on development strategy and fundraising activities.

Ensuring decisions and allocation of funds advance the Aspire mission.

Making a meaningful financial contribution of at least $20,000 (either personally or through your network) to the Aspire Foundation on an annual basis.

Connecting the organization to constituencies, audiences, organizations, and influential individuals that can provide philanthropic support for Aspire’s mission.

Show up as an active, contributing member by:

Attending all Board meetings. The Board meets at least 4 times per year for Board meetings in addition to an annual two-day retreat. Board meetings are typically 3-4 hours in length.

Serving for a minimum of two years. Board members can extend for up to three terms (totaling 6 years).

Reading the Board briefing materials before each meeting and participating in meeting discussions.

Maintaining confidentiality.

Providing input and feedback to the ED as requested on key topics and other program activities.

Board members will exemplify equity-centered leadership skills grounded in empathy, inquiry, and fair process, and will have a demonstrated interest in and ability to identify and interrupt racist practices (personal and institutional) in their own work and in areas of influence.

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Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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