Seattle, WA 98144
Mission tSB’s mission is to build community through the power of youth voice. tSB provides mentorship, outdoor adventure, environmental and social justice education, and public service opportunities for up to 50 high-school-aged BIPOC youth and young adults from historically marginalized communities (low-income, immigrant, refugee, LGBQTIA+, and unhoused) in Washington State. Board Member Position Summary Board members support the work of tSB and provide mission-based leadership and strategic guidance. While day-to-day operations are led by tSB’s staff, the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Board Member responsibilities include: Board Meetings ▪ Regularly attend and actively participate in all board meetings, held monthly Jan - Nov ▪ Review agenda and supporting materials prior to meetings ▪ Attend the annual Board Member retreat, the annual gala and team-building activities Committees ▪ Serve on at least one (1) committee and offer to take on special assignments to support strategic goals (ex. Finance, fundraising, risk management, etc.) Partner with other board members to ensure respective committee work are carried out ▪ Review agenda and supporting materials prior to meetings Organizational ▪ Stay informed with the tSB’s mission, services, policies, and programs ▪ Stay informed on developments in the organization’s field Assist the Board Chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members Ensure tSB’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities tSB serves Staff support ▪ Respect the role of staff and refrain from making special requests of staff Contribute to an annual performance evaluation of the Executive Director Leadership Serve as a trusted member to the Chair in order to develop and implement tSB’s strategic plan Review outcomes and metrics created by tSB for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics Participate in approving tSB’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities Set policy (if necessary) and ensure that the organization has adequate resources to carry out its mission Evaluate board effectiveness as a governing body, as a group of volunteers, and as representatives of the community in upholding the public interest served by tSB Governance ▪ Follow conflict-of-interest and confidentiality policies Maintain balance between giving the Executive Director ample room to manage the organization and ensuring ethical standards are upheld Ensure that tSB obeys applicable laws and regulations; follows its own bylaws; and that the nonprofit adheres to its stated purpose/mission Fundraising Represent tSB to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization Solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals for annual contributions that are commensurate with tSB’s financial goals Support the organization with an annual personal financial contribution and through informing others of the organization’s work Time commitment tSB’s Board Members will serve a two-year term and are eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Qualifications This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about tSB’s mission and who has a track record of board leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. Their accomplishments will encourage them to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members. Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications: Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector A commitment to and understanding of tSB’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of tSB’s beneficiaries Service on tSB’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.
Date Posted: May 21, 2023
Seattle, WA 98118
Position Summary The Fundraising Committee supports creative and strategic fundraising activities under the guidance of development staff. This includes attending monthly meetings, contributing to the development and execution of fundraising events and campaigns, communicating fundraising priorities to the rest of the BoD and encouraging individual fundraising efforts. You will have the opportunity to gain greater insight into how to support the financial needs of executing quality programming. Committee Meetings Regularly attend and actively participate in monthly committee meetings Review agenda and Fundraising Calendar prior to meetings Assist in planning, reviewing and guiding fundraising, campaigns and events strategy Assist in strategic donor stewardship and engagement efforts with staff Assist in soliciting contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals for annual in-kind (good/services) or cash contributions. Assist in spreading awareness and cultivating new funding opportunities Provide regular progress reports to the board of directors. Time commitment We ask that Fundraising Committee Members commit to at least a one-year term and attend 8 out of 11 monthly meetings (no meeting in December). This will provide an overall picture of how our fundraising strategy is executed during any given year. Qualifications Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications: An ability to attend evening meetings consistently via video call Experience in strategic fundraising, events, campaigns, and/or stewardship and/ OR willingness to learn A passion for supporting diverse communities A desire to cultivate relationships and networks to support fundraising objectives Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of tSB’s beneficiaries Service on this committee is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to committee’ duties. To become a member of this committee , please complete this interest form
Date Posted: May 21, 2023