Cincinnati, OH 45211
Envision provides a variety of services to support individuals with disabilities and has been a trusted resource for families for over 55 years. Our mission is to support a full and vibrant future for people with disabilities. We serve more than 600 children and adults each year who have a range of conditions and disabilities including: physical or cognitive disabilities, syndromes associated with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum, learning disabilities, and co-occurring mental health issues. Envision is a contract agency of Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services, Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, and Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services. We are currently recruiting potential candidates with a passion for community and for service to fill positions available on the Board of Directors. These positions are open due to natural succession, and the rotation of long-term-service Board Members reaching term limits within the next two (2) years. An Envision Board Member, first and foremost, must consistently emulate the Organization Values in behavior and actions: Trust Authentic Relationships Full and Meaningful Lives Continuous Learning Mission Centered Leadership Excellence Board members primary responsibilities are to provide guidance to the President/CEO of Envision in order to support him or her in achieving Envision’s mission and vision in ethical and prudent ways. The Board’s role, and therefore the role of each Board Member, is to be a good steward to the proper governance of the organization overall. The main functions of a Board Member position are: Review, update and modify the Board Governance Policies on an annual basis; Define limits to, and expectations of, the President/CEO’s actions; Define the interaction between the President/CEO and the entire Board; Define how the Board will conduct business; Provide accountability to, and linkage with, the community at large as well as the individuals and families directly served by the organization; Give leadership to fund development efforts, participating in fund-raising activities, making financial contributions and promoting the value of Envision to potential donors and/or volunteers; and Convey positive messages about Envision to community groups, government entities, and the greater area business and private communities and individuals. Job Requirements & Qualifications Required Skills: Able to attend 90% (minimum) of Board Meetings annually. Able and willing to actively participate in fund-raising efforts, solicitation visits, grant writing, etc., and to donate/devote time to Agency project(s). Able and willing to leverage personal community connections to benefit Envision. Community connections may fall into one or more of the following areas: Corporate (big business), Media, Politics/Advocacy, Philanthropy, Small Business, Religious organizations, Education (public or private), Social Services or Government. All candidates should possess a personal connection with Envision’s mission. Education & Experience: Previous experience serving as a Member of a non-profit Board is helpful, but not required. Proven leadership skills/experience, or leadership potential, is desired. Welcome expertise comes in many forms and may include the following: Accounting Administration/Management Finance Fundraising Government Human Resources Insurance/Reinsurance Law Marketing Media Physical Plant (engineering, architect, etc.) Public Relations Real Estate Sales Special Programs Focus Strategic Planning Technology Wealth Management A parent of a child with developmental disability(ies), whether served by Envision or not, and individuals with developmental disability(ies) are also welcome candidates for consideration. Candidates for Board Member positions are not required to have attained any particular level of education. However, all candidates must possess the ability to read, as well as adequate oral and written communication skills.
Date Posted: Oct 19, 2021