The Board will support the work of The Path: An Agent of Change, inc (TPAAC). and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by TPAAC’s chief executive officer (CEO), the Board-CEO relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:
Leadership, governance, and oversight
Serving as a trusted advisor to the CEO as s/he develops and implements TPAAC’s strategic plan.
Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by TPAAC to evaluate its impact and regularly measure its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials before board and committee meetings.
Approving TPAAC’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities.
Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the CEO
Assisting the CEO and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members
Partner with the CEO and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out.
Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments
Representing TPAAC to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization
Ensuring TPAAC’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities TPAAC serves.
TPAAC Board Members will consider TPAAC a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that TPAAC can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, TPAAC expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity.
TPAAC’s Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for three additional terms. Board meetings will be held quarterly, and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about TPAAC’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. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her 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 TPAAC’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 TPAAC’s beneficiaries.
Service on TPAAC’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs about Board Members’ duties.
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