We are looking for Board members who can steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure that our organization has adequate resources to advance its mission. Those interested should demonstrate a passion for transforming education and a commitment to bring awareness to the impact our organization is making to support schools and communities with education programs that teach 21st workforce skills. Board members are responsible for engaging their networks to drive awareness and funding sources to support the long term sustainability of the organization.
2 - 4 hrs/wk
Our mission is to excite, inform and educate students about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) careers. Through a collaboration with the community, education, government and the technology industry, WCTD provides awareness and education of the 21st Century workforce skills, as well as the opportunities available to students embracing STEAM careers. Impacting students at a local, national and global level, our programs create a hunger for learning that empowers students to find their own paths to success.
For more information, please visit We Connect The Dots (WCTD) website at http://we-connect-the-dots.org.
The Board will support the work of WCTD and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by WCTD’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
WCTD Board Members will consider WCTD a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that WCTD can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, WCTD expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity.
WCTD’s Board Members will serve a two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. 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 WCTD’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: