PROJECT V.E.T.S. BOARD MEMBER - DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Board will support the work of Project V.E.T.S. ("PV") and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by PV’s Executive Director, the Board-ED relationship is one of mutual support, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.
This document will be shared with prospective board members and will be reviewed on an annual basis with existing board members and will be used as the basis for evaluating each board member and the Board as a whole.
Specific board member responsibilities include (Numbered items do not imply importance or priority.):Along with the Executive Director, determine and execute the mission of Project V.E.T.S..Provide governance to Project V.E.T.S. including reviewing and approving PV’s strategic direction, annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions while ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.Serve as a trusted advisor to the E.D. as he/she develops and implements PV’s strategic direction. Monitor and review metrics developed around PV’s annual budget to evaluate impact, performance and effectiveness.Contribute expertise and time to support the organization as a governing board member, including leadership development, strategic direction, and fiscal oversight.Participate each year in events or outings that reinforce understanding and commitment to the PV mission, and support donor engagement and cultivation.Give what for you is a significant annual gift - one of the top three contributions you make - and commit to grow fundraising capabilities over time to meet and exceed all expectations for board member participation.Actively participate in building relationships between supporters/prospects and the organization. Be an active "friend-raiser" that leads to generous contributions.Attend board meetings and actively serve on committees or task forces.Hire, advise and annually evaluate the Executive Director.Communicate to the organization through the board chair, and through designated staff liaisons for committees.Ensure PV’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities PV serves.