VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Governance Chair is a volunteer position in Image Impact International. He/she oversees and makes recommendations regarding the board of directors, committees, organizational structure, legal issues, board self-assessment and professional development. The governance committee is responsible for ongoing review and recommendations to enhance the quality and future viability of the Board of Directors.
PRIMARY ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Make recommendations to the Board of Directors (BOD) regarding the functions of committees including their responsibilities, performance, and composition.Offer suggestions to the BOD regarding the functions and operation of an advisory board or individual advisers.Make recommendations to the BOD regarding feedback on annual board performance and its
Board KnowledgeDevelop and implement a plan for continually educating the board, committees, and officers, and continually strengthening the bonds among such individuals to encourage independent expression of ideas and collaborative decision-making.Periodically review the defined and adopted mission and vision statements of the organization and whether they are consistent across documents and activities.Periodically review the governing documents of the organization and whether they are consistent with applicable laws and actual or desired organizational practices; amend such governing documents, as necessary.Develop and review other governance policies to guide effective oversight and thoughtful planning.
Board EffectivenessReview the performance of the board and committees, including the effectiveness of meetings, and make recommendations, as appropriate.Review the performance of, and any perceived or actual conflicts involving, individual board members.Develop and provide recommendations to the BOD regarding board member education, including new board member orientation, regular board member training, team building, transition training, and assessments for professional development. All training options will be pre-approved by the BOD and may include non-profit training resources.Review on a regular basis, update and develop as necessary written policies regarding conflicts of interest, whistleblower, and other procedures required by non-profit organizations under New York or federal law.
COLLABORATIVE ROLEAssist in assessing current and anticipated needs related to board composition, determining the knowledge, attributes, skills, abilities, influence, and access to resources the board will need to accomplish future work of the board.Upon request, identifies potential board member candidates and explores their interest and availability for board service.Participates in nominations to the BOD.Updates the board’s policy guidelines and practices.Make recommendations to the BOD regarding legal decisions and issues.Assists in coordinating and updating the strategic plan.
VOLUNTEER POSITION DETAILS:Term: Two years.New York Metro Area preferred.Time commitment: 20- 25 virtual hours per month; may include weeknights and/or weekend virtual meeting times.Attend monthly virtual board meeting.Submit a resume or CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. A bio, photo, and application will also be required.Must be willing to submit to a background checkProvide three references
Image Impact International Mission
Image Impact’s mission is to mentor college students with disabilities in career readiness. Our programs help college students with disabilities to prepare for their chosen career and successfully attain jobs or internships upon completion of our mentoring and job-search preparedness workshop program.
For more information:
Contact VP Human Resource Marisol Rosero- Allen at email@example.com