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Vivian’s Victory

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Board Chair

Our boardVivian's Victory board is in an exciting period of growth. The person interested in working with our nonprofit has to be forward thinking, and eager to roll up their sleeves to work to be a part of the growth of the organization. We have a "grass-roots" still while we are experiencing growth.
PositionPositionThe Board Chair/President’s purpose is to keeps track of the work of each board committee, plan meeting agendas, lead assessments of the board and chief executive, and helps recruit new board members.  As the leader of the board, the chair/president helps the board as a whole to think strategically about the organization’s achievements for mission, vision and long-term goals, in the context in which it operates.  The board chair/president must be a strong strategic thinker who is able to make difficult decisions and willing to be accountable for the organization’s sustainability.Specific Board Chair/President responsibilities include:Leadership, governance and oversight·       Serving as the Chief Volunteer of the organization·       Is a partner with the Chief Executive in achieving the organization's mission·       Providing leadership to the Board of Directors, who sets policy and to whom the Chief Executive is accountable.·       Chairs meetings of the Board after developing the agenda with the Chief Executive.·       Encourages Board's role in strategic planning·       Appoints the chairpersons of committees, in consultation with other Board members.·       Serves ex officio as a member of committees and attends their meetings when invited.·       Discusses issues confronting the organization with the Chief Executive.·       Helps guide and mediate Board actions with respect to organizational priorities and governance concerns.·       Reviews with the Chief Executive any issues of concern to the Board.·       Monitors financial planning and financial reports.·       Plays a leading role in fundraising activities·       Formally evaluates the performance of the Chief Executive and informally evaluates the effectiveness of the Board members.·       Evaluates annually the performance of the organization in achieving its mission.·       Performs other responsibilities assigned by the Board.FundraisingThe Board Chair/President will make Vivian’s Victory (VV) a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority.  So that VV can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, VV expects to have 100 percent of board members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity.Board terms/participationVivian’s Victory Board of Directors will serve a three-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.QualificationsThis is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about VV’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.
Desired skills
Business Development*, Management, Strategy Consulting, Board*
WhenThird Monday
WhereMagnified Giving
Commitment7+ hours/month
DonationWe require a specific amount of “give or get” for all board members.
RequirementsThe Vivian’s Victory Board of Directors: Determines long and short-range objectives and goals directly related to the VV’s mission. Recruits and develops volunteers for committees and identifies potential board members. Participates in planning, organization and running on-site events and programs. Evaluates the executive staff, programs, activities and overall progress in advancing the VV’s mission. Advocacy: Understand and personalize the VV’s mission. Be familiar with all aspects of VV’s programs, projects, and operations. Use personal contacts to increase the VV’s visibility, volunteer involvement, and support. Financial and Partnership Development: Approve the annual budget developed by VV and finance committee. Identify and develop potential VV donors. Recruit VV event and activity sponsors. Secure charitable contributions from the business you work for or a business with which you have an affiliation. Use personal and business contacts to gain financial and in-kind support. Make a meaningful, personal annual financial contribution to VV. Commitment of Time: Prepare for and attend board meetings on alternating month (odd months) Prepare for and attend committee meetings on alternating months as necessary (even months). Actively participate on at least one committee and contribute to the accomplishment of agreed upon objectives. Help recruit the necessary volunteers to achieve the committee’s goals. Attend committee meetings as scheduled by the committee chair. Attend annual VV events and fundraisers.
Our missionOur mission is to provide a lifeline for families in crisis by giving parents access to vital resources not only during their child’s hospital stay but during and after their transition home. We believe no child should fight alone and no parent should have choose between survival and supporting their child.