Board Member – Governance

2400 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45202, Usa
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Board Member – Governance

Our boardFamiliesFORWARD is a board comprised of approximately 12 individuals who serve without compensation. We meet approximately 7 times per year for oversight and governance purposes. We were one of the 12 charter organizations which formed the Community Chest in 1915 which is the modern day United Way of Greater Cincinnati. The mission of our organization is to engage families and students in Cincinnati Public Schools as a co-located partner agency to ensure that families thrive and children reach their full potential by grade level promotion and four graduation rates. We provide a continuum of services and enrichments to ensure school success. Annually, we serve approximately 2,000 students in 4 CPS Schools. We seek to expand the diversity of our board. Our clients are predominately economically disadvantaged and are predominantly African American. Our staff is majority African American. We have a strategic plan which needs to be updated. It is 5 years old. We are challenged like most organizations due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and seek board members who can provide leadership in working with the staff to ensure the relevancy and sustainability of our programs.
PositionLooking for a board member who is skilled in board and non-profit governance which can help with issues such as recruitment, engagement and continuous improvement.  Seeking an early to mid career board member who has exposure through training in the area of board development.
Desired skills
Legal, Board*
When12:00 Noon on the 4th Thursday of January, March, May, June, September, October, November/December
WhereTypically in the United Way Building or at one of the four Cincinnati Public School sites.
Commitment1 to 3 hours/month
DonationWe strive for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
RequirementsWe ask that board members attend the majority of board meetings, lend their expertise in defined committee or leadership roles as well as provide a monetary gift during our annual fundraising campaign.
On-boardingOn boarding is done by the board president and executive director. We do ask potential new board members to come to a board meeting to observe the board and its operations. Each board member is provided an orientation manual.
Additional InfoOur board is not as diverse as needed.  We have several board members who have resigned and we need to have a full board compliment by September -October 2020.
Our missionFamiliesFORWARD helps children develop the attitudes and behaviors necessary to become productive, independent and responsible citizens through a school-based, family-centered program.
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