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Board Member – Governance

Our boardThe N.E.R.D.S. Board of Directors is more of a working board, with advisory committees.
PositionWe are looking for a board member with legal experience.
Desired skills
Board*, Legal*
When2nd Saturday of each month
WhereLocation varies between St. Bernard and Clifton Library locations
Commitment5 to 7 hours/month
DonationWe require a specific amount of “give or get” for all board members.
RequirementsAttend all board and committee meetings (remote attendance is acceptable). Be informed about the organization’s mission, services, policies, and programs. Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings. Serve on committees or task forces and offer to take on special assignments. Make a personal financial contribution to the organization. Inform others about the organization. Advocate for the organization. Suggest possible nominees to the board who can make significant contributions to the work of the board and the organization. Keep up-to-date on developments in the organization’s field. Follow conflict-of-interest and confidentiality policies. Refrain from making special requests of the staff. Assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, such as reviewing the organization’s financial statements.
On-boardingMeet with the Executive Director, shadow a meeting, meet committee chair. We are currently working to develop New Board Member On-boarding Handbook
Our missionNERDS strives to provide an affordable, hands-on, interactive learning environment for students of all ages, focusing on students in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Arts & Culture, Children, Education, Poverty