Board Member – HR
Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center

215 E. 14th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
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Board Member – HR

Our boardThe Ignite Peace board is a working board of 11-15 people, that meet every other month as a full board with committee meetings on off months. Officer roles include board chair, vice chair, treasurer and secretary. Committees include finance, development, and governance. Board Leaders receive updates from Ignite Peace on the regular mailing list, are encouraged to participate in programming events, and are encouraged to help with visioning and strategic planning.
PositionThe purpose of the committee is to ensure that the Board of Directors fulfills its duties, works effectively, and operates consistently with the Mission and Values of the organization.  A key priority is continuous Board development.
Desired skills
Coaching, Human Resources*
WhenEvery other month on the third Thursday of the month from 4-6pm
WhereIgnite Peace Office inside the Peaslee Neighborhood Center at 215 E. 14th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202
Commitment1 to 3 hours/month
DonationWe strive for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
RequirementsBoard leaders are asked to agree and commit to the following responsibilities:1.Understand and advocate for Ignite Peace’s purpose, vision, mission, goals, policies, programs, services, strengths, needs, organizational structure and staff.2.Attend at least 80% of Board and Committee meetings (to which I am assigned), including advanced reading/understanding of background materials, financials and agenda.3.Make a personal financial investment at a level that is meaningful to me.4.Bring/encourage/influence external resources within my spheres of influence to contribute human and financial resources to Ignite Peace.5.Attend Ignite Peace fund raising and programmatic events during the calendar year.6.Act in the best interests of Ignite Peace, and excuse myself from discussions or activities where I have a real or perceived conflict of interest.7.Serve as a contributing leader or member of at least one Board committee.8.Act as a resource or adviser to the Ignite Peace Coordinator and/or members of the Staff, partnering toward achievement of Ignite Peace’s goals.
On-boardingInterested individuals are encouraged to meet with the Executive Director and a current Ignite Peace Board Leader to assess qualifications and fit. Ideally someone would first be involved in a program or board committee. A candidate would meet with the Executive Director and a vote would be taken at a board meeting to approve the new member. The new member would attend the following board meeting as their first meeting.
Our missionTo imagine, practice and promote a Nonviolent Greater Cincinnati by working toward solidarity with individuals and organizations to dismantle structures of violence.
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