Community Development

Board Members Needed For Agency Capacity Building

Mission: Mission Bridges mission is to provide education and resources needed for entrepreneurship to underserved and disadvantaged individuals; creating opportunity, empowering communities.
Jan 09, 2018
6 Hours
20 Needed
Volunteers Who Stepped Up
  • Candis Jones
  • Eric Gonzales
  • Gina Smith
  • Lourdes Ramboa

More Details

Role of the board of directors: To advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of Mission Bridges so as to support the organization’s mission and needs.

 

Major responsibilities of board members:

  • Uphold all legalities related to Mission Bridges  bylaws, the State of Texas and Internal Revenue Service 501(c)3
  • Lead and advise the organization in accordance with mission
  • Organize the board of directors, officers, and committees
  • Oversee and monitor policies and procedures
  • Financial management, including the adoption and oversight of the annual budget
  • Oversee program planning and evaluation
  • Advise, evaluate, and assist with the professional development of executive staff
  • Review organizational and programmatic reports
  • Promote the organization to Mission Bridges  constituencies and the community at-large
  • Assist with fundraising and the formation of strategic partnerships

 

Length of term: Three years, which may be renewed up to a maximum of two consecutive terms for a total of nine years, pending board approval.

 

Meetings and time commitment:

  • The board of directors typically meets on the second Tuesday of each month, 11:30 a.m., 210 South Mesquite, Arlington, Texas 76010. Meetings typically last 90 minutes.
  • Committees of the board meet an average of four times per year, pending their respective work agenda.
  • Board members are asked to attend a minimum of two special events per year. TBD.

 

Expectations of board members:

  • To act in the best interests of Mission Bridges, and to make recommendations based on his or her experience and vantage point.
  • To avoid conflicts of interest and make notice of them when they arise.
  • To attend and participate in meetings on a regular basis, and special events as able.
  • To participate on a standing committee of the board, and serve on ad-hoc committees as necessary.
  • To be alert to community concerns that can be addressed by mission, objectives, and programs.
  • To help communicate and promote Mission Bridges' mission and programs to the community.
  • To be familiar with Mission Bridges finances, budget, and financial/resource needs.
  • To be familiar with Mission Bridges policies and procedures.
  • To financially support and promote Mission Bridges in a manner commensurate with one’s ability to raise or donate a minimum of $1200 annually or $100 per month. 

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