Vacancy Board Member wanted

Ad type: volunteer opportunities
Company: Pagus Africa, Center for Achievement
City: HAVERFORD, PA
Workplace street: HAVERFORD, PA
Category: Fundraising
Work schedule: A few hours per month
Posted: 3 Nov 2019
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Job description

Pagus: Africa works with youth in Ghana’s Volta Region as the Center for Achievement. We believe the most effective way to facilitate long-term sustainable change is to empower youth to be equipped to intelligently face life’s challenges and able to assist in the development of their own villages and in the global community.


Position


Members of the Board support the work of the organization and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by the organization's Executive Leadership, the Board's relationship with the executive team is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

Leadership, governance, and oversight:

  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the Executive Director as s/he develops and implements the organization's strategic plan
  • Approving the organization’s annual budget and plan to fund it accordingly.
  • Reviewing metrics and outcomes for evaluating Pagus' impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness.
  • Reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
  • Audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the Executive Director and Program Director
  • Assisting the Executive Director and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members
  • Partnering with the Executive Director and Program Director and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments
  • Representing to stakeholders, donors, and partners; acting as an ambassador for the organization
  • Ensuring the organization’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities Pagus:Africa, Center for Achievement’s serves

  • Fundraising

    Board Members of the Organization will consider it a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority so that Pagus: Africa can credibly solicit contributions from other foundations, corporations, and individuals. Pagus: Africa expects to have all Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity. There is no specific amount required. In addition to a personal contribution, Board Members are asked to leverage their personal and professional networks to help raise funds from others aligned with our mission and goals


    Board terms/participation

    Pagus: Africa’s Board Members will serve a three-year term and is eligible for re-election for additional terms. Board meetings will be held quarterly, and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.

    Qualifications

    This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about PAGUS: Africa’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.

    Service on Pagus: Africa’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.

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