Board of Directors
Volunteer Board of Directors position available. Contact Keryn Bernard-Kriegl at [email protected].
General Position Description
Board members provide strategic direction and oversight to the organization and lead the nonprofit in achieving its mission. Board members play an active role in fundraising, fiscal oversight and strategic planning. In addition, they establish policies and procedures to ensure smooth operation of the organization, protection of its assets, fidelity to its mission and adherence to legal requirements and filings.
Directors must possess a personal commitment to the NH Children’s Trust, Inc.’s (Children’s Trust) mission and be able to fulfill the job responsibilities outlined below.
Key Responsibilities of Board Members
- Determine the Mission and Purpose
- Select, Support, and Evaluate the Chief Executive
- Ensure Effective Planning
- Monitor Programs and Services
- Ensure Adequate Financial Resources
- Protect Assets and Provide Financial Oversight
- Build and Maintain a Competent Board
- Ensure Legal and Ethical Integrity
- Enhance the Organization’s Public Standing
Individual Expectations of Board Members
- Attend and participate in Board and committee meetings
- Sign and return the Conflict of Interest form annually
- Make an annual contribution to the Children’s Trust and participate in philanthropic activities that support the organization
- Complete the annual board self-assessment
- Provide input into the Executive Director’s assessment
- Become knowledgeable about the organization’s bylaws
- Understand basic information about child abuse and neglect, the Children’s Trust’s leadership role in prevention, and its programs and services
- Become knowledgeable of the Children’s Trust strategic plan and participate in regular review of key metrics measuring outcomes against plans
Estimated Time Commitment
The Children’s Trust Board meets approximately 6 times a year for 90 minute meetings and has one major retreat/training activity annually. Minimum in person attendance at Board meetings is 50% and telephone conferencing is available for additional meetings. Each Board member is expected to serve on at least one committee which entails additional meetings, the number of which depends on the responsibilities of the committee. Directors elected to the Board shall serve a three year term and may be re-elected for up to three consecutive terms. See bylaws for more information.