STREET YOGA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Job Description

Responsibilities

The board as a whole has the responsibility for governing the entire organization. The board is responsible for determining agency policy in the following areas: Human Resources, Planning, Finance, Development, Community Relations and Operations.

Board members will share responsibilities for the following key areas. It is expected that different members of the Board will assume different levels of responsibility in these areas, with the Board as a whole ensuring that all of these functions are fulfilled.

Leadership/Human Resources
1. Board membership, which includes recruiting and ensuring that board members are oriented, trained, evaluated and recognized to strengthen board service.
2. Selecting and supporting the Executive Director, including reviewing performance regularly and providing on-going assistance as requested by the Executive Director.
3. Establishing personnel policies, which include setting policy regarding salaries, benefits and grievance procedures.
4. Ensuring volunteer involvement, which includes setting policy regarding how the organization treats, recognizes and celebrates its volunteers.

Strategic Planning
1. Set and review the organization’s mission and goals on an annual basis.
2. Plan for the organization’s future, on a long-term and short-term basis.
3. Evaluate the organization’s programs and operations on a regular basis.

Financial Management
1. Ensure financial accountability of the organization.
2. Oversee an ongoing process of budget development, approval and review.
3. Oversee manage and maintain properties and investments the organization possesses.

Resource Development
1. Ensure adequate resources to achieve the organization’s mission and implement the organization’s programs and projects.
2. Participate in fundraising activities based on the individual’s skills and background.
3. Provide leadership in the development and execution of major fundraising campaigns, including major donor annual campaigns and capital campaigns.

Community Relations
1. Ensure that the organization’s programs and services appropriately address community/constituents needs.
2. Promote the organization to the general public, including serving as an emissary of the organization to the community.
3. Promote cooperative action with other organizations, including activities and occasions when the organization should take part in coalitions, joint fundraising, etc.

Operations
1. Ensure that the organization’s administrative systems are adequate and appropriate.
2. Ensure that the board’s operations are adequate and appropriate.
3. Ensure that the organizational and legal structures are adequate and appropriate.
4. Ensure that the organization and its board members meet all applicable legal requirements.
5. Approve standards and practices, and review the compliance with the guidelines.

The Board recognizes its ultimate responsibility for all aspects of the organization’s activity, but also chooses to delegate management responsibilities to staff, including program planning and implementation, membership development, proposal writing and administration. The Board retains all responsibility for financial accountability, leadership development and governance.