Like all non-profit organizations, a Board of Directors helps govern Fathers for Scholars (F4S). Our board is a passionate, diverse group of leaders with backgrounds ranging from technology to education, faith to financial services. We all have one common mission - to work as a team to serve students, primarily young fathers.
The board meets monthly and is highly involved in the development and growth of the organization, taking ownership of key results.
While day-to-day operations are led by the current F4S board chairperson, the Board relationship with the chair 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 partner to the chair as s/he develops and fulfils F4S strategic plan
Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by F4S for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
Approving F4S annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
Assisting board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members
Serving on committees or tasks forces and taking on special assignments
Representing F4S to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization
Ensuring our commitment to a diverse board and organization that reflects the communities we serve
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
A commitment to and understanding of the type of service and supports that F4S provides
A natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating and building consensus among diverse individuals and stakeholders
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of F4S clients
Ideally, professional experiences with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, faith-based communities, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Father for Scholars!
Stephen Browning, Chair
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