Opportunity Details

Civic & Community, Other
Consulting & Professional Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Advisory Board Member

In connection with the Executive Director, Board Chair and other board members, members at large serve as a liaison to the general membership. Duties will change as defined in organization bylaws or as needed to fulfill board requirements and address overall organizational goals.

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Partners with the Executive Director to achieve HOSD’s vision and mission

  • Acts as a spokesperson and a public advocate for HOSD

  • Participates in the strategic planning process 

  • Discusses issues confronting HOSD with the Executive Director and Board Chair

  • Helps guide and mediate Board actions with respect to organizational priorities and governance concerns

  • Reviews issues of concerns with the Executive Director and Board Chair

  • Monitors financial planning and reports

  • Plays a leadership role in the organization’s fundraising activities.

  • Helps recruit new Board members

  • Works with the Board Chair to formally evaluate the performance of the Executive Director on an annual basis

  • Annually evaluates the performance of HOSD and whether it is achieving its vision and mission

  • In collaboration with the Board, generating substantial annual revenue and fostering HOSD’s overall financial health 

  • Personally, treating HOSD as a top philanthropic priority reflected in an annual financial gift, based upon what is financially feasible for the Board Secretary

  • Identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major individual donors, corporate, and/or foundation gifts

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success as a nonprofit board member

  • A commitment to and understanding of HOSD’s beneficiaries and mission preferably based on experience 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of HOSD’s beneficiaries 

Board Terms: 

Board member is elected by the Board at-large and serves for a two-year term. Board member is eligible to be re-elected to a second, consecutive two-year term at the discretion of the Board at-large.

Service on HOSD’s board of directors is without remuneration, except with prior approval from the ED for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to board members’ duties.

About HandsOn San Diego

HandsOn San Diego's mission is to strengthen communities through volunteer action. We believe that when individuals are actively engaged, communities are stronger. HOSD is an affiliate of the Points of Light Global Network, an international partnership that spans more than 250 cities and 37 countries around the world. Sharing a common vision that civic engagement is the pathway to positive change, HOSD has earned the distinction of being a Service Enterprise certified organization. HOSD is a fiscally sponsored program of Mission Edge, a 501(c)(3) organization.

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Volunteers needed through 4/15/2021

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