A PLACE ALONG THE WAY is seeking talented and committed community members to serve on its Board of
The Board will consist of 5 to 7 members (with growth to 11), serving 1- to 3-year terms.
(To provide for staggered terms, some shorter term lengths will apply for the first Board
only.) A PLACE ALONG THE WAY's goal is to have paid administrative support; however, initially all
work will be done by volunteers. As such, the first-term Board will be a governing and
working Board. Each Board member will have one vote.
The Board’s function will be to direct A PLACE ALONG THE WAY, through its Mission, to provide
increasing and ongoing financial support and community involvement, and to represent A PLACE ALONG
THE WAY in the community and accept ultimate legal authority for it.
Requirements for the position are:
§ A strong commitment to the enhancement of today’s high-risk youth in our community,
linked with a strong commitment to establish a well funded and operated foundation for our future.
§ The ability to attend at least one Board meeting per month, plus chair at least
one committee (see attached Committee document)
§ Strong administrative and communication skills for the key task of bringing the
organization from start-up to full operation.
§ A willingness to serve in the role of ambassador to the community, providing
information about A PLACE ALONG THE WAY’s progress and activities, and building
§ A willingness to be actively involved in all aspects of the Foundation’s
In addition, expertise and/or connections in ONE OR MORE of the following critical
areas to the Board's success is highly desirable:
Prior non-profit board experience, or experience working with non-profits, is also very
Because this is initially going to be working Board, other, more specific responsibilities
will include the following:
§ Attend monthly Board of Directors meetings
§ Implement administrative, personnel, legal, financial, fundraising,
promotion/advertising/communications policies and procedures.
§ Participate in establishing policies to advance the mission of A PLACE ALONG THE WAY
§ Actively chair committees
§ Evaluate Advisory Council members and their effectiveness in mentoring the
§ Evaluate, with (future) staff input, whether A PLACE ALONG THE WAY is in line with its
§ Research funding opportunities with help of Committees
§ Assure that the Foundation functions within appropriate legal and fiscal
constraints with the help of committees.
§ Attend Foundation Functions
§ Represent A PLACE ALONG THE WAY in the community
§ Recommend and set a budget for external training to help members improve
their board capabilities
§ Participate in/with all fundraising efforts
§ Attend professional meetings and conferences
We are seeking individuals with the highest integrity and a strong and active connection
to the community. If you are interested in applying for a Board member
position, please fill out the attached BOARD APPLICATION.
Thank you, in advance, for your commitment
to improving our future.