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Board Member Job Description

Position of Pressure Board members, appointed for a two-year term, are expected to regularly attend Board meetings, which will range from eight to ten a year, and be a member of at least one committee which will meet a similar number of times. Meetings are usually held in Chicago, but may on occasion be held in other locations within the service area.

There are 15 members on the Board of Directors and we are seeking to fill the following positions:

Committee Chair Job Description

1. Is a member of the Board

2. Sets tone for the committee work.

3. Ensures that members have the information needed to do their jobs.

4. Oversees the logistics of committee’s operations.

5. Reports to the Board’s Chair.

6. Reports to the full Board on committee’s decisions/recommendations.

7. Works closely with the Chief Executive and other staff as agreed to by the Chief Executive.

8. Assigns work to the committee members, sets the agenda and runs the meetings, and ensures distribution of meeting minutes.

9. Initiates and leads the committee’s annual evaluation.

Board Member Job Description

1. Regularly attends board meetings and important related meetings.

2. Makes serious commitment to participate actively in committee work.

3. Volunteers for and willingly accepts assignments and completes them thoroughly and on time.

4. Stays informed about committee matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports.

5. Gets to know other committee members and builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus.

6. Is an active participant in the committee’s annual evaluation and planning efforts.

7. Participates in fund raising for the organization.

Board Secretary Job Description

1. Is a member of the Board

2. Maintains records of the board and ensures effective management of organization’s records

3. Manages minutes of board meetings

4. Ensures minutes are distributed to members shortly after each meeting

5. Is sufficiently familiar with legal documents (articles, by-laws, IRS letters, etc.) to note applicability during meetings

Board Treasurer Job Description

1. Is a member of the Board

2. Manages finances of the organization

3. Administrates fiscal matters of the organization

4. Provides annual budget to the board for members’ approval

5. Ensures development and board review of financial policies and procedures

General responsibilities – All Board members will:
1) Attend and participate in Board and committee meetings.
2) Make a firm commitment to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives.
3) Help the Board to reach group decisions.
4) Maintain awareness of changing needs in community
5) Support and participate in fund raising activities.
6) Perform the job effectively by constantly evaluating one’s changing role contribution to the board.
7) Engage in creative strategic planning with other board members and CIL staff.
8) Assume responsibility for the disposition of Position of Pressure resources in a manner that is both legal and in the best interest of the center and the persons served.

How to apply

Please send resume to HR@positionofpressure.org and place the words “Board Member” in the subject line.

MENTORS NEEDED Description (Male & Female)

Just Talkin’ is a youth mentoring program based on a year-round program that consists of specific strength based activities that make possible reinforcement of appropriate structure, limits and expectations while developing life and social skills. The family centered activities will enable participants to learn necessary skills and concepts of accountability to function on a more respectful level at home, in school, and in the community. This group meets once a week.

Mentoring positions available (flexible schedule) for bi- weekly Just Talkin’ group.
We meet every other Wednesday and some Saturdays (as scheduled) throughout the year.

Just Talkin’ every other Wednesday from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM or  Saturdays from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The rewards of mentoring are evident in the actions you can inspire in a young person and the lessons you will learn while fostering a positive relationship with program participants. Contact P.O.P. today to learn about how YOU can get involved. One person DOES make a difference.

Send an email with COMPLETE contact information (phone number, email, mailing address) and our proposed availability to HR@PositionofPressure.org and include the words “Mentor” in the subject line.


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