Board members serve three year terms, working on a number of different initiatives to support the Board's mission. Board members must participate in three of four annual meetings. It is suggested that area Board members attend meetings in-person, however, a call-in option is provided for those members who are unable to travel to College Park due to their geographic location or other conflicts. The average time commitment for Board members is one to two hours per month. Please see below for additional information on Board member responsibilities and personal characteristics.
Primary Board Member Responsibilities
• Attend quarterly Board meetings and participate regularly in initiative meetings and functions
• Be informed about the organization's mission, services, policies, and programs
Other Board Member Responsibilities
• Review agenda and supporting materials prior to Board and committee meetings
• Serve on committees or task forces and offer to take on special assignments
• Make or facilitate a financial contribution of personal significance to the QUEST program
• Suggest possible nominees to the Board who can make significant contributions to the work of the Board and the organization
• Keep up-to-date on developments in relevant fields
• Follow conflict-of-interest and confidentiality policies
• Assist the Board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, such as reviewing the organization's annual financial statements
Personal characteristics to consider
• Ability to: listen, analyze, think clearly and creatively, work with people individually and in groups.
• Willing to: prepare for and attend Board and committee meetings, ask questions, take responsibility and follow through on a given assignment, contribute personal and financial resources in a generous way according to circumstances, open doors in the community
• Develop certain skills if you do not already possess them, such as to: cultivate and solicit funds, cultivate and recruit Board members and other volunteers, read and understand financial statements, learn more about the substantive program area of the organization
• Possess: honesty, sensitivity to and tolerance of differing views, a friendly, responsive, and patient approach, community-building skills, personal integrity, a developed sense of values, concern for the QUEST program’s development, a sense of humor
This application will be reviewed by current QAB members and current QUEST students. You will be notified about the status of your application by Friday, December 20th. If your application is accepted, your term will begin on January 1, 2014.
Please direct any questions to QAB Chairman Steve Kutchi, Q1 (firstname.lastname@example.org).