Mission: The Twin Cities Women’s and Girls’ Choirs are a diverse community that sings, performs, and affirms the voices of women and girls. Vision: We strengthen and inspire individuals and communities through song. Values:
• The Twin Cities Women’s Choir is a performing, non-auditioned women’s choir that strives for musical excellence.• The Twin Cities Girls’ Choir is a performing girls’ choir that fosters personal development and musical growth.• We are an inclusive, affirming, ethical and fun community.• We expand the library of women’s choral music by commissioning pieces and supporting women composers.• We foster community through collaboration both within and outside our organization.• We strive to ignite and nurture a lifelong love of music.
Specific ResponsibilitiesPlanning• Form overall strategic direction and policies for the organization including long range plans, goals and objectives• Approve guidelines, policies, plans, goals and objectives• Monitor progress toward long and short range plansFinances• Monitor organization’s overall financial position• Develop and monitor financial policies• Approve annual budget• Approve expenditures outside authorized budget• Contribute financially to the organization• Raise moneyPersonnel• Approve changes in Executive Director Position Description• Provide input and approval to the Human Resources Committee in hiring, evaluating and, as appropriate, terminating the Executive Director• Approve personnel policies Organization• Formulate and approve overall structure for the organization• Review, follow and routinely review by-laws, updating them as neededSinger, Public and Community Relations• Make sure organization is accountable to the singers, people served by the organization and the community• Ensure that singers are enjoying their experience• Interpret the organization to the community• Promote the organization and its services in all relevant settings• Develop and maintain relationships with contributors, community groups and key stakeholders• Board members are highly encouraged to attend concerts, fundraisers, rehearsals and other important events of all three choirsBoard Committees• Serve on a minimum of two committees• Serve as chair or co-chair on at least one committee• Ensure that work directed by the strategic and annual plans are addressed by the committee(s)• Develop committee work plan and provide progress updates to the Board• Take direction from Board as appropriate
Preferred QualificationsHer Voice Productions is seeking board members with skills in the following areas: Fundraising (especially corporate and non-profit foundations), Marketing, and Board Governance; ideally previous nonprofit board experience. Professional arts practice or arts administration background is a plus.• Demonstrated history of leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy or the non-profit sector.• A history of development experience, particularly corporate foundation fundraising experience• Understands and is committed to the organization’s purpose and mission• Has exceptional diplomatic skills; a natural affinity for establishing and maintaining relationships; is talented at persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals• Demonstrates integrity, credibility and a passion for strengthening the future of the organization• Devotes adequate time and effort to be a well-informed board member who accomplishes all assignments effectively and efficiently• Contributes personal financial resources • Cultivates donors and solicit funds for the organization• Accurately reads and interprets financial reports• Has expertise in at least two of the following areas: finances, fundraising, marketing, public relations, social media, organization development, human resources, risk management or strategic planning.