Her Voice Productions Board Application
Her Voice Productions is seeking individuals to serve on our Board of Directors beginning in the 2019-2020 season. Our non-profit organization programs include the Twin Cities Women's Choir, a non-auditioned community choir; ENCORE!, the auditioned ensemble of the Twin Cities Women's Choir; and the Twin Cities Girls’ Choir, an educational music experience for 2-12 graders. Applicants must have a commitment to advancing our mission, vision and values and if possible, have experience in fundraising, marketing/social media/public relations, and organization development. The board meets monthly and participates in a full day annual planning retreat. In addition, members are expected to attend the concerts and key events of the 3 choirs and serve on a minimum of two board committees. Interested individuals are asked to complete and submit an application (below) by May 20, 2019.

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 Responsibilities
Planning
• 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 plans
Finances
• 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 money
Personnel
• 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 needed
Singer, 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 choirs
Board 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 Qualifications
Her 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.

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