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EXPECTATIONS OF THE BOARD AS A WHOLE
The mission of Feed the Mass is to Empower Through Food. As the highest leadership body of the organization and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the board is responsible for:
• Determining the mission and purposes of the organization.
• Selecting and evaluating the performance of the executive director.
• Strategic and organizational planning.
• Ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management.
• Fundraising and resource development.
• Approving and monitoring Feed the Mass programs and services.
• Enhancing Feed the Mass public image.
• Assessing its performance as the governing body of Feed the Mass.
EXPECTATIONS OF INDIVIDUAL BOARD MEMBERS
Each board member is expected to:
• Know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs.
• Faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements.
• Serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for Feed the Mass to advance its mission.
• Leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve Feed the Mass’s mission.
• Give, or get a meaningful financial donation.
• Help identify personal connections that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputational standing and can influence public policy.
•Prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings every month.
• Participate fully in one or more committees.
Benefits of being a part of our team.
• Career experience and connections to local businesses
• Five Free cooking classes a month
• Possible career placement with the organization
• Hands-on training with business, nonprofit, cooking, and nutrition education.
BOARD POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Vice President/Human Resources
The vice-president of a non-profit organization works closely with the board of directors and other top executives to define the mission of the organization. These policy procedures are developed, planned and enforced so the non-profit can achieve its goals.
Chief Financial Officer
Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will define the process and implement the infrastructure/systems needed to support substantial growth over the next 5 to 10 years. She or he will continue to build and manage effective and streamlined administrative/financial systems, including financial, accounting, legal, and physical infrastructure.
As a member of the senior management team, the CFO will be involved in strategic planning, evaluation, and professional development initiatives, as well as planning for Feed the Mass expansion to multiple new sites both locally and in other cities.
Director of Operations
The Director of Operations must be a leader who is able to help others at Feed the Mass to deliver measurable, cost-effective results that make the vision a reality. Importantly, the successful Director of Operations will have the skills, sensitivity, and personal confidence to tap into the power that each member of the team brings to this mission. While it is essential that he or she brings efficient and effective systems to increase the productivity of the organization, is it also critical that the team retain the creative spark that drives the organization’s mission and goals.