MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS



 

ORGANIZATION MISSION & OVERVIEW

 

Our Fatherless Foundation is a Christian based 501(c)(3) with a mission to help end the fatherless epidemic, one family at a time. Our mission is fulfilled through filling father voids and our C.A.R.E initiative. The C in care is for connecting families (fathers and father figures with children). A is for accountability. We believe in the power of holding fathers accountable as positive reinforcement to ensure families stay connected. The R is for resources, and E is for education. Providing easily accessible support, information, training, workshops, mentorship, and skill-building helps keep fathers and father figures confident, engaged, and better equipped to serve and provide for children and families.

 

At Our Fatherless Foundation, we believe God's intended vision for the family included healthy, active, and present parents, both a mother and a father. According to Psalm 127:3-5, Children are a gift and reward from the Lord. Children born to men are like arrows in a warrior's hand, and how blessed is the man whose hands are full of them.

 

We believe every child is born with promise, a purpose, and incredible potential. Our goal is to ensure that every child is set up for success and for father voids to be filled with fully equipped men who can aid in their success. 


 

POSITION

 

The Board will support the work of Our Fatherless Foundation and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by Our Fatherless Foundation's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Board-CEO relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:


 

LEADERSHIP, GOVERNANCE, AND OVERSIGHT

 

  • Establishing policies for administering the program and services aligned with the purpose of the organization 

  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the CEO as he develops and implements Our Fatherless Foundation’s strategic plan 

  • Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by Our Fatherless Foundation for evaluating its impact and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings 

  • Approving Our Fatherless Foundation’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of and meeting all legal and fiduciary responsibilities 

  • Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the CEO 

  • Assisting the CEO and board advisors in identifying and recruiting other Board Members 

  • Partnering with the CEO and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out 

  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments as needed

  • Representing Our Fatherless Foundation to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization 

  • Ensuring Our Fatherless Foundation’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities Our Fatherless Foundation serves


 

BOARD PARTICIPATION 

 

  • Give an annual minimum of $1,000 and/or Get (Raise) $3,000+ to assist with operational needs.

  • Attend quarterly Board and committee meetings + function and special events (min 2 per year).

  • Be informed about the organization's mission, services, policies, and programs.

  • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings.

  • Serve as a Chair or Vice Chair on committees or task forces as needed.

  • Inform your network about the organization.

  • Suggest two possible nominees to the Board who can make significant contributions to the work of the Board and the organization.

  • Follow statement of faith, conflict of interest, code of conduct, and confidentiality policies.

  • Assist the Board in advising on the organization's fiduciary responsibilities, such as reviewing the organization's monthly financial statements and making recommendations.
     

 

FUNDRAISING

Our Fatherless Foundation Board Members will consider Our Fatherless Foundation a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that Our Fatherless Foundation can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, Our Fatherless Foundation expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual minimum of $1,000 and/or Get (Raise) $3,000+ to assist with operational needs.

 

TERM OF OFFICE:

 

Our Fatherless Foundation’s Board Members will serve a two or three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held quarterly, and committee meetings will be coordinated with full board meetings. The time commitment for individual Board duties is estimated at 2-10 hours a month, depending on the time of year and if the Board Member is part of the executive committee.  Our Fatherless Foundation Board Members must continue to meet attendance, monetary, and participation requirements.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Our Fatherless Foundation’s mission and who has a track record of leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, education, government, psychology, medical, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector with a heart to serve. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.

 

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

 

  • Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector 

  • A commitment to and understanding of Our Fatherless Foundation’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience 

  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals 

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, a relationship with Christ, and a passion for improving the lives of Our Fatherless Foundation’s beneficiaries

 

Service on Our Fatherless Foundation’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs concerning Board Members’ duties.