Board Member - RESPOND, Inc.

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Position Details Position Title: Board Member Function: Board Member Position Type: Board (Unpaid) Job Description: Statement of Expectations for Board of Directors About the Agency: RESPOND, Inc., a pioneer in the movement to end domestic violence, is New England's first domestic violence agency and the second oldest in the nation. Since its inception in 1974, RESPOND has provided safety and support to victims of domestic violence including adults, teens and children. Through its Community Programming, RESPOND provides a 24-hour crisis hotline, individual counseling, support groups, specialized children services and counselors embedded within area police departments. The Shelter Program provides safe, confidential housing and comprehensive supportive services to 8 families or 21 individuals at a time. A one-of-a-kind housing program helps move people safely into long term housing options. More information about RESPOND can be found at About the Opportunity: RESPOND seeks qualified members to elect to the Board of Directors to help advance the mission of the agency. This exciting opportunity will assist RESPOND in its work to end domestic violence in Massachusetts and beyond. Roles and Responsibilities 1. Commit to the mission and goals of RESPOND, Inc. 2. Attend meetings of the Board of Directors: 5 meetings are scheduled each year. Board members are expected to attend all meetings (they are scheduled in advance). 3. Serve on at least one committee and attend committee meetings: Board members are encouraged to attend all meetings of the committees on which they serve—many committees meet via phone or virtually. 4. Contribute expertise and participate in strategic development of board and organization. 5. Actively support the mission of RESPOND: For example, board members will attend the annual gala fundraiser, annual meetings, vigils and other RESPOND fundraising or outreach events. 6. Make a personal contribution to RESPOND: Every member of the Board of Directors is expected to make a financial contribution in addition to in-kind contributions of time and resources. Board member participation is an important component in securing other financial resources. 7. Develop funding support: RESPOND’s board and staff in its fundraising efforts by arranging introductions, signing letters to contacts and associates and otherwise opening doors to funding sources. 8. Represent RESPOND: Be familiar with and speak in support of RESPOND program and services. 9. Disclose any potential conflict of interest with RESPOND. Qualifications: Management / Leadership experience in fundraising, finance, human services, event planning, law or other applicable field. Benefits: The opportunity to use your skills and talents to end domestic violence in our communities while working side by side with a team of dedicate professionals. How to Apply Application Instructions: Please forward a letter of interest and a professional resume to the RESPOND Board of Directors c/o Melissa Shireman, Finance Committee Chair/Treasurer at

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Melissa Shireman

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Posted on March 6, 2019

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