November 20, 2017
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Our current need is for Board members that can effectively direct the organization and an Executive Director that can lead the administration team.  Additionally, the Board currently needs a Treasurer and a Secretary.  If interested and can fulfill the responsibilities as described below, send email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Board Member Responsibilities

The board of directors is responsible for governance and policy setting. This is a level of board oversight that focuses on mission, direction, priorities, and evaluation of the organization’s programs. Other specific duties generally include financial oversight (through the review of financial statements and setting of budgets), fundraising, and its own operations (nominations and election processes and board evaluation). A critical role of the board is to hire, set the compensation for, evaluate and fire, if necessary, the executive director.  Board members must attend quarterly Board meetings. 

Board members should not be involved in daily management. In most cases, they will not be close enough to the situation to have an appropriate approach and this involvement can undermine the ability of the executive director to run the organization.

Committees (chaired by a Board member) & Responsibilities

Governance (chair needed)

Ensure effective board processes, structures and roles, including retreat planning, committee development, and board evaluation; sometimes includes role of nominating committee, such as keeping list of potential board members, orientation and training

Executive (Treasurer and Secretary needed)

Oversee operations of the board; often acts on behalf of the board during on-demand activities that occur between meetings, and these acts are later presented for full board review; comprised of board chair, other officers and/or committee chairs; performs evaluation of the Executive Director

By-laws (chair needed)

Assures the organization is operating to it's bylaws and recommends any changes needed for appropriate governance

 

Executive Director Responsibilities

 

The executive director is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization and the implementation of the policies of the board of directors. These responsibilities include making policies operational through the development of procedures and rules, hiring and firing of staff, and specific allocation of resources (within broad guidelines set by the board). While the Executive Director should have input into broad level policy, this is the domain of the board of directors.

 

Executive Director – Expanded Duties

 

In program development and administration, the Executive Director will:

 

  1. Assure that TNG has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress
  2. Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board
  3. Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization's work
  4. Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations
  5. Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field

 

In communications, the Executive Director will:

 

  1. See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it
  2. Publicize the activities of the organization, it's programs and goals
  3. Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations
  4. Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public

 

In relations with staff, the Executive Director will:

 

  1. Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers
  2. Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place
  3. See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place
  4. Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization
  5. Maintain a climate which attracts, retains and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people

 

In budget and finance, the Executive Director will:

 

  1. Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices
  2. Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the board in preparing a budget; assure that the organization operates within budget guidelines
  3. Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work
  4. Jointly, with the Chair and Secretary of the Board of Directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents

 

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