Foster and inspire our greater Portland community in producing “engaging, participatory, socially and environmentally responsible projects and events that support collaborative art, civic involvement and skill development” as the newest Board Member of Precipitation NorthWest.
We are actively recruiting civically engaged professionals to join our enthusiastic and skilled Board of Directors. Do you have experience in nonprofit accounting? Program development? Are you passionate about Human Resources and Volunteer Management?
Board members provide leadership, oversight, and strategic governance of all activities led by Precipitation NorthWest.
Precipitation NorthWest provides equal opportunities to all volunteers and applicants for Board membership without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital or economic status, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
The board supports the work of Precipitation NorthWest and provides leadership, oversight, and strategic governance. Board members currently oversee certain programs and projects within the community. The board does not produce events or manage general operations, but have important legal and fiduciary responsibility for Precipitation NorthWest. Specific board member responsibilities include:
Developing and implementing Precipitation NorthWest’s strategic plan
Reviewing outcomes of projects produced by Precipitation NorthWest and evaluating their impact towards the organization's mission
Reviewing agendas and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
Approving Precipitation NorthWest's annual budget, auditing reports, and material business decisions; keeping informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
Ensuring the integrity and sufficiency of revenue streams to support Precipitation NorthWest’s programming and administration, including but not limited to event ticket sales, soliciting individual contributions, grants, fundraising events, and/or making personal donations
Assisting the board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members
Partnering with other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments
Representing Precipitation NorthWest to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization
Ensuring Precipitation NorthWest’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities that Precipitation NorthWest serves
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
Extensive professional experience with executive leadership in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
Specific experience with non-profit accounting and legal support, fundraising, program development, human resources and/or volunteer management
Knows how to internet, including Google Drive and other productivity apps
Commitment to a minimum term of 3 years
An affinity for persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
A commitment to and understanding of the mission of Precipitation NorthWest and the diversity of the community
A natural affinity for cultivating relationships
Personal qualities of integrity and credibility
Engagement with Precipitation NorthWest activities and events
Plays well with others
SERVICE ON PRECIPITATION NORTHWEST’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS IS WITHOUT REMUNERATION, EXCEPT FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT, TRAVEL, AND ACCOMMODATION COSTS IN RELATION TO BOARD MEMBERS’ DUTIES.
STANDARDS OF CONDUCT
Under the Oregon Revised Statute for nonprofits, Chapter 65, each board member must meet certain standards of conduct. These standards are typically described as Duty of Care, Duty of Loyalty, and Duty of Obedience. For additional information please see ORS Ch. 65.
Interested? Please email Board@precipitationnw.org include your resume or CV, cover letter, and three professional references.