The Board supports the work of Precipitation Northwest and provides leadership, oversight, and strategic governance to the organization and greater community. 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. Board members have the opportunity to:
Develop and implement Precipitation Northwest’s strategic plan.
Review the outcomes of projects produced by PNW and evaluate their impact towards the organization's mission.
Review agendas and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings.
Approve Precipitation Northwest’s annual budget, auditing reports, and material business decisions; keeping informed of and meeting all legal and fiduciary responsibilities.
Assist 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 PNW to stakeholders and 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:
A commitment to and understanding of the mission of Precipitation Northwest and the diversity of the community.
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 volunteer management.
Knowledge of 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.
Personal qualities of integrity and credibility.
Engagement with Precipitation Northwest activities and events.
Must play well with others.
Must not serve as either a SOAK or BurnOut Producer or Lead during their term on the board
Time Commitment: 8 to 20 hours per month. Minimum: 2 hours monthly for board meetings, plus about 1-2 hours a week for to-dos, emails, etc. At busy times, you can expect up to 20 hours a month depending on how many committees you are on, if you are an officer, and any outside events or trainings.
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.
Applications and nominations will be accepted for consideration through November 18, 2018. To apply or nominate someone, please email Board@precipitationnw.org.
For applications, please include your resume or CV, cover letter, and three professional references with the Subject line “Board Recruitment.”
For nominations, please include the person’s full name and an email address to contact them with the Subject line “Board Nomination.”