Board of Directors

Posted: 02/03/2021

Board of Directors

Purpose: A member of the Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that Friends of the Family fulfills its mission by planning for the future, monitoring current operations, and evaluating the organization. A board member must fulfill the fiduciary responsibilities of the board of directors, making corporate decisions that protect the public interest.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Advance the mission - To provide safe shelter, confidential services, and housing assistance to individuals in crisis due to homelessness, domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
  • Actively promote the mission, contributing ideas and expertise
  • Keep up to date on developments in the organization’s field
  • Be informed about the organization’s mission, services, policies, and programs; inform others about the organization, and work to enhance the organization's public image
  • Select the Executive Director through an appropriate process
    • Provide ongoing support and guidance for the executive staff
    • Annually review performance
  • Ensure effective organizational planning
    • Determine and monitor the organization’s programs and services
    • Participate in the development of a strategic plan to accomplish the mission, oversee its
implementation and evaluate its success
  • Actively participate in all board activities
    • Attend in person or by phone bi-monthly board meetings
    • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
    • Serve on a committee and periodically take on special assignments
    • Suggest nominees to the board who can make significant contributions to the work of the board and to the organization
    • Assess the board’s performance
  • Ensure adequate resources
    • Make a personal financial contribution to the organization
    • Manage resources effectively
    • Carry out the fiduciary responsibilities of the board, such as reviewing the organization’s annual financial statements, selecting an auditor, and receiving the auditor’s report
• Follow conflict-of-interest and confidentiality policies

Additional details
  • Elected by Board of Directors     
  • Term Length Per by-laws
  • Time commitment: Bi-Monthly meetings; additional time required for committee work and other board commitments
If you would like to be considered for a position on our board, please visit the Board of Director page on our website to fill out a contact form.

Type of Employment: Nonprofit Board Member