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Our board Envision's Board provides strategic leadership and stewardship in several areas of operations. Among current strategic initiatives are the following high priority challenges: -Brand awareness: Supporting and guiding Envision to develop a "brand identity" within the community at large. The President/CEO and Development Director have been diligently working on a comprehensive marketing plan aligned with agency culture to build awareness of Envision as a trusted provider of choice for families, community partners, funders and donors. -Growth: Supporting and guiding strategy development to identify and choose programs and services with future growth potential; assisting the organization in adjusting to and capitalizing on changing demographics, emerging needs, and market opportunities.
Position Position Profile: Board Member Department: N/A FLSA Classification: N/A Shift/Hours Worked: Flexible/Primarily evening Board meetings Reports To: Board Chairperson Supervises: N/A Work Location: Board Meetings typically held in Oakley/Rookwood area Agency Overview: Envision provides a variety of services to support individuals with disabilities and has been a trusted resource for families for over 50 years. Our mission is to support a full and vibrant future for people with disabilities. We serve more than 450 children and adults each year. Our programs serve children and adults and address a range of conditions and disabilities including: physical or cognitive disabilities, syndromes associated with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum, learning disabilities, and co-occurring mental health issues. Envision is a contract agency of Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services, Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, and Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services. Position Overview: We are currently recruiting potential candidates with a passion for community and for service to fill positions available on the Board of Directors. These positions are open due to natural succession, and the rotation of long-term-service Board Members reaching term limits within the next two (2) years. An Envision Board Member, first and foremost, must consistently emulate the Organization Values in behavior and actions: Trust Authentic Relationships Full and Meaningful Lives Continuous Learning Mission Centered Leadership Excellence Board members primary responsibilities are to provide guidance to the President/CEO of Envision in order to support him or her in achieving Envision’s mission and vision in ethical and prudent ways. The Board’s role, and therefore the role of each Board Member, is to be a good steward to the proper governance of the organization overall. The main functions of a Board Member position are: • Review, update and modify the Board Governance Policies on an annual basis; • Define limits to, and expectations of, the President/CEO’s actions; • Define the interaction between the President/CEO and the entire Board; • Define how the Board will conduct business; • Provide accountability to, and linkage with, the community at large as well as the individuals and families directly served by the organization; • Give leadership to fund development efforts, participating in fund-raising activities, making financial contributions and promoting the value of Envision to potential donors and/or volunteers; and • Convey positive messages about Envision to community groups, government entities, and the greater area business and private communities and individuals. Job Requirements & Qualifications Required Skills: • Able to attend 90% (minimum) of Board Meetings annually. • Able and willing to actively participate in fund-raising efforts, solicitation visits, grant writing, etc., and to donate/devote time to Agency project(s). • Able and willing to leverage personal community connections to benefit Envision. Community connections may fall into one or more of the following areas: Corporate (big business), Media, Politics/Advocacy, Philanthropy, Small Business, Religious organizations, Education (public or private), Social Services or Government. • All candidates should possess a personal connection with Envision’s mission. Education & Experience: • Previous experience serving as a Member of a non-profit Board is helpful, but not required. • Proven leadership skills/experience, or leadership potential, is desired. • Welcome expertise comes in many forms and may include the following: Accounting Administration/Management Finance Fundraising Government Human Resources Insurance/Reinsurance Law, Marketing Media Physical Plant (engineering, architect, etc.) Public Relations Real Estate Sales Special Programs Focus Strategic Planning Technology Wealth Management • A parent of a child with developmental disability(ies), whether served by Envision or not, and individuals with developmental disability(ies) are also welcome candidates for consideration. • Candidates for Board Member positions are not required to have attained any particular level of education. However, all candidates must possess the ability to read, as well as adequate oral and written communication skills.
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When 4th Wednesday of January, March, May, August, October. 6 PM - 8 PM
Where 3805 Edwards Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209
Commitment 1 to 3 hours/month
Donation We strive for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
Requirements Board meetings are scheduled from 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM, (6) times per year (every-other-month) at Interact for Health offices (3805 Edwards Road, Suite 500, Cincinnati, OH, 45209). Occasionally, an additional Board Meeting may be needed/scheduled. Each Board Member also commits to participate in at least (1) Special Committee (Governance, Finance, Development, etc.). Committees typically meet 3-4 times per year at a site convenient to the committee members.
On-boarding Envision is currently recruiting potential candidates with a passion for community and for service to fill positions available due to natural succession/rotation of Board Members reaching term limits within the next two (2) years. The first step is to contact a Board Member, or any Member of the Governance Committee, by phone or by email. The Board Member will discuss your interests and, if you both agree, will then ask you to submit a personal resume or profile. Next, a member of the Governance Committee of the Board will meet with you in person. Afterwords, an additional meeting with the President/CEO, Board Chairperson and/or other Board Members will be arranged for you. Shadowing a regular Board Meeting is an option, if you prefer. Finally, your background is presented to the entire Board; your appointment is subject to a simple majority vote.
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