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Board Member – Volunteer/Outreach

Our board The Sarah House Foundation Board of Directors governs the overall execution of the organization’s mission. Principally, the Board manages organizational finances and sets long term priorities for programs, primarily the development of a freestanding pediatric hospice and respite home. Additionally, the Board will oversee the role of the Executive Director, who will be responsible for day-today management of the organization. Overall, the members of the Board contribute the educational, management, legal, and financial skills needed to ensure long term organizational stability and ensure year-to-year educational excellence for the Sarah House Foundation mission. For more information see the Sarah House website at
Position The Sarah House Board is currently recruiting new members!  We are currently in the process of hiring our first employee, a develop director and planning for our first major fundraising event.  We need a energetic, dynamic, board member with great organization and public relation skills  who would primarily be in charge of volunteer outreach.   Having someone with prior volunteer outreach experience on the board of directors will be essential moving forward in this process and in the future with ongoing fundraising events, managing volunteer list, contacting volunteers, etc.
Desired skills
Coaching, Communications, Diversity/Inclusion, Fundraising, Public Relations, Social Media
When Board Meetings- Monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm
Where Currently meeting at Cincinnati Children's Hospital 3333 Burnett Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229, Location D, second floor, room 2-20
Commitment 7+ hours/month
Donation We strive for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
Requirements Board Member responsibilities include attendance of regular board meetings (average 8 per year), as well as teleconference meetings and active electronic conversations as part of Board committees. In some years the Board has held additional meetings. Board members also hold a fiduciary responsibility for management of organizational capital and ensuring appropriate filings with federal, state, and local authorities consistent with the organization’s status as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The attendance policy allows for removal if three consecutive meetings are missed without notice. The Board of Directors has up to 17 voting members and a minimum of 9 members. Terms are for 3 years. Board positions require a time and energy commitment that should not be underestimated. Candidates are urged to consider personal priorities for the next year as well as the ways to contribute to the development of the organization. *Monthly meetings *Committee Work (generally by email) • Annual Meeting • Annual Fundraiser- board participation needed/required
On-boarding Organizational Documents: Strategic Plan, Bylaws, FY Budget, Operating Principles, and others upon request. To apply: • Submit the one-page Board Application (available on the Sarah House website) and your résumé to Foundation Co-Chair Rachel Thienprayoon (cell: 972-839-7997, email: [email protected]). PLEASE WRITE “NEW BOARD MEMBER APPLICATION” in the subject line. • Copies of the one-page application
Our mission To provide a home that focuses on maintaining the quality of life for children with life-limiting illnesses and essential support for their families. It includes the management of distressing symptoms and the provision of respite care, comfort care and bereavement.
Additional Info If interested in applying for this board position, please see additional information below. Thank-you for your interest in Sarah House! Kim Marcum-Mercier, RN Founder-Chair