CLEAR Board Director

Become a CLEAR Board Director and help shape the Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research’s work for economic equality and financial empowerment for LGBTQ communities!

General Description:

The Board of Directors is legally and ethically responsible for all activities of the organization, including:

  1. Determining how the organization will carry out its mission through long and short-range planning;
  2. Adopting an annual budget and providing fiscal oversight;
  3. Recruiting, orienting, and developing fellow board members;
  4. Hiring and evaluating the performance of the chief executive;
  5. Evaluating overall performance of the organization in achieving its mission;
  6. Establishing policies for effective management of the organization.

Length of Term:

1-3 years

Reports to:

Entire Board of Directors

Compensation:

None

Responsibilities:

  • Understand and promote the organization’s mission.
  • Be familiar with the organization’s programs, policies, and operations.
  • Attend board meetings and appropriate committee meetings.
  • Actively serve on at least one committee and offer to take on special assignments.
  • Review agenda and supporting documents prior to meetings.
  • Make an annual contribution to the organization, commensurate with ability.
  • Participate in fundraising (i.e. secure at least $1,000 in funds to the organization)
  • Keep current on key issues and developments in program areas.
  • Strictly adhere to conflicts of interest policies.
  • Strictly adhere to confidentiality policies.

Time Requirements:

  • Attend new board member orientation (approx. 3-4 hours)
  • Attend and actively participate in at least 75% of board meetings (min. 4 annual board meetings, approximately 2 hours in length)
  • Attend and actively participate in committee meetings and related work (1-3 hours per month as determined by the committee)
  • Attend and actively participate in the annual planning retreat (1 weekend)
  • Attend and actively participate in the annual meeting (approx. 3-4 hours)
  • Attend special events such as fundraisers and ground breaking ceremonies (2 fundraisers per year recommended)
  • Meet with potential donors/funders to make a case for funding the organization, answer questions, etc. (approx. 4 hours annually)

Apply to be a CLEAR Board Director

  • Please describe your personal interest or experience with issues and communities which may be relevant to the mission & vision of the Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research (ex. finance, law, policy, LGBTQ-community issues, under-served community issues).
  • Please describe any professional or experiential qualifications you may possess with regard to the relevant issues to the organization, such as finance, insurance, economics, law, policy, or LGBTQ issues.
  • I agree to commit myself to the Center of LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research (CLEAR)'s mission & vision, and to advance it to the best of my abilities while serving as a Director of CLEAR's Board of Directors.
  • I understand that this position entails a personal commitment to fundraise for the organization and I am willing to commit fundraise (e.g. to donate funds, or to personally solicit donations or sponsorships for the organization) commensurate to my ability.
  • All CLEAR Directors must already be--or be willing to become--members of the organization by affirming their commitment to the organization's mission and vision, and paying a $10.00 application fee.