Connect with a cause that needs you. Discover purpose and feel pride as part of the ImprovingBirth team!
With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. With approximately 10,000 volunteer hours a year, ImprovingBirth would not succeeded without the incredible contribution of our volunteers, many of whom we now call family.
Are you ready to join the team?
The Board will support the work of ImprovingBirth.org, Inc. (IB) and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day financial operations are led by Jitasa Group, we seek a treasurer that is able to provide leadership in the financial life of the organization.
That financial leadership requires a combination of skills and characteristics. A great treasurer balances these responsibilities:
KNOWLEDGE, COMMUNICATIONS, PLANNING, LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY
- Attend all board meetings
- Maintain knowledge of the organization and personal commitment to its goals and objectives
- Understand financial accounting for nonprofit organizations
- Able to translate financial information and financial concepts for the board and manage the board's review of and action related to the board's financial responsibilities
- Work with the President and Jitasa Group to ensure that appropriate financial reports are made available to the board on a timely basis
- Able to look down the road to find the financial options and decisions needed for longer term goals and initiate discussions to connect finance and mission
- Partner with the Executive Director/President to develop a useful budget
- Present the annual budget to the board for approval
- Review the annual audit and answer board members' questions about the audit
- Serving as a trusted advisor to the Executive Director/President as she develops and implements IB’s projects and programs
- Approving IB’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of and meeting all legal and fiduciary responsibilities
- Assisting the Executive Director/President and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members
- Partnering with the Executive Director/President and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
- Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments
- Representing IB to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization
- Ensuring IB’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities IB serves
- Manage Donor Communications and tracking
IB Board Members will consider IB a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. IB will then be able to credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals. IB expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity.
IB’s Board Members will serve a 2-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for additional terms. Board meetings will be held monthly.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about maternal heath and who has a track record of board leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
- Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
- A commitment to and understanding of IB’s followers, preferably based on experience
- Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of pregnant and new families
- Service on IB’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.