Apply Today to Join our Board of Directors
We’re excited to announce an OPEN CALL for people to serve on our Board of Directors in a voluntary capacity. As a community-centric organization, we want to ensure that we are intentionally recruiting people outside of our current network. We know that growing the size and diversity of our leadership team will lead to transformational growth for our organization and our students. If you care deeply about the brown youth in our region and want to see them succeed in life, we would love to hear from you.
Our mission is to develop the next generation of brown entrepreneurs, one student at a time. We provide free entrepreneurial development training for high school and college students in the Metropolitan St. Louis area. All programs are available at no cost to the student or their family.
To learn more about Brownpreneurs, please visit us online at www.Brownpreneurs.org.
The board of directors supports the work of Brownpreneurs and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. This is a working board. Board members are asked to contribute to the overall success of our organization and the community we serve.
Serve as a trusted advisor to the CEO as she develops and implements Brownpreneurs’ strategic plan.
Review the outcomes and metrics created by Brownpreneurs for evaluating its impact and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics.
Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings.
Approve Brownpreneurs’ annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions, being informed of and meeting all legal and fiduciary responsibilities.
Assist the CEO and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members.
Partnering with the CEO and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are
Serve on committees or task forces and take on special assignments.
Represent Brownpreneurs to stakeholders, acting as an ambassador for the organization.
Attend and participate in meetings on a regular basis and special events as able.
Serve on subcommittees as necessary.
Be alert to community concerns that Brownpreneurs’ mission can address, objectives, and programs.
Help communicate and promote Brownpreneurs’ mission and programs to the community.
Become familiar with Brownpreneurs’ finances, budget, and financial/resource needs.
Understand the policies, procedures, and programming of Brownpreneurs.
Consider Brownpreneurs a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. This is necessary to solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals; Brownpreneurs expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution commensurate with their capacity. There is no fixed amount or set expectation.
MEETING & TIME COMMITMENT
The board of directors meets monthly on the third Saturday from 11 AM to 1 PM. Meetings are not held in January or July.
Committees of the board meet an average of four times per year, depending on their respective work agenda.
Board members are asked to attend at least two special events per year
Service on Brownpreneurs’ Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to board duties.
THE APPLICATION/SELECTION PROCESS
Members of the board of directors will do an initial review of applications. The top candidates will be contacted for a phone interview/discussion with a board member by Friday, July 7th.
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