The Program for Early Parenting Support (PEPS) is currently recruiting individuals to join the Board of Directors. The mission of PEPS is to enable parents of infants and young children to build communities that empower them to meet the challenges of parenting through mutual support and sharing of information.
The PEPS Board of Directors provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance and sets policies to ensure PEPS is run effectively, legally, and ethically. The PEPS Board has a fiduciary responsibility and oversees all activities of the agency, setting long range goals for the growth and development of PEPS, approving the annual budget, securing adequate funds to support programs, and ensuring that those funds are spent responsibly.
Board Members should be willing and normally able to:
Commit to a 3-year board term.
Attend all Board meetings, plus special events such as the Board Retreat and Annual Benefit Luncheon.
Serve on 1 Board Committee and/or Task Force/Working Group, and carry out related responsibilities.
Review the agenda and supporting materials prior to meetings.
Be informed about the PEPS mission, services, policies, and programs.
Make PEPS a philanthropic priority and make an annual, personally significant gift that reflects that priority.
Participate in fund development activities, including hosting a table at the Annual Luncheon.
Serve as a PEPS ambassador and introduce PEPS to own circle(s) of influence.
Follow conflict of interest, ethics, and confidentiality guidelines.
A passion for and commitment to the PEPS mission, vision, and goals.
Proven track record of working in and/or directing teams and willingness to take on leadership roles.
Experience in at least 1 relevant area: non-profit governance, early childhood development, mental health, fund development, advocacy, strategic planning, IT, organizational development, change/growth management, program development and expansion, finance/accounting and law.
Prior board experience is highly desirable.
Members should be prepared to invest about 10-15 hours per month, typically:
3 hours to prepare for and attend Board meetings (10-11 per year)
5-6 hours for committee work (per committee)
2-4 hours for special tasks, meetings, events, and fund development activities.