Organizational Mission: Plant It Forward’s (PIF) mission is to empower refugees to develop sustainable farming businesses that produce fresh, healthy food for our community. We are a small but dynamic, growing nonprofit organization that is transforming the way Houstonians eat. We are the largest network of urban farms in Houston, run by the city’s most experienced farmers. We aim to be the top urban agriculture producer in Greater Houston, in both quality and volume, so our farmers can experience agribusiness best practices.
Position Description: Board Member
The Board Member will support the work of PIF and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by PIF’s President, the Board – President relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. PIF’s Board reflects the organization’s mission and values, as well as Houston’s demographics.
Specific Board Member responsibilities include:
Leadership, governance, and oversight:
PIF Board Members will consider PIF a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that PIF can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, PIF expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity. Furthermore, Board Members are expected to introduce the President to potential funders and centers of influence who may help the organization grow.
PIF’s Board Members will serve a two-year term and will be eligible for re-appointment for three additional terms. Board meetings will be held bimonthly, and committee meetings will be held in between in coordination with full board meetings.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about PIF’s mission 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:
Service on PIF’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.
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Organizational Mission: Plant It Forward’s (PIF) mission is to empower refugees to develop sustainable farming businesses that produce fresh, healthy food for our community. We are a small but dynamic, growing nonprofit organization that is…