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Board Member (virtual)

Pagus: Africa empowers youth in Ghana to be change makers in their own communities. The Pagus path to success is holistic, rigorous and sustainable. We assist students in their academic, personal and social development. Our programs set a high bar, allowing students to surprise themselves. Our delivery model is sustainable because our scholars have the skills to teach and lead projects in their communities.


Position: We are seeking to add members to our board who have experience in sitting on non-profit boards, strength in finance, fundraising and/or governance. We welcome members who align with our mission and add their diverse views and rich experience.

Members of the Board support the work of the organization and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by the organization's Executive Leadership, the Board's relationship with the executive team is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

Leadership, governance, and oversight:

  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the Executive Director as s/he develops and implements the organization's strategic plan
  • Approving the organization’s annual budget and plan to fund it accordingly.
  • Reviewing metrics and outcomes for evaluating Pagus' impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness.
  • Reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
  • Audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  •  Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the Executive Director and Program Director
  • Assisting the Executive Director and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members
  • Partnering with the Executive Director and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments
  • Representing to stakeholders, donors, and partners; acting as an ambassador for the organization
  • Ensuring the organization’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities Pagus:Africa, Center for Achievement’s serves

Responsibilities

  • Attendance at meetings once a month (committee or board)
  • Carry out committee assignments

Financial obligation: Board Members of the Organization will consider Pagus:Africa one of their top three philanthropic priorities and make annual gifts that reflect that priority so that Pagus: Africa can credibly solicit contributions from other foundations, corporations, and individuals.

Please contact us if you are able to contribute one or both of the following:

  • Volunteering your expertise 5- 10 hours per month to advance the work of the organization.
  • Make a substantial annual contribution to help meet the approved budget. (through personal means or by leveraging personal and professional networks to help raise funds from others aligned with our mission and goals.)

Board terms/participation

Pagus: Africa’s Board Members will serve a three-year term and are eligible for re-election for additional terms. Board meetings will be held every other month via Zoom, and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.

 Qualifications

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about PAGUS: Africa’s mission and who has a track record of board leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, education, or the nonprofit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.

Service on Pagus: Africa’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.

Pagus: Africa empowers youth in Ghana to be change makers in their own communities. The Pagus path to success is holistic, rigorous and sustainable. We assist students in their academic, personal and social development. Our programs set a high…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per month
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
HAVERFORD, PA, United States

How to Apply

For more information, be sure to visit our website at https://www.pagusafrica.org. Send your resume/CV by email for submission to:

Ms. Ellen Berenholz, Executive Director

ellen@pagusafrica.org

For more information, be sure to visit our website at https://www.pagusafrica.org. Send your resume/CV by email for submission to:

Ms. Ellen Berenholz, Executive Director

ellen…

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