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Member of the Board of Directors

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Published 18 days ago

Mission

The Hazel Park Promise Zone and College Access Network is committed to revitalizing the Hazel Park community by increasing its educational attainment and making it an attractive destination for families. We do this by offering a tuition-free path to an associate’s degree to resident graduates of Hazel Park Schools and by recruiting and providing college and career preparatory programs to support Hazel Park students.

For more information, please visit our website...https://www.hazelparkpromise.org/

Position

The Board will support the work of Hazel Park Promise Zone (HPPZ) and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by organizations Executive Director (ED), the Board-ED relationship 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 ED developing and implementing Hazel Park Promise Zone’s strategic plan. 
  • Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by the HPPZ  for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings. 
  • Approving HPPZ budget expenditures, audit reports, and  business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities. 
  • Partnering with the ED and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out.
  • Assisting the ED and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members. 
  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments. 
  • Representing HPPZ to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization. 

Fundraising

HPPZ Board Members will consider the HPPZ a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. HPPZ expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity. Board members are expected to support the annual gala. 

Board terms/participation

Board meetings will be held bi-monthly 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 HPPZ mission and who has a track record of leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, education, or the nonprofit sector. 

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Professional experience with significant leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. 
  • 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 HPPZ beneficiaries.

Service on Hazel Park Promise Zone Board of Directors is without compensation. 

If interested please send your resume to... promisezone@hazelparkschools.org

Mission

The Hazel Park Promise Zone and College Access Network is committed to revitalizing the Hazel Park community by increasing its educational attainment and making it an attractive destination for families. We do this by offering a…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per month
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1620 E Elza Ave, Hazel Park, MI 48030, USA

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Please send resume to promisezone@hazelparkschools.org

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