Help shape the programs and services of King County’s only family peer support organization as a Board member of Guided Pathways – Support for Youth and Families (GPS). The purpose of our 501(c)3 organization is to help families struggling with their children’s mental health and substance abuse challenges. GPS is largely run and staffed by parents and youth with lived experience and a passion for working to ensure all children and youth reach their full potential. The Board is all volunteers made up of parents and youth, family service providers, and community members. GPS is seeking a member who can draw on their experience, enthusiasm and energy to govern this organization. If you have life experience or a background in finance, law enforcement, human resources, public relations or advocacy, fundraising, or organizational development please consider helping.
BIPOC are strongly encouraged to apply. Board members must reside within King County.
Guided Pathways – Support for Youth and Families (GPS) is a King County-based, non-profit, family support organization founded with the sponsorship of the King County Counsel MIDD and Behavioral Health and Recovery Division. Our mission is:
We are families helping families. We empower and support families and youth struggling with behavioral, emotional or substance abuse challenges in navigating resources to achieve wellness and resilience.
Board of Directors Responsibilities
● Support and advance the organization’s mission/purpose and values.
● Assure the organization has a plan for providing services.
● Assure the organization has adequate resources to support its mission and services.
● Support and evaluate the work of the Executive Director.
● Approve the annual budget.
● Assure that the organization has the policies and controls to manage its money well.
· Actively advocate for the organization and its clients.
· Keep to, and support, the ethical and legal standards, and the organizational values.
· Assure the Board is the best it can be by recruiting Board members who have the skills the Board needs, and by conducting a regular Board self-assessment process.
Individual Board Member Responsibilities
● Attend all board and assigned committee meetings, and organizational events.
● Review the agenda and meeting materials before the Board or committee meetings and be prepared to engage in dialogue and decision making.
● Stay informed about the organization’s progress, policies and programs.
● Inform others about the organization.
● Follow board policies including those related to conflict of interest and confidentiality.
● Recognize that differences of opinion will arise between board members, but once the Board has made a decision, each board member needs to accept and support the decision.
● Expect to serve as a board member for two years.
*Note: Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, at this time all meetings are conducted virtually.
Help shape the programs and services of King County’s only family peer support organization as a Board member of Guided Pathways – Support for Youth and Families (GPS). The purpose of our 501(c)3 organization is to help families struggling with…
In your cover letter, please let us know what interests you about this position; why you think you would be a good fit for our organization; and your experience as a youth or parent of a youth struggling with behavioral or mental health challenges, or your expertise in your career field.