Volunteer Opportunity

Board Chair

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Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia (RPSV) is a nonprofit that supports adults with mental health, substance use, and homelessness issues across Northern Virginia. RPSV operates five Centers across Northern Virginia, in Annandale, Arlington, Merrifield, Reston, and South County Alexandria. At our Centers, we offer community referrals, peer support groups, one-on-one peer support, employment assistance, computer lab, and Wi-Fi, landline phone access, recreational therapy, socialization, and more.

RPSV also offers 11 virtual support groups covering a variety of subjects, including the ABCs of Recovery and Finding Your Strength. Additionally, RPSV’s Warm Line provides a safe place for people to call when they need a listening ear. The Warm Line also offers virtual one-on-one sessions and Spanish-speaking operators. RPSV supports ~9,000 adults across Northern Virginia annually.

RPSV Board Member Roles and Responsibilities:

Support and further develop the mission, goals, and policies of the organization, what we should accomplish, and how we should conduct ourselves in the process.

·      Develop a long-range plan for the organization; define our strategy and a time frame

for the achievement of our goals.

·      Ensure the long-term financial stability and strength of the organization, develop, and maintain sources of income to provide for the continuing operation of the organization.

·      Ensure the long-term organizational stability and strength of the organization, bring into the organization individuals with the necessary abilities to lead and manage the organization in the future.

·      Maintain the integrity, independence, and ideals of the organization; do not allow individuals or organizations to compromise these principles.

·       Hire and develop an executive director to manage the operations of the organization.

·      Exercise management oversight of the executive director and the operations, approve annual budgets, review operating and financial results, audit for compliance with internal policies and external requirements, review performance against goals.


·       Be committed to the mission, goals, and policies of the organization.

·      Perform the functions and work of the board to the best of one’s ability.

·      Recommend others who could serve on the board or be of value to the organization in other


·      Avoid any conflicts of interest and situations that would compromise the principles of the organization or lead to the perception of compromise.

·      Be knowledgeable about the organization, the services it provides, and the community in which it operates.

Chairman of the Board Position:

The Chair of the Board is the lead officer of the organization and in this capacity shall:

·      Oversee the actions of RPSV’s president

·      Safeguard the integrity of the organization

·      Oversee the fiscal resources of the organization

·       Serve as the contact point for every board member on board issues

·      Set goals and objectives for the board and ensures that they are met

·      Ensure that all board members are involved in committee activities; assigns committee chairs.

·      Motivate board members to attend meetings.

·      Provide governance leadership and strategic fundraising support

·      Be a trusted advisor to the CEO as she develops and implements RPSV’s strategic plan

·      Approve  annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities 

·     Review outcomes and metrics created by RPSV for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics.

·      Coordinate an annual performance evaluation of the President 

·      Assist the President and Nominating Committee in recruiting board members 

·      Plan, preside over, and facilitate board and committee meetings; partnering with the President to ensure that board resolutions are carried out

·      Act as an ambassador for the organization 

·      Ensure RPSV’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities we serve

·      In collaboration with the President, generate annual revenue and foster RPSV’s overall financial health 

·      Personally treating RPSV as a top philanthropic priority reflected in an annual financial gift 

·      Ensure that 100 percent of RPSV’s board members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity 

·      Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major individual donors, corporations, and/or foundation gifts

Board terms

RPSVs Board Chair (and board members) will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re- appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held quarterly and committee

meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.

Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia (RPSV) is a nonprofit that supports adults with mental health, substance use, and homelessness issues across Northern Virginia. RPSV operates five Centers across Northern Virginia, in Annandale…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per month
  • Recurrence


Work must be performed in or near Annandale, VA
Associated Location

Fairfax or Arlington County, VA

7611 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003, USA

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