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Position Profile

A Girls on the Run® Board Member must possess a passion for and commitment to improving the lives and opportunities of girls in third through eighth grades. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program (PA-PYD) that uses running as a vehicle to influence positive social, cognitive, physical, emotional and psychological assets and development. Over the course of the program, girls will: Develop and improve competence, feel confident in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. Such life skills will prevent unhealthy and risky behaviors, such as physical inactivity and negative body image, and promote positive health outcomes (e.g., physical, mental, social, and spiritual health).

Girls on the Run believes that all girls and communities should have access to our programs. We strive to eliminate barriers to participation, to continue creating programming that engages all communities, to be intentional about staff and volunteer diversity and to promote a culture of inclusion across the organization.


As a Board Member

  • Regularly attends Board meetings & related important meetings
  • Makes a serious commitment to participate actively in Board work and Council activities
  • Volunteers for and willingly accepts assignments and completes them thoroughly & on time
  • Stays informed about committee matters, prepares her/himself well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports
  • Gets to know other committee/board members and builds collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus
  • Is active in committees, annual evaluations, and planning efforts
  • Participates in fundraising for the organization


As Treasurer

  • Is a member of the board as well as an Officer of the Board
  • Oversees and reviews financial status of the Council at least on a quarterly basis.
  • Ensures the Council is solvent and appropriately allocates funding and resources to support the mission of the Council.
  • Provides guidance to Council Director on management of bank statements or any investments made on behalf of the Council.
  • Overseas the filing State/Federal financial reports in timely manner prepared by the Council Director
  • Gives Board a regular & complete treasurer’s report at meetings or other scheduled specific times. It is the Council Director’s responsibility to ensure report prepared on a timely basis.
  • In coordination with Council Director, provides annual budget to Board for member’s approval
  • In coordination with Council Director and board officers prepares the long-range operating plan (5 years) to support the Strategic Plan approved by the Board
  • Ensures development & Board review of financial policies and procedures
  • Supports the evaluation of spending and staffing costs, and provides guidance on changes impacting the financial health of the organization


Financial experience managing budget or accounting background is highly recommended for this position.

Living or working the Hunterdon (NJ), Bucks(PA) and Warren (NJ) counties area or strong connection to the area.


Length of Term: Board members will serve two-year terms with the option of renewal pending board approval and performance. 


Meetings and Time Commitment: Participation in board meetings is mandatory. Board meetings will be held quarterly (January, April, July, and October) during majority-voted dates and times virtually (during COVID-19 pandemic) and in-person in Hunterdon County, NJ. Meetings are two hours in length. Board members are asked to attend no fewer than 2 special events per year to ensure board presence at Girls on the Run cultivation activities. Events include: GOTR 5K’s (Fall / Spring).


Annual Financial Commitment: All board members should consider Girls on the Run a philanthropic priority. Girls on the Run requires $500.00 in annual board dues. 


Location: Recommended that Board Members live, work or have a strong connection with Hunterdon County NJ, Bucks County PA, or Warren County NJ.


About Our Council

Girls on the Run of Hunterdon, Bucks and Warren Counties (GOTR HBW) is one of over 225 councils of Girls on the Run International (GOTRI), an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that provides empowerment and self-esteem building programs to girls in grades 3-8. GOTRI as an organization was established in 1996 and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Our own council was established in 2006, and we are celebrating our 15th birthday this year.  


Each spring and fall, we host our season-ending 5k celebration, with over 1,000 runners, spectators and volunteers. This event, which is open to the public, centers on the girls in our program and celebrates their achievements throughout the 10-week season. 


GOTR HBW is passionate about supporting young girls in our community and helping them reach their truest potential. Since 2006, we have served over 9,000 girls, worked with more than 3,750 volunteers, and provided over $800,000 in program subsidies and scholarships.


You can learn more about our council at www.gotrhunterdon.org.

Position Profile

A Girls on the Run® Board Member must possess a passion for and commitment to improving the lives and opportunities of girls in third through eighth grades. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per month
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Flemington, NJ
Associated Location

Girls on the Run of Hunterdon, Bucks & Warren Counties

Flemington, NJ 08822, USA

How to Apply

To be considered, please submit your resume/CV, cover letter to Christine Veltri (christinehveltri@gmail.com) . Note: email subject line should read “Board of Trustees Application-Board Treasurer.”


Select applicants will participate in an interview process with current board members. 

To be considered, please submit your resume/CV, cover letter to Christine Veltri (christinehveltri@gmail.com) . Note: email subject line should read “Board of Trustees…

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