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Seeking Board Members Committed to Creating a Healthy, Just, and Peaceful World

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility


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Seeking Board Members Committed to Creating a Healthy, Just, and Peaceful World

WPSR is the Washington state chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR). For over 50 years, PSR has worked to create a healthy, just, and peaceful world for both present and future generations.

 

WPSR’s Board of Directors is responsible for the overall governance, success, and sustainability of the organization. As part of WPSR’s commitment to gender diversity and racial justice, we seek board members with demonstrated commitments to these values, and who represent a diversity of backgrounds, skills, and perspectives. Previous nonprofit board experience preferred, particularly experience with boards of small, grassroots NGOs. Professional experience in business, healthcare, technology, policy advocacy, marketing, or nonprofit leadership is preferred, as is expertise in one or more of WPSR’s program areas.

 

As a working board of healthcare and non-medical professionals, members engage in both organizational and programmatic activities that relate to our strategic goals. Board members are expected to be, or become, conversant with WPSR’s major program areas which include: nuclear weapons abolition, climate change, and economic inequity.

 

Collectively, the board is responsible for:

 

  • Determining and stewarding the organization’s mission and vision
  • Hiring, evaluating, and supporting the executive director
  • Exercising financial oversight including budget approval, regular review of financial statements and status, and ensuring that proper financial controls are in place
  • Ensuring adequate resources for the organization to fulfill its mission
  • Ensuring legal and ethical integrity and accountability
  • Determining, monitoring, and strengthening the organization’s programs and services. The board’s responsibility is to determine which programs are consistent with the organization’s mission and to monitor their effectiveness.
  • Ensuring effective organizational planning. Boards must actively participate in an overall planning process and assist in implementing and monitoring the plan’s goals.
  • Assessing board performance. All boards have a responsibility to articulate prerequisites for candidates, orient new members, and periodically and comprehensively evaluate its own performance.

 

Individually, board members are responsible for:

 

  • Making a personally significant annual financial contribution
  • Recruiting and orienting new board members
  • Enhancing the organization’s public standing by actively serving as WPSR ambassadors
  • Attending monthly board meetings, board planning retreats, and the WPSR annual dinner
  • Serving on at least one board subcommittee
  • Committing at least 8 hours of time per month

 

To learn more about WPSR, or to express interest in serving as a volunteer board member, please visit www.wpsr.org, or contact us at wpsr@wpsr.org.

WPSR is the Washington state chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR). For over 50 years, PSR has worked to create a healthy, just, and peaceful world for both present and future generations.

 

WPSR’s Board of Directors is responsible…

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4500 9th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105

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