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Our Board of Directors plays a crucial role in fulfilling our mission for 13,000+ families and growing nationwide. We make a meaningful, positive difference in the lives of parents who are new to Down syndrome, and their children. 

We strive to maintain a diverse Board with the skills, connections, time, and energy to help us achieve our organization’s strategic goals. Prospective members of the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network (DSDN) Board of Directors are elected by the DSDN Board of Directors at the end of an annual recruiting cycle that occurs each fall. Directors are elected to a two-year term.

Fiduciary Responsibilities and Expectations of Board Members

As the governing body of the Down Syndrome Diagnosis, the Board of Directors:

  • Determines and keeps the organization focused the mission and purpose of DSDN
  • Sets strategic direction for DSDN as a whole, identifies annual strategic priorities, ensures organizational alignment with strategic direction, and assesses performance in achieving goals
  • Provides financial oversight and ensures financial sustainability and legal and ethical integrity
  • Ensures the effective management and use of the organization’s resources.
  • Determines the set of programs that the organization will deliver to implement its strategies and accomplish its goals, and monitor the performance of these programs to assess their value.
  • Selects, supports and assesses performance of the Executive Director
  • Recruits and orients new board members and assesses board performance
  • Assesses and develops the board’s own effectiveness.
  • Protects the integrity of DSDN’s tax-exempt status by formulating policy and providing oversight of resource management, approving the annual budget, reviewing regular financial re- ports, overseeing investments and ensuring an annual audit by an independent accounting firm
  • Provides strong fundraising leadership and stewardship
  • Ensures organizational integrity and accountability
  • Enhances the organization’s credibility and public image

Board Members are expected to:

  • Prepare for, attend and participate in Board meetings every other month
  • Provide the perspective, skills, and experience for which they were elected
  • Support the fundraising goals of DSDN through annual personal contributions and assisting in fundraising efforts. Specific responsibilities include:
  • Place DSDN within the top three charities of one’s personal giving 
  • Conduct at least one fundraiser to secure donations for DSDN each year
  • Participate in meaningful stewardship moves of our most generous donors
  • Serve annually on at least one of the Board’s committees, which includes at least one meeting per month and some work activity.
  • There are currently three standing committees: Finance; Governance and Board Recruiting; Technology
  • Represent and evangelize DSDN in his/her community and business circles
  • Expand his/her knowledge of DSDN, Trisomy 21, and the needs of the broader IDD community.

Our Board of Directors plays a crucial role in fulfilling our mission for 13,000+ families and growing nationwide. We make a meaningful, positive difference in the lives of parents who are new to Down syndrome, and their children. 

We strive to…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Algumas horas por mês
  • Recorrência
    Recorrente

Localização

Virtual
O trabalho pode ser executado em qualquer lugar do mundo
Local Associado
Stillwater, MN 55082, USA

Como se inscrever

To express your interest, please review the responsibilities and expectations, then send your resume and cover letter to Melissa Shutwell, Board President, at board@dsdiagnosisnetwork.org.

To express your interest, please review the responsibilities and expectations, then send your resume and cover letter to Melissa Shutwell, Board President, at board…

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