RCZC Board President Job Description
The board president’s chief responsibilities are to; prepare
for and lead board meetings and the annual meeting; represent the RCZC
organization in official and legal matters; and support the other board members
and their workgroups in carrying out their responsibilities. These duties break down as follows:
Meeting Preparation and Leadership – The board president—
- Upon receipt from the Secretary of board member
input for meeting agendas, organizes meeting agendas, prepares printed copies
for members, and leads meeting discussions, noting action items and asking
board members to volunteer to carry them out.
- Also contributes items to the meeting agendas,
particularly around board leadership and communication issues.
- With the board, organizes and leads the RCZC
Annual Meeting in January.
- According to what organization needs occur
during the board president’s tenure, identifies policies and procedures that
may be needed or updated so that the organization runs smoothly. The
president’s focus will vary depending on what the organizational needs are at
the time and the skills and abilities the president brings to his/her tenure.
Official Spokesperson for RCZC – The board president—
- Responds to inquires and signs legal documents
for the organization—e.g., state forms (Nonprofit Corp Annual Report,
Responsible Party form 8822-B), liability insurance forms, corporate matching
gift program forms, etc.
- With board input and support, teams with Tim,
the Spiritual Director, to negotiate periodic renewal of building lease
agreements (or negotiate a new building lease). This responsibility includes
prior or concurrent negotiations with BIMS regarding their rental payments to
- Remains alert to the myriad details of
organization life and responds through the board members and/or workgroups as
appropriate or directly as needed—e.g., door code changes, rodent infestations,
use of the facility, communications and planning with our key lessor, BIMS,
Board and Workgroup Support – The board president—
- Inquires at appropriate intervals about
workgroup activities and board member needs in supporting their workgroups.
- Supports assigned workgroups (currently Annual
Fund and Building & Gardens workgroups).
- Helps problem solve challenges volunteers face
in carrying out their work.
- With other board members, identifies
communication and coordination problems and helps solve them.
- Volunteers for some workgroup tasks if and when
a board member or workgroup volunteer in not able to do needed work in a timely
manner (e.g. membership tasks, building rental program tasks).
Minimum Qualifications –
- Regular involvement in RCZC activities for at
least one year
- Leadership and/or management skills and
- Capacity to serve in role a minimum of two years