Board Member Roles and Responsibilities
Purpose of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Dallas, Inc.:
To set and monitor strategic direction and ensure sufficient resources to accomplish the mission of the organization.
Makeup board of Directors:
A minimum of 30 and a maximum of 80 community leaders who provide influence within their organization and throughout the community to effectively deliver resources to Junior Achievement.
Term of Service:
Initial term: one year. Subsequent terms: three years.
Roles and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors as a governing body
- Set and monitor strategic direction
- Provide policy governance
- Evaluate and self-govern
- Hire and evaluate the chief staff officer
- Secure the necessary resources to accomplish the mission of the organization
- Respond to communications (electronically or by phone) from fellow directors and Junior Achievement staff within 24 hours
Roles and Responsibilities of the individual Board Member
- Respond to JA-related communication from JA Staff or fellow directors within 48 hours.
- Make an appropriate annual personal contribution. 2014-15 average gift was $1,800.
- Secure internal resources (money, volunteers, gifts-in-kind, expertise, special event coordinators, volunteer coordinator)
- Personally participate in at least three of five regularly scheduled Board of Directors’ meetings.
- Attend Board orientation within the first six months of membership.
- Personally participate on a minimum of one Board Action Team each year.
- Influence others to provide resources to JA.
- Attend local events
- Be a volunteer in at least one classroom during the first two years of service on the board, or prior to being elected a board member.
- Visit or teach at least one class per year, every year.
- Work toward the advancement of the mission by influencing the education and business communities.
- Member of top three levels of company’s Dallas-based structure
- Provides a specific skill that helps Junior Achievement accomplish its mission
- Demonstrates an interest in Junior Achievement’s goals
- Demonstrates the ability and willingness to actively participate in the work of the organization, through Action Teams and prospect introductions, and willing to represent Junior Achievement throughout the community
- Has the ability and willingness to make a significant personal financial contribution
- Has the ability to generate $25,000 in resources (financial or in-kind), internally or externally