SIREN

Member of the Board of Directors

Mission

Siren is a non-profit organization dedicated to showing women and girls the power of their voices. Through spoken word poetry and other creative forms of expression, we help women of all ages empower themselves through artistic outlets in order to forge strong bonds with their peers and develop skills that will benefit their lives.

Siren strives to show girls how to speak their minds, develop social and academic skills, and use creative expressive techniques to tell their stories in order to create the next generation of strong, empowered female voices.

Position

The Board will support the work of Siren and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance.

 

While day-to-day operations are led by Siren’s chief executive officer (CEO), the Board-CEO relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

Leadership, governance and oversight

  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the CEO as s/he develops and implements Siren’s strategic plan

  • Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by Siren for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings

  • Approving Siren’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities

  • Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the CEO

  • Assisting the CEO and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members

  • Partnering with the CEO and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out

  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments

  • Representing Siren to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization

  • Ensuring Siren’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities Siren serves.

Fundraising

Siren Board Members will consider Siren a philanthropic priority and strive to connect our organization with foundations and individual contributors that share our goals and mission.

 

So that Siren can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, Siren expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution to the organization of at least $60 per year or 10 volunteer hours.

Board terms/participation

Siren’s Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held quarterly and our education and outreach committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.

Qualifications

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Siren’s mission and who has a track record of board leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.

 

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector

  • A commitment to and understanding of Siren’s mission.

  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of Siren’s beneficiaries

Email our Executive Director if you are interested in this opportunity