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OVERVIEW OF BOARD RESPONSIBILITIES

Board Nominations

The Alliance nomination committee wants to hear from you!  Alliance board members are elected every year. Please email communications@snakeriveralliance.org (Attention: Julie Hoefnagels) to be considered! 

Overview of Board of Director Responsibilities

Board members are volunteers with legal responsibility for governing the SRA. Board members are responsible for determining policy in all areas of the organization and ensuring that its policies are effectively implemented.

The Board especially focuses on:

  • Fundraising and resource development
  • Strategic planning
  • Personnel (the board hires, evaluates and may dismiss the Executive Director)
  • Financial management
  • Program planning and oversight
  • Stewarding the mission of the organization for its members

Board members are expected to:

  • Be a dues-paying member of the Snake River Alliance
  • Learn about and support SRA’s mission and goals
  • Be willing to represent the organization to the public and/or our members
  • Evaluate the performance of the Executive Director
  • Ensure that the ED adheres to accepted ethical and professional standards
  • Attend bimonthly meetings of the Board (at least by phone), two weekend retreats a year and assigned committee meetings
  • Review meeting materials in advance of any meeting and be prepared to think about and discuss agenda items
  • Participate in planning for the future and evaluation of previous plans
  • Declare any conflict of interest, whether real or with the potential to be perceived as such
  • Assist in developing the annual budget and effectively manage SRA’s resources
  • Remain accountable to our members, donors and the public
  • Maintain connections with staff and members by volunteering in a variety of ways (attend and volunteer at events, call members/write thank you cards, help in the office, etc)
  • Have fun!

 Time Required

  • Conference calls (2 hours bimonthly)
  • Meeting prep and e-mails, phone calls (1-2 hours per month)
  • Two Board Face to Face Meetings (usually a weekend in December and June)
  • Board Fundraising Committee and other committee assignments (15-20 hours per year).
  • Make personal connections through phone calls or thank you letters, volunteer at Alliance events, or help the staff in the office (1 hour per month)
  • Executive Committee membership requires an additional 4 hours per month.

Length of Commitment

Each Board term is two years and members may be re-elected upon expiration.

Financial Commitment

Board members are asked to support the Alliance financially at a level that makes it one of your own personal “top charities.”

Benefits of Board Service

  • Working with great people who are committed to social and environmental justice.
  • Learning about important local, national and global energy policy issues.
  • Learning how citizens can influence public policy.
  • Development of personal and professional skills.

For more information on board membership, please contact Julie Hoefnagels,  communications@snakeriveralliance.org.

For consideration, please fill out the application and email it to communications@snakeriveralliance.org.