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Member at Large Job Description
Bikes for Humanity’s Mission: Bikes for Humanity PDX (B4H) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public access to affordable and safe bicycles while empowering self-sufficiency in bicycle maintenance and commute throughout the Portland metropolitan region.
Purpose of the Board of Directors: The Board’s purpose is to serve the needs of the shop and programs, which serves the community through its own operations as well as external programs. The Board/Executive Director (ED) partnership is invaluable for the success of the organization in meeting community needs.
Specific Expectations of the Board:
Commit to identifying and breaking down barriers that exist in accessing our programs and activities, due to racial, economic, gender, and ability biases impacting the communities we serve.
Establish and maintain B4H within all legal, governmental, and financial guidelines. As per government policies, board members are financially and legally liable for the organization.
Identify individual talents and skills needed to maintain an effective board and bring on new board members with needed talents and skills as board openings appear.
Set a Board-wide annual fundraising goal for B4H.
Annually and quarterly, review and set strategic goals for fundraising, programming, and board needs with the broader community in mind.
Partner with the ED. Policy and programs are implemented by the ED. If a policy or decision does not work for the shop or programs, the board will reevaluate.
Attend monthly board meeting, typically lasting two to three hours.
Spend an average of 10 hours per month on board business, community outreach, program support, and fundraising efforts.
Specific Expectations of Individual Board Members:
Support recruitment of the board when there are board openings.
Attend monthly board meetings. Establish weekly goals during board meetings and respond to Board President check-ins regarding your goals throughout the month.
Support fundraising for the organization by directly fundraising from donors, organizing fundraising events, applying for community grants, and other creative ideas.
Patience is valuable in our hyper-local, small non-profit. Community comes from slowing down the pace.
You must be available via email and phone. We have an active email group and you will be expected to participate.
When in the shop, we are shop volunteers; we do not have authority in that space greater than other volunteers present. Day-to-day operations are led by B4H’s ED.
Participate in decision making by voting on issues and sharing your experience and perspective. Decisions will be made by majority vote.
Agree to uphold the board norms of consideration:
Respect people’s perspectives by offering honest expression of opinions and inclusion of all views before taking action.
Respect people’s time by presenting well-researched ideas and avoiding off topic brainstorming.
Respect people’s work through thoughtful collaboration and constructive feedback.
Length of term: Three years total, including a trial period, which may be renewed pending approval.