Board of Directors Positions Opening

One position on the Wildflower Board of Directors is available this year as current board member terms expire. If you would like to be a part of the governance of the school, apply to become a Board member. Regular Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month and are usually one to two hours in duration. The Board works closely with the school Director. Terms will be for two years beginning in June of 2013.

Send an application and a letter of interest to Ellie Ertle, chair of the Wildflower Community Council and Election Committee, at ecertle@yahoo.com by Monday, March 25th, 2013. Nominating documents will be posted in the school office. Elections will be held April 8th-12th.

To learn more about the position or election process, click here for a brief summary, view the appropriate section in the Bylaws, or contact Ellie Ertle.

 

Board of Directors Expectations

Fundamentally, the Wildflower Open Classroom board members are expected to serve the constituents of the organization by ensuring that there is competent leadership and adequate resources available to accomplish the mission of the school. Directors should be available to participate on committees and at board meetings as fully informed members.

Specifically, members must:

  • Be prepared to contribute their time and other resources. In addition, members should willingly contribute their expertise (e.g. marketing, lobbying, accounting, legal, etc.) to further the aims of the organization.
  • Participate fully on board committees as assigned. This means attend the meetings, read the necessary documents ahead of time and be prepared to discuss the issues at hand. Committee meetings are the place where key issues are discussed, analyzed and resolved. Recommendations for board action are formulated at the committee level.
  • Monitor the work of the school director. The director is the employee of the board and as such is require to implement policy. It is not the job of the board to engage in the management of day to day operations.
  • Advocate on behalf of the organization – members must be prepared to promote the views of the organization in order to secure funding, legislation and other support for the organization. This requires an informed board member.
  • Ensure compliance with regulations and accrediting bodies.
  • Approve the budget.
  • Provide input into the strategic plan and monitor the organization’s progress towards achieving established goals.