The Minnesota Alliance on Crime (MAC) Board of Directors seeks new members as we continue to achieve our mission of connecting systems, service providers, and victims to advance the response for victims of all crime.
MAC Board of Directors member terms are three years in duration and a member may, if ratified by membership, serve up to two consecutive terms.
MAC Board members are expected to provide a time commitment of five to ten hours per month to ensure all duties are fulfilled; and provide additional time as needed for special events and projects. A Board meeting is held monthly for two hours. Members located outside of the Twin Cities metro area are able to attend many meetings via teleconference or videoconference.
Board members will be elected as a slate at the MAC Annual Meeting in St. Cloud on September 21, 2017.
Expectations of the Board as a Whole
As the highest leadership body of the organization and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the board is responsible for:
- Determining the mission, core values, and purpose of the organization;
- Selecting and evaluating the performance of the Executive Director;
- Strategic and organizational planning;
- Ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management;
- Fundraising and resource development;
- Approving and monitoring MAC’s programs and services;
- Enhancing MAC’s public image; and
- Assessing its own performance as the governing body of MAC.
Expectations of Individual Board Members
Each individual board member is expected to:
- Know the organization’s mission, core values, policies, programs, and needs;
- Faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements;
- Serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for MAC to advance its mission;
- Leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve MAC’s mission;
- Give a meaningful personal financial donation;
- Help identify personal connections that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputational standing, and can influence public policy;
- Prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings; and
- Participate fully in one or more committees.
Further, board members are expected to:
- Follow the organization’s bylaws, policies, and board resolutions;
- Sign an annual conflict-of-interest disclosure and update it during the year if necessary, as well as disclose potential conflicts before meetings and actual conflicts during meetings; and
- Maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of MAC.
If you are considering joining the Board of Directors, please download and read the following:
Completed applications are due to MAC by August 30, 2017.
Questions? Call Bobbi Holtberg, Executive Director, at (612) 940-8090 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.