The Minnesota Alliance on Crime (MAC) recruiting for additional board members! Become part of a diverse team of advocates, allies, and community leaders whose goals are to guide, inform, and support our Coalition, as we continue to achieve our mission of connecting systems, service providers, and victims to advance the response for victims of all crime.
Minnesota Alliance on 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.
MAC Board meetings are on the second Thursday every other month. Meetings normally last three hours and are held during the day in St. Paul, MN.
Board members will be elected as a slate at the MAC Annual Meeting, which is held every September.
Be an ambassador of MAC’s mission of improving the response to crime victims through collaboration, public policy, and development and application of an anti-racist lens in all areas of our work.
We are looking for:
- People who share our values: Courageous & Bold Action, Collaboration, Integrity, and Social and Racial Justice.
- Strength in diversity: BIPOC folx, LGBTQ+ folx, immigrants, people with disabilities, and victim/survivors are encouraged to apply.
- People with skills in the following areas: Social Enterprise, Business Analysis and Planning, Technology, Finance, Legal/Prosecution.
- People with the following community connections: Corporate, Faith-based, Law Enforcement, Philanthropy.
- Representation of our membership: especially from Greater Minnesota.
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 and conscientiously participate in six bi-monthly board meetings per year. Board Members are strongly encouraged to attend at least two board meetings in person per year, not counting the Annual Meeting in September. If unable to attend any specific Board meeting in person, Board Members may attend and participate in board meetings through interactive electronic video conferencing and;
- Board Members are required to attend the two-day Annual Meeting and Capacity Building Training in its entirety.
- Participate fully in one or more Board 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: