Recruiting New Board Members

The Franklin County Women’s Shelter is recruiting new board members to begin terms in January 2016.  See below for specific duties and responsibilities for each member.  If you are interested in applying for board membership, click the Board-Interest Form and return to fcwsdirector@gmail.com or mail to 303 East Third Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Franklin County Women’s Shelter Board Member Position Description

Title: Board Member

Reports to: President/Chair of the Board

Functions: Determine policies and procedures for the conduct of the organization; assist in securing funds to support the mission of the organization and finance the organization’s programs; and monitor organizational performance.

Specific Duties:

  1. Regularly attend board and committee meetings and actively participate in the policy-making and strategic decisions of the board.
  2. Make a commitment to FCWS and its mission by actively promoting the organization in the community.
  3. Understand the goals, policies, and programs of the organization.
  4. Participate actively on one or more of the board’s committees suited to your interests and skills and provide assistance on an individual basis in your area of personal expertise.
  5. Take financial responsibility for the organization, assisting the organization in setting and reaching its funding goals.

Specific Responsibilities and Powers:

  1. Elect other members of the board upon nomination by the nominating committee.
  2. Provide expertise as requested by staff members.
  3. Establish policies for administering the programs and services which are in harmony with the purpose of the organization.
  4. Ensure that the financial affairs of the organizations are conducted on a responsible basis in accordance with established policies.
  5. Active participation in securing funds required for operation by working with staff and board members.

Terms: All Board members shall serve three-year terms and are eligible for re-election, but are limited to two (2) consecutive terms.  Members appointed to an unexpired term of less than one year shall be eligible for election to two three-year consecutive terms. Members elected to an unexpired term of one year or more, shall be limited to one consecutive three-year term.


One comment

  1. I am interested,

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