Career Opportunities:

Garden of Hope Foundation
Call for 2023-2026 Board Members.
Start: 1st April 2023.

We are at an exciting time in the growth and development of our organization as we continue to scale our impact through new programming and partnerships, and recognize opportunities to grow our reach and impact. We adopted a new, four-year strategic plan for 2020-2024 to guide this growth, and as the world faces unprecedented challenges in our current environment relating to COVID-19 and other socio-economic challenges, we have responded with modified programming and strategic initiatives which support our core stakeholders to thrive through crisis.

Our Board is a dynamic group of professionals, committed to supporting the Garden of Hope Foundation Founders and staff to achieve their innovation and growth goals.

We’re looking for Board members who:

● Are passionate about, and committed to, GoHF’s mission, goals, and uphold our values.
● Are in a position to help us build the reach and influence of our work.
● Are able and willing to represent the organization to the broader community, including
but not limited to members of local government, philanthropic leaders and donors,
educators, media, and the business community.
● Are committed to meeting the Board of Directors advocacy, stewardship, fundraising
and learning requirements as stated in the Job Description.

Board Member Term: Terms are for three years with a maximum of two terms in most circumstances.

Annual Commitment: Working with the Founders, Board members enter into an annual agreement that calls for self-evaluation at the end of each fiscal year. The agreement asks each Board member to commit to their annual advocacy, stewardship, fundraising and learning goals. Specifically regarding Board work, members serve on at least one committee of the Board that will make effective use of their individual knowledge, expertise and skills set and/or enable the Board member to explore and expand a new area of interest related to the station. Board members also attend (in person or virtual) each of our quarterly Board meetings and 1 two-day Retreat.

During the course of each year, Board members will have several opportunities to deepen their understanding of the work of the Garden of Hope Foundation. Typical opportunities include program partner visits, in-school classroom visits and special Board presentations.

Quarterly Commitment board: Approximately 6-10 hours.

Officers and Committees: Each year, the Board elects its own officers for one-year terms. This is done in accordance with the board charter and based on member interests, expertise, and organizational need. Standing Board Committees include:

● Executive (Officers Only, Board Chair is Committee Chair)
● Governance (Board Directors Only)
● Finance and Fundraising (Treasurer is Chair; may also have community volunteers)
● HR Committee (Chaired by a Board Director; may also have community volunteers)
● Impact Committee (Chaired by a Board Director; may also have community volunteers)
● Audit Committee (Chaired by a Board Director)

AdHoc Task Force:

In addition to the standing Committees noted above, the Board also creates discrete Task Force groups on an ad hoc basis, to take on specific projects vital to the organization’s success and growth. Board members are asked to formally participate in these groups as needed.

The following are areas of shared responsibility by all Board members:

Note: While specific experience in one or more of the following is helpful, this is not a requirement.

● Fund Development / Philanthropy – Ensuring adequate resources to achieve the organization’s well-managed growth; including creating and updating a fund development plan as well as a plan for the stewardship of donors. Participating in fundraising activities, based on each Board member’s skills and background. Supporting an annual expansion of the organization’s internal culture of philanthropy, sustainability, and revenue building.

● Strategic Planning – Planning for the future, including working with the staff to: set the organization’s strategic direction and annually reviewing and updating the organization’s mission and goals. Ensuring the organizational and legal structures are adequate and appropriate. Ensuring the nonprofit is adequately insured based on a detailed assessment of risks.

● Education – Providing support and counsel to our Program team.

● Finance / Fiscal Management – Approving an annual budget and ensuring that the budget is both sound and furthers strategic priorities set forth by planning. Ensuring that appropriate fiscal and financial management policies are in place and monitoring the effectiveness of these policies. Monitoring the financial status of the nonprofit, including, monthly and quarterly reviews of relevant financial statements and annual reviews of income, expenses, assets, etc.

● Board Development – Participating in Board development activities, including Board member recruitment, orientation, training, recognition, and evaluation.

● Human resource Systems Development: Establishing personnel policies, especially regarding salaries/benefits as part of the annual budget; Reviewing and approval of the human resource staffing and development plans.

● Brand Visibility / Public Affairs – Defining and supporting the organization’s reputation and visibility goals. Promoting Garden of Hope Foundation to the general public, including advocacy, and working with and on behalf of the board to serve as an emissary of the organization to key stakeholders including, the government, funders, community organizations and other key institutions.


As is common with most nonprofits, the development of Garden of Hope Foundation’s Board of Directors is a vital part of the continuing, successful operations of the organization. Efforts to continue developing the Board emphasize three aspects of participation:

Following an internal assessment of Board member skills and demographics, Garden of Hope Foundation Board identified key areas of intentional recruitment within these three categories that are designed to create a dynamic board that can lead the organization for the coming years. They are as follows:

DIVERSITY: Everyone with an interest in Board service is welcomed and encouraged to nominate him or herself to the Garden of Hope Foundation Board of Directors. One of our Board development goals is to ensure Board members represent a broad and diverse set of perspectives in line with our organizational values. We are particularly interested in adding leaders who bring global, gender, racial, ethnic and knowledge thought perspectives currently represented on the Board.

LEADERSHIP: We welcome Board members who maintain a sphere of influence among the following sectors and areas of professional life:
o Corporate Leadership
o Philanthropy
o Technology
o Finance
o Brand Visibility/Public Affairs/development communication experts
o Social Justice

EXPERTISE: The goals of the continuing Board are to enhance the fundraising capacity of the Board, to provide guidance and support for staff that serves as operations management and contribute to the longevity and financial independence of the Garden of Hope Foundation. The following skill sets and expertise will help to move the organization forward:
o Youth Development
o Fundraising/Foundations/Endowments or Venture Capital
o Social Enterprise Development
o Information, Communication, Technology and Technology for Good
o Finance
o Public Relations/ Marketing/Communications
o Strategic Planning and Organizational Development
o Human Resources

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