Capitol Creative Alliance board of directors is made up of at least two members and no more than 10 members. Remaining legal requirements of the Board of Directors are listed in the organizational bylaws.
Our Board of Directors is the governing body, overseeing vision, mission, and internal operations of the organization. Board members are elected for two-year terms, and are able to renew up to five times. Board members hold overall fiscal and managerial oversight responsibility for Capitol Creative Alliance. They are charged with the supervision and oversight of our mission. They are responsible for making decisions, delegating work, and assuring decisions are carried out in the manner intended. Ultimately, board members serve as ambassadors for Capitol Creative Alliance’s mission, inside and outside of organizational commitments.
- Determine mission and purposes. It is the board’s responsibility to create and review a statement of mission and purpose that articulates the organization’s goals, means, and primary constituents served.
- Select the chief executive. Boards must reach consensus on the chief executive’s responsibilities and undertake a careful search to find the most qualified individual for the position.
- Support and evaluate the chief executive. The board should ensure that the chief executive has the moral and professional support he or she needs to further the goals of the organization.
- Ensure effective planning. Boards must actively participate in an overall planning process and assist in implementing and monitoring the plan’s goals.
- The board’s responsibility is to determine which programs are consistent with the organization’s mission and monitor their effectiveness.
- Ensure adequate financial resources. One of the board’s foremost responsibilities is to provide adequate resources for the organization to fulfill its mission.
- Protect assets and provide financial oversight. The board must assist in developing the annual budget and ensuring that proper financial controls are in place.
- Build a competent board. All boards have a responsibility to articulate prerequisites for candidates, orient new members, and periodically and comprehensively evaluate its own performance.
- Ensure legal and ethical integrity. The board is ultimately responsible for adherence to legal standards and ethical norms.
- Enhance the organization’s public standing. The board should clearly articulate the organization’s mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public and garner support from the community.
We are actively recruiting for our 2023 Vice-President and Secretary. All role descriptions all below.
Board Vice-President: The Vice-President shall serve in the Chair’s place in the event the Chair is unable to serve or perform duties delegated to the Chair. The Vice Chair may have such additional duties as delegated to him or her by the Board of Directors or the Chair:
- In absence of Chair, coordinates facilitation of board meetings, ensures agendas and minutes are distributed, and implements the strategic plan.
- Serves on the Governance Committee as appropriate.
- Actively recruits new board members and helps to retain current board members.
- Provides leadership and direction to the Board of Directors.
- Ensures transparent communication between all Board members.
- Helps guide and mediate Board actions with respect to organizational priorities and governance concerns.
- Represents Capitol Creative Alliance as an ambassador for the mission at events and other activities.
Board Secretary: The Secretary is primarily responsible for coordinating the recording of board meeting minutes and maintaining organizational documents and records. The Secretary is responsible for:
- Maintaining board records and ensuring effective management of the organization’s records.
- Managing board meeting minutes: Collect and send a draft of the minutes to the Chair for approval and then send on to the rest of the Board. Minutes should reflect the activities of meetings in an objective manner, without unnecessary commentary. They should include the following information:
- Who is present and absent
- Items discussed
- Key issues raised
- Votes and action items and
- Any other relevant information
- Ensuring minutes are distributed to members shortly after each meeting.
- Maintaining sufficient familiarity with legal documents (articles, by-laws, IRS letters, etc.) to reference when necessary in board meetings.
- Maintaining a chart of starting and ending dates for each Board member.
- Working with the Executive Director to ensure all decisions and documents are consolidated in the Capitol Creative Alliance Handbook.
If you are interested in a role on our Board, please complete our Candidate form.