Board Member Nomination Information

Thank you very kindly for your interest in serving as or nominating a potential candidate to the YWCA Glendale Board of Directors, the Governing body with the important responsibilities of governance, strategy and programming for the YWCA in accordance with the organizational Bylaws. Please review all information in this application, which outlines the Qualifications and Responsibilities for prospective Board members.
Mission & Purpose
YWCA Glendale is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Our purpose is to ensure the health, safety, and economic empowerment of women, children and families and to strengthen communities to prevent and break the cycle of domestic violence.

Position Description
Serving on the YWCA Glendale Board of Directors is an extraordinary opportunity for strategic and future focused leaders who are passionate about the YWCA GLENDALE’s mission and purpose. The primary role of the YWCA Glendale Board is to provide mission-based visionary leadership and strategic governance to enhance the services and supports provided to over 3000 women and children served annually.

Board Member Responsibilities
  • Help shape the direction of the YWCA Glendale through its mission, strategy and key policies.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the Executive Director in the development and implementation of the YWCA Glendale’s strategic plan.
  • Ensure the organizational leadership, resources and finances are commensurate to help the YWCA Glendale achieve and sustain positive outcomes.
  • Review outcomes and metrics created by YWCA Glendale and regularly measure organizational performance, impact and effectiveness using those metrics.
  • Approve YWCA Glendale’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions.
  • Be informed, participatory, act in good faith, and meet all legal and fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Contribute to an annual performance evaluation of the Executive Director.
  • Assist the Executive Director and Board Chair in identifying and recruiting YWCA Glendale board members of influence and affluence.
  • Serve on committees or task forces and take on special assignments to enhance the organization’s efforts.
  • Represent YWCA Glendale to stakeholders and serve as an Ambassador for the organization.
  • Ensure YWCA Glendale commitment to a diverse board and staff.
  • Consider YWCA a philanthropic priority and make an annual gift of $1,000 (give or get) or more to reflect that priority.
Qualifications
  • Strong knowledge and support of the YWCA’s mission, purpose and strategic direction.
  • Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy or the non-profit sector combined with willingness to access personal and professional networks on behalf of the YWCA.
  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of others.
Nomination Process
Although applications to the Board of Directors of YWCA Glendale may be submitted at any time, the deadline for submission of application for this year’s YWCA Glendale Board of Directors nomination process is March 31, 2020.

Once the application is submitted a staff member will be in contact with the nominee to submit biography and to schedule a meeting with Executive Director or member of the Governance Committee.

Board Composition
YWCA Glendale Board of Directors will consist of no fewer than eleven (11) and no more than nineteen (19) persons, as fixed by action of the Board. Board Members will serve no more than four (4) consecutive two (2) year terms and may be eligible for reappointment for after the lapse of one (1) year. Board meetings will be held monthly and committee meetings may be held in coordination with board meetings and/or by conference call.

When considering individuals that you would like to nominate to serve YWCA Glendale Board, please note that YWCA's goal is to have Board leadership that assures equitable representation of women and men, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and disability. 

Board members must also be independent of conflict of interest, believe in and support the mission of YWCA and possess skills, talents, and resources to govern effectively and to further the YWCA mission and purpose locally and nationally.

1st Board Term
July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2022

Governance Committee Roles & Responsibilities
The Board Governance Committee is responsible for identifying, recruiting, nominating, orienting, evaluating and supporting new board members. The Governance Committee is also responsible for the board nominating and elections process.


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