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Volunteer Opportunity

Offer Valid: 12/03/2019 - 02/28/2020
Building the Best Board in Eastern Jackson County

Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity seeks an active board member to make a transformative impact. 

Especially seeking a board member with work experience in Single Family Residential construction or housing development.  The board member must live in Jackson County, preferably Eastern Jackson County (Independence, Blue Springs, etc).  

Now taking applications from prospective board members that want to bring real value to the organization, who feel comfortable assisting with visioning.

Job Description: Board Member

Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity (THHFH) is a Christian organization that builds and
rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of homeowner families and volunteers. Truman
Habitat is an affiliate office of Habitat for Humanity International and works to improve the living
conditions for low-income families in Eastern Jackson County, Missouri. Our non-profit
organization works in partnership with people in need from all walks of life to develop
communities by building safe, decent, and affordable housing. We are purposed to serve our
mission of putting God’s love into action building homes, communities, and hope.
Description: Are you passionate about eliminating poverty housing and homelessness? The
benefits of affordable housing are many – stronger communities, improved health and
academic achievement for children and revitalizing distressed neighborhoods. At Truman
Heritage Habitat for Humanity our vision is that everyone has a decent, affordable place to live.
The Board of Directors supports the work of Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity and provides
mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by
the affiliate’s chief executive officer (CEO), the Board/CEO relationship is a partnership, and the
appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.

Three Legal Duties: (From "Duties of Board Members" by Habitat For Humanity International)

1. Duty of Care: Directors and officers must perform their responsibilities in good faith and
with the same care an ordinary person would use in managing his/her own affairs.
2. Duty of Loyalty: Directors and officers must act in good faith and in a manner which
does not harm the organization to the benefit of the director or officer. Avoid any
conflicts of interest or appearances of impropriety.
3. Duty of Obedience: Directors and officers must comply with the provisions of the articles
of incorporation, bylaws, and state laws, and should safeguard Habitat's mission and
Christian witness.

Primary responsibilities include:

 Leadership, Governance, and Oversight
 Know Habitat for Humanity’s mission, purposes, goals, policies, programs, services,
strengths, and needs
 Serve as a trusted advisor to the CEO as s/he develops and implements THHFH’s strategic
plan
 Review outcomes and metrics created by THHFH for evaluating its impact, and regularly
measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and
supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
 Approve THHFH’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being
informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
 Contribute to an annual performance evaluation of the CEO
 Assist the CEO and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members who
are clearly women and men of achievement and who can make significant
contributions to the work of the board and Habitat’s progress
 Partner with the CEO and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are
carried out
 Serve on committees or task forces and take on special assignments, as needed
 Represent THHFH to stakeholders; act as an ambassador for the organization
 Ensure THHFH’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities
THHFH serves
 Counsel the CEO as appropriate to offer support in his/her own difficult relationships with
groups or individuals
 Serve in leadership positions on the basis of information received from individuals and
urge those with grievances to follow established policies to bring such matters to the
attention of the board. Follow trends and issues affecting Habitat for Humanity.
 Prepare for and participate in board and committee meetings, asking timely and
substantive questions, maintaining confidentiality and speaking for the board when
authorized to do so.

Fundraising

 THHFH Board Members will consider the affiliate a philanthropic priority and make annual
gifts that reflect that priority. So that THHFH can credibly solicit contributions from
foundations, organizations, and individuals, THHFH expects to have 100 percent of Board
Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity.
 Assist the fundraising/development committee and staff by implementing fund-raising
strategies to ensure that adequate funds are raised to support the affiliate's policies and
programs
 Attend fundraising events and other affiliate sponsored events (ground breaking
ceremonies, house blessings, concerts, etc.) to show support for the organization

Qualifications

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about THHFH’s mission and
who has a track record of board leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved
leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. His/her
accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board
Members.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
 Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in
business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
 A commitment to and understanding of THHFH’s beneficiaries, preferably based on
experience
 Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading,
convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
 A demonstrated interest in the affiliate's mission and goals.
 Specific experience and/or knowledge in at least one area: human resources, planning,
fund raising, building, finance, community relations, or organizational operation.
 A willingness to represent Habitat to the community.
 Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of THHFH’s
beneficiaries

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