Board Application and Position Description
PASACAT governs the overall execution of the organization’s mission. Principally, the Board manages the organization’s finances, which includes its funding and budget, the operation of its many programs, and the maintenance of its assets. Additionally, the Board oversees the Executive Director, who is responsible for day-to-day management of the organization. Overall, the members of the Board contribute the educational, management, legal, and financial skills needed to ensure long term organizational stability and ensure year-to-year educational excellence for PASACAT’s mission.
The Board of Directors has up to 15 (fifteen) members. Terms are for 1 (one) year, but are eligible for re-election without limitation on the number of terms they may serve, provided they meet the qualifications required per the organization’s bylaws.
Board Member responsibilities include attending regular board meetings, as well as teleconference meetings and active electronic conversations as part of Board committees. Additional Board meetings may be scheduled, as needed, if an urgent matter requires Board approval outside of a scheduled Board meeting. Board members also hold a fiduciary responsibility for management of organizational capital and ensuring appropriate filings with federal, state, and local authorities consistent with the organization’s status as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Declaration of Candidacy
Board positions require a time and energy commitment that should not be underestimated. Candidates are urged to consider personal priorities for the next year as well as the ways to contribute to the development of the organization.
Resources available to prospective members:
Organizational Documents: Strategic Plan, Bylaws, Annual Budget, Operating Principles, and others upon request
Program Overview & Calendar of Events
Email (email@example.com) or call (619-477-3383) the Executive Director Anamaria Labao Cabato with questions or if you would like the contact information for the current Nominating Committee chair.
Submit the Board Application (pages 3-5 of this document) to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may include additional documentation, such as, your resume or references, if available. PLEASE WRITE “NEW BOARD MEMBER APPLICATION” in the subject line.
Copies of the application will be distributed to those selecting members and will aid in understanding how you would like to contribute to the organization’s work.
Time and Financial Considerations
Board Meetings – monthly
Committee Work – monthly
Annual Meeting – Within sixty (60) days after the close of the Corporation’s fiscal year (typically January)
Board Retreat –two days, typically a Friday night and all day Saturday in the summer
Fundraisers and Special Events - board participation needed and required
Donations: As with any Board, members will be solicited for a cash or in-kind donation; 100% participation is sought; the amount is $200 per term (a combination of cash, in-kind goods or services, and sponsorship donations) but we ask that board members consider giving at a leadership level (greater than $200). Board members should also maintain an active membership status during their term. Board member dues are currently $125 annually.
Application for PASACAT Board Candidacy