Board of Directors

The resources necessary to transform inner city neighborhoods cannot be imported. They must be identified and nurtured from within first.

MetroMorphosis Board Description and Role Position

The Board will support the work of MetroMorphosis and its programs and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by the chief executive officer (CEO), the Board-CEO relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

Leadership, governance and oversight

  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the CEO as s/he develops and implements MetroMorphosis’ strategic plan
  • Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by MetroMorphosis 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
  • Approving MetroMorphosis’ annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the CEO
  • Assisting the CEO and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members
  • Partnering with the CEO and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments
  • Representing MetroMorphosis to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization
  • Ensuring MetroMorphosis commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities it serves

Fundraising

MetroMorphosis Board Members will consider the organization a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority if applicable. So that MetroMorphosis can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, MetroMorphosis expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity.

Board terms/participation

MetroMorphosis Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held monthly and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.

Qualifications

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about MetroMorphosis’ 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.