Board Application

Below is an application to be on the Sonoran Prevention Works Board of Directors. The role of the board is to oversee, from a high-level perspective, the fiscal management and operations of Sonoran Prevention Works. All board positions are volunteer and require a 2-year commitment. We meet once a month on the second Tuesday at 6 PM at our Central Phoenix office, and we have call-in capability for board members outside of the Phoenix metro area. All board members are expected to make a yearly donation and assist in donor development and fundraising. Please find our board recruitment packet for more information here. We hope you will consider applying!

Board Application

General Responsibilities

The Board of Directors is responsible for defining the mission, strategy, and goals of Sonoran Prevention Works while adhering to the following principles:

● The Board oversees prudent use of all assets held by SPW, and provides oversight for all activities that advance the activity and sustainability of SPW, fulfilling a duty of due care.

● The Board makes decisions in the best interest of SPW, and avoids any and all conflicts of interest, fulfilling a duty of loyalty.

● The Board ensures SPW obeys applicable laws and acts in accordance with ethical practices, fulfilling a duty of obedience.

The Board will provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance for Sonoran Prevention Works. The Board will work in partnership with the Executive Director of SPW, who will direct day-to-day operations. Appropriate involvement from Directors is expected, and critical to the success of SPW.

Specific Responsibilities

● Act as a trusted advisor to the Executive Director in the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic planning process and subsequent plan.

● Review outcomes and metrics of the impact of SPW’s work, evaluate its performance, and contribute to an annual performance review of the Executive Director.

Additionally, Directors shall consider Sonoran Prevention Works a philanthropic priority, and make annual gifts reflecting that priority. So SPW may effectively solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, SPW expects all Directors to contribute a gift in accordance with their capacity but with 1% of personal income as a suggested amount.

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