Board Member
Non-Executive • Flex Time • Remote
Gazettes is a non-profit organization managed by a Board of Directors, comprised of a minimum of five volunteer Board Members, which mandatorily includes a President, a Vice President, a Treasurer, and a Secretary. Other at-large board members are welcome and encouraged as the management of Gazettes requires fundraising, financial planning, communications, and other tasks. The terms and specific duties are determined by the President. Time commitment is max 10 hours per month.
The principal responsibility of a Board Member is to ensure smooth functioning and growth of Gazettes and, in so doing, serving the best interests of Gazettes, its members and the community. The member is expected to keep information confidential until disclosure to the public has been authorized by the Board of Directors or its designee.

The Board Member is responsible for:

Overseeing the establishment of effective systems for the periodic and timely reporting to the Board of important matters concerning Gazettes, including current business and financial performance, future business prospects and forecasts, financial statements with appropriate segment or divisional breakdowns, compliance programs to assure Gazettes’ compliance with applicable law and corporate policies, material litigation, governmental and regulatory matters, monitoring and where appropriate, responding to communications from members; 
Overseeing management of the Gazettes and  exercising independent business judgment to act in what is reasonably believed to be the best interests of Gazettes, its members and the public and not on behalf of any individual, entity or interest group;
• Overseeing the periodic review of, and implementation of corrective actions to support, the integrity of Gazettes' internal control and information management systems; 
Performing duties of Board membership responsibly and conforming to the level of competence expected from Board members, including the legal responsibilities of care, loyalty and obedience; 
Completing required compliance training and staying up-to-date about Gazettes and its business, including its mission, services, policies and programs;
Spending sufficient time and energy to be familiar with matters requiring the Board’s attention and participating in strategic planning and program evaluation; 
Preparing for, attending, and actively participating in Board activities, including ad hoc sessions arranged by the President, as well as serving on special committees, task forces or other special projects as and when they are assigned;
 Disclosing any real or perceived personal conflict of interest with matters before the Board or which might otherwise conflict with the fiduciary responsibilities of a member to Gazettes and complying with all governance documents and external laws; 
Exhibiting the highest standards of collaboration and collegiality and providing leadership in achieving Gazettes' vision, mission, and goals, and the corresponding strategies, plans, and budgets to achieve them; 
Identifying, encouraging, nominating, and mentoring potential candidates for higher volunteer positions within Gazettes; 
Serving as the liaison to functional units when assigned the role of coordinator, such assignment having been made by the Board of Directors upon the recommendation of the President, and communicating action items and reports from those units at Gazettes Board meetings;
Participating in a Board self-assessment process and keeping current on developments in Gazettes' fields of interest.
Gazettes looks for:

Knowledge of the fiduciary responsibilities and demonstrated business acumen, prior relevant volunteer experience, ability to exercise sound judgments in matters that relate to the current and long-term objectives of Gazettes, and willingness and ability to contribute positively to the decision making process of Gazettes;
Interest in Gazettes and its values and reputation, activities, mission, governance and organizational structure, legal landscape, finances, goals, needs, and strategic direction;
Interest and ability to understand the sometimes conflicting interests of the various constituencies of Gazettes, which include members, employees, customers, functional units, creditors, and the general public and to act in the interests of Gazettes as a whole, all members and the public; 
Sensitivity to and tolerance of differing views and a friendly, responsive, and patient approach;
Honesty, integrity and adherence to high ethical standards; 
Excellent relationship skills and the ability to interact with the public, other organizations and diverse communities on a global scale; 
Excellent leadership skills including the ability to motivate others, negotiate compromise and resolve differences, maintain positive working relationships, and set direction; 
Ability to listen, analyze, think clearly and creatively, work well with people individually and in a group; 
Ability to meet deadlines and respond to communications in a timely fashion;
Ability to read and understand basic financial statements; 
Ability to adhere to strong governance practices; 
Ability to cultivate and recruit members and other volunteers; 
Passion for Gazettes and care in handling sensitive and confidential situations.
Gazettes is international and inclusive, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Gazettes collects and processes personal data in accordance with applicable data protection laws. For any questions please send an email to
Job ID: 494525. Documents required for application are CV, cover letter, supplemental information if any. The job will remain open until filled.
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