Girls on the Run Board of Directors Application

Position Profile

A Girls on the Run® Board Member must possess a passion for and commitment to improving the lives and opportunities of girls in third through eighth grades. 

Our core values include:

  • Recognize our power and responsibility to be intentional in our decision making

  • Embrace our differences and find strength in our connectedness

  • Express joy, optimism and gratitude through our words, thoughts and actions

  • Nurture our physical, emotional and spiritual health

  • Lead with an open heart and assume positive intent

  • Stand up for ourselves and others

The Girls on the Run program provides a safe and interactive way to learn about healthy living which includes an introduction and education on important topics such as goal-setting, cooperation, healthy decision-making, and self-respect, while training for a 5K event.   The innovative curriculum teaches girls to listen and open up while also encouraging them to commit to a healthy lifestyle, and harness the inner strength that they possess.  Our important mission is accomplished by giving girls the tools to make positive choices for a healthy body and mind, while reducing the many risks they face today. 

Board Member Job Duties

  • Serves as a Director for a term of two years for a maximum of three consecutive terms. Can be reconsidered for board member appointment again after a one-year period of time.

  • Attends at least two-thirds of the regularly scheduled board meetings & related important meetings.

  • Gives or fundraises, through donated product or services or by participating in a race effort as a Solemate, annually $500 to the organization.

  • Serves on at least one of the following committee or elected board position: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Fundraising/Development Committee, Board Development Committee, Program Committee, 5k Committee, and Lunafest Committee.

  • Makes a serious commitment to participate actively in Board work.

  • Volunteers for & willingly accepts assignments and completes them thoroughly & on time.

  • Stays informed about committee matters, prepares her/himself well for meetings, and reviews & comments on minutes & reports.

  • Gets to know other committee members and builds collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus.

  • Is active in committees, annual evaluation, and planning efforts.

  • Participates in fundraising for the organization and makes a personal donation on an annual basis.

  • Stays connected with the program by attending at least one practice, the 5k, or another event with program participants each season.

  • Keeps the Girls on the Run core values at heart in all interactions with staff, board members, in the public while representing Girls on the Run.

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