Girls on the Run Board of Directors Application
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.