About the job
The mission of Operation Veterans' Hope (O.V.H) is to ensure that homeless Veteran's are getting off the streets by providing them with a place to stay when they enter into our "Work2Stay" program. This will enable a Veteran to get back into the workforce by working in our thrift store and no longer being homeless.
O.V.H is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on providing a veteran who was homeless and now in our program, with a support network an being an advocate for Veterans in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania.
The overreaching goal of O.V.H is to make Central Pennsylvania an asset-base, where Veterans and their families have a support service to reduce and prevent homelessness. Additionally, it's goal is to be a support, referral and collaborative partner with area organizations for the betterment of Veterans and the entire community.
The Board will support the work of O.V.H and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by O.V.H’s 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
O.V.H Board Members will consider O.V.H a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that O.V.H can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, O.V.H expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about O.V.H’s 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.
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
A commitment to and understanding of O.V.H’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience
Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of O.V.H’s beneficiaries
Service on O.V.H’s Board of Directors is without remuneration.
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Nonprofit Board Member
OPERATION VETERANS' HOPE