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.

Position

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

  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the CEO as s/he develops and implements O.V.H’s strategic plan 
  • Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by O.V.H for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings 
  • Approving O.V.H’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities 
  • Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the CEO 
  • Assisting the CEO and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members 
  • Partnering with the CEO and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out 
  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments 
  • Representing O.V.H; acting as an ambassador for the organization 
  • Ensuring O.V.H’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities O.V.H serves


Fundraising

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.

Qualifications

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