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Board Membership

If you are in search of an opportunity to get involved with your community and take an active role in overseeing the policy and direction of an organization with an inspiring mission and enthusiastic staff, join Keep Prince William Beautiful (KPWB), Inc. today!

For over 30 years, KPWB has been a force in the local community dedicated to civic engagement, environmental stewardship, education, and making a positive impact on the world around us for future generations.

As a 501© non-profit environmental organization serving the Prince William County area, we conduct a number of programs, from litter prevention and water quality improvement to educational outreach at local schools and community organizations with the goal of galvanizing citizens, businesses, and government in support of environmental sustainability.

KPWB Board 2015

Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of our board. 

Current Vacancies:

Secretary

Treasurer

General Board Member

Committee Chairs

We are seeking talented and committed leaders to serve on our board.

Board Application

Time Commitment:
Board members will make a minimum two-year commitment to serve.

Board meetings are held six times a year (every other month).

Qualifications:
Candidates for this position must be willing to apply their strengths, skills, and knowledge in service to our organization.

Ideal candidates should live and/or work in Prince William County and have a vested interest in the safety and cleanliness of the local environment.

All of the following board descriptions state key responsibilities but are not limited to:

Board Member

  1. Regularly attends board meetings and important related meetings.
  2. Makes serious commitment to participate actively in committee work.
  3. Volunteers for and willingly accepts assignments and completes them thoroughly and on time.
  4. Stays informed about committee matters, prepare themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports.
  5. Gets to know other committee members and builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus.
  6. Is an active participant in the committee’s annual evaluation and planning efforts.
  7. Participates in fundraising for the organization (nonprofit only).

Committees

Standing

  • Executive
  • Nominating
  • Finance

Special

  • Marketing
  • Policy & Planning
  • Program
  • Fundraising & Membership
  • Recruitment Chair
  • Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Chair

Committee Chair 

  1. Is a member of the Board
  2. Sets tone for the committee work.
  3. Ensures that members have the information needed to do their jobs.
  4. Oversees the logistics of committee’s operations.
  5. Reports to the Board’s President.
  6. Reports to the full Board on committee’s decisions/recommendations.
  7. Works closely with the Executive Director and other staff as agreed to by the Executive Director.
  8. Assigns work to the committee members, sets the agenda and runs the meetings, and ensures distribution of meeting minutes.
  9. Initiates and leads the committee’s annual evaluation.

Board President

  1. Is a member of the Board.
  2. Serves as the chief volunteer-officer of the organization.
  3. Is a partner with the Executive Director in achieving the organization’s mission
  4. Provides leadership to the Board of Directors, who sets policy and to whom the Executive Director is accountable.
  5. Chairs meetings of the Board after developing the agenda with the Executive Director.
  6. Encourages Board’s role in strategic planning.
  7. Appoints the chairpersons of committees, in consultation with other Board members.
  8. Serves ex officio as a member of committees and attends their meetings when invited.
  9. Discusses issues confronting the organization with the Executive Director.
  10. Helps guide and mediate Board actions with respect to organizational priorities and governance concerns.
  11. Reviews with the Executive Director any issues of concern to the Board.
  12. Monitors financial planning and financial reports.
  13. Plays a leading role in fundraising activities. (nonprofit only)
  14. Formally evaluates the performance of the Executive Director and informally evaluates the effectiveness of the Board members.
  15. Evaluates annually the performance of the organization in achieving its mission.
  16. Performs other responsibilities assigned by the Board.

Vice President

  1. Is a member of the Board.
  2. Performs President responsibilities when the President cannot be available (see President Position Description).
  3. Reports to the Board’s President.
  4. Works closely with the President and other staff.
  5. Participates closely with the President to develop and implement officer transition plans.
  6. Performs other responsibilities as assigned by the Board.

Secretary

  1. Is a member of the Board
  2. Maintains records of the board and ensures effective management of organization’s records.
  3. Manages minutes of board meetings.
  4. Ensures minutes are distributed to members shortly after each meeting.
  5. Is sufficiently familiar with legal documents (articles, by-laws, IRS letters, etc.) to note applicability during meetings.

Treasurer

  1. Serve as head of KPWB Board Finance Committee;
  2. Adhere to Board Code of Ethics;
  3. Provide Agenda topics to Executive Director a MINIMUM OF 2-weeks prior to the bi-monthly board meeting;
  4. Prepare and present financial report at bi-monthly board meeting. Ensure Executive Director received hard copy 72 hours before board meeting.