Barre Community Justice Center Board of Directors Member (Volunteer)

Barre Community Justice Center

Overview of Organization

The mission of the Barre CJC is to address the issues of conflict and crime in the greater Barre area by promoting shared responsibility for a safe and healthy community. We do this by engaging citizens in restoring relationships, repairing past harms, and building community connections through education and involvement; providing a link between law enforcement agencies, citizens, and neighborhoods to address issues of conflict and crime; and collaborating with other agencies and community organizations to deliver restorative justice and to work on other issues related to community justice.

Mission Area: Legal/Civil Rights/Advocacy/Crime
Size of Organization:
Less than $250K

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Position Overview

Board of Directors Member Job Description 

The Barre CJC Board of Directors meets in person on the third Wednesday, every other month (Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., Dec.) from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

As the highest leadership body of the Barre Community Justice Center (BCJC) and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the overall Board of Directors is responsible for: 

  • Determining the mission and purposes of the organization 
  • Selecting and evaluating the performance of the Executive Director
  • Strategic and organizational planning 
  • Ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management
  • Fund development 
  • Approving and monitoring the BCJC’s programs and services
  • Enhancing BCJC’s public image 
  • Assessing its own performance as the governing body of the BCJC 
  • Following the organization’s bylaws, policies, and board resolutions 
  • Signing an annual conflict-of-interest disclosure and updating it during the year if necessary, as well as disclosing potential conflicts before meetings and actual conflicts during meetings
  • Maintaining confidentiality about all internal matters of the BCJC

Active members of the Board of Directors are responsible for: 

  • Knowing the organization’s mission, policies, and programs 
  • Faithfully reading and understanding the organization’s financial statements 
  • Serving as active advocates and ambassadors for the BCJC and fully engaging in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the BCJC to advance its mission
  • Leveraging connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve the BCJC’s mission 
  • Giving a yearly personal financial donation 
  • Helping identify personal connections that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputational standing, and can influence public policy of the BCJC
  • Preparing for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings
  • Participating fully in one or more committees

Desired Skills: General Board Governance, Nonprofit Financials, Fundraising/Development, Advocacy/Policy, Strategy/Business Planning

Additional Information

Current # of Board Members: 5
Carries liability insurance?:
Carries D&O liability insurance?:
Time Expectations:
1.5 – 3 hours every other month
Meeting Frequency: Other
Meeting Location: Washington County
Length of Term (in years): 3
Financial contribution required?: Yes
Service on committee required?: No

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