Central Vermont Community Radio Board Member


Overview of Organization

For 50 years WGDR/WGDH has broadcast to central and northern Vermonters. In the spring of 2021, Goddard College gifted the station to the community by way of CVCR to manage. Under community ownership, the station’s mission shifted to put community first, by serving the people of north central VT and beyond; to provide a forum for cultivating social change that re-harmonizes human communities with the natural world, supports the independent arts and celebrates diversity, creativity, and freedom. We inform, entertain, and educate through the presentation of alternative news, artistic expression, and public affairs programming.

The stations’ goals are to continue to expand locally made programming, ensuring new and missing voices are given the mic, and to build our organizational capacity in staffing and operational needs.

Mission Area: Arts/Culture/Humanities
Size of Organization:
Less than $250K

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Position Overview

Central Vermont Community Radio (CVCR), the nonprofit organization that is the FCC licensee for the radio stations of WGDR Plainfield & WGDH Hardwick, is seeking volunteer leaders to join its board of directors.

Board members are actively involved in helping to connect and generate resources and provide leadership for the success of the station. The board is made up of up to seven members of our local community and terms are three years, with monthly two-hour meetings and additional work in between as needed.

The work of 2024 will include helping the board transition from being a founding board to an operational board, with a focus on fundraising, strategy, and planning for the next year and beyond for the station.

The board needs various new skill sets to help us further the station’s mission. This includes looking for candidates with experience in fundraising, non-profit boards, human resource, legal, and media expertise, as well as those connected to the local arts community, cultural organizations, and foundations.

We are eager to encourage members of a wide range of identities to apply to help ensure that CVCR’s leadership is reflective of our increasingly diverse community.

The current board is accepting applications until January 31. Those interested in applying for the board can complete an application here. It includes a handful of questions and will take about 15 minutes to complete.

All applications will be reviewed by the current board and prospective candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview with the full board via zoom.

For more information, contact the CVCR Board Chair Mark Michaelis via email at: [email protected].

Desired Skills: General Board Governance, Nonprofit Financials, Fundraising/Development, Legal, HR, Management/Leadership, Strategy/Business Planning

Additional Information

Current # of Board Members: 5
Carries liability insurance?:
Carries D&O liability insurance?:
Time Expectations:
2-6 hours
Meeting Frequency: Once a month
Meeting Location: Remote
Length of Term (in years): 3
Financial contribution required?: No
Service on committee required?: Yes

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