Become a Board Member

All board members play a very active role in the functioning of United Methodist Youth Home. Basic duties of being on the UMYH Board include:

The Board supports the work of the United Methodist Youth Home and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by the Executive Director, the relationship between staff and the board is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.

Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

  • Leadership, governance, and oversight
  • Helping to develop and implementing UMYH strategic plan
  • Reviewing outcomes of UMYH and evaluating the organization’s impact, while regularly measuring the performance and effectiveness of UMYH
  • Reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
  • Approving UMYH annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions as well as being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Assisting the Executive Director and President of the Board in identifying and recruiting other Board Members
  • Partnering with the Executive Director and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments
  • Representing UMYH within the community and supporting the mission of UMYH
  • Ensuring UMYH's commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities UMYH serves

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the mission of UMYH 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.

  • Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
  • A commitment to and understanding of the beneficiaries of UMYH, preferably based on experience
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for fulfilling the mission of UMYH