New Board Members

Friends of the Rainforest’s Board of Directors is currently seeking new board members. Please submit your cover letter and resume to info@friendsoftherainforest.org for consideration.

Ideal Candidates will have strong interest and experience in one or more of the following: effective participation in Board activities, advising and providing council on legal documentation, necessary tax filings, executive hiring process, personnel policies and salary scale. Exceptional talent in fund raising and/or marketing will be highly valued. These areas involve identifying prospective donors, building relationships with them and developing strategies for their cultivation.

Board Member Responsibilities Are As Follows

  • Regularly prepares for and attends bi-monthly meetings.
  • Participates on at least one subcommittee of the Board.
  • Works cooperatively with fellow Board Members to complete the Board’s work in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that her or his participation contributes to the effective operation of the Board and the success of the organization:
  • Focusing exclusively on the best interests of the Board and FOTR rather than on any personal or other agenda.
  • Maintaining objectivity in all deliberations.
  • Supporting all Board decisions once they are made.
  • Participating in honest evaluations of one’s own performance and that of the Board.
  • Attends Board training workshops.
  • Provides the Board and FOTR with advice and technical assistance in her or his individual areas of expertise.
  • Acts as an advocate and representative of the FOTR in creating and maintaining relationships with FOTR’s community and financial supporters.
  • Acts as liaison to Costa Rican partners through travel to Costa Rica with board at own expense.

 

A Board Member Makes The Commitment To Work And Lead With Determination, Integrity And Purpose, And Embodies These Essential Qualities

Friends of the Rainforest Board Member is more than a community volunteer. This person’s work supports FOTR’s vision to promote a sustainable world.

  • Passionate with an unwavering commitment to FOTR’s mission.
  • Has a shared vision for FOTR and the steps required to realize that vision.
  • Understands the distinction between the roles and responsibilities of each person and entity involved.
  • Willingness to volunteer for one or more Board committees and the ability to contribute appropriate time and energy necessary to follow through on assigned tasks.
  • Results-oriented with the ability to work within a team structure.
  • Specific knowledge, experience, and/or interest in at least one element of governance for FOTR.
  • Commitment to a partnership based on mutual trust and respect among the Board, the Executive Director, Staff and volunteers.