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Governance Committee Member

Minnesota Communities Caring for Children


Organization Summary:

Minnesota Communities Caring for Children (MCCC) is a statewide nonprofit organization that empowers parents and builds the capacity of communities to create environments where all children thrive. Childhood experiences – both positive and negative – have significant impacts on physical, mental, social, and emotional health in adulthood. When fundamentals such as safety and self-worth are woven into a child’s brain architecture, that child is more likely to develop into a healthy adult. On the other hand, a child exposed to violence or neglect is more likely to develop physical and mental health complications. MCCC works with families, communities, and state and local agencies to create opportunities for all children to have healthy childhoods; we do this through our mission to empower individuals and communities to stop child abuse and neglect before it starts through awareness, education, support, and leadership leading to action.

Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Human Services and/or Youth Development
Category: Administration and Management Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Volunteer Salary: volunteeer position, no monetary payment
Hours: 2 - 6 hours per month 

Primary Duties:

The governance committee is responsible for ongoing review and recommendations to enhance the quality and future viability of the board of directors. The work of the committee revolves around board role and responsibilities; board composition; board knowledge; board effectiveness; and board leadership. The main overall responsibility of the governance committee is to assure that there are an adequate number of Board members representing diverse communities with a variety of skills that meet the needs of the organization.


Additional Info:

i. Strategic 1. Set annual work plans to determine needs and responsibilities of committee for the year 2. Determine how needs of the organization can be met through development of board and board members 3. Bring forward issues, update and clarify primary areas of focus for the board; shape board agenda based on strategic plan 4. Lead in assessing current and anticipated needs related to board composition; develop a profile of the board as is it should evolve over time 5. Initiate yearly assessment of the board’s performance and review board’s practices, policies and bylaws ii. Operational 1. Recruit, introduce, and recommend new board members 2. Assist Board Chair and CEO with vetting of candidates 3. Participate in the planning and implementation of new board member orientation 4. Lead in succession planning efforts 5. Assess current board member involvement annually and, as necessary, make recommendations for reelections 6. Recommend Board members for offices as needed.

How To Apply:

If you are interested in joining the Governance Committee or have any questions, please contact our CEO, Shelley Jacobson, at or 651-523-0099.


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