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Board of Directors

Volunteer Position

Our Mission:

Empowering community members to reach their highest level of wellness and prosperity through partnership, advocacy, and education.

Board Member Role Description

Time Commitment:

2-8 Hours per month, dependent upon area of focus

As the board member of a small rural nonprofit organization, you will be working closely with county and state agencies to bridge gaps in services for rural communities. Part of these efforts include being familiar with trauma informed care, we are constantly incorporating trauma-informed principles into our policies and procedures on all levels of our organization’s oversight. You should also prepare for board meetings, attend them regularly, review any necessary board meeting documents, and have active participation during board meetings.

To be successful as a board member you should have significant professional leadership experience and strong diplomatic skills. An outstanding board member will be passionately committed to the organization's mission.

General Responsibilities

  • Knowing the organization's mission, programs, policies, and needs.
  • Preparing for meetings by reviewing the agenda and supporting documentation.
  • Regularly attending board meetings and participating actively and conscientiously.
  • Keeping up with issues and trends that affect the organization.
    • Glenn, Colusa, and Trinity County programs and contracts related to TCCAP.
  • Participating in the evaluation of business operations and executives.
  • Approving audit reports, budgets, and business decisions.
  • Contributing to the development of policies and strategic plans.
  • Understanding the organization's financial affairs and ensuring fiduciary responsibilities are met.
  • Ensuring the organization complies with legal requirements.
  • Maintaining confidentiality on all internal organizational affairs.

Board Member Requirements

Proven track record in an executive leadership role.

Previous board experience preferred.

Knowledge of the organization and the relevant industry.

Sufficient time availability for board duties. 2-8 hours per month depending on the board position. Once monthly required board meeting.

Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills.

 

Expectations by Area:

The following areas are outlines of general expectations from TCCAP’s trauma informed lens. As a strengths-based organization, the expectation is for board members to apply their efforts towards areas where their interest, skills, and experience best align. We do not expect every board member to meet each point below, but we do want our board to consider them throughout your actions and planning as a TCCAP board member.

01

Governance and Leadership

a. Provide trauma-informed leadership and ensure the organization's practices align with trauma-informed principles.

b. Set policies that promote safety, trust, collaboration, and empowerment within the organization.

c. Foster a culture of respect, inclusivity, and sensitivity to the diverse needs of individuals impacted by trauma.

d. Continuously evaluate and improve the organization's trauma-informed practices.

03

Financial Oversight

a. Ensure financial resources are allocated to support trauma-informed practices and programs.

b. Monitor the organization's financial sustainability while considering the importance of trauma-informed care.

c. Advocate for sufficient funding to provide trauma-informed services and support the well-being of the community.

05

Collaboration and Partnerships

a. Foster relationships with counties, state agencies, and other stakeholders committed to trauma-informed practices and public health case management.

b. Advocate for trauma-informed approaches in collaborations, partnerships, and service delivery models.

c. Promote cross-sector coordination to address the complex needs of trauma-affected individuals and improve public health outcomes.

07

Community Engagemen

a. Engage with the community to increase awareness and understanding of trauma-informed care and public health case management.

 b. Seek input from trauma-affected individuals and community members to inform program development and improvement.

c. Support community-led initiatives that promote trauma-informed practices and public health.

02

Strategic Planning

a. Integrate trauma-informed approaches into the organization's strategic plan, considering the unique needs of individuals affected by trauma.

b. Advocate for trauma-informed policies and practices at the strategic planning level.

c. Ensure that the organization's goals and objectives prioritize the well-being and empowerment of trauma-affected individuals.

04

Resource Development

a. Seek funding opportunities that specifically support trauma-informed approaches and public health case management.

b. Collaborate with funders and donors to educate them about the importance of trauma-informed care and its impact on public health outcomes.

c. Support the development of partnerships and collaborations that enhance trauma-informed services and resources.

06

Program Oversight

a. Ensure that the organization's programs and services are trauma-informed and prioritize the well-being and empowerment of individuals impacted by trauma.

b. Support the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based trauma-informed practices within the organization.

c. Monitor program outcomes and provide guidance to program staff on trauma-informed public health case management practices.

08

Board Development

a. Provide trauma-informed education and training opportunities for board members to deepen their understanding of the principles and practices.

b. Recruit board members who are committed to trauma-informed approaches and bring relevant expertise in public health case management.

c. Foster a board culture that values trauma-informed practices, learning, and collaboration.

Apply to join our Board of Directors 

Click the link below to fill out the TCCAP Board of Directors Applicaiton Form

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