Join the Board

In the interest of adhering to our core value of organizational excellence, Caminar Latino is committed to recruiting and working with a diverse group of community leaders that represent different backgrounds and skill sets.

As we always say, everyone brings something to the table. Having said that, here below we have listed a set of duties, skills and commitments expected from those interested in joining our Board of Directors:

Individual Position Description

Position Purpose

Together with other members of the Board, is legally responsible for all activities of the agency.
Board members are responsible for:

  • Determining the agency’s major policies
  • Approving the annual budget and monitoring/approving the corporate finances
  • Employing/supervising the agency’s executive director
  • Giving direction and leadership to the achievement to the agency’s philosophy, mission, and strategic plan

Individual Board Member Commitments:

  • Prepare for, attend, and participate in at least 3 of 4 Board of Director’s quarterly meetings
  • Participate in at least one committee
  • Ensure legal and ethical integrity and maintain accountability
  • Use your skills in a manner that advances the mission of Caminar Latino
  • Abstain from any actions that might lead to a “conflict of interest”
  • Make a thoughtful contribution to the agency
  • To actively participate in the fund development/fundraising and other agency activities
  • Enhance the organization’s public standing by promoting its work within your circles of influence
  • Nurture the future leadership and governance of the Board by submitting strong nominees for vacancies on the Board of Directors
  • Confidentiality

Skills Required:

  • Ability to rise above personal bias/prejudice, for the common good and needs of the organization as a whole
  • Competency to judge an idea on its own merit
  • Ability to respectfully express frank and honest opinions
  • Ability to work in concert with other volunteers and to share partnership with Caminar Latino team (staff) members
  • Ability to tackle willingly each important and demanding task
  • Ability to look at both the present and the future and have vision and perspective

If you’re interested in joining the board, should a board position be available, please complete and submit the information below.

Prospective Board Member Application