The success of Hillcrest is dependent on the support of the Board.  As Hillcrest enters it’s 50th year of operation the Board is tasked with developing a strategic plan to ensure sustainability for the next 50.  If you are interested in helping with this please join us at our monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30.  Participation on the Board counts toward volunteer hours.

Hillcrest Children’s Center Board Member Role Description

Roles and Responsibilities

To act as a voting member of the board with full authority and responsibility to provide strategic guidance to Hillcrest Children’s Center develop policies, procedures and regulations for the operation of the Hillcrest; to monitor Hillcrest’s financial health, programs and overall performance; and to provide the staff with the resources to implement the programs and services of Hillcrest.

As a member of the Hillcrest Children’s Center Board, I commit to:

    • Attending 9 board meetings per year
    • Participating in the Board’s Annual Retreat
    • Participating in at least one Board Training Event and an annual evaluation to identify ways in which our Board can improve its performance
    • Serving on one Board Committee (standing or ad hoc)
    • Making an annual personal gift that is meaningful and significant
    • Understand my roles and responsibilities and becoming sufficiently knowledgeable about Hillcrest Childen Center and its operations to make informed decisions
    • Reading the materials sent to the Board and coming prepare to Board and committee meetings
    • Arriving at meetings on time and staying for the full agenda unless I have otherwise notified the Board or Committee Chair
    • Asking for clarification on any matters or material that I do not understand before making a decision
    • Listening carefully to other Board member and staff with an open mind and an objective perspective
    • Actively working towards those decisions and solutions that are in the organization’s best interests (speaking with one voice)
    • Respecting the confidentiality of the Board’s business

Optional Responsibilities: I agree to do 1 of the 3 items listed while serving my board term

    • Participating in at least one fundraising event
    • Speak the message of Hillcrest Childen Center publicly at my civic meeting (rotary, Elk, ect)
    • Volunteer in a community-wide project as part of our agency’s team

I agree to be informed about and to observe the following board policies in our manual:

  • Avoidance of conflict of interest
  • Equal opportunity and avoidance of discrimination
  • Enrollment in a Board Liability Insurance Program