Board of Directors – Volunteer

Columbus, OH

Board of Directors Role Overview

We are looking for great people, just like you, who are willing to give of their time and talents to help us inspire the life journeys of individuals with disabilities in our community!

Currently, we are looking to add 2-3 additional members to our 9 member board and would prefer candidates with backgrounds in the following areas: 

  • Healthcare/Medical
  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Marketing, Communications, or PR
  • Direct Care Professionals

If you are interested in making an impact, please take a moment to fill out our board interest application!

Board Functions and Requirements

  • All members of the Open Door Board of Directors assume full responsibility for compliance and general oversight to meet the standards of all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations which govern our operations.
  • Are committed to the provision of quality services for individuals with disabilities.
  • Support the mission, vision, and core values of Open Door
  • Attend (in-person or virtually) quarterly board meetings and committee meetings as scheduled.
  • Exercise general policy, budget, and operational direction over the organization.
  • Monitor and recommend changes to organizational policies and procedures as needed.
  • Review meeting agendas and supporting documents prior to board meetings.
  • Review retirement committee recommendations quarterly and provide oversight on retirement policies and procedures bi-annually.
  • Oversee employee benefit and compensation schedules and provide guidance on open enrollment to executive committees.
  • Review strategic plan status reports and make recommendations as needed.
  • Review finance, advocacy, and leadership committee meeting minutes and use stakeholder input when making recommendations.
  • Initiate and execute Board Resolitions as necessary.
  • Review all quarterly financial statements, tax documents, and audit reports.
  • Maintain confidentiality of issues discussed within board sessions and protected information about the organization and its employees.
  • Identify potential conflicts of interest and report those to the board. Abstain from voting where appropriate.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures of the organization, and complete an annual acknowledgement reflecting a review of our code of ethics and conflict of interest policies.
  • Provide supervision, oversight, and direction for the Executive Director. This includes election, hiring, general supervision, annual performance evaluations, and corrective action/discipline.
  • Reviews succession plan annually.
  • Develops strategic plan and CARF plans for the organization, providing board input annually and measuring progress at least quarterly.
  • Represent and promote the organization within community, professional, and personal networks whenever possible.
  • Participate in fundraising and sponsorship efforts.
  • Assist with monitoring and recommendations regarding brokers, vendors, insurance, and other community contractors working on behalf of our organization.