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HandsOn Twin Cities

HandsOn Twin Cities inspires, equips and mobilizes people to provide hands on impact to solve the most pressing challenges in our communities.

Public, Societal Benefit

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about HandsOn Twin Cities' mission, and who has a track record of board leadership.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
- Personal values that align with the organizational values of integrity, respect, inclusion, equity, diversity, and progress.
- A commitment to, and understanding of HandsOn Twin Cities' partners, preferably based on experience
- Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals

HandsOn Twin Cities Board Members serve a two-year term. Board meetings will be held six times per year (beginning in February), the fourth Wednesday of the month at the HandsOn Twin Cities’ location (672 Transfer Road, Saint Paul, MN 55114) or remotely using Zoom from 5:30 – 7 pm. Committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.

HOTC Board Members will consider HOTC a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that HOTC can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, HOTC encourages Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity to give.

The Board will support the work of HandsOn Twin Cities (HOTC) and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by the HOTC Executive Director, the Board-Executive Director relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

- Serving as a trusted advisor to the Executive in development of a new HOTC strategic plan
- Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by HOTC for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
- Approving HOTC’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
- Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the Executive Director
- Assisting the Executive Director and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members
- Partnering with the Executive Director and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
- Serving on committees, task forces or taking on special assignments
- Representing HOTC to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization and connecting HOTC to new partners
- Ensuring HOTC’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities HOTC serves

Tracy Nielsen
Executive Director

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