Join the KC Board
Help Kitchen Commons connect kitchen resources with community need by joining our Board of Directors! If you have 5 – 10 hours per month to contribute for at least two years, a passion for improving low-income access to healthy food, and skills to contribute to one of the positions below, please consider becoming part of the Board.
Five steps to becoming a board candidate:
- Learn more about Kitchen Commons values, history and programs through the website.
- Meet with Jocelyn and/or Anna, who will follow up with you to talk about your interests and what’s involved in serving on the board.
- Participate in a Community Kitchen event if you haven’t already!
- Attend at least one board meeting by July, 2017.
Kitchen Commons is a grassroots membership organization where members vote for the Board of Directors. We will be formally voting to admit new Board members at our Summer Celebration on August 5, 2017. Candidates will have a brief opportunity to speak at the event and share their interest in serving on the board; we hope you can attend. To allow time to meet with candidates and to have them observe the July board meeting, we ask that candidates apply by July 15th, 2017. Interim appointments are also available if you are interested in joining the board this spring.
Chair: The Chair facilitates meetings, sets meeting agendas with the advice of the board, ensures that Kitchen Commons affairs and activities are conducted in accordance with the bylaws, represents Kitchen Commons in an official capacity as needed.
Co-chair: The Co-chair acts in the stead of the Chair in their absence, assists the Chair as may be necessary, and performs other duties as determined by the Board.
Secretary: The Secretary maintains the bylaws, records the business conducted at Board meetings in minutes for approval by the Board, ensured that the Organization’s records are maintained, and ensures that required meeting notices are provided to the Board and KC Members.
Treasurer: Co-chairs finance & fundraising committee, ensures Kitchen Commons prepares an annual budget, ensures the Organization’s finances are managed on a day-by-day basis, reviews bank statements and authorizes payments as necessary, presents financial reports to the board monthly and the membership annually.
Fundraising Lead: Co-chairs the finance & fundraising committee made up of board, staff and volunteers and coordinates the board’s involvement in fundraising efforts.
Board Development Lead: Coordinate board recruitment, elections, orientation and training, and ongoing education opportunities. Coordinate retreat planning, help develop and improve board process and culture.
Events Lead: Help board and staff to determine appropriate type and number of events to hold, serve in a support role for event planning.
Organizational Development Lead: Coordinate strategic planning process; help board and staff determine best organizational structure.