- Board Relations Manager
World Monuments Fund (WMF) is seeking a qualified professional for the role of Board Relations Manager to contribute to our global, creative, and inclusive organization and office environment.
This individual serves as the primary staff member for the Boards of Trustees of World Monuments Fund as well as designated committees of the Boards, including the Executive and Nominating and Governance Committee, Audit and Finance and Investment Committee; assists with coordination and support of all Board activities. Reporting to the Vice President of External Affairs and coordinating closely with the CEO, and CFAO, provides thoughtful, professional support to facilitate the organization’s governance processes and advance the mission of the preservation of global cultural heritage.
The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, energetic, goal‐oriented professional with demonstrated experience in supporting the efforts of the Board of Trustees at a not‐for‐profit organization. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator in verbal, written, and presentation forms. This staff member will have good interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with communications, program, and development colleagues to support a busy year‐round schedule.
Major areas of responsibility and related tasks include:
- Partner with Board leaders and management staff on agenda development to align Board decision‐making around institutional priorities and Board duties; draft and maintain agendas; track meeting follow‐up items; monitor necessary Board approvals; and support and guide other WMF staff who support Board and committee meetings. Maintain annual plan for topics requiring review by Board and Board committees.
- Work with members of management to identify issues that require Board review, reporting or action, assuring that there is a smooth process for Board consideration of relevant issues and that Board involvement is timely and well‐supported.
- Design annual giving plans for the Board and ensure timely annual donations and acknowledgements.
- Oversee drafts of resolutions, executive summaries, annotated agendas and other materials for each Board meeting and designated committee meetings, in consultation with the Senior staff.
- Prepares promptly after each meeting well‐written drafts of minutes for all Board meetings and designated committee meetings; promptly reviews and provides useful feedback on minutes drafted by others.
- Organizes and oversees Board orientations, and plans and executes Board education. Maintains strong working knowledge of governance best practices, issues affecting nonprofit organizations, to inform priorities for Board education and training.
- Advances annual Board handbook and materials.
- Serves as primary staff person for Board Governance Committee, including maintaining Board prospect pipelines, tracking term limits for Board members, and supporting Board recruiting activities, Board assessments, and leadership and succession planning.
- Plan and execute three annual Board meetings as well as the appropriate committee meetings and other meetings or calls with current, Emeritus and prospective Board members. Balances need to plan far in advance for established meetings with need to respond to last‐minute changes, urgent meetings and calls, and shifting priorities.
- Drafts quarterly CEO updates for the Board, summarizing activities and collating background reading. Works directly with CEO on content, tone and topics to be covered.
- Manages the storage of and access to minutes, resolutions and other governance documents, assuring they are accessible as needed for legal, regulatory and other purposes.
- VP of External Affairs
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree (prefer major in Art History, English, or International Affairs)
- 4+ years experience in not‐for‐profit setting with emphasis on fundraising, board relations, administration, and prospect research
- Excellent communication and solicitation skills, both oral and written.
- Excellent interpersonal skills (including the ability to work well with staff at all organizational levels)
- Highly organized and detail oriented with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects, and meet deadlines in a fast‐paced environment
- Results oriented
- Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Database experience a plus
- Organizational and political agility; highly collaborative with effective influencing and negotiation skills;
- Highly attentive to detail but also able to see the big picture and think strategically;
- Unquestionable personal code of ethics, integrity and trust.
- Commensurate with experience
Please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. No phone calls please. World Monuments Fund is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. WMF is an at‐will employer.