What Does The Board Do?
The Board is the governing body of Trans Lifeline. In line with state and federal charity requirements, board members are unpaid volunteers. Our major responsibilities include:
- Strategic Planning
- Supporting Trans Lifeline’s co-Executive Directors
- Ensuring effective financial management
To carry out these responsibilities, we have embarked on an extensive organization-wide strategic planning process and co-Executive Director search, so it is an exciting time to be on the Trans Lifeline Board. Board members will likely need to commit to about 10 hours per month during the next year, with an expected commitment of 2-4 hours per month thereafter. Terms are currently 3 years, but there are positions for shorter terms available.
Board positions entail meeting at least once per month, currently, Sunday mornings PST, mid-day EST.
Board members meet regularly with the co-Executive Directors— whom we supervise— and with external consultants who are supporting our strategic planning and organizational development processes. We also meet occasionally with other members of senior management.