Founder/Executive Director: Keith Cradle, PhD
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Arkevious Armstrong, Step Up 2 Leadership
Marc Fuller, Community Member
Ricky Singh, Charlotte Lab Upper School
Kendall Kendrick, Community Member
Alvin Jacobs, Jr., Photo-Activist
Mitchell Carraway, Community Member
Potential Member of the Board of Directors
The Camping With Cradle (CWC) outdoor mentoring program is a means for young adults to become more familiar with the outdoors.
The Board will support the work of CWC and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by CWC’s Executive Director (ED), the Board-ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.
Specific Board Member responsibilities include:
- Leadership, governance and oversight
- Serving as a trusted advisor to the ED as they develop and implement CWC’s strategic plan
- Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by CWC 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 CWC’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 ED
- Assisting the ED and Board Chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members
- Partnering with the ED and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
- Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments
- Representing CWC to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization
- Ensuring CWC’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities CWC serves
CWC Board Members will consider CWC a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that CWC can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, CWC expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity.
CWC’s Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held bi-monthly [virtual/in-person] and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about CWC’s mission and who has a track record or new to board leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector.
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
- Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
- A commitment to and understanding of CWC’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience
- Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of CWC’s beneficiaries
- Service on CWC’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.