Board Member – Precipitation Northwest

Deadline October 22, 2021

Precipitation Northwest is a Burner-run nonprofit organization in Portland, Oregon.

The volunteer board of directors ensures the fulfillment of the Precipitation Northwest (PNW) mission statement while providing leadership, oversight, and strategic governance to the organization. Board members oversee PNW’s events, programs, and projects, the largest currently being SOAK, BurnOut, the Burner Barn and the Learner Barn Program. The board does not directly produce events nor manage their general operations, but instead supports members of the community in making them a success. The board does, however, have important legal and fiduciary responsibility for the organization, and by extension, the greater Portland burner community.

Reviewing planning and outcomes of projects and programs overseen by PNW and evaluating their impact towards the organization’s mission.

Contributing to both short and long term planning and sustainability of the organization.

Approving PNW’s annual budget, auditing reports, and guiding business decisions as well as legal and fiduciary responsibilities.

Serving on committees and taking on special assignments as needs arise.

Playing well with community and board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out.

Representing PNW to stakeholders by acting as an ambassador for the organization and greater community.

Ensuring PNW’s commitment to a diverse and radically inclusive board and staff that reflects the communities that PNW serves.

Assisting the board in identifying and recruiting other Board Members.

Ideal candidates must meet the following qualifications:

A commitment to and understanding of the mission of PNW and the unique needs of the community.

Leadership experience.

Commitment to a minimum term of 3 years.

Knows how to internet, including using Google Drive and other productivity apps.

Ability to manage administrative duties timely and effectively.

Personal qualities of integrity and credibility.

Future engagement with PNW events and programs.

Easily plays well with others.

Must not serve as either a SOAK or BurnOut Producer or Program Lead during their term on the board.

Ideal candidates may have some of the following:

Professional experience with leadership in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector.

Specific experience with non-profit accounting and legal support, fundraising, program development, human resources and volunteer management.

An affinity for persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals.

An ongoing relationship or engagement with the broader Burner community and culture.

Currently residing in Oregon or S. Washington area.

Past engagement in PNW activities and events.

Approximately 8 to 20 hours per month. At minimum, expect 2.5 hours monthly for board meetings, plus about 1-2 hours a week for administrative work, additional committee meetings, etc. At busy times, you can expect up to 20 hours a month depending on how many responsibilities you have taken on.

Service on Precipitation Northwest’s board of directors is voluntary (unpaid) and without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, or accommodation costs incurred as a direct result of board members’ duties. Board members receive one comp ticket to SOAK for each year served + early access to purchase one companion ticket.

Under the Oregon Revised Statute for nonprofits, Chapter 65, each board member must meet certain standards of conduct. These standards are typically described as Duty of Care, Duty of Loyalty, and Duty of Obedience. For additional information please see ORS Ch. 65.

Please complete our application at: . Interviews are held on a rolling process. Deadline to apply is Oct. 22, 2021.

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