JOB TITLE: Board of Directors - Member
EMPLOYER: Stryve Inc.
HOURS: Volunteer – 5 hours per week
REPORTS TO: Board Chairperson
SUMMARY: The primary role of a STRYVE Board Member is to contribute to the defining of the organization’s mission and governing the fulfillment of that mission, and to carry out the functions of the office of board member and/or officer as stated in the bylaws.
The Stryve Board of Directors has adopted the Carver Model of governance. Therefore, the role
of a Stryve Inc. board member is to focus on the development of broad policies that govern the
implementation of institutional plans and purposes. This role is separate and distinct from the
role of the Executive Director, who determines the means of implementation. A document
explaining the underlying principles of the Carver Model will be sent to Board applicants upon
receipt of their application.
Attend all meetings of the board and committees on which the member serves.
Be prepared to discuss the issues and business to be addressed at scheduled meetings, having read the agenda and all background information.
Work with and respect the opinions of others who serve on the board, and to leave personal prejudices out of all board discussions.
Act for the good of STRYVE Inc. and represent the interests of the people served by Stryve.
Represent STRYVE Inc. in a positive and supportive manner at all times.
Observe the parliamentary procedures and display courteous conduct in all board, committee and task force meetings.
Refrain from intruding on administrative and/or operational issues that are the responsibility of management except to monitor results.
Avoid conflicts of interest between the board member position and one’s personal life. This includes using the board member position for the advantage of family, friends and business associates. If such a conflict does arise, declare that conflict before the board and refrain from voting on matters in which there is a conflict.
Support in a positive manner all actions taken by the board of directors even when in a minority position on such actions.
Participate in any scheduled strategic planning or other retreats, board self-evaluation processes, and board development activities that enhance board member skills.
Keep confidential information confidential.
Never exercise authority as a board member except when acting in a meeting with the full board or as delegated by the board.