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LeadingAge Kansas Board Member
Job Description


Term of Office
Three years. May serve two consecutive terms. If filling an unexpired term, eligible for two additional consecutive three year terms.

Members of the Board should have proven abilities in not-for-profit aging services leadership, be of sound judgement, good moral character, and have an understanding and appreciation of association activities. Members should be articulate, provide evidence of leadership skills and capabilities, and demonstrate personal skills such as integrity, enthusiasm, critical thinking, decision-making and follow-through.

General Responsibilities
Members of the Board are responsible for governing, developing policies for operation, strategic planning, and the overall effectiveness and financial stability of the association.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Understand the mission, vision, values and strategic priorities of LeadingAge Kansas and use them in decision making as a board member.
  2. Be familiar with, and participate in, the programs and services of the association.
  3. Prepare in advance for board meetings.
  4. Attend all board meetings, except in very rare instances.
  5. Actively and respectfully participate in board meetings, providing insight, expertise and perspective.
  6. Serve on board committees or other association work groups as time permits and according to expertise and interests.
  7. Participate in hiring and periodic evaluation of the chief executive.
  8. Support and advise the chief executive as appropriate.
  9. Participate in board member orientation.
  10. Support the LeadingAge Kansas Foundation, by making a financial gift each calendar year according to individual personal means.
  11. Make it a priority to attend, and encourage others to attend, the association’s major conferences and events.
  12. Share expertise and insights regarding potential board members, associate members, sponsors, and feedback to improve member experience.
  13. Serve as an advocate for the association with elected officials and others within their within circle of influence.
  14. Fulfill commitments within agreed-upon deadlines.
  15. Adhere to high ethical standards including good-faith board decision making.
  16. Maintain confidentiality and avoid conflict of interest as put forth in the separate “Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest” acknowledgement.
  17. Understand and approve governance and other significant policies.
  18. Be familiar with our financial status and be a good steward of our resources.
  19. Communicate effectively and respect the diverse opinions of others.