Join the Coalition’s Board of Directors!
The Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness invites diverse, passionate, and experienced people to apply to serve on our Board of Directors year round. Board members steward this small and mighty organization as we continue our important work for safety, housing, and justice.
Description of Board Service
The Coalition on Homelessness has a nine-person Board of Directors. We welcome and encourage applicants from a wide range of experiences and backgrounds and strongly encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, and people who have experienced homelessness or housing instability to apply. We expect applicants to fully support our mission and have the skills, time, and passion to help advance it.
Prospective new members of the Board should demonstrate a strong commitment to racial equity and social justice and understand advocacy; be willing to learn about, share, and promote the Coalition’s work; and embrace the responsibilities of serving on the Board of a small and mighty non-profit organization. Board members are, as a group, responsible for the governance, sustainability, and viability of the Coalition. Board members are elected by the voting members of the Coalition to serve a three-year term, with the possibility of serving two consecutive terms.
Primary roles and responsibilities:
● Define, promote, and advance the Coalition’s mission
● Provide financial oversight, including adoption of the annual budget
● Fundraising and sustainability
● Hiring and evaluation of the Executive Director
Members of the Board share these responsibilities while acting in the interest of the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness. Each member is expected to share information and make recommendations based on their experience and vantage point in the community. Board members who are affiliated with member or partner organizations of the Coalition may draw on that insight, perspective, and expertise, but are expected to deliberate, vote, and act as Board members in the interests of the Coalition.
If you are interested in joining a committee or our Board of Directors, please contact board[at]homelessinfo[dot]org.