Board Liaison
Monterey Park, CA Administration
Job Type
Full-time
Description

Position: Board Liaison

Location: Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court, Monterey Park CA

Hybrid – flexible schedule, required in office based on organization needs.

Employment status: Full-time/non-exempt

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Salary: $24.04/hour


VISION STATEMENT

CASA/LA’s vision is a Los Angeles in which all children and families impacted by the child welfare and juvenile justice systems have equitable access to the resources and support they need to thrive. 


ORGANIZATION MISSION

CASA of Los Angeles organizes the community to show up for children and families in LA County’s overburdened child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Through an intentional, restorative, and culturally responsive lens, we train committed, consistent and caring adults who take action by providing strengths-based advocacy and equitable access to resources and life affirming connections. CASA/LA strengthens our community, ensuring that children and families have what they need to thrive.


POSITION OVERVIEW

The Board Liaison reports to the Chief Executive Officer. Provides senior-level executive support to the Chief Executive Officer in all facets of organization business while maintaining awareness of and sensitivity to the organization and Board of Director's priorities and confidential materials and issues.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Governance Support

  • Provides high-level support to advance the governance functions of the Boards.
  • Coordinates and actively participates in the orientation of new Board members, officers, and committee chairs. Coordinates Board member offboarding.
  • Works with Organization Chair and Chief Executive Officer to draft Board and Executive Meeting agendas that strategically drive Board focus and productivity.
  • Perform duties working with the organization’s leadership team, assisting with reports and information that will go before the board or other relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensures the timely distribution of materials for Board and Executive Committee meetings.
  • Takes minutes at Board and Executive Committee meetings, drafts minutes for review, and disseminates the final minutes, tracking decisions made and actions taken.
  • Organizes, maintains, tracks, and safeguards all files related to the Boards and the organization’s governance, including, but not limited to, Board and Executive Committee meet-ing minutes, resolutions, agenda, historical board information, and approved policies, in accordance with bylaws, procedures and record retention policies. Ensures these materials are available internally and externally as appropriate.
  • Conducts research, analyzes documents, and prepares recommendations for board policies or procedures as required or requested.
  • Works with Chief Executive Officer to review and maintain by-laws and other governance documents; and supports them in the ongoing review of Board committee roles, responsibilities, and structure to ensure clarity, accountability, and effectiveness.

Administrative Support

  • Provides high-level administrative support to the Boards and Board leaders.
  • Manages Board and Executive Committee calendars.
  • Schedules telephone/video conference calls and meetings of Board and Executive Committees.
  • Provides day-of meeting support to ensure successful execution of Board and Executive Committee meetings, managing room, equipment, and refreshment set up and take down.
  • Plans and manages events and logistics for Board-related events, including the venue, meals, supplies, etc.
  • Coordinates internal and external presentations and speakers for Board-related events.
  • Analyzes and tracks information and follow-up items; generates applicable reports and documents.
  • Helps maintain up-to-date contact information for all Board members.
  • Works with appropriate Board committees to develop, implement, and coordinate a Board engagement strategy.
  • Uses best practices for tracking acknowledgment and reporting progress on Board engagement, including tracking individualized participation and records for each Board member (including onboarding, committee placement, volunteer opportunities, recognition, etc.).
  • Advises lay leadership and staff on Board policy, policy legislative history, and archival support, and regarding previous and current activities surrounding the Boards.
  • Reviews and revises orientation on an annual basis or as needed.

Executive Administration

  • Provide tracking of metrics/deliverables toward all program initiatives as required by grants or general program coordination.
  • Attend and actively participate in one-on-one supervisory meetings and team group supervisory meetings as scheduled.
  • Travel required on an as-needed basis, including occasional evening and weekend work.
  • Other special projects as assigned.


JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree [in Business, Communication, or related field] required.
  • At least five years of administrative work experience (preferably in a philanthropic environment).
  • Equivalent blend of education and experience is acceptable. 
  • Highly proficient in MS Office, and ability to work with new systems including database management systems. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills. Must be able to comprehend, discern and make appropriate judgements that are consistent with policy and culture.
  • Ability to flex communication style to that of the receiver to ensure collaborative communication that does not escalate but diffuse potentially heightened situations.
  • Position is hybrid and flexible.
  • Must attend required in-person meetings as communicated. 
  • Must maintain a level of composure and professionalism at all times.
  • Must pass a Livescan background check.
  • Understanding of the principles and practices of community agencies and community resources and their role in the treatment of at-risk children.  
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position and constantly use a computer which consists of viewing a monitor and using a keyboard.
  • Must be able to lift/push/pull 10 pounds.
Salary Description
50000.00