The Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer, located in Seattle, WA, is a 501c3 and principal catalyst for national and international research efforts in prevention, early detection, and improved treatment for ovarian cancer. It also provides an education and awareness program for ovarian and breast cancer. The Rivkin Center has evolved over the past 30 years from a fundraising run to a full nonprofit organization.
Because the Rivkin Center strives to be an inclusive and welcoming organization, it values and needs board members with different lived experiences and perspectives and varied professional expertise and experiences. While board members do not need a personal or professional connection to ovarian cancer, they must have a commitment to raising the awareness of and funds for both ovarian and breast cancer.
The Rivkin Center is led by a CEO and a governing Board of Directors that includes medical professionals and community leaders. The Executive Committee currently includes the Board President, Vice-President/President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, and CEO of the Rivkin Center. The CEO reports to the Board of Directors.
ROLE SUMMARY: Rivkin Center board members are responsible for supporting the vision, mission and operations of the organization and hold fiduciary responsibility. Board members serve an initial three-year term that can be extended for two additional terms, for a total of nine years.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS:
- Attend and actively participate in a minimum of three (of the four) Board of Directors’ meetings per year. Attendance by conference call is accepted.
- Contribute expertise, assume board leadership roles as appropriate, and serve as a committee member.
- Be an enthusiastic and informed ambassador of the Rivkin Center, telling friends, acquaintances, and business associates about the organization and its mission, creating access to potential significant donors, and assisting with fundraising.
- Make an annual gift through personal contribution or through a combination of personal contribution and solicitation.
- Participate in organization events, including the annual SummeRun & Walk, Science for Dinner, and Family & Friends Auction.
- Review and approve annual budget and then help organization meet revenue goals and ensure good stewardship of funds.
- Commit to working with the board and staff team to understand the ways society and our health care system have a direct impact on disparities in prevention, treatment, and outcomes, and ensure our work acknowledges/addresses these disparities.
- Work closely with the Rivkin Center CEO and board committees to develop and implement effective short- and long-term strategic plans for the organization as well as plans to support marketing, scientific efforts, fundraising, education, and associated programs.
- Review and understand the organization’s bylaws, budget, and strategic plans.
- Assist in the recruitment of new board members.
- Participate in the annual performance review of the CEO.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
- Demonstrated community leader and communicator
- Previous nonprofit board experience and/or professional experience that will support the organization’s success and growth
- Molly O’Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 490-0878