The Community Center for Education Results (CCER) is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports the Road Map Project, a collective impact initiative working to improve educational outcomes from early learning through postsecondary, in a region consisting of seven King County, Washington school districts: Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, (South) Seattle, and Tukwila. This area is home to more than 127,000 K-12 students: 72 percent are youth of color; 55 percent are from low-income households; and 22 percent are English language learners.
Under our updated strategy of leading with race and centering community, CCER is aiming to find board members that reflect the communities we serve. CCER’s current Board of Directors is a group of four Road Map Project region leaders who bring a range of experiences to the organization. Their role is to oversee the sound governance and fiduciary responsibilities of CCER. We are seeking four additional board members to contribute to this and to strengthen accountability to our pillars of leading with race and centering community.
Building our Community-Centered Evolutionary Board
We are working towards a community-centered and evolutionary board where governance is a function rather than a structure. With new leadership at CCER, our two pillars, and our ongoing identity work, we intend to build a board where the community needs are put forth and all stakeholders of this work feel heard and supported. We want to keep asking ourselves “who does our community need us to be?” and acknowledge that it is evolutionary as our work continues. As part of our board recruitment, we are accepting education professionals, youth, and students from the Road Map Project region. If the following sounds like you, we would be honored to have you join our board:
- You have a deep commitment to anti-racist work and its impact on communities of the Road Map Project region, along with a commitment to the people in our region furthest from educational justice.
- You reflect the communities served in the Road Map Project region as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, LGBTQA+, low-income, disabled, immigrant, refugee, or any intersection of those communities and identities.
- You are curious, adaptive, and intuitive.
Board Member Responsibility & Commitment
- Attend bi-monthly board meetings (virtual until further notice).
- Transform and abide by the bylaws, policies, and procedures of CCER.
- Support CCER’s Executive Director by completing an annual review.
- Complete fiduciary duties, including approve the annual budget, financial review statements, and organizational 990, and review quarterly financial statements.
- Engage with the CCER team on organizational anti-racist policy development and priority-setting.
- Contribute to Road Map Project strategy development.
Please submit your resume or CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and a response (video, voice memo, writing, and/or other forms of communication) to the following question: why are you interested in committing your time and energy to being a CCER board member? We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis.
Prospective applicants will be invited to meet with current board members and the Board Recruitment Advisory Committee comprised of Community Leadership Team members, Parent Leadership Team members, and CCER staff. Four people will be invited to join CCER’s Board of Directors.
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