Apply to be on the Sylvia’s CAC Board of Directors

Apply to be on the Sylvia’s CAC Board of Directors

We’re on a mission to reduce trauma to child victims of abuse by allowing them to tell their experiences in a safe, comfortable and child-focused environment, with a trained forensic interviewer who will ask age-appropriate and non-leading questions. The child’s multi-disciplinary team of law enforcement, prosecutor’s office, child protective services, mental health provider, and victim advocate work together here to shepherd the child and their family toward the first steps of healing.

We’re seeking applicants for our Board of Directors. You’ll serve a two-year term with an option for a second consecutive term.

The board of directors is legally and ethically responsible for all activities of the organization.

  • Determines how the Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center will carry out its mission through long and short-range planning
  • Adopts an annual budget and provides fiscal oversight
  • Recruits, orients, and develops board members.
  • Hires and evaluates the performance of the executive director
  • Evaluates its performance and overall performance of Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center in achieving the mission
  • Establishes policies for the effective management of the Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center


  • Understand and promote Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center’s mission
  • Know Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center’s programs, policies, operations, and needs
  • Attend board meetings and appropriate committee meetings
  • Actively serve on at least one committee and offer to take on special assignments
  • Faithfully review agenda and supporting documents prior to meetings
  • Make an annual contribution to the organization commensurate with ability
  • Participate in fund raising activities and special events
  • Leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully
  • achieve the Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center’s mission
  • Serve as active advocates and ambassadors for Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center and
  • fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships
  • necessary for Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center to advance its mission
  • Strictly adhere to conflict of interest policies
  • Strictly adhere to confidentiality policies
  • Time Demands (approximate):
  • Attend and actively participate in at least 75% of board meetings
  • Attend and actively participate in committee meetings and related work
  • Attend and actively participate in the annual planning retreat
  • Attend and actively participate in the annual meeting (approx. 2 hours)
  • Attend special events such as fundraisers and ground breaking ceremonies
  • (2 fundraisers per year recommended)
  • Attend new board member orientation
  • Meet with potential donors/funders to make a case for funding the organization,
  • answer questions, etc. (approx. 4 hours annually)

Financial and Resource Development Expectations:

  • Sell tickets to fundraising events
  • Recruit sponsors, as needed
  • Identify and cultivate potential donors

Duty of Care — Each board member has a legal responsibility to participate actively in making decisions on behalf of the organization and to exercise his or her best judgment while doing so.

Duty of Loyalty — Each board member must put the interests of the organization before their personal and professional interests when acting on behalf of the organization in a decision-making capacity. The organization’s needs come first.

Duty of Obedience — Board members bear the legal responsibility of ensuring that the organization complies with the applicable federal, state, and local laws and adheres to its mission.

Board meeting dates second Tuesday in Jan, April, July, October, and two planning meetings TBA. They are held from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm with location given via email invitation.  

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