Board Member

Pittsburgh Broadcasting Corporation (PCBC)

http://wesa.fm/

Website Pittsburgh Broadcasting Corporation (PCBC)

Pittsburgh Broadcasting Corporation (PCBC),  operating as WYEP and WESA, seeks the nominations and resumes of community members interested in serving as a member of the Board of Directors.  The Board represents the interests of PCBC through a diverse and committed membership.

THE ROLE OF THE BOARD

The Board of Directors has three primary responsibilities:

  1. Duty of Due Care: To take care of the organization by ensuring prudent use of all assets, including facilities, people, and good will; and to provide oversight for all activities that advance the nonprofit’s effectiveness and sustainability.
  2. Duty of Loyalty: To make decisions in the best interest of the organization; not in one’s own self-interest.
  3. Duty of Compliance: To ensure that the organization complies with applicable laws, acts in accordance with ethical practices, and adheres to its stated corporate purposes, and that its activities advance its mission.

As a practical matter, the Board of Directors’ responsibilities include:

  • Acting as the fiduciary for and guardian of the organization’s assets;
  • Establishing the strategic vision for the organization;
  • Selecting the CEO, setting her/his compensation and regularly evaluating performance;
  • Reviewing and approving the organization’s budget;
  • Creating and embracing an effective process for organizational planning;
  • Monitoring the organization’s programs and services;
  • Ensuring the organization has adequate financial resources;
  • Ensuring legal and ethical integrity for the organization in its activities;
  • Recruiting and maintaining a qualified and competent Board of Directors;
  • Providing guidance and counsel to the CEO with regard to matters of organizational policy and activity; and
  • Enhancing the organization’s public standing.

EXPECTATIONS OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS

  • Know and effectively articulate the mission, vision, purpose, goals, policies, and programs of PCBC.
  • Understand the role of the Board as a governing body, focusing on organizational governance and not management.
  • Commit time, thought, and effort to PCBC.
  • Participate in setting strategic goals and objectives for the organization.
  • Participate in reviewing organizational activity and performance.
  • Accept and abide by the legal and fiscal responsibilities of the Board as specified by organizational charter, bylaws, and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Comply with the conflict-of-interest policy and other policies developed by the Board.
  • Be a fiduciary for PCBC – accepting responsibility for PCBC financial accountability
  • Avoid conflicts of interest.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all PCBC Board meeting executive sessions.
  • Participate in hiring and evaluation of PCBC’s chief executive.
  • Support and advise the chief executive.
  • Attend and actively participate in all Board meetings and meetings of one’s assigned Committee(s).
  • Vote according to one’s individual conviction and challenge the judgment of others when necessary.
  • Be willing to support the decision of the Board and work with fellow Board members in a spirit of cooperation.
  • Recognize that the Board President alone speaks for the Board and avoid acting as spokesperson for the Board unless specifically authorized by the Board President to do so.
  • Chair and/or participate in at least one Board committee.
  • Make an annual financial contribution of “significance” (based on personal means).
  • Attend PCBC events and participate in PCBC fundraising activities.
  • Refrain from actions and involvements that might prove embarrassing to the organization, and be prepared to recuse or resign if such actions or involvements develop.
  • Identify friends and associates who might be prospective donors or Board members.
  • Be a good representative of PCBC to the community.
  • Make judgments always on the basis of what is best for the organization as a whole.

The PCBC Board of Directors embraces a culture of openness and encourages candid communication, where our different perspectives help us understand all sides of an issue.

  • We believe in openness and candor.
  • We embrace rich communication that dares to discuss the “elephants in the room.”
  • We explore different points of view in a respectful, non-adversarial manner.
  • Debate is always welcome, but arguments are not.
  • Sincere, civil conversation does not include insults or hurtful words.
  • It is the role of the Board President to moderate discussion, maintain a civil tone and see that all reasonable points of view are explored.

Nominations and applications are being accepted for a three-year term on the PCBC Board of Directors.  To be considered, please submit a cover letter expressing your interest in the mission of PCBC and your understanding of the role of a Board member, with a resume, to: michelle@nonprofittalent.com

To apply for this job please visit the following URL: http://michelle@nonprofittalent.com  →