Community Day School
Board Member Recruitment
Board Position Profiles
General Goals of the CDSA Board
Overview of Community Day School Association
Community Day School Association (CDSA), established in 1977, is the largest Before and After-School Child Enrichment, and Kindergarten Readiness program operating within Seattle Public Schools (SPS). Our nationally accredited program offers expansive learning opportunities to more than 800 children from diverse backgrounds.
In collaboration with school teachers and parents, CDSA’s staff members take a flexible approach to nurture the intellectual, physical and social aspects of each child. By ensuring ALL youth receive the essential building blocks for lifelong emotional and cognitive development, we create a healthier, more productive, more integrated, less costly, and safer community for us all.
CDSA is a licensed 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with funding provided through tuition, the United Way, Washington State Department of Early Leaning, and private and corporate donations.
The Board of Directors is responsible for excellence in governing CDSA. The Board inspires the organization through the establishment of strategies and broad policies reflecting CDSA’s long-term values and perspectives.
If you’re interested in becoming a General Board Member of Board Treasurer for CDSA, please contact, Executive Director (and LT graduate), Caryn Swan Jamero.
Phone: 206-726-7972; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, please visit our web site: www.communitydayschool.org
General Board Member Key Roles and Responsibilities
Demonstrate strong commitment to the work of CDSA
Attend and participate in Board meetings, Board retreats, and other Board development activities as appropriate (Attend at least 75% of all Board meetings in person or by phone)
Review the agenda and supporting materials prior to Board and committee meetings to support the consent agenda format
Serve on committees and take on special assignments, as needed
Make a personal financial contribution to CDSA at a minimum amount of $500 per year. (In-kind donations and grant procurement funding count toward annual contribution.)
Act as an ambassador for CDSA by participating directly or indirectly in procuring funds and recruiting board members
Remain informed and up to date about CDSA’s mission, services, and policies.
Provide support and insight to the Board President (and other CDSA staff as needed).
Participate in an annual Board self assessment.
Maintain confidentiality and abide by conflict of interest policy and CDSA bylaws.
Skills and Abilities
Knowledge and skills in one or more areas: Board Governance (Carver Model preferred), Strategic Planning, Marketing/Public Relations, Accounting/Finance, Legal Services, Development/Fundraising, Human Resources, Early Childhood Education, or school age public school experience.
Ability to build community collaborations with stakeholder organizations and network with corporate partners.
Excellent problem solving and communication skills, both written and oral.
Ability to both lead and work within a team.
Prior experience serving on a nonprofit board preferred.
High professionalism and commitment representing and advocating CDSA in the community.
Time Commitment: An estimated minimum time commitment of 4-6 hours monthly (including two-hour monthly board meetings).
Term of service: Generally two years.
Board Treasurer Key Roles and Responsibilities
Fulfill the requirements of a general board member
Advises the Board on interpretation of financial documents relevant to CDSA’s strategic direction
Manages, reviews, and takes action related to the Board's financial responsibilities
Prepares appropriate financial reports and ensures the reports are made available to the Board
Consults with the Executive Director and/or the Board President regarding CDSA’s financial matters
Regularly reports key financial events to the Board
Acts as signatory to CDSA’s annual financial audit
Performs other related duties as required and assigned by the Board
Skills and Abilities
Extensive knowledge and skills in one or more areas: Board Governance (Carver Model preferred), Strategic Planning, Marketing/Public Relations, Accounting/Finance, Legal Services, Development/Fundraising, Human Resources, or Early Childhood Education, or school age public school experience
Minimum of two years of financial analysis and financial accounting experience, preferably in a corporate environment
Excellent problem solving and communication skills
Strong ability to multi-task and effectively manage priorities
Exceptional attention to detail and ability to work as part of a team
Prior experience serving on a nonprofit board preferred
Highly professional and committed to representing and advocating for CDSA in the community
Time Commitment: An estimated minimum time commitment of 6 hours monthly (including two hour monthly board meetings)
Term of service: Typically two years