Governance Chair Position Description

Below is a description of the responsibilities of the Governance Chair on the board of directors for YNPN Triangle NC. Applications to join the board open on Monday, August 17, 2020. Learn more and apply here

Responsible To:

Board of Directors (Chair)


The Governance Chair is a member of the Executive Committee and supports the YNPN Triangle NC strategic plan by providing leadership in the area of organizational governance and transparency, incorporation policies and procedures, and decision processes for YNPN Triangle NC. 

The Governance Chair will:

  • Draft and vet governance policies, bylaws and procedures
  • Serve as a resource on policy and incorporation trends for the organization
  • Track attendance at Board meetings and Executive Committee meetings
  • Head board recruitment and election procedures
  • Oversee the Board election process
  • Lead internal evaluation of YNPN Triangle NC practices, included but not limited to: meeting efficiency, internal board development, organizational culture, personnel performance
  • Support the organization through the annual Board Give/Get Campaign via a personal contribution or Peer-to-Peer fundraiser at $100 or more

Executive Skills and Experience:

  • Executive Management
  • Governance
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Executive Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Supervising
  • Evaluation
  • Awareness YNPN Triangle NC history and culture
  • Awareness of YNPN nationwide network 

Additional skills needed:

  • Project Management
  • Fundraising
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Event Planning
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Facilitation skills
  • Time Management
  • Data Management
  • Volunteer Management 
  • Big-Picture thinking
  • Relationship-Building
  • Experience in law, HR, and/or organizational governance preferred

Time Commitment:

20-30 hours per month, three-year term 

(The Governance chair entering during the 2020 recruitment cycle will serve a two-year term to finish out strategic plan ending 2022)


By the board, annually