Governance Chair Position Description

Below is a description of the responsibilities of the Governance Chair on the board of directors for YNPN Triangle NC. 

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 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 volunteers and practices, included but not limited to: meeting efficiency, internal board development, organizational culture, personnel performance

Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Strong planning skills and experience
  • Knowledge of management best practices
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Interpersonal and motivational skills
  • Excellent written communication abilities
  • Awareness YNPN Triangle NC history and culture
  • Awareness of YNPN nationwide network 

Additional skills preferred:

  • Knowledge of legal systems, human resources, or policy  

Time Commitment:

15-20 hours per month for two years


By the board, annually