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Board Member Job Description

Responsibilities of the Board The mission of PicklePlex® is, in collaboration with partners and providers, to maintain state-of -the-art facilities to promote the growth of pickleball. Our focus extends beyond members to embrace players in our community and visitors globally. As the highest leadership body of PicklePlex® and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, steering the organization toward a sustainable future, the board is responsible for:

• Determining the mission of PicklePlex® and understanding its collective purpose

• Selecting, supporting, and contributing to the performance evaluation of the staff leadership (currently Operations Manager)

• Strategic and organizational planning

• Ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management

• Fundraising and resource development

• Approving and monitoring PicklePlex®’s programs and services

• Enhancing PicklePlex®’s public image

• Assessing its own performance as the governing body of PicklePlex®

• Ensuring legal and ethical integrity

Responsibilities of Individual Board Members Each individual board member is expected to:

• Know PicklePlex®’s mission, policies, programs, and needs as well as understand its collective purpose

• Faithfully read and understand PicklePlex®’s financial statements and board materials in advance of meetings

• Serve as active advocates and ambassadors for PicklePlex®

• Fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for PicklePlex® to advance its mission

• Leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to achieve PicklePlex®’s mission

• Help identify personal connections that can benefit PicklePlex®’s fundraising and reputational standing, and influence public policy

• Prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings

• Participate fully in one or more committees, taskforces, or special assignments

• Engage in learning opportunities to better understand the community we serve

• Respect the experiences of all who bring their voices and lived experiences into the boardroom and PicklePlex®

• Uphold the legal duties and laws regarding nonprofit governance

• Follow PicklePlex®’s bylaws, policies, and board resolutions

• Sign an annual conflict-of-interest disclosure and update it during the year if necessary, as well as disclose potential conflicts before meetings and actual conflicts during meetings

• Maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of PicklePlex®


Board terms/participation


PicklePlex®’s Board Members serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings are held twice monthly, on the first and third Tuesdays.


Board compensation

PicklePlex®’s Board Members do not receive any compensation for their services. Board Members are granted an annual complimentary PicklePlex® membership for each fiscal year in which they hold their position as of the fiscal year commencement.

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