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Position Description

The members of the Board of Directors are collectively responsible to ensure effective and fiscally-sound programs and operations by providing vision, leadership, advice, and direction to the staff and volunteers of the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand the roles, responsibilities, and liabilities of serving on the Board
  • Prepare for each Board meeting by reading material distributed prior to the meeting
  • Attend all regular (quarterly) and special Board meetings and participate in the proceedings
  • Serve actively on at least one committee
  • Maintain knowledge of current programs of the organization
  • Make a personal financial contribution to the organization, meeting the guidelines determined by the Board
  • Participate in the fundraising efforts of the organization
  • Share resources and talents, as well as expertise and contacts
  • Serve as an advocate of the organization to various constituent groups
  • Be accessible, at least by phone, to Directors, committee members, and the Executive Director
  • Contribute at least six hours per month including attending Board and committee meetings, participating in Board-related activities, fulfilling committee assignments & making donor visits.
  • Fulfill commitments within the agreed-upon deadlines
  • Be loyal to the organization
  • Hold in confidence any proprietary information given to Board Directors
  • Take initiative and provide leadership
  • Identify individuals for service on the Board or its committees


  • Commitment to the mission and programs of Father Gene’s Help Center
  • Specific experience or knowledge in at least one management area or a field related to the programs and services of Father Gene’s Help Center – preferably marketing, PR or fundraising expertise
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Adequate time availability
  • Ideally has nonprofit board experience

About Us:

  • The mission of Father Gene’s Help Center is to provide dignity through free clothing to people in the greater Milwaukee community.
  • We envision a transformed community in which all people have access to clean, dignified clothing in which they feel confident.

To Apply:

  • Email an updated resume and a brief message expressing your interest learning more about board membership to
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