Board Member Opportunity (unpaid)

The Board of Directors supports the mission of the Delhi Campus Child Care Center (DC4) and provides leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by the Director of DC4, the Board and DC4 Director relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

Leadership, Governance & Oversight

  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the Director in an effort to fulfill DC4’s mission
  • Reviewing outcomes and metrics for evaluating impact and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics
  • Reviewing and approving DC4’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the DC4 Director
  • Assisting the Director and other Board Members in identifying and recruiting additional Board Members
  • Partnering with the Director and other Board Members to ensure that Board resolutions are carried out
  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments
  • Representing DC4 to stakeholders and acting as an ambassador for the organization
  • Ensuring DC4’s commitment to a diverse Board and staff that reflects the communities served

Board Member Service

The Board of Directors meets 8 times per year, on the 2nd Thursday of the month alternating between 12:30pm on the SUNY Delhi Campus and 4:30pm at DC4. Service on the DC4 Board of Directors is without remuneration.


  • Serving on the Board is an extraordinary opportunity for individuals who are passionate about the growth, development and care of children and DC4’s mission
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and reliability
  • Diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior business experience with state licensure such as NYSED and OCFS
  • Business experience with non-profit organizations
  • Track record of professional community leadership in business, government, philanthropy, or the non-profit sector
  • His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members

Board Meeting Schedule

  • October, January, April, June – 2nd Thursday of month 12:30PM – 1:30PM
  • November, March, May, August – 2nd Thursday of month 4:30PM – 5:30PM

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