Friday, February 04, 2011
The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) has a Board of Directors that is responsible for setting the mission and strategic direction of the organization and overseeing the finances, operations, and policies of the organization. The Board of Directors:
- Ensures that its board members have the requisite skills and experience to carry out their duties and that all members understand and fulfill their governance duties acting for the benefit of the organization and its public purpose.
- Has a conflict of interest policy that ensures that any conflicts of interest or the appearance thereof are avoided or appropriately managed through disclosure or other means.
- Is responsible for the hiring, firing, and regular review of the performance of the Executive Director, and ensures that the compensation of the Executive Director is reasonable and appropriate. This is a specific responsibility of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.
- Ensures that the Executive Director and appropriate staff provide the Board of Directors with timely and comprehensive information so that the Board of Directors can effectively carry out its duties.
- Ensures that AFC conducts all transactions and dealings with integrity and honesty.
- Ensures that we promote working relationships with board members, staff, volunteers, and program beneficiaries that are based on mutual respect, fairness and openness.
- Ensures that AFC is fair and inclusive in its hiring and promotion policies and practices for all board, staff and volunteer positions.
- Ensures that AFC’s policies are in writing, clearly articulated and officially adopted.
- Ensures that our resources are responsibly and prudently managed.
- Ensures that AFC has the capacity to carry out its programs effectively.