Board Service Overview
At Children’s Council of San Francisco, we believe that all families deserve quality child care and early education. Parents need child care so that they can work, support their families financially, and advance professionally. And children need quality early education so that they are prepared for school and beyond.
Our 100+ staff help San Francisco families understand and navigate their options, and find child care that meets their needs. We help lower income families secure financial assistance to pay for care. We work with government, foundation, and community-based partners to build the supply of quality child care and early education in San Francisco. And along with our local and statewide partners, we educate the community and advocate on behalf of increased public investment in child care and early education. Children’s Council has a $69 million annual budget ($11 million operating plus $58 million in pass-through payments to child care providers) and provides services to 15,000+ families per year.
Children’s Council is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We are currently seeking community and business leaders interested in partnering with us as Board members to advance our goal of ensuring that all children in San Francisco have access to quality child care and early education. We seek individuals who are interested in our mission and goals, and who bring professional expertise, business and social networks, diversity, leadership experience and/or non-profit Board experience to our organization. Children’s Council also strives to include on its Board of Directors individuals who represent the community we serve. Board members serve three-year terms, renewable for a total of up to nine years.
Board Member Responsibilities
- Attend regularly scheduled Board meetings plus one day-long retreat per year
- Serve on at least one Board committee. Standing Committees include Finance, Audit, Governance and Nominating, and Development.
- Offer professional expertise as needed.
- Contribute financially to the organization
- Support fundraising and development activities.
- Serve as ambassadors for Children’s Council, making connections and reaching out to social and professional networks on behalf of the organization.