Below you will find open board positions in the Rockford community!

If there are open community board positions you would like to share with IGNITE, please use this form to submit the information. If there are questions, please email Carmen at [email protected]

Treasurer and Board President 

KFACT 

DESCRIPTION:
1. Designate KFACT as one of your top three annual charitable contributions
July 1st- June 30th each year (preferably Giving Tuesday in November during the end of year giving campaign)


2. Attend bi-monthly board meetings and read/respond to monthly update reports from Executive Director


3. Initial one year commitment, with a willingness to serve three year term subsequently. Upon
completion of the three year term, term renewed annually.


4. Attend KFACT three events and/or actively participate: 
Annual fundraiser (Spring-March-May)
Attend the event, purchase tickets, invite family and friends to attend, workplace sponsorship, promote on social media platforms etc.


Annual Giving Tuesday Event/ Campaign (Fall- November)
Attend the event, purchase tickets, invite family and friends to attend, workplace sponsorship etc.


Annual Community Trunk Party
Attend event, ask your workplace to host event, provide a basket filled with items, invite family and friends to donated in-kind items, host a trunk party among your family and friends on behalf of KFACT etc.

  1. Commit 15 minutes per month doing one or more of the following tasks below in the three categories: Advocate, Engage, Commit 

Advocate

  • Share about KFACT on social media, write a article to the Chamber of Commerce about the importance of Mentoring, schedule a face to face meeting with a potential supporter, volunteer or mentor, send emails requesting a presentation  

Engage

  • Introduce Executive Director and/or mentees to prospective supporters, volunteers etc. Recruit through relationships on behalf of KFACT to support special events, secure volunteers, etc. Facilitate a lunch and learn at KFACT HQ, schedule a tour for prospective supporters, volunteers, mentors etc. Assist ED with cultivating relationships with the community, donors, volunteers etc. 

Commit

  • Write appeal blogs, emails, letters and post on social media for KFACT, cultivate donor relationships through follow-up thank you letters, phone calls and general updates etc, pitch news story ideas to KFACT ED, secure community outreach opportunities for KFACT i.e.. community events, booths etc.

Rock River Valley Pantry 

RRVP Board Positions 

DESCRIPTION: 

Specific Responsibilities:
1. Serve as an active board member by attending at least eight board meetings and serving on committees.
2. Assume an active role on at least one committee.
3. Assume leadership roles at the board and committee levels.
4. Contribute to the Peanut Butter Endowment campaign at a level commensurate with your ability.
5. Expect to assume an active role in the annual fundraising campaigns by providing leadership, soliciting donations, attending, and financially supporting events.
6. As a member of the Executive Board employ, monitor and evaluate the CEO.
7. Ensure budget, policies, and program efforts are consistent with the RRVP’s mission, goals and objectives.
8. Familiarize yourself with the RRVP’s mission, programs, and core values.
9. Become informed in advance of agenda items for all board and committee meetings.
10. Ask discerning questions, constructively participate in deliberations, and vote according to your convictions.
11. Serve as an educated ambassador of the RRVP and outreach to your personal and professional affiliations.

TIME COMMITMENT: 2-3 hours (board meetings and committee meetings) 

If interested, please contact:

Nonie Broski
[email protected]

OR 

Kim Adams-Bakke

kim.adamsbakke@rrvp.org

Circle of Change Veterans Dog Program

General Board Member Position 

DESCRIPTION: Attend monthly board meetings; Assist with fundraising efforts and/or provide financial support; Help spread the word about the organization and the services we provide

TIME COMMITMENT: 2 – 10 hours per week depending on fundraising events.

If interested, please contact: 

Steve Haight, Executive Director, Circle of Change, P.O. Box 4949, Rockford, IL 61110 [email protected], 815-262-1491

Fill by: 04/30/2020

Northwest Community Center

General Board Member Position 

DESCRIPTION:

• Attend all board and committee meetings and functions, and be prepared to participate.
• Stay informed about board and committee matters; review and comment on minutes
and reports.
• Stay informed about the organization’s mission, services, policies, and programs.
• Keep up-to-date on pertinent developments including those in the community, economy,
government, industry, etc. that may affect the organization.
• Serve on committees and offer to take on special assignments.
• Make a personal or corporate financial contribution to the organization.
• Participate in organizational fundraising.
• Inform others about the organization.

TIME COMMITMENT: 2-3 hours per month

If interested, please contact: 

Tabatha Endres-Cruz, [email protected], Northwest Community Center, 1325 N. Johnston Ave Rockford IL 61101, 815-964-6885

Fill by: 04/30/2020

Northwest Community Center

General Board Member Position 

DESCRIPTION:

• Attend all board and committee meetings and functions, and be prepared to participate.
• Stay informed about board and committee matters; review and comment on minutes
and reports.
• Stay informed about the organization’s mission, services, policies, and programs.
• Keep up-to-date on pertinent developments including those in the community, economy,
government, industry, etc. that may affect the organization.
• Serve on committees and offer to take on special assignments.
• Make a personal or corporate financial contribution to the organization.
• Participate in organizational fundraising.
• Inform others about the organization.

TIME COMMITMENT: 2-3 hours per month

If interested, please contact: 

Tabatha Endres-Cruz, [email protected], Northwest Community Center, 1325 N. Johnston Ave Rockford IL 61101, 815-964-6885

Fill by: 04/30/2020

NW HomeStart, Inc

Treasurer 

DESCRIPTION: The Treasurer does all that a general member does, but also leads our finance meetings the evening before our board meetings. For the general member, we have monthly meetings that can be attended in person or by phone. The member would need to commit to helping us achieve our vision by bringing community voice to our discussions, overseeing how we meet our operational goals, and connecting us to any resource development opportunities that are appropriate. 

TIME COMMITMENT: 2-3 hours per month 

If interested, please contact: 

Sarah Brinkmann, [email protected], HomeStart

Fill by: 04/29/2020

NW HomeStart, Inc 

General Board Member Position 

DESCRIPTION: For the general member, we have monthly meetings that can be attended in person or by phone. The member would need to commit to helping us achieve our vision by bringing community voice to our discussions, overseeing how we meet our operational goals, and connecting us to any resource development opportunities that are appropriate.

TIME COMMITMENT 1-2 hours per month

If interested, please contact: 

Sarah Brinkmann, [email protected], HomeStart

Fill by: 4/29/2020

COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION –

ENABLING LEGISLATION:

City Code 11-47; (11) members appointed by the Mayor with approval of the City Council. Members must be city residents.

For initial appointments, terms will be as follows:

· Four commissioners will serve a 1-yer term

· Four commissioners will serve a 2-year term

· Three commissioners will serve a 3-year term

Commissioners will thereafter be appointed for 3-year terms.

PURPOSE:

Foster and promote understanding, mutual respect, cooperation, increased participation, positive relations, and a sense of shared community throughout the entire city.
Identify for the City Council programs or projects which will enhance relationships between city government and its residents.
Assist city departments in establishing and maintaining good community relations and to serve all segments of the community in an equitable and professional manner.
Advise and consult with the Mayor and City Council on all matters involving racial, religious, sex, ethnic, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity prejudice or discrimination and recommend such legislative action as it may deem appropriate to effectuate the policy of this chapter.
Provide educational programs on community relations issues or practices of unlawful discrimination; conduct public meetings to aid in alleviating discrimination and bias, and as a means of fostering positive community relations within the City.
Conduct educational, conciliatory activities, and call conferences of persons in business, industry, and community organizations to aid in dispute resolution and voluntary compliance with the provisions of Chapter 11 (Human Rights) of the City of Rockford Code of Ordinances.

MEETINGS:

Board meets when needed at City Hall. Board members are not compensated.

If interested, please submit your resume to to Haley Garza at [email protected] and it will be reviewed by the Mayor. You will be contacted if chosen for the position. 

RAVE BOARD

ENABLING LEGISLATION:

70 ILCS 200/240

Nine member board. Five appointed by mayor with consent of Council, 3 from County Board, 1 from Loves Park. 5 appt. by Mayor for 5 yr. terms, staggered expiration, beginning from 1970, ’71, ’72, ’73, ’74 on (thus one would expire each year thereafter). Terms are for 5 years to begin first day of June from appointment year until 1st day of June 5 years later, except to fill vacancies.

Note: Statute does require that oath of office be filed with Secretary of State (Dept. of Index, Public Documents Division, 111 E. Monroe, Springfield, IL 62756) within 30 days of appointment.

PURPOSE:

As an Agency of Local Government, the MetroCentre Authority operates a multipurpose public assembly facility and provides a variety of programming opportunities to the broadest spectrum of residents within our primary marketing area. Our commitment is to provide the highest level of service to our guests; a safe, comfortable environment; and fiscal accountability. By succeeding in these endeavors, the Authority stimulates economic development and enhances the overall quality of life in the Rockford Metropolitan Area.

MEETINGS:

Board meets at noon on the third or fourth Thursday of each month at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Members are not compensated.

If interested, please submit your resume to to Haley Garza at [email protected] and it will be reviewed by the Mayor. You will be contacted if chosen for the position.