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]

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]

Fill by 04/01/2020

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

ROCKFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD

ENABLING LEGISLATION:

The Rockford Public Library was established in 1872 pursuant to state statute (now 75 ILCS 5/1-0.1, et seq.) and City of Rockford Code of Ordinances, Chapter 15.  The ordinance calls for nine members to be appointed by the mayor with Council consent.  All members must be City residents.  Terms are for 3 years, and run July 1 through June 30.

PURPOSE: The Mission of the Rockford Public Library is to enhance community life and development by informing, educating, entertaining, and providing cultural enrichment to all people of all ages and by continuously collecting information to address the diverse interests of our dynamic community.  The Board has three committees – Financial Planning and Properties, Program Planning and Service Policies, and Strategic Planning.  The Board, with assistance of its committees, develops and monitors policies relating to finance, library services, programs, goals and objectives, preservation, enhancement, furnishing, replacement or acquisition of physical properties, prepares an annual budget.  The Board also has the power of appointment, evaluation and dismissal of the Executive Director.

MEETINGS: Board meets at 6:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month. 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. 

POLICE PENSION BOARD

ENABLING LEGISLATION

IL Rev. Statute 108-1/2, 3-128. Board shall have (5) members – (2) Appointed by Mayor, (2) Active Police members elected by active police members; (1) Retired member elected by and from beneficiaries of the fund.  Majority shall be City residents. Members shall serve 2-year terms.

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.

ROCKFORD HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD  

ENABLING LEGISLATION:

Ill.Rev.Stat. 67-1/2.  (310ILCS) Board members are appointed by the Mayor with City Council approval.  There are 5 members who serve 5 year terms.  Must be Rockford residents.  Must be filed with County Recorder in Winnebago and Ogle Counties.

MEETINGS: Board meets at 5:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month and are held at various RHA locations. 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.