Become a Board Member

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The COMBA Board of Directors is made up of passionate, hardworking individuals who love Colorado and mountain biking. If you are interested in joining please read the following information which describes the position and provides directions for applying.

COMBA Board Position Description 

The Board will support the work of COMBA and provide mission­-based leadership and strategic governance. While day­-to-­day operations are led by COMBA’s executive director (ED), the Board­/ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include: 

­Leadership, governance and oversight

  • ­Serving as a trusted advisor to the ED as s/he implements COMBA’s strategic plan
  • ­Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by COMBA for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
  • ­Approving COMBA’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 ED
  • ­Assisting the ED and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members
  • ­Partnering with the ED and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
  • ­Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments
  • Representing COMBA to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization
  • Ensuring COMBA’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the community COMBA serves 

Fundraising

COMBA Board Members will consider COMBA a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that COMBA can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, COMBA expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity. 

Board terms/participation 

New COMBA Board Members are elected by the board and they will serve a two-­year term to be eligible for re­-appointment after each term. 

Most of the board's work is done in board meetings, committee meetings, special events, projects, and in preparation for them. Each board member is expected to volunteer an average of  ten hours per month to these activities. Full preparation and participation is expected of each member of the board.

Board meetings will be held monthly and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings. Members who miss three consecutive board meetings will be subject to review for dismissal. 

Qualifications 

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about COMBA’s mission. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high­-performing Board Members. 

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications: 

  • ­Extensive professional experience with significant leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector, or as a key volunteer for COMBA.
  • A commitment to and understanding of COMBA's membership, preferably based on experience.
  • ­Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals 
  • ­Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the climate for mountain biking in Colorado. 
  • Service on COMBA’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.

Please apply using our online application.