Board of Directors Membership Information

Are You Interested in Joining HCS’s Board of Directors?

The Hope Community Services (HCS) is governed by a local, volunteer board of directors. The Board of Directors is vital to the success of our organization. HCS board members are passionate about the mission and are committed to making a difference in a child’s life.  Being a board member for HCS is a serious and gratifying commitment.

Board Member Responsibilities

Leadership, governance and oversight:

  • Establish, jointly with the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), HCS’s policies and oversee policy implementation;
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the President & CEO as s/he develops and implements the HCS’s strategic plan;
  • Ensure HCS has sufficient capital, facilities, staff and equipment to effectively implement policies and contractual agreements;
  • Review and approve the annual budget, audit reports, business contracts as outlined in the finance policies;
  • Ensure agency compliance with relevant federal, state and local laws;
  • Contribute to an annual performance evaluation of the President & CEO;
  • Assist in the recruitment of other board members;
  • Partner with the President & CEO and other board members to ensure board resolutions are carried out; and
  • Act as an ambassador for HCS by representing the agency to stakeholders.


  • Make a personal and meaningful annual gift to HCS;
  • Set a personal fundraising goal and work diligently to secure funds annually;
  • Approve an annual fundraising plan and ensure that an adequate budget is established to support that plan;
  • Participate and support all major benefit functions and special events by assisting with securing raffle/silent auction items;
  • Recognize supporters and donors through personal visits, notes, and phone calls; and
  • Identify and cultivate prospective donors, and help solicit those donors as appropriate.

Participation and commitment:

  • Complete a three-year board term;
  • Attend and actively participate in scheduled (no less than quarterly) board of directors meetings;
  • Attend annual October planning retreat;
  • Serve on one specialty committee; and
  • Voice concerns, ask questions, and fully participate in all discussions regarding the business of HCS; agree and dissent when appropriate

Ideal candidate qualifications:

  • Individuals who are passionate about HCS’s mission and helping children in Arizona;
  • Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector;
  • A commitment to and understanding of the HCS’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience;
  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals; and
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of HCS’s beneficiaries.

To learn more about the Board of Director’s Committees or to apply, click on the appropriate link below:

HCS Committee Descriptions

Board Of Directors Application

Have questions or want to submit your application? Please contact us at BOD@hcs-az.org

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