Extraordinary Board Members Sought

Mission Parents Reaching Out (PRO) is a 35year+ organization serving New Mexico families of children and youth with disabilities or complex medical conditions.   Our mission is to enhance positive outcomes for families and children in New Mexico through informed decision making, advocacy, education, and resources.

Position The Board of Directors supports the work of PRO and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. Specific Board Member responsibilities include strategic planning, selecting and evaluating the Executive Director, ensuring adequate financial resources and effective financial management, monitoring and strengthening programs and services, enhancing the organization’s public standing, recruiting and orienting new board members and assessing overall board performance.

Board terms/participation PRO’s Board Members serve a two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment. Board meetings are held quarterly in Albuquerque and may be joined by videoconference for those outside of the metro area. Service on PRO’s Board of Directors is without remuneration.

Qualifications This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about PRO’s mission to participate in the leadership of a dynamic organization.   Parents of children (up to age 26) eligible for special education are particularly encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will have a commitment to and understanding of family concerns in New Mexico, a commitment to inclusion and diversity and the highest levels of personal integrity.

Interested candidates should forward a statement of interest to: Naomi Sandweiss, Executive Director, Parents Reaching Out, 1920B Columbia SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 or nsandweiss@parentsreachingout.org.