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Jan 1, 2018
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Career Analysis Organization of America's (CAOA) nonprofit mission is to learn as much as possible about each individual student, provide them with the tools necessary to be successful in their career path chosen specifically for them by them.

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The Board will support the work of Career Analysis Organization of America and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by Career Analysis Organization of America chief executive officer (CEO), the Board-CEO 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 CEO as s/he develops and implements CAOA strategic plan 
  • Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by CAOA 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 CAOA 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 CEO 
  • Assisting the CEO and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members 
  • Partnering with the CEO and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out 
  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments 
  • Representing CAOA to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization 
  • Ensuring CAOA commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities CAOA serves


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

Board terms/participation

CAOA Board Members will serve a two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held monthly and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.


This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about CAOA mission and who has a track record of board leadership. 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 executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector 
  • A commitment to and understanding of CAOA 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 
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of XYZ’s beneficiaries

Service on CAOA Board of Directors is without remuneration. 


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