Natural Foods Market & Organic Deli

Board Basics

Goal: Together with all Directors, the Board is responsible for ensuring excellence in governance through the establishment and careful monitoring of written board policies, reflecting the owners’ values and perspectives regarding the ENDS to be achieved and the means to be avoided.

 Duties and Responsibilities- All Board Members

  • Bring skills, dedication, and passion to your post.
  • Share resources and talents, expertise, community contacts, and ideas.
  • Be sensitive to the needs and concerns of owners.
  • Become familiar and conversant with the HCC By-laws, Policy Governance, Board Operations,
  • and Consensus Decision-making.
  • Support all Board decisions.
  • Learn to effectively use the Board Website
  • Sign and abide by the Board Members’ Code of Conduct.
  • Contribute a minimum average of 10 hours per month to Board related activities, including Special Meetings and the Annual Board Retreat.
  • Prepare for each Board Meeting by reviewing Agenda, reports, and other materials distributed.
  • Take responsibility for the success of board meetings and for the Board itself
  • Be accessible and responsive by e-mail and the board website. Check Board Box as needed.
  • Maintain and update Board Notebook.
  • Actively participate on at least one committee or work group.
  • Financially support the Co-op as an active owner and shopper.
  • Actively recruit new Board Members.

 

Benefits:

  • Work with a dynamic group of committed individuals using a unique and effective governance structure.
  • 15% discount on all applicable Co-op purchases
  • Healthy Deli meals served prior to meetings
  • Board has the option of responsibly and equitably allotting nominal stipends to the President and/or the Directors.
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