Taproot Collective is made up of a diverse team of teachers, urban farmers, youth leaders, designers, managers, and activists with a unique combination of expertise needed to make sustainable change in Rochester.  We are currently seeking candidates to join the board of directors to guide the organization’s future, achieve its mission, and serve as fiduciary steward.  Interested individuals should send a resume and letter of interest to info@taprootcollective.org.

Each individual board member is expected to:

  • know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs

  • follow the organization’s bylaws, policies, and board resolutions

  • prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in monthly board meetings

  • faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements

  • participate fully in one or more programs or committees

  • serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization

  • give a meaningful personal donation (money or time)

  • maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of the organization

As the highest leadership body of the organization and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the board is responsible for:

  • determining the mission and purposes of the organization

  • strategic and organizational planning

  • ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management

  • fundraising and resource development

  • approving and monitoring the organization’s programs and services

  • enhancing the organization’s public image

  • assessing its own performance as the governing body of the organization

  • selecting and evaluating the performance of the chief executive (if applicable)