Board Member Roles and Responsibilities

Purpose of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of South Florida, Inc.:

To set and monitor strategic direction and ensure sufficient resources to accomplish the mission of the organization.

Makeup board of Directors:

A minimum of 30 and a maximum of 80 community leaders who provide influence within their organization and throughout the community to effectively deliver resources to Junior Achievement.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors as a governing body

  • Set and monitor strategic direction
  • Provide policy governance
  • Evaluate and self-govern
  • Hire and evaluate the chief staff officer
  • Secure the necessary resources to accomplish the mission of the organization
  • Respond to communications (electronically or by phone) from fellow directors and Junior Achievement staff within 24 hours

Roles and Responsibilities of the individual Board Member

  • Make an appropriate annual personal contribution.
  • Secure internal resources (money, volunteers, gifts-in-kind, expertise, special event coordinators, volunteer coordinator)
  • Personally participate in at least three of five regularly scheduled Board of Directors’ meetings.
  • Attend Board orientation within the first six months of membership.
  • Influence others to provide resources to JA.
  • Volunteer with JA students at least once every year.
  • Visit or teach at least one class per year, every year.
  • Work toward the advancement of the mission by influencing the education and business communities.


  • Provides a specific skill that helps Junior Achievement accomplish its mission
  • Demonstrates an interest in Junior Achievement’s goals
  • Demonstrates the ability and willingness to actively participate in the work of the organization, through Board Committees and be willing to represent Junior Achievement throughout the community
  • Has the ability and willingness to make a personal financial contribution