Camp Reel Stories Mission Statement:
In order to build equity in the film and media industry, Reel Stories creates a path for young women and gender non-conforming youth to make their own content and enter media careers. Reel Stories empowers our participants with the skills, experience, and connections to succeed in the industry and aspire to leadership in their field.

Board Member Responsibilities
The Board will support the work of Camp Reel Stories and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by Camp Reel Stories’ Executive Director (ED), the Board-ED 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
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the ED as she develops and implements Camp Reel Stories strategic plan
  • Approve Camp Reel Stories annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Contribute to an annual performance evaluation of the ED
  • Assist the ED and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members
  • Partner with the ED and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
  • Represent Camp Reel Stories to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization
  • Ensure Camp Reel Stories commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities Camp Reel Stories serves
  • Understand and promote the organization’s mission
  • Make an annual contribution to the organization commensurate with ability
  • Participate in fundraising activities and special events
  • Be familiar with the organization’s programs, policies, and operations
  • Attend board meetings and appropriate committee meetings
  • Actively serve on at least one committee and offer to take on special assignments
  • Review agenda and supporting documents prior to meetings

Term: Renewable one-year commitment

Time Demands (approximate):

  • Attend and actively participate in at least 75% of board meetings (9 monthly board meetings, approximately 2 hours in length, on the 3rd Monday of the month, except December, June and July)
  • Attend and actively participate in committee meetings and related work (1-3 hours per month as determined by the committee)
  • Attend and actively participate in the annual planning retreat (1 weekend day in January)
  • Attend special events such as fundraisers, film festival, community events that Camp Reel Stories have a presence at (2 events per year required)
  • Visit Camp Reel Stories while in session ( a few hours during summer)
  • Attend and work Fall fundraiser (4hrs)
  • Meet with potential donors/funders to make a case for funding the organization, answer questions, etc. (approx. 4 hours annually)

Financial and Resource Development Expectations:

  • Make an annual gift “commensurate or significant according to your circumstance” to the organization. Your annual contribution to Camp Reel Stories should be among your top three charities.
  • Sell tickets to fundraising events
  • Actively participate in the May crowdsourcing fundraiser
  • Recruit sponsors, as needed
  • Identify and cultivate potential donors

Who are you?
We are looking for individuals who are passionate about Camp Reel Stories mission and who have a track record of successful board leadership. You want a world where the media is more diverse and you are excited about helping achieve that vision. You are interested in creating solutions to reach gender parity. You like collaborating, coming up with innovative ideas, and figuring out ways to implement them. Ideally, you love fundraising. You are a badass who gets stuff done and can bring in the right people for assistance when needed.
We especially need board members in the following fields:
Finance
Legal
Parenting teens

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 Camp Reel Stories 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 Camp Reel Stories’ beneficiaries

Board members are not compensated for their service. Camp Reel Stories may provide administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.

Interested? Email Penny Krueger at penny@campreelstories.com