Joining the Board of Directors
Interested in joining our Board of Directors?
Portland Columbia Symphony is a 501(c)(3) organization governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. The Executive Director manages operations, production, development, marketing, and communications for the Symphony. All performance activities are under the leadership of the Music Director including auditions, rehearsal preparation, and repertoire selection.
What does the Board do?
The Board of Directors is active and engaged, and works on various projects for the Symphony from financial oversight to fundraising to marketing and communications. Board members actively participate in strategic planning, policy making, and financial oversight of the organization. The Board also serves on working committees based on their areas of interest and expertise.
What kind of a time commitment do Board members make?
The Board currently meets monthly, with an annual retreat in July. Typically, meetings are held at the Symphony’s office, in the evening, at a day of mutual convenience to Board members. Board members are asked to serve on a minimum of one committee, which typically meets once a month. Committee members set their meeting schedule.
Do Board members make a financial commitment?
Yes, but the amount is determined by each Board member in collaboration with the Executive Director. Our recommendation is that the Board member make an annual financial contribution during the current fiscal year that is meaningful and significant to them; Portland Columbia Symphony should be among their top three nonprofits to which they give annually.
How long is a term on the Board?
Board terms are three years, and members have the option to serve up to two additional consecutive terms.
How can I learn more?
Contact Executive Director Rebekah Phillips to receive an information packet and learn more about the organization.