How to Create a Board Member Job Description

Accelerate your board member hiring process by ensuring you're job description is accurate and comprehensive

How to Create a Board Member Job Description

Often the requirements for a board director position are partially pre-determined based on the company’s industry, size and revenue. And since those factors are a consistent component of a board spec, it's best to start by capturing that information. Such as:

Company Name
Founding Date
Company Type (Private by Stage, Public, Non-Profit)
Number of Employees
Annual Revenue
% Growth or Other Relevant Financials

From there, you will need to develop a job specification and then begin identifying candidates that match the skills you are looking for. Facilitating a skills matrix of the current board is the first step. You can do so by starting with these questions:

  • Have you already identified the knowledge gap you are trying to fill? 
  • Have you determined any additional expertise required on the board to help guide the next phase the company is preparing for?
  • Are there requirements, such as needing a Qualified Financial Expert on the board in order to file on public exchanges?

Download this helpful How to Create a Board Position Spec Guide, or reach out today to partner with our Talent Team for assistance on your board member search.

Here are some more helpful resources we’ve gathered:

Leading Governance An Introduction to Board Role Descriptions

Indeed Board of Director Titles & Board Member Job Descriptions

BoardSource Sample Board Member Job Descriptions 

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