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Join the Board of Directors!

Apply now to be on the Board of Directors for Face-to-Face Colorado! Join a passionate group of adults with clefts, parents of children with clefts, medical professionals, students, community organizers, and others all dedicated to ensuring that children with clefts and their families have the resources to thrive.  Board members commit to a one year term from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015. Applications are due by May 24 and the first meeting is May 31. Click here to download an application.

Responsibilities:
The board of directors is responsible for overseeing the following areas of the organization:

  • Strategic planning
  • Policy approval
  • Fundraising
  • Financial management
  • Evaluation of the organization and board itself Board members are also highly encouraged to volunteer, fundraise and make financial contributions as they are able. We understand that this commitment may vary among members depending on personal circumstances, and we appreciate all financial and volunteer contributes.

Legal Obligations:
1. Directors must meet the duty of care by

  • Exercising their responsibilities in good faith and with diligence, attention, care and skill.
  • Carrying out the purpose and mission of Face-to-Face Colorado.
  • Complying with federal and state law.
  • Completing required filings.
  • Complying with the organization’s governing documents (articles of incorporation and bylaws). This includes both decision making and oversight responsibilities, and is fulfilled by attending board meetings regularly, entering discussions, reading minutes, learning about the organization’s programs, maintaining careful oversight of finances and questioning unclear or troubling activity.

2. Directors must also meet the duty of loyalty by placing the interests of the organization before their private interests and avoiding the use of organizational opportunities for personal gain.

Commitment:
Board members are expected to contribute an average of two hours per week. The time commitment may fluctuate week by week depending on board activities. We work with board members to set the schedule for meetings and commitments, and we are dedicated to ensuring that the schedule allows parents, students and employees to serve on the board. Board members must serve a one year term and may apply for reelection at the end of their term.

Meetings:
Full board meetings are held once quarterly. Special meetings of the full board or committees may be called as needed. The first and last meeting of the board year are in person in Denver, and the second and third meetings are via conference call.

 

Board Member Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the mission and work of Face-to-Face Colorado. People with cleft lip/palate and their family members are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Ability to serve as an independent member without a conflict of interest
  • Demonstrated interest in youth and family empowerment, grassroots organizing, and social change
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience working successfully in collaborative team environments
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas is highly beneficial: nonprofit management, financial management, fundraising, volunteer coordination, communications, community organizing, advocacy, administration, grant writing or program evaluation
 
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Register for the Colorado Cleft Conference

Registration for the Colorado Cleft Conference is now open! Join us on Saturday, May 3 at Colorado College from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Children with cleft lip and palate and their families are invited to a full day of information sharing, round table discussions, fun activities, and community building. The conference is made possible by a fabulous team of community partners: Colorado College Collaborative for Community Engagement, Smile Train, Dash for Smiles, Rose Medical Center Cleft Clinic, and Children’s Hospital Colorado Cleft Clinic.

Click here for more information and the tentative agenda.

Click here to register.

 
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2014 Smiles of Colorado Calendar

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We’re excited to offer another chance to order your 2014 Smiles of Colorado Calendar. The calendar features Colorado children and adults born with cleft lip and/or palate. All proceeds will benefit the 2014 Colorado Cleft Conference in May, sponsored by Face-to-Face Colorado. Click on the “Buy Now” button below to order your calendar today.



 
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2014 Winter Wonderland Party

Get ready for the 3rd annual Winter Wonderland party with Face-to-Face Colorado and Children’s Hospital Colorado! This year’s Winter Wonderland will be held on December 15 from 1-4 at Children’s Hospital Colorado (13123 E 16th Ave, Denver, CO) in the Mt. Yale Room. Kids with cleft lip and palate and their families are invited to a fun-filled afternoon of games, crafts, and snacks. Please RSVP to Marley at info@facetofacecolorado.org or (720) 975-5071 by December 8. We hope to see you there!

 
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