Board of Director Job Description


Title:  Board Member


Summary:  Keep Odessa Beautiful, Inc. (KOB) operates as a public-private partnership between the City of Odessa and nonprofit organization Keep Odessa Beautiful, Inc.  As the governing body for the nonprofit arm of KOB, the all-volunteer Board of Directors is responsible for providing oversight and strategic direction for KOB and its programs.


Job Functions:

  • Prepares for, and attends, all monthly board meetings. Attendance at Board meetings held every third Thursday of each month: 

January and February – via email or virtual 

March – in person meeting at 5:30 p.m.

April and May – via email or virtual

June – in person meeting at 5:30 p.m.

July and August – via email or virtual

September – in person meeting at 5:30 p.m.

October and November – via email or virtual

December - retreat

  • Board members may not miss more than two (2) meetings in a calendar year.
  • Participates in occasional “special call” meetings, held as needed on a date convenient to the majority of the board.
  • Attends and participates in an annual half-day planning retreat each December, to establish goals and objectives for the upcoming year.
  • Works with the staff and other board members of KOB to outline long-range goals.
  • Participates actively on two committees of two events and participate in two events of your choice: Spring Sweep, Community Challenges, Fall Sweep, Texas Recycles Day, Planet Troopers, Recycle Fashion Show or any other fundraising event that KOB decides to do.
  • Strives to become knowledgeable about KOB’s mission, vision, and objectives and how it is accomplished.
  • Thoroughly reads pertinent documents, and readily asks questions to clarify and understand the information being presented.
  • Responsibly manages and oversees the financial assets of Keep Odessa Beautiful, Inc., for the benefit of the organization.
  • Exercises a “Duty of Loyalty” if serving on multiple boards simultaneously, disclosing conflicts of interest, and maintaining confidentiality.
  • Safeguards the KOB mission, and ensures that programs hold true to the organization’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws, to maintain the public trust.
  • Uphold the ethical, legal, and financial integrity of the organization. 
  • Builds a collegial working relationship with fellow board members to facilitate a positive board environment. 
  • Maintain an annual KOB membership at a level meaningful to the individual. 
  • Serves as an advocate for KOB in the community to advance the organization’s mission and purpose. 
  • Provide advisory support to KOB’s Executive Director.
  • Assist with expanding KOB’s resources through fundraising, relationship building, and acknowledgment of supporters and volunteers.
  • Provide a written resignation if unable to fulfill these expectations.

Estimated Time Commitment: 

Activities                                                                                      Monthly      Hours      Yearly          Hours
Board Meetings (Jan-Nov)                                        1.512.5
*The KOB Board meets the third Thursday of each month. (Meetings: 4 in-person and 8 virtual)

Committee/Special Project Meetings               *KOB Committees meet during work hours, in person or by conference call1.518
Assitance at two special events each year       *Special events typicall take place on Saturdays                                                                                       
Non-meeting and community activity (approx.)   560
Annual Appreciation and Business Mixer24
Annual Board Planning Retreat44
TOTALS1.5-5 hrs.Approx.  106.5 hrs.

Application Instructions:

Board member applications are accepted year-round, with terms beginning with the start of KOB’s fiscal year. Applicants must agree to serve a full 2-year term.

To be considered for a board position, complete the online application form. The KOB Executive Director will then contact you to arrange an in-person meeting.


Online Application Form: KOB Board of Directors