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Writing Clear & Compelling Job Descriptions for Board, Volunteers & Staff

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A job description has many purposes: attracting good candidates; serving as a foundation for orientation and training; and for guiding performance reviews.  A good job description effectively communicates expectations for board positions, volunteer opportunities, and staff.  Do your job descriptions accurately reflect the expectations, responsibilities and benefits?  Writing a clear and appealing profile is essential to attracting the most qualified candidates when you have a job opening.

An accurate up-to-date job description goes beyond the hiring/recruiting process.  It can facilitate performance reviews for both staff and board.  A best practice of high performing boards is to conduct an annual Executive Director review. 

When was the last time you reviewed the job descriptions of your current employees, board members and volunteers?  Are they still accurate?  Jobs and responsibilities evolve and it’s important that the documentation keeps pace. 

Join us to learn how to accurately capture the information and create a compelling narrative.

Learning Objectives
-    Understand the key components of a position description
-    Understand how to convey organization culture in a job description
-    Understand how to write an engaging narrative
-    Understand the importance of keeping job descriptions current


Anyone who supervises staff or volunteers including Executive Directors, HR personnel, Volunteer Managers, and Board Members.


Stewart Shatz is the Business Liaison Representative at NM Workforce Connection, working in its Business Center assisting businesses regarding a variety of employee hiring issues.  He was the owner/manager of an executive search firm for over 14 years.  He has also worked as an Executive Director for 2 nonprofits.  Stewart has a Master's Degree in Human Resource Management from Pepperdine University.

September 18, 2021 11:00 AM   through   1:00 PM
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, United Way of Central New Mexico
2340 Alamo SE, 2nd Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87106
United States
Phone: 505-247-3671
Fee $ 15.00

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