Board of Directors Role Descriptions


A Director-at-Large is a full Board member who doesn’t hold a defined position within the Board of Directors. Instead, they serve as a general Board member without specific portfolio responsibilities.

The Director-at-Large role involves participating in Board meetings, providing input on key decisions, and contributing expertise or guidance on matters relevant to the organization’s mission and objectives. Since Directors-at-Large don’t have specific duties, they’re often assigned tasks by the Chair, which can align with their skill sets.

Other than having flexible duties, a Director-at-Large is as influential as any other Board member. They attend Board meetings, can join committees, and are full voting members. A Director-at-Large can also serve as a committee chair.