Mission & Vision
CvilleBioHub’s mission is to strengthen the regional biotechnology industry through engagement, resourcing and advocacy in Charlottesville, Virginia.
By 2030, CvilleBioHub will strengthen the biotechnology ecosystem by doubling the size of the industry in the region, creating value, and reducing barriers for companies to thrive and grow within the region.
The Board will support the work of CvilleBioHub and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by CvilleBioHub’s executive director, the Board-ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:
Leadership, governance and oversight
- Serving as a trusted advisor to the executive director as she develops and implements CvilleBioHub’s strategic plan
- Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by CvilleBioHub for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
- Approving CvilleBioHub’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
- Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the executive director
- Assisting the executive director and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members
- Partnering with the Executive Director and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
- Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments
- Representing CvilleBioHub to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization
- Ensuring CvilleBioHub’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities CvilleBioHub serves
CvilleBioHub’s Board Members will consider CvilleBioHub a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority or support fundraising efforts that improve the sustainability model of the organization.
CvilleBioHub’s Board Members will serve a two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held quarterly.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about CvilleBioHub’s mission and who preferably has board leadership experience. Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. His or her accomplishments will allow for attraction of other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
- Preferred professional experience with executive leadership accomplishments in biotech industry, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
- A commitment to and understanding of the Charlottesville biotech community and its beneficiaries, preferably based on experience
- Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for Charlottesville’s community and service of others
Service on CvilleBioHub’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.