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Friends of Shelby Park and Bottoms

Board Director

Friends of Shelby Park and Bottoms


Job Summary

Friends of Shelby Park and Bottoms is governed by a passionate Board of Directors dedicated to improving our collective East Nashville greenspace. As a board member, you’ll help set policies, oversee operations, and protect the organization from conflicts of interest. 

The board helps with:

  • Defining our mission and purpose
  • Strategic planning
  • Financial management
  • Fundraising
  • Monitoring and evaluating programs and services
  • Evaluating board performance

Job Responsibilities

Board members are expected to:

  • Know our mission, policies, programs, and needs
  • Understand and approve our financial statements and board materials
  • Hold accountable the Executive Director & Staff
  • Participate fully in one or more committees that align with your skills
  • Advocate for the organization
  • Use connections and resources to support our mission



We’re looking for people who:

  • Live, work, or study in Davidson County
  • Care about parks, nature, and community
  • Value diversity and inclusion
  • Bring unique skills and perspectives to support our mission


All board members are expected to:

  • Attend six board meetings per year (~90 minutes each)
  • Join six committee meetings per year (~60 minutes each)
  • Commit to a two-year term, with up to two re-elections possible
  • Contribute at least $1000 annually (via fundraising, donations, or volunteering time at FOS events)

Additional Information



How to Apply

Online Application –


If we’re a good match, a board member will contact you by September 9. 

The interview process will consist of 3 interviews- 2 with current board members and 1 with the Executive Director. 

Board Directors will be selected by December 11. 


  • Date Posted: June 23, 2024
  • Type: Board Member
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Board Leadership