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ISACA Foundation Board of Director 2024-2026 Application


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Applications Due: 11:59 pm CST, 20 June 2024

Board of Director Job Description and Expectations

The ISACA Foundation, ISACA’s philanthropic 501c3 entity, has a Board of Directors in place to advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and support and assist the foundation's leadership team with general promotion of the ISACA Foundation and its mission. We are seeking new members to join our Board in 2024 (start date August 2024) and beyond.

Building equity, equality, access and engagement for all communities in the always-evolving technology landscape is of critical importance in society. The ISACA Foundation (previously known as One In Tech) was founded in 2020 to enable our global community of digital trust professionals to support the next generation of IT audit, risk, security, assurance and cyber leaders. Our purpose is to ensure diversity and inclusion in technology careers, and to advance the imperative that technology and its advancements should be for the good of all. Click here to learn more about the Foundation’s mission and impact: ISACA Foundation | Creating a Healthy Digital World | ISACA 

Board of Director Role & Responsibilities  

  • Development and evaluation of ISACA Foundation’s vision, mission, and goals. 
  • Support ISACA Foundation leadership and team in driving mission, impact and fundraising efforts 
  • Governance oversight. 
  • Participate in strategic planning, and Board committees related to programming, fundraising and governance and nominations.   
  • Work with the foundation's leadership, bridging gaps between fundraising, programs, and management teams to foster increased collaboration with the ISACA community, as well as public, private and non-profit partners.  
  • Provide input into ISACA Foundation’s strategic planning, policies, and procedures. 
  • Advise on financial management, including adoption of the annual budget.  
  • Legal compliance of structure, tax status, and risk management.  
  • Selection and evaluation of ISACA Foundation Executive Director. 
  • Review of program planning and evaluation. 
  • Review of organizational and programmatic reports. 
  • Contribute to communications planning to ensure the foundation’s mission is compellingly and persuasively communicated across channels i.e. ensure the foundation's impact is recognized and celebrated.  
  • Participate in advocacy efforts to influence funding and plans across the ISACA Foundation. 
  • Represent the foundation and promote to ISACA constituents, the tech community, corporate organizations, and public at large. 
  • Routinely represent the foundation to fundraising partners, including foundations, corporations, global institutions, and individual donors. Deepen donor relationships with consistent and meaningful engagement opportunities. 
  • Provide input into a comprehensive fundraising strategy to support the ISACA Foundation's mission and growth, drive fundraising best practices, and create meaningful impact.  
  • Facilitate fundraising and outreach. 

*Members of the Board share these responsibilities while acting in the interest of ISACA Foundation. Each member is expected to make recommendations based on his or her experience and vantage point in the community. 

Length of Term

Two years, which may be renewed up to a maximum of three consecutive terms, pending approval of the Board. 

Meetings and Time Commitment

  • The Board of Directors meets quarterly, including one in-person meeting per year. Ad-hoc meetings can be called if needed with advance notice per the Foundation’s bylaws. Committees of the Board meet several times per year, pending their respective work agenda. 
  • Board members are asked to attend at least 75% of Board meetings. 
  • Board members are asked to attend two special events or external meetings per year, as they are determined. 

Expectations of Board Members

  • Attend and participate in meetings on a regular basis, and special events as able.  
  • Participate on a standing committee of the Board and serve on ad-hoc committees as necessary. 
  • Be alert to community concerns that can be addressed by ISACA Foundation’s mission, objectives. 
  • Help communicate and promote ISACA Foundation’s mission and programs to the community. 
  • Become familiar with ISACA Foundation’s finances, budget, and financial/resource needs. 
  • Understand the programs, policies, and procedures of ISACA Foundation. 
  • Provide at least 30 hours annually of volunteer time for Board of Directors participation.  
  • Adhere to the Give/Get requirement of either a monetary contribution of at least a $1,000 or an in-kind provision of at least an additional 20 volunteer hours of expertise support and service. 
  • Commitment to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, excellence, diversity, inclusion and equity. 
  • Passion for the foundation's mission and work. 
  • Please note that this is a volunteer Board position, and is not paid, however some travel for meetings and events is covered by the foundation. 

Questions? Email foundation@isaca.org