Become a Board Member

Become a Board Member

Delaware Humanities is seeking nominations for new members to join its dynamic volunteer Board of Directors.  The ideal nominee will live and/or work in Delaware and possess a passion for the humanities and the capacity to advance our mission.

Nominees should be able to make a significant commitment of time and resources to the governance of Delaware Humanities and our many public programs.

Nominees should have deep community connections and a willingness to activate them with the Executive Director and staff. Delaware Humanities also seeks to add board members who reflect the demographic and racial diversity of the state, as well as those who offer a broad geographical representation. In addition, we are especially interested in candidates with backgrounds in finance, law, communications, or leadership experience in a changing workplace. Finally, a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and the flourishing of the humanities in Delaware is a necessity for consideration.

Board members’ primary responsibilities include strengthening and monitoring the organization’s programs and services, ensuring effective fiscal management, fundraising, strategic planning, selecting and orienting new board members, approving grant fund allocations, evaluating the Executive Director, and promoting Delaware Humanities activities. Nominees must be available to attend a mix of in-person and virtual quarterly board meetings, quarterly committee meetings, and Delaware Humanities events. Candidates are expected to make Delaware Humanities a philanthropic priority. Members serve without pay and are eligible to serve for as many as two three-year terms.

Both self-nominations and those of others are welcome. Please complete the Board Member Nomination Form linked to below to nominate yourself or someone you know. New board members are appointed each June.  Though nominations for new board members are accepted all year round, to be considered for the current year’s appointments, nominations should be submitted by April 1.

Thank you for your interest in supporting Delaware Humanities!