Join our Board


On this Page:
1 Current Recruitment Priorities
2 Application for Membership
3. Contact Form
4 Job Description and Expectations

The Board of Directors of Club Nova Community, Inc. seeks applicants for new roles to advance the effectiveness of Club Nova to continue to serve its members living with mental illness. Do you have a passion for helping people? Do you want to be involved in a loving and thriving community? Do you see the failure of our mental health system in integrating people into the community? Do you have sets of skills that you want to use for good? Please inquire with our Board Development and Governance Committee Chair in the form at the bottom of this page.

Current Recruitment Priorities:
Persons with experiences in HR, PR/Marketing, Real Estate, Compliance, and Fundraising

Application for Membership on the Board of Directors

Contact Blake Tedder our Board Development and Governance Committee Chair with inquiries about joining our caring and engaged team:

Board of Director’s Job Description and Expectations

Term: Three years
Reports to: President of the Board of Directors

Key Responsibilities:

The Board will support the work of Club Nova and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by Club Nova’s Executive Director, the Board-ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Director responsibilities include:

Leadership, governance and oversight

  • Striving to understand and support the “clubhouse community model”, as advanced by Clubhouse International, for our members living with mental illness.
  • Selecting the Executive Director
  • Serving as a trusted adviser to the ED as s/he develops and implements Club Nova’s strategic plan
  • Ensuring adequate resources for Club Nova by reviewing, advising, and approving Club Nova’s annual budget, audit reports, financial statements, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Contributing to annual performance evaluations of the Board, of his/herself, and of the ED
  • Assisting the ED, Board President, and Board Development and Governance Committee in identifying and recruiting other Directors
  • Partnering with the ED and other Directors to ensure that Board resolutions are carried out
  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments
  • Representing Club Nova to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization
  • Ensuring Club Nova’s commitment to a diverse Board and staff that reflects the community and membership we serve


Club Nova Directors will consider Club Nova a philanthropic priority and make personally significant annual gifts. So that Club Nova can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, Club Nova expects to have 100 percent of its Directors make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity. The Board will also assist in general fundraising, capital campaigns, and special resource development campaigns.

Board terms / participation

Club Nova’s Directors are elected at annual meetings (July) and will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment as desired. Board meetings will be held every odd month on Tuesdays from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Clubhouse in Carrboro. Committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings, usually during even months. Directors are asked to serve on at least one committee but are discouraged from serving on more than two.


This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Club Nova’s mission to promote rehabilitation and reintegration of those living with mental illness into the community.

Ideal candidates may have the following qualifications:

  • Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, behavioral/mental healthcare, or the nonprofit sector
  • A commitment to and understanding of Club Nova’s members and all people living with mental illness and to the “clubhouse community model” advanced by Clubhouse International
  • 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 improving the lives of Club Nova’s members

Service on Club Nova’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support in relation to Board Members’ duties.

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