The mission of Los Alamos Family Council is to promote social and emotional well-being through prevention, education, and counseling.

For more information, please see Los Alamos Family Council’s website at www.lafamilycouncil.org


The Board will support the work of Los Alamos Family Council and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by Los Alamos Family Council’s executive director (ED), 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 s/he develops and implements Los Alamos Family Council’s strategic plan 
  • Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by Los Alamos Family Council 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 Los Alamos Family Council’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 Los Alamos Family Council to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization 
  • Ensuring Los Alamos Family Council’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities Los Alamos Family Council serves


Los Alamos Family Council Board Members will consider Los Alamos Family Council a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that Los Alamos Family Council can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, Los Alamos Family Council expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity.

Board terms/participation

Los Alamos Family Council’s Board Members will serve a two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for two additional terms. Board meetings will be held at least quarterly and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.


This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Los Alamos Family Council’s mission. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector, or demonstrate a commitment to learning to lead through the time served on the Los Alamos Family Council Board of Directors. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.

Preferred qualifications:

  • A commitment to and understanding of Los Alamos Family Council’s 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 improving the lives of Los Alamos Family Council’s beneficiaries
  • Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector 

Service on Los Alamos Family Council’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.

Interested in applying to become a Board member? Contact our Executive Director, Jordan Redmond, at lafc@lafamilycouncil.org.