Posted on February 14, 2016 · Posted in Recent News

Iowa Youth Chorus
Member of the Board of Directors

Job Description and Expectations

Advise, govern, and oversee policy and direction for the organization. Assist with the promotion of Iowa Youth Chorus and support the organization’s mission and needs.

About Iowa Youth Chorus:

The Iowa Youth Chorus (IYC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the highest level of artistic training to the youth of central Iowa. IYC provides world-class choral education where young singers can develop skills in choral singing, music theory, and artistic expression. For more information, please see the IYC website at

Our Vision
The individuals we serve will flourish as part of an internationally acclaimed organization that inspires personal development, celebrates diversity and fosters international goodwill. As advocates for the performing arts, we are partners with our community and with the world.

Our Mission
We will nurture the human spirit by enriching the lives of youth through musical excellence, helping them reach their fullest potential and live enriched lives through vocal music.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an IYC ambassador and assist with IYC visibility and marketing.
  • Promote the organization’s mission, values, and programs
  • Long-term planning for Iowa Youth Chorus growth and development
  • Fundraising and outreach
  • Financial management including reviewing and approving the annual budget
  • Policy development for IYC programs and procedures
  • Attend board meetings on a regular basis
  • Actively participate in committee work
  • Staff development and oversight of personnel
  • Adhere to the Board’s Give or Get Policy in order to demonstrate our IYC internal commitment to the broader community and funders.

Term length:
Iowa Youth Chorus Board Members serve a three-year term and are eligible for one additional consecutive term.

Meeting Times and Commitment:

  • The Board of Directors meets the first Wednesday of each month at 5:00 P.M. for approximately 90 minutes

  • Board Members actively participate and support at least one committee based on interest/area of expertise
  • Board Members are asked to attend Iowa Youth Chorus fundraising events and performances as often as possible


  • Commitment to supporting Iowa Youth Chorus mission and programs
  • Desire to support choral education opportunities for central Iowa youth
  • Results-oriented individual dedicated to achieving defined objectives
  • Strong collaboration skills and the ability to work with others
  • Professional experience preferred in one or more of the following areas: music, business management, finance, accounting, real-estate, technology, law

To Apply:
We are looking for a few talented and conscientious board members to lead and strengthen our programs for central Iowa youth who are passionate about vocal music education. If you can contribute your time, thoughtfulness, and leadership, and are interested in exploring this opportunity, contact us at [email protected], to find out if this volunteer opportunity is right for you. We are looking for people with many types of talents and skills, including but not limited to: sales, marketing, accounting, legal and real estate. Inquiries are accepted year around. Join Iowa’s premier youth vocal education non-profit organization today!