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Melton Foundation Board of Directors Recruitment: Apply to be a new Board member

Attention to all those who wish to influence the future trajectory of the Melton Foundation: An important opportunity awaits you! We are actively seeking new members to join our esteemed Board of Directors, and we eagerly await your applications.


The function of the Melton Foundation Board of Directors

The Melton Foundation’s Board of Directors plays a vital role in guiding the organization’s strategic direction and overseeing its implementation through the Executive Office. They are actively involved in securing and monitoring the foundation’s financial resources, ensuring strong leadership both within the Board and the Executive Director position. Moreover, the Board takes responsibility for the Melton Foundation’s legal compliance, regulatory adherence, and overall positive reputation. Additionally, they actively advocate for the Melton Foundation in strategic settings. To effectively fulfill these responsibilities, the Directors collaborate in specialized Committees, which provide policy options and recommendations for approval by the full Board. Additionally, they promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, adhere to legal and ethical standards, and assess the organization’s impact and effectiveness.

The current Melton Foundation Board of Directors

The current board of directors of the Melton Foundation embodies diversity, experience, and strong leadership. They represent a wide range of backgrounds, expertise, and perspectives.  As leaders in their respective domains, they contribute to the Melton Foundation’s mission and vision, guiding it toward impactful and innovative initiatives.

Learn about our current Board of Directors at: meltonfoundation.org/about

Who we're seeking on the Board of Directors

Unsure if this role suits you? Fret not! Our Board comprises a diverse group of individuals with varying levels of expertise and experience. We firmly believe that it is precisely these diverse perspectives that contribute to our continuous improvement. Therefore, your unique background might be the perfect addition we've been seeking!

If you're passionate about shaping a better future and making a positive impact on the world, we encourage you to consider applying to join our dynamic team. Together, let's propel the Melton Foundation toward a brighter tomorrow.

Based on the responsibilities outlined for the Board of Directors of the Melton Foundation, an ideal board member should possess the following traits:

  • Strategic Vision: An ideal board member should have a forward-thinking and strategic mindset. They need to be able to envision and articulate a clear direction for the Melton Foundation’s future, aligning it with its mission and objectives.

  • Leadership Skills: Board members should exhibit strong leadership qualities, as they play a crucial role in overseeing and guiding the organization. They should inspire and motivate others toward achieving common goals.

  • Collaborative and Team-Oriented: Board members should be able to work effectively as part of a team. They must collaborate with other directors and the Executive Office to collectively fulfill their responsibilities.

  • Ethical and Integrity-Driven: Upholding high ethical standards and acting with integrity are essential traits for board members. Their decisions and actions should always be guided by the best interests of the Foundation and its stakeholders.

  • Diverse Perspectives: An ideal board should be diverse in terms of skills, experiences, and backgrounds. This diversity enables a broader range of perspectives and better decision-making.

  • Commitment and Availability: Board members should be committed to the Foundation’s mission and willing to dedicate the time (a few hours every week) and effort required to fulfill their duties effectively.

  • Analytical and Critical Thinking: A board member should possess strong analytical and critical thinking abilities. They should be able to assess complex issues, evaluate policy options, and make well-informed decisions.

  • Effective Communication: Being an effective communicator is vital for a board member to express ideas clearly, listen to others, and participate in constructive discussions.

  • Financial Acumen (Preferred): Understanding the financial aspects of the organization is vital for a board member. They should be able to analyze financial reports, budgets, and resource allocations to ensure the Foundation’s financial health and sustainability.

  • Experience in Institutional Governance (Preferred): Having experience in governance or leadership roles within other organizations can be valuable. Familiarity with best practices and governance principles helps ensure effective decision-making and oversight.

  • Legal and Regulatory Knowledge (Preferred): An ideal board member should have a good understanding of the legal and regulatory landscape in the Melton Foundation’s operating regions. This ensures compliance with laws and regulations, reducing risks for the organization.

By possessing these traits, an ideal board member can contribute significantly to the Melton Foundation’s success and ensure the organization thrives in fulfilling its mission.

Apply to be a Board Member

Looking to make a meaningful impact on the future of the Melton Foundation? If you possess skills and expertise in your professional or personal life that could be valuable assets to our organization, we encourage you to consider applying to join our Board of Directors. By becoming a part of our board, you will not only support the Melton Foundation but also gain opportunities for professional and personal growth. Join us in shaping a brighter future together! Apply now to be a part of our Board of Directors.


Experienced Senior Fellows who possess skills and expertise that can contribute to the growth of the Melton Foundation are welcome to submit their applications to the Melton Foundation Board of Directors.

According to our guidelines, each current hub region can have a maximum of 2 representatives. While the invitation is not restricted to the below-mentioned hubs/campuses/programs, we particularly encourage Senior Melton Fellows who have graduated from Ashesi University (Accra, Ghana), Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China), and from our Melton Foundation Accelerator program to apply.

To apply, please forward the following items to bod.meltonfoundation@gmail.com

  • Letter of intent expressing motivation for serving on the BOD
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Learn about our current Board of Directors at: meltonfoundation.org/about

Application Deadline: July 31st, 2023. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to bod.meltonfoundation@gmail.com.