Board Opportunity
The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company

Organization Profile

Mission Statement

The mission of The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company is to mentor, educate, and enrich youth in under-resourced communities through the creation of collaborative, original theatre.

Organization Description

The mission of The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company is to mentor, educate, and enrich youth in under-resourced communities through the creation of collaborative, original theatre.

The vision of The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company is a world where all youth are given the opportunities and support they need to succeed.

For over 20 years, The Unusual Suspects has responded to the systemic challenges facing Los Angeles’ youth. The Unusual Suspects participants break patterns of recidivism, gang activity and violence, and go on to be graduates, dreamers, leaders and mentors who are engaged in and give back to their communities.

Service Area
Regional: Los Angeles

Staff Size
25 people

Board Size
9 people

Average Board Tenure
5 years

Equity Statement

Our Board, Staff, and Teaching Artists are working with a shared commitment to create action steps —to center our communities in all aspects of our work and better integrate anti-racist, anti-colonial, and abolitionist practices across all departments —that we believe will lead to an exciting and comprehensive organizational transformation and the ability to more holistically serve our communities.

Programming Area(s)
Arts and Culture, At-Risk Children and Youth, K-12 Education

https://theunusualsuspects.org/

Address

300 South Raymond
Suite 9

Pasadena, CA 91105

Board Position

Term Length
2 terms of 3 years each years

Position Description

USTC-Board-Job-Description.pdf

The Unusual Suspects Board is responsible for oversight of the Unusual Suspects organization and its goal of being managed effectively, efficiently and ethically by the Unusual Suspects’ Executive Director. The Unusual Suspects Board is also responsible for making all reasonable efforts to confirm that Unusual Suspects is fiscally sound and that the organization operates in keeping with its mission, values, strategic goals and bylaws.

Board members must maintain high standards of ethical practice and professional conduct, which identifies conflicts of interests, inappropriate use or allocation of Unusual Suspects’ resources, inappropriate interference in the day-to-day work of the Unusual Suspects’ Executive Director and staff, violations of confidentiality, and engaging in any acts or making any decisions on behalf of Unusual Suspects that the Board believes are not in the best interest of the organization.

Estimated monthly time commitment
4 hours

Board charitable giving policy
The current policy is a give/get of $2000, which means that each board member is expected to help procure financial resources of at least $2000 a year, some portion of which is a “give” (a personal donation). There is no dollar amount required of the “give” portion, however, board members are asked to prioritize The Unusual Suspects in their personal donations.

Desired board member experience/expertise
Corporate Executive
Elected or Appointed Public Official
Finance
HR
Legal

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