Board of Directors

  • Human Services
  • Anywhere

Website Equation Collaborative (dba +BOX)

+BOX is on a mission to bring balance to social and structural inequity with a core focus on empowering communities to reclaim their food sovereignty, by opening pathways to healthy, localized, sustainable foods.

The Board will support the work of Equation Collaborative and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by Equation Collaborative’s Founder & 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:

  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the ED as he develops and implements Equation Collaborative’s strategic plan.
  • Reviewing outcomes and metrics developed by Equation Collaborative for evaluating impact, and regularly measuring performance and effectiveness using those metrics.
  • Approving Equation Collaborative’s annual budget and audit reports.
  • Assisting the ED in identifying and recruiting other Board members.
  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments.
  • Representing Equation Collaborative to stakeholders, including funders, and acting as an ambassador for the organization.
  • Ensuring Equation Collaborative’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities served by the organization.
  • Providing subject matter expertise and consultation to the ED and staff, as appropriate and necessary.

Board Terms & Requirements:

  • Board terms are 1 year
  • Directors commit to either donate a minimum of $5,000 per year, raise the equivalent amount from others, or a combination thereof.
  • Meetings are held quarterly at the +BOX office in Carlsbad or other convenient North County location.
  • Occasional ad-hoc meetings are held to discuss or address some specific issue or need (in-person & virtual)


Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, public education, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. Their accomplishments will allow them to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members. Ideal candidates will have one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership in business, government, public K-12 education, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector.
  • Experience starting, developing, and/or leading high performing early stage organizations in business or the nonprofit sector.
  • A commitment to and understanding of Equation Collaborative’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience working with and/or in the communities served by the organization.
  • An interest and ability to cultivate, facilitate, and build relationships with a diverse group of individuals and mission-aligned organizations to support fundraising and programming goals.
  • Subject matter expertise and/or extensive experience and professional networks, preferably in the San Diego area, in:
    • Fundraising, grant-making, or other development endeavors
    • Understand financial statements, approve and monitor finances, authorize and approve budget and assist in developing realistic, achievable and measurable financial goals.
    • Public K-12 administration, student support services, and/or nutrition services
    • Nonprofit management
    • Advocacy, public policy or community activism related to issues of public health, nutrition, food sovereignty, hunger relief, and/or sustainable/community agriculture.

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