About-Face, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization, has vacancies on its board of directors. If you are passionate about helping young women understand the media’s effects on their self-esteem and body image, and preventing the many problems (including eating disorders) that can result from our truly crazed media environment, read on.
Our mission: About-Face equips women and girls with tools to understand and resist harmful media messages that affect their self-esteem and body image. To do this, we lead media-literacy education and advocacy training for young women and men; parent education sessions on media, self-esteem, and body image; maintain a resource-filled web site with our blog and Gallery of Offenders.
Are you committed to working with a group of dedicated, passionate people to support an organization that makes significant changes in the way girls and women see themselves through the lens of the media? Join the About-Face Board of Directors and make your impact!
Who are you?
You are fierce. You are empowered. You make change happen. You are seeking an opportunity to take your volunteerism to the next level in the ways you donate both your time and money. And you have personal and professional skill sets that you are committed to sharing with a group of like-minded women and men.
In this round of recruitment, we are specifically looking for professionally minded individuals who have a wide variety of skills, not limited to:
- Finance: accounting, other finance
- Nonprofit leadership
- Public relations/marketing
- Health care
What is the recruitment process?
The About-Face board recruitment process begins with a few short-answer questions about your interests and background that is filled out and e-mailed to our office along with your resume. Following your submittal, your application will be reviewed by About-Face’s board and you will be contacted. If it is determined that there is a mutual interest, you will be invited to an interview. Selected board members will be invited to begin their board service at the following month’s board meeting.
Who is the About-Face board?
We are a focused and fun group of women and men who are committed to changing our culture for us all.
What will be expected of me as an About-Face board member?
- Share your expertise, perspective, and viewpoint.
- Attend monthly 2-hour board meetings in person in San Francisco (currently second Tuesday of each month), and spend about 30 minutes preparing for each board meeting.
- Contribute in a productive way to discussions about the organization; have a willingness to hear all members of the group.
- Contribute to the organization by giving and raising a pre-determined amount of money each year (currently $200).
- Fundraise for About-Face in your networks according to our yearly fundraising plan.
- Build awareness for About-Face among your networks.
- Make a six-month trial commitment to the About-Face board of directors. (A full board term is 2 years.)
About-Face values ethnic, age, and gender diversity. Women of color and members of the LGBT community are especially encouraged to apply.
If you believe girls and women need help to navigate our media environment and want to explore being part of an effective, professionally run board, please send the following information to Jennifer Berger, About-Face’s executive director, at jberger [at] about [hyphen] face [dot] org by the second Tuesday of each month. We take board applications on a rolling basis.
* Your résumé, in PDF or Word format, attached to the e-mail.
* A brief e-mail (no longer than 1 printed page) answering the following questions:
1) Why do you want to be an About-Face board member? What excites you about About-Face?
2) Why do you support the About-Face mission?
3) Will you be able to fulfill the expectations of board members?
4) What do you think of as your strengths? What unique qualifications would you bring to About-Face’s board of directors?
We are looking forward to receiving your application!
- Business Development & Sales Management
- Marketing Strategy & Planning
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Orientation or Training