On Your Feet Foundation is actively recruiting two individuals to help grow our organization by serving on our Board of Directors. Interested individuals will have a desire to partner with the Executive Director and members of the board to help the organization grow through strategic development initiatives with a focus on broadening our donor base, increasing visibility and program development.
OYFF serves birth parents who have placed a child for adoption by providing case management, birthmother retreats and need/merit based grants for tuition, counseling and rent. Individuals who have ties to adoption either because they have placed a child for adoption, are adoptees themselves, have spent time in the foster care system or have adopted a child, are encouraged to join our board, although this is not a requirement.
The ability to commit to 6 annual meetings in the Chicago-area is mandatory. Board members are required to serve on 1 committee. It is also expected that board members attend 2 fundraising events annually and engage friends, family and/or co-workers in our cause.
The board is committed to growing the organization and is looking for individuals who are energetic and deeply committed to our cause.
Board members are elected to 2 year terms and may serve a maximum of 3 consecutive terms. Board members are expected to be able to adhere to a $1500 annual give or get policy.
- Grant Writing / Research
- Event Planning / Management
- Financial Planning
- Public Relations
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 25
- 2 hours/week
- 2 year committment