Cause Areas


Sat Nov 07, 2015 - Tue Nov 07, 2017




Leadership, governance, and oversight

As a partner to the chief executive officer (CEO) and other board members, the Board Chair will provide leadership to GRCF Nonprofit as it transitions from a newly formed 501(c)(3) organization into a sustainable national entity. The Board Chair will support and sustain the work of GRCF, and provide governance leadership and strategic fundraising support.

Being a trusted advisor to the CEO as s/he develops and implements GRCF’s strategic plan. Developing and managing relationships and communicating with: funders, partners, and other stakeholders. As a board member, approving GRCF’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by GRCF for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics. Coordinating an annual performance evaluation of the CEO.

Assisting the CEO and Nominating Committee in recruiting board members. Periodically consulting with board members on their roles and helping them assess their performance Planning, presiding over, and facilitating board and committee meetings; partnering with the CEO to ensure that board resolutions are carried out. Acting as an ambassador for the organization. Ensuring GRCF’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities GRCF serves Service on GRCF’s board of directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to board members’ duties.


In collaboration with the CEO, generating substantial annual revenue and fostering GRCF’s overall financial health.
Personally treating GRCF as a top philanthropic priority reflected in an annual financial gift.
Ensuring that 100 percent of GRCF’s board members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity.
Identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major individual donors, corporate, and/or foundation gifts.


GRCF’s Board Chair (and board members) will serve a two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held annually, monthly regular meeting, special meeting and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.


This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the success of GRCF’s beneficiaries and who has a track record of board leadership. The selected Board Chair will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing board members. Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector.

Demonstrated success as a nonprofit board member or board chair.

Track record of building credibility in the funding community that has resulted in major gifts to a nonprofit.

A commitment to and understanding of GRCF’s beneficiaries and mission preferably based on experience.

Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals.

Excellent written and oral communication skills coupled with natural affinity for public speaking.

Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of GRCF’s beneficiaries

To Apply:

Applicants must apply online at the http://www.thegirlsrising.com/list-of-available-positions, submitting a full resume and a cover letter.

Cover letter is required and should highlight applicant’s specific qualifications for this position and why this job is of particular interest. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.


  • Human Resources Training & Development
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Business Development
  • Career Counseling / Coaching
  • Community Outreach
  • Group Facilitation

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 years
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