Skill Based Board needed to Empower youth, young adults, and families who are living with HIV


Cause Areas

When

Sat Feb 25, 2017 - Sat Apr 29, 2017

Where

4572 Elam RdStone Mountain, GA 30083

About

On March 28, 2011, on his ninetieth birthday Robert LaMar Yarborough (LaMar) was diagnosed with AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). In December of the same year, he was also diagnosed with Cancer. Despite these life changing events, LaMar prevailed. With much prayer and strong will he beat cancer and became HIV undetectable (controlled). Living with the virus LaMar grew an urge to working hands on with HIV/AIDS. He started volunteering with different organizations.

After living with the virus for 3years, LaMar formed his own organization, HIV Positive Youth That Pledge to Empower Themselves and Others or (H.Y.P.E). H.Y.P.E was created from inspiration, love, and compassion.

As the founder and Executive Director of this Non-Profit, I was inspired to start a vibrant organization, I did not want anyone else to look at their diagnosis in a negative way. Instead, I wanted to give hope.

In this advocacy, our efforts may be great, but they are not enough yet. We are a young organization and our immediate goals is to build the foundation in which we plan kick start our initiatives in communities in Atlanta.

Our programs at HYPE, which involve community service, HIV education and care, and self and social empowerment, should materialize today in order to ensure sustainability and long-term benefits. Your knowledge and skills can help us make that possible.

In need of, Board skills and Committees leads:

Board Development, Evaluation, Finance, Fundraising, Marketing, Personnel, Product / Program Development, Promotions and Sales, Public Relations, Ethics, Events (or Programs), Nominations, Research

Skills and Experience Needed but not limited to:

Multi-tasking, Project Management, Problem Solving Skills, Critical Thinking, Verbal and Written Communications, Capacity Planning , Strategic Planning, Grant Writing, Research, Community Outreach, It Consulting , Financial Service Assistance, Fundraising , Administrative Support, Resource Development, Management, Professional Development, Business Planning

Please continue reading after Submission Guidelines for more information about responsibilities and duties of the board of directors

We strongly support inclusiveness and encourage immigrants, refugees, LGBTQ+, folks with (dis)abilities, and traditionally marginalized communities to apply.

After you submit information you will receive a board brochure. The board brochure with cover:

Benefits, Responsibility and Authority, Major responsibilities, Meetings and time commitment, Expectations of board members, Term, General Duties, Time commitment Legal / Financial commitments


About Us:

Our advocacy to help HIV-People including the youth, adults, and families - through awareness and education to promote their personal and social well-being has inspired the creation of HYPE (HIV+ Youth that Pledge to Empower Themselves and Others).

This nonprofit organization exists to transform the lives of youth, young adults, families, and communities living with HIV. Our youngest member enrolled in the program is 5 years old. We aim to cater to everyone in the community who needs attention and assistance. Through our comprehensive and relevant services and programs at HYPE, we provide the link to HIV awareness, sufficient treatment, and support.

We empower our members to become leaders in their own community through immersions, mentoring and leadership trainings. Our founder, Lamar Yarborough, was diagnosed with HIV and cancer when he was just 18. Immensely grateful for surviving his personal ordeals, he is committed to helping all people living with HIV through the help of the HYPE members who share 20 years of experience with the HIV/AIDS community. Lamar is especially passionate about providing much-needed inspiration and hope for the HIV-positive youth in our program.

A collective effort to provide education, counselling, medical, social, and professional support is necessary to achieve the goals of our organization, hence we are counting on you to assist us in pursuing our initiatives.

In addition to our direct services for HIV positive individuals and communities, we also aim to provide our skills and expertise to persons, groups, organizations and businesses who wish to utilize the HYPE model in targeting areas where they wish to make a difference.

We welcome your help and contribution, and we hope that together we can reverse the negative stigma of HIV/AIDS - to view a positive HIV diagnosis as a challenge that can be conquered with supportive friends, family, and the entire HYPE community.

Organizational Specific Board Responsibilities:


Planning:

Establish long term and short term goals for H.Y.P.E. to Empower Inc. Identifies and prioritizes needs and what the organization should or should not attempt to do. Develop a strategic plan that incorporates H.Y.P.E.'s mission statement and purpose. Develop the overall vision for the organization.

Board Governance:

Define board's philosophy and how it governs itself and the board's own operations. Ensure that the organization and its officer's exhibits exceptional integrity and professionalism. Promote and participate in a climate of mutual trust, respect, and teamwork. Use good judgement based on ethical principles.

Organizational Governance and Action:

Assures that organization cooperates with other groups, governmental and voluntary, which are working towards the same or similar goals. Encourages creative and forward thinking methods and policies to achieve goals. Adopt key operating policies. Ensure that constituents are adequately served and that they receive care.

Committee Oversight:

Recruit effective Committee Chairs. Establish committees that focus on areas of substantial importance to the organization. Monitor and coordinate Committee Activities and ensure progress. Provide adequate resources for committees.

Funding and Financial Management:

Contribute financially to the organization. Raise sufficient funds to ensure Hype meets its objectives. Develop and approve organization annual budget and monitor finances. Develop and implement fundraising initiatives. Cultivate donors.

Advocacy:

Understand and publicize the work of H.Y.P.E. to Empower Inc. in the community. Inspire confidence in the organization and relate our services to work of other groups and to the significant issues that may be present in the community. Advocate initiatives that advance revitalization of H.Y.P.E. to Empower Inc. with government, businesses and individuals. Offer inspiring, dedicated, and knowledgeable leadership to contributors, intended beneficiaries, the public, and those that rely on Hype for service.

Evaluation:

Regularly review and evaluate operations and standards of organization performance. Monitor program activities. Review the performance of the board as a whole and that of each individual on the board.

Personnel:

Hire and evaluate volunteers and other staff workers. Formulates job qualifications and select best persons available for positional needs. Approve personnel policies. Participate in the recruitment, selection and development of Board of Directors as advised by the nominating bylaws. Establishes procedures for selection of new board members and their orientation and training.

Legal and Policy:

Enable the continued legal existence of the organization. Ensure H.Y.P.E. fulfils all legal requirements in conduct. Adopt, follow, update and administer H.Y.P.E. to Empower Inc. By-Laws

Adopt and assume responsibility for H.Y.P.E. to Empower Inc.'s purposes, governing principles, functions and activities, and course of action. Assume responsibility for internal policies governing the organization.


We strongly support inclusiveness and encourage immigrants, refugees, LGBTQ+, folks

with (dis)abilities, and traditionally marginalized communities to apply.


Submission Guidelines

Submit a cover letter and resume as a single .pdf document.

Application filename should read: First name Last name - Board of Directors

LaMar Yarborough (Executive Director)

mr.hype2empower.org

404-438-8436


After you submit information you will receive a board brochure. The board brochure with cover:

Benefits, Responsibility and Authority, Major responsibilities, Meetings and time commitment, Expectations of board members, Term, General Duties, Time commitment Legal / Financial commitments

We strongly support inclusiveness and encourage immigrants, refugees, LGBTQ+, folks with (dis)abilities, and traditionally marginalized communities to apply.

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Budgeting
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Business Development
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

N/A

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