Board of Directors Recruitment


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Meetings take place in the DC metro areaWashington, DC 20005

About

BOARD MEMBER RECRUITMENT:

A Child for All ("ACFA") is a U.S. non-profit organization with current operations in the city of Bamako in Mali, West Africa. ACFA provides a safe and loving environment for vulnerable children who are living on the streets or who are orphaned. These children are welcomed into the home that our founder grew up in and they receive the nourishment, education, health care and attention necessary to thrive. Having been a Malian orphan herself, ACFA’s founder possess a unique understanding of how to alleviate the dislocation and hopelessness that these children experience and ACFA provides the foundation for these children to grow and become empowered to achieve the futures they deserve.

Given the growing number of vulnerable children in the area, ACFA has decided to increase its capacity by building a new children's complex to serve the surrounding communities and support up to 100 more children. The Zorokoro Children's Complex will include dormitories, a school, a medical complex, and a sports complex. ACFA's vision to empower Mali's children to achieve a future they deserve is only continued by the work of our supporters and volunteers across the globe.


Projects:

ACFA Home:

In June 2010, ACFA Mali opened its doors with the vision of creating a Mali where all children are afforded the tools necessary for a successful future. Today ACFA provides a home for 12 unique children, offering private school for our students, in addition to a vast array of extracurricular activities including basketball, Taekwondo, and vocational classes. We provide our children with the basic human needs of a child, including safe shelter, healthcare, and nutrition, while ensuring quality education and extracurricular activities.

Zorokoro Children's Complex Project:

The Complex will support up to 100 vulnerable children while also providing health care, and education to other children of the community in an area that lacks these services. The project includes dormitories for up to l00 vulnerable children, a medical facility, a school from grades 1 to 9, and a multifunctional sports facility that will accommodate football, basketball, volleyball, Taekwondo, Aikido, Karate, musical performances, conferences, and many other workshops.

Volunteer Opportunities:

ACFA is run by a small and dedicated working board in the Washington, DC area that gathers monthly. Our board members are active advocates and ambassadors for the organization, eager to make a difference in the lives of Malian children.

The benefits of contributing to a small working board include:

  • Easy communication and interaction-board members get to know each other well
  • Constant and meaningful involvement provides a high level of satisfaction from board service, and
  • The participation of every board member counts.

We especially welcome candidates with personal or professional experience in West or sub-Saharan Africa, including Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and Diaspora Africans living in the U.S. Candidates should reside within commuting distance of the metro Washington, DC area.

We are currently recruiting for a Board Treasurer:


Description of Board Treasurer

Requirements:

  • Financial knowledge of the organization.
  • Personal commitment to devote the time necessary to perform the responsibilities of Treasurer.
  • Understanding of financial accounting for nonprofit organizations.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as Chair of the Finance Audit Subcommittee.
  • Manages, with the Finance Committee, the Board’s review of, and action related to, the Board’s financial responsibilities.
  • Works with the Executive Director to ensure that appropriate financial reports are made available to the Board on a timely basis.
  • Assists the Executive Director in preparing the annual budget, and presenting the budget to the Board for approval.
  • Works with the Finance Committee and the Executive Director to develop Fiscal Policies for recommendation to the Board to ensure the financial integrity and sustainability of the organization.
  • Works with the Finance Committee and the Executive Director to develop long-term financial strategies.
  • Keeps currently informed of legal, regulatory and sector developments relating to the Board’s financial responsibilities.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to ACFA’s mission and strategic directions
  • An understanding of, and experience with, good financial management and reporting
  • practices
  • A professional accounting designation may be required
  • An appreciation of the kind and level of financial information needed at a board level to
  • support decision making

An ability to commit the time required to fulfill the responsibilities described

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To be considered for nomination to the ACFA Board of Directors, please submit a letter of interest and biography or resume to info@acfacorp.org.

To learn more about ACFA please visit our website at www.acfacorp.org.

Skills

  • Capacity Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Community Outreach
  • Financial Planning

Good Match For

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Skills listed are helpful but not required!

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