Take advantage of a fantastic opportunity to work with documented original Tuskegee Airmen (DOTA) supporting educational initiatives designed to raise funds to grant scholarship awards to deserving and low-income students focusing on aviation, aerospace, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) as well as other academic disciplines.
Board Members meet a minimum of six times a year in its downtown Los Angeles location on the third Saturday of alternating months from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Meetings include out of state members that participate via conference call. Members have a fiduciary responsibility to ensure the fiscal and programmatic well-being of the organization. They are responsible for establishing organizational identity, ensuring adequate resources, and providing oversight. A The board has a maximum number of 17 positions with a minimum number of nine (9).
What we are looking for: People with a passion for helping gifted, intelligent, high achieving high school students with an interest in the areas of aviation, aerospace, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) but lacking the financial resources to matriculate to a college, university, or other institutions of higher learning; an interest in expanding educational opportunities for academically and financially deserving students; an appetite for aviation history and a desire to diversify the field of flight; an appreciation of military service and a respect for those who have sacrificed to protect our country; a desire to give back or to pay-it-forward; and a compassionate desire for nonprofit leadership and volunteerism.
Prospective members can expect a measured and deliberate pace of governance within the board with significant deference given to sustaining the historical accounts of the Tuskegee Airmen. Significant attention is given to preserving an investment fund of $2.3 million with the expectation to grow the size and number of scholarships, currently at 40 per year. Scholarships are $1,500 and are one-time awards given only to qualified students entering their first year of college. Board members serve three-year terms without term limits; participate on committees, provide a flexible annual financial contribution of personal financial significance, and are involved in fundraising with the Executive Director.Board members serve on specific committees including finance, resource development, scholarship management, research, special events public relations.
- Resource Development / Management
- Donor Management
- Brand Development & Messaging
- Interactive/Social Media/SEO
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Requirements & Commitment
- Orientation or Training
- Approximately 4 hours a month
- Prior board experience a plus