Board of Directors, Volunteer Committee


Cause Areas


Tue Aug 09, 2016 06:00 PM - Fri Aug 11, 2017 08:00 PM


4 Elm StreetManchester, NH 03103


Board of Directors, Volunteer

Girls at Work, Inc.

Girls at Work, Inc. Is a non-profit focused on empowering girls and young women to find their inner power tools through woodworking. As they build using an experiential approach, they find that they are capab le and strong. What might start as intimidating tools are now catalysts for them to see their inner strength; in a world that shows them nothing but their shortfalls.

As part of the Board of Directors and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Volunteer Director will be responsible for planning, organizing and directing the volunteer programs associated with the association's board of directors, committees and departments.

Re sponsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills

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

  • Organizes , coordinates and manages the recruitment of volunteers for the board, various committees, departments and association programs.

  • Works with social, civic and local organizations to develop partnerships, where appropriate, to develop and/or utilize volunteers.

  • Develops and implements training programs for all volunteers.

  • Maintains updated records on all volunteers.

  • Sets up and attends volunteer meetings. Reports to staff on volunteer activities as needed.

  • Recommends and develops ongoing volunteer utilization.

  • Develops and implements a volunteer recognition program.

  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors

  • As a board member, approving Girls at Work ’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities

Board terms

Girls at Work’s board members will serve a minimum of 1 year term to be eligible for re-appointment for additional terms upon desire and Board member agreement . Board meetings will be held monthly and committee meetings will be held as required by Committee leader .


This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the success of Girls at Work’s beneficiaries and who has a track record of strong leadership, fund raising , management and volunteer management . 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:

  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills

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

  • Prior experience as volunteer coordinator for public or nonprofit employer

  • Prior experience creating and implementing volunteer programs and training

  • Proven e xperience in project management, keeping assignments on task

  • High level of management experience (teams or individuals)

  • Track record of building credibility in the funding community that has resulted in major gifts to a nonprofit or equivalent sales experience

  • Proficiency in tracking, monitoring and evaluating progress on delivered programs/trainings

  • A commitment to and understanding of Girls at Work’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 business skills including organization, time management, attention to detail, verbal and written communication

  • Get results by promoting a sense of urgency and team commitment

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

  • Working proficiency at an intermediate level in Microsoft Office Suite, especially in Excel and PowerPoint

  • Decisive and display good judgment

  • Supportive of Girls at Work mission and unbiased towards all genders

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of Girls at Work’s beneficiaries

Service on Girls at Work's board of directors is without remuneration, except when possible and voted so by the Board in relation to board members’ duties. Click here to send us your information,


  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Sales Coaching & Training
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • 5-10hrs monthly
  • GAW is a fun and innovative environment, investing time/resources in their Board.

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