Board of Directors, Development


Cause Areas


Tue Aug 09, 2016 06:00 PM - Thu Aug 31, 2017 08:00 PM


4 Elm StreetManchester, NH 03103


Board of Directors, Development

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.

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Development Trustee will spearhead development efforts as Girls at Work continues to grow. A new role on the Board of Directors, this person will have the opportunity to build the development function along with leading a committee .


  • Develop and execute Girls at Work ' s annual fundraising plan

  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations

  • Manage the implementation of strategic development plan and oversee staff and volunteers as needed

  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors

  • Creating and executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors

  • Overseeing organization of special events

  • Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising

  • Work closely with the Marketing Committee to drive awareness to events

  • 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 project 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:

  • Experience in development

  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills

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

  • 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, 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.


  • Resource Development / Management
  • Networking
  • Organization
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Fundraising
  • Project Management

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Requirements & Commitment

  • 5-10hrs a month
  • This is a working board but we invest in training and support of Board members.

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