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
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
- Business Development & Sales Management
- Project Management
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- 5-10hrs a month
- This is a working board but we invest in training and support of Board members.