Board of Directors, Education


Cause Areas


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


4 Elm StreetManchester, NH 03103


Board of Directors, Education

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 i n partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Education Trustee will s upport efforts to grow the after school and camp programs. In particular, this would involve working on or leading a committee that develops the programming details from an educational perspective, after school programming logistics, curriculum development and contribute to the conversation regarding instructor training needs. A new role on the Board of Directors, this person will have the opportunity to enrich the existing program as the organization expands .


  • Work on and/or lead a committee to enhance and grow the existing after school and summer camp programs from an educational perspective

  • Connect with our partners like 21 st Century Community Learning Centers

  • Build and maintain relationships with the Manchester and statewide school districts

  • Liaise with local C olleges/Universities to build with female students

  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations

  • Advise on and support curriculum development

  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors

  • Participate in special events as needed

  • 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 long track record with NH schools, experience in the education arena from an administrative perspective ( teaching a plus), strong connections to local schools ( primary, secondary education or college level) . S trong leadership, fund raising , management and project management skills will be beneficial as well . The selected Board membe r will have achieved leadership stature in education , school administration , 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 school administration or educational training

  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills

  • Extensive professional experience with significant leadership accomplishments in s chools , administration, college and universities , philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector

  • Understanding of what it takes to build a curriculum

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

  • High level of management experience (teams or individuals)

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

  • 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

  • Experience of building credibility in the funding community that has resulted in major gifts to a nonprofit or equivalent sales experience is a plus but not required

  • 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.


  • Child Development
  • Organization
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills
  • General Education
  • Youth Services

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • 5-10hrs monthly
  • This is a working board with lots of support and fun, great for first time board members

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