Join the Board at Midwife International


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


About

Board Member Job Description and Responsibilities:

Midwife International board members will give approximately ten hours of service per month in the form of strategy development and oversight, community outreach and fundraising, financial oversight, and participation in a two hour monthly board meeting phone call.


All board members are expected to:

  • Determine and periodically review the organizational mission, vision, principles, and long range goals and resources;

  • Monitor and advise on overall performance of Midwife International programs and operations to ensure they are consistent with Midwife International’s strategic plan, mission and goals

  • Contribute to Midwife International’s fundraising efforts through identifying potential donors and supporters, and/or making an annual, personal donation to Midwife International within one’s reasonable means

  • Engage with fundraising efforts, including donation drives, events and crowd sourcing, in substantive ways.

  • Articulate the organization’s mission, vision, principles and accomplishments in order to mobilize public and community support and increase membership;

  • Fulfill the minimum required commitment of two years of service on the board of directors.

  • Regularly attend board meetings and committee meetings, which are tele-conferences held the second Wednesday of every month from 9 am-11am MST (2 hours per month). Members should be present in at least 10 of 12 meetings within each calendar year. (NOTE: Day and time might shift based on occasional changes in board members’ schedules and availability.)

  • Attend one in-person board meeting per year (in Boulder, CO or location TBD by the board);

  • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings;

  • Review and report on the work of Midwife International during the last year and on plans for the ensuing year at the annual in-person board meeting

  • Serve on committees or task forces (e.g. Community Outreach Committee, Programs Committee) and complete special assignments in a timely manner;

  • Follow policies on conflict of interest, code of conduct, and confidentiality;

  • Live into the vision of a world in which every woman has access to a well-trained and supported midwife who provides respectful, quality care within her own cultural context, community, and choice of birth setting;


Community Outreach Committee members will be responsible for:

  • Developing and executing an annual fundraising plan with the Board of Directors to support the strategic plans of Midwife International

  • Contributing to Midwife International’s fundraising efforts through identifying potential donors and supporters, and/or making an annual, personal donation to Midwife International within ones reasonable means

  • Engaging with fundraising efforts, including donation drives, events and crowd sourcing, in substantive ways.

  • Articulating the organization’s mission, vision, principles and accomplishments in order to mobilize public and community support and increase membership.


The Treasurer will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring that proper financial controls are in place at the organization;

  • Ensuring that fiscal, legal and ethical integrity and accountability are maintained;

  • Ensuring that a regular independent audit is conducted, and review and monitor audit findings.

  • Controlling operating funds and capital assets for the use and benefit of Midwife International (except as any such responsibilities are vested in a Board of Trustees under state law);

  • Filing taxes.


Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Understanding of trends and developments in birth, midwifery and women’s health, and work to put Midwife International at the forefront of global recognition.

  • Grant writing and fundraising experience

  • Financial skills and expertise to support the stewardship of funds entrusted to Midwife International to guide its future; as well as donating, developing and/or expanding new and diverse sources of funding for the organization.

  • An ability to work independently and with a diverse group of Board members


Compensation

As this is a position on a non-profit board of directors it is a volunteer opportunity.


How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Sierra at sierra@midwifeinternational.org

Midwife International encourages applications from a diverse group of individuals. Midwife International has an organizational commitment to gender, racial, ethnic, class, and cultural diversity.


Skills

  • Financial Literacy
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • 10 hours per month

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