Volunteer Board Member - Fundraising
WhenIt's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.
WhereThis is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
The Zoological Lighting Institute
The Zoological Lighting Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting photobiology research for animal welfare and wildlife conservation purposes. It advances the necessity of cultural, social and economic diversity to advance the sciences of light and their application in protecting the environment and the life within it.
The Zoological Lighting Institute’s Board of Directors comprises leaders from the nonprofit, creative and scientific sectors dedicated to the organization’s mission. As the preeminent global organization in its field, The Zoological Lighting Institute’s Board strives to be a model of ethical and efficient performance.
Our board members champion the value of diversity for the advancement of of science, and the necessity of science in advancing animal welfare in managed care and wildlife conservation in the field, to the benefit of community health, safety and welfare. In addition to the standard roles and responsibilities of a board member, our board members are active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and are fully engaged in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for The Zoological Lighting Institute to advance its mission.
The Zoological Lighting Institute connects firstly with aquariums and zoos to encourage data collection and to build grass roots understanding of the importance of natural light for environmental health. The organization stresses public education and pursues a scholarship program, vigorously seeking to develop post doctorate and multiple grant offerings.
The Zoological Lighting Institute’s Board of Directors comprises leaders from thenonprofit, creative and scientific sectors dedicated to the organization’s mission. Serving on The Zoological Lighting Institute’s Board of Directors is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual passionate about science, animals and the environment alike. We are opening new areas of understanding, relating light and light quality to animal life and biodiversity, in addition to improving community health and well being. Financial Board Members are expected to aid The Zoological Lighting Institute in securing resources to allow the Board fulfill its mission, pursue advocacy work and fund its scholarship program.
Board members are expected to be n regular contact with the Executive Director and to actively participate in four fundraising committee meetings yearly.
Financial Board members are expected to play an active role in securing the financial resources necessary for ABC Organization to achieve its mission. Board members are expected to leverage personal relationships and connections to help the development committee and staff identify and solicit potential funders, as well as directly invest in The Zoological Lighting Institute’s work by making a personal contribution each year.
Financial Board members are expected to responsibly represent The Zoological Lighting Institute to their respective communities and to advocate for its mission, programs, and services as appropriate.
Board terms last for three years and board members can serve for up to three consecutive terms.
Desired Skills and Expertise
We are currently recruiting for diverse leaders with expertise in the following area:
BOARD MEMBER - ADVOCACY (x3)
The Zoological Lighting Institute seeks an experienced advocacy professional who has planned and implemented advocacy strategies and campaigns to support an issue or cause. We seek a board leader to help cultivate the board’s leadership role in advocacy in support of staff as part of a broader commitment to increase awareness about the importance of our mission, influence public policy, and expand our reach. The ideal board candidate should have prior nonprofit board member experience or have received formal board training.
BOARD MEMBER - FUNDRAISING (x3)
The Zoological Lighting Institute seeks an a well-connected leader who is passionate about our mission]and can leverage his/her networks and resources in support of efforts to positively impact the policy environment in which The Zoological Lighting Institute does its work. The ideal candidate has have a track-record of supporting Nonprofit work in an environmental, scientific or the artistic field with strong connections to decision makers who are in a position to positively impact The Zoological Lighting institute’s mission. The ideal board candidate should have prior nonprofit board member experience or have received formal board training.
- Resource Development / Management
- Donor Management
- Business Development & Sales Management
- Business Planning
- Community Outreach
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