Board Member - Operation Courage is Beautiful


(32.959667,-117.113396)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

9921 Carmel Mountain Rd.San Diego, CA 92129
packages

About

We are currently actively seeking new Board Members and Leadership Team Members for our organization. Board members are responsible for the well-being of the organization in its entirety and participate in committees responsible for the execution of the mission. Leaders are members of specific committees and are responsible for executing individual projects/tasks.

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Our US military service members are very thankful for the care packages they receive while deployed. However, many women in the Armed Forces wish they could receive packages more specifically geared for them as females. Operation Courage is Beautiful, a 501(c)3 non-profit, fulfills that wish by sending care packages full of women’s personal care products (e.g. soap, face wash, shampoo, conditioner, feminine hygiene), women’s magazines and notes of encouragement and appreciation. Many recipients tell us that we have sent the "best" care package they have ever received.

Description
We are seeking passionate, skilled, dedicated volunteers to join our board in support of the mission of Operation Courage is Beautiful: "To bring a little joy and femininity to our active duty, deployed, US servicewomen through care packages geared for women."

Experience with the military is recommended but not required. You must be comfortable using email and telephone/web conferencing tools, and Google Drive.

Operation Courage is Beautiful is a volunteer-led 501(c)3 non-profit. Since starting our program, we have sent over 30 tons of products to locations across the globe. In the last two years, we have sent over 2000 care packages and have worked in partnership with local businesses such as Qualcomm and Genentech, local high schools and service organizations. We receive in-kind and monetary donations locally and across the nation.

This is a great opportunity to not only support our service members but also meet other service-oriented people, express your gratitude and patriotism, work with diverse volunteers, use your creativity, put on events, and further develop your skills. It is a very rewarding experience!

Board Responsibilities
Aside from administrative duties, such as the maintenance of non-profit status, by-laws and tax filings, our board is a working board and that develops strategic planning, supports packaging events and committees in the areas of fundraising, events, marketing/public relations, finance and administration/technology. These committees support and work in conjunction with the Executive Director, a volunteer manager. Note that participation in packaging events is physically demanding.

Location:
Board members should live in the San Diego area, preferably in the near vicinity of the 92129 zip code so as to best support our work.

Time Commitment:
Board meetings are held once every quarter with special board meetings as needed. Committees meet as needed. Events are scheduled approximately 6-8 times a year. Board membership is established annually on a calendar year. Estimated time commitment: 1-3 hours per week minimum.

Application:
Please visit our website to learn more about our organization. www.operationcourage.org
Then in your comment (or attachment), let us know:
(1) Why you want to join our board
(2) Would you prefer to serve on our leadership team instead? (Our leadership team does not attend board meetings but are members of committees.
(3) How you think you can help our mission
(4) What skills you have that may be useful to our organization
(5) What committees you have interest in working on
(6) Your resume/linkedin profile
(7) Your general availability during the day, week, and months of the year.
(8) If you have any potential conflicts of interest with our organization
(9) Your willingness to have a background check and sign a non-disclosure agreement if needed.
(9) Your comfort using social media, email, Google Drive, texting
(10) Your best contact phone number
(11) your email address
(12) Your address

We would like to have you participate in one or more of our events prior to or after you apply so that you are more familiar with our organization and our leadership team.

Thank you for your interest!

Operation Courage is Beautiful

Read more about our organization at www.operationcourage.org

Skills

  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Business Development & Sales Management

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • see description
  • see description

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