Founding Board Member - In Her Shoes Foundation - Martin County, Florida

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In Her Shoes Foundation

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In Her Shoes Foundation

Founding Board Member - In Her Shoes Foundation - Martin County, Florida

Want to help start an organization that empowers and inspires every woman and girl be her personal best? Talk to us about becoming a founding Board Member of In Her Shoes Foundation- Martin County, Florida. Join the movement and help impact girls and families in your community.

About in Her Shoes Foundation

The vision of In Her Shoes Foundation (IHSF) 501c3 non-profit organization, is to empower and inspire everyone woman and girl to be her personal best. Our mission of is to embrace the potential of all women and girls by providing them with positive influences, learning opportunities, community partnerships and leadership development. We do this through an intentional curriculum that creatively integrates mindfulness, service learning and social emotional skills. In Her Shoes

Our Core Programs include:

  • Ready Set Girls Academy (RSGA) Program

Our structured curriculum empowers young girls and provides them with essential life skills and coping techniques. We improve their self-esteem and encourage them to reach for higher achievement. This program has a middle school version, a high school version and is delivered in schools and community organizations.

The curriculum is designed to provide participants with a safe and caring learning environment where they can learn the life skills that will allow them to excel in life. The goal of this program is to give young girls the tools they need to explore who they are and who they want to become!

In each lesson we aim to improve their self-esteem and encourage them to reach for higher achievement. The program is free and available for high schools, middle schools, and community organizations. We provide all the materials and volunteer Group Mentors who run the program. We make our lessons very interactive. We find that the girls gain a lot from sharing their experiences and listening to each other. Our trained and experienced volunteer Group Mentors provide a safe and caring learning environment. They encourage the girls to discuss a different topic in each session including but not limited to problem solving, effective communication, healthy living, anger management, life-school balance, responsible choice-making and using social media constructively.

Here is what a couple of students had to say about us:

" I graduated the IHSF, RSGA while I was attending Baker College Prep where the program was delivered. This program has helped me in so many ways. RSGA has allowed me to flourish into the young lady that I am today by giving me the tools to effectively communicate, advocate and stand up for myself. Through this program, I was able to build me self -esteem and confidence." Student of RSGA, 2018

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"I am so grateful for the skills I have learned and am now able to use in my everyday life. Through RSGA I’ve learned new coping skills, like how to communicate more effectively how to control my anger and even had a chance to polish up a few of my old ones. I’ve learned to agree to disagree. To speak up! Because my opinions matter! Without the outlet of RSGA, I wouldn’t be as assertive and outspoken as I am today." Student of RSGA, 2018

  • Ready Set Women Academy (RSWA) Program The purpose of this program is to promote positive, professional and personal growth for adult women. Topics range from leadership to career development and advancement. There are two versions Beginner and Advanced.
  • Giving Back (GB) Program Give back to the community in different ways by group volunteering. Community projects in partnership with other organizations and nonprofits. Giving Back, Guatemala Project - Mission Trip.

IHSF is seeking passionate Founding Board Members to engage the community in the creation and implementation of In Her Shoes Foundation Martin County, Florida

As a Founding Board Member, you will:

Possess a passion for and commitment to improving the lives and opportunities of girls in 6 ththrough 12 thgrades.

Provide leadership, vision, and direction to Martin County, Florida to ensure the program meets the needs of participants, volunteers and the community with an emphasis on diversity and inclusivity.

Identify and develop key volunteers and leverage board members to assist with functional positions until council can pay additional staff.

In conjunction with the Executive Director in Chicago, create and implement a financial development plan that includes, but is not limited to, individual gifts, corporate sponsorships, grants, and special events to ensure that fundraising goals are achieved.

Develop community relationships to cultivate donors and volunteers.

Establish community partnerships with like-minded organizations that are well aligned with IHSF mission.

Develop relationships with schools and potential sites for programming.

With input from Executive Director in Chicago, create and implement a council development plan that includes program and site development strategies, marketing and awareness strategies, and community and volunteer engagement strategies.

Build a culture of quality, inclusivity and diversity among the council and its stakeholders.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Serve as an ambassador for IHSF, exhibiting IHSF core values and code of conduct. Continuously work to achieve the IHSF mission.

Develop positive relationships with volunteers, board members, donors, sponsors, parents, participants, media and other community members.

Maintain ethical standards and accountability, manage risk, perform due diligence, and implement operational best practices.

QUALIFICATIONS

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about our mission and who has a track record of board leadership. Selected Board Members 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:

Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector in Martin County, Florida.

Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals.

Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of women and girls in their community.

Please visit www.inhershoesfoundation.organd email your resume, cover letter and a proposed plan of action in how you want to contribute to IHSF.

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About In Her Shoes Foundation

Location:

155 N MICHIGAN AVE STE 9012, CHICAGO, IL 60601, US

Mission Statement

In Her Shoes Foundation (IHSF) is a 501(c)3 organization that is dedicated to making a positive impact on society by empowering women and girls. OUR VISION is to empower and inspire every woman and girl to be her personal best. OUR MISSION is to embrace the potential of all women and girls by providing: • Positive Influences • Learning Opportunities • Community Partnerships • Leadership Development OUR CORE VALUES form the foundation of how we conduct ourselves as an organization. These are also the qualities we value and encourage in our members and volunteers. We are: • Accountable • Empathetic • Intentional • Authentic • Inclusive

Description

A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER
In Her Shoes Foundation has over 60 committee volunteers who run this organization on a daily basis, in addition to working their full-time jobs and fulfilling their everyday obligations as parents, spouses, siblings, daughters - or sons and friends. When I founded this foundation in 2008 we originally called it The Positive Girls Club. It was envisioned as an organization that would support women of all ages who were determined to make positive changes in their lives. I started hosting monthly professional development workshops to inspire, connect, educate, and support the women in our community. Today, over 10 years later, we’re now known as In Her Shoes Foundation, and our flagship program, Ready Set Girls Academy, is exceeding our goals year over year for reaching young women preventatively. This curriculum-based program is run by our volunteer group mentors and is being delivered within public and private high schools. In addition we partnered with multiple community organization who support our initiative.

Today, we are achieving our vision of empowering and inspiring every woman and girl to be her personal best. We currently have three programs and hope to expand in the next couple of years. Please learn more about the Professional Development Program and the Giving Back Program via www.inhershoesfoundation.org

Thank you for attending and supporting our events.
Kasia Wereszczynska, MA, LCPC, RYT.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2351 SE Monterey Rd, Staurt FL 34996Please note our mailing address is in ChicagoStuart, FL 34996

(27.19449,-80.22354)
 

SKILLS

  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Legal (General)
  • Recruiting
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 30
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-20 hours per week for at least one year.
  • self started, good time management, dedicated to community work and strong passion for IHSF mission and vision.

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