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Ten Thousand Villages

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Ten Thousand Villages Richmond is looking for dynamic and engaging volunteer Board Members to fill a variety of roles on our Board of Directors.

In search of, but not limited to Marketing, Retail & Sales and Development Professionals.

Our Mission We create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair trading relationships.

General Responsibilities

  • Know Ten Thousand Villages mission, goals, bylaws, policies, programs, services, strengths and needs.
  • Demonstrate a personal and/or professional commitment to the issue of fair trade and Ten Thousand Village’s contribution to and role within fair trade.
  • Bring knowledge, advice and/or counsel to the Board on the topic of fair trade, and/or, avail yourself of opportunities to further educate and inform you on the topic.
  • Represent Ten Thousand Villages, Richmond to the best of your abilities when speaking or appearing on the organizations behalf.
  • When appropriate, suggest possible nominees to the Board who are individuals of achievement and distinction and who can make a significant contribution to the organization.
  • Serve in leadership position or undertake special assignments willingly when asked.
  • Assist the organization in reaching and maintaining high standards of cultural competence and diversity.
  • Attend board meetings, coming prepared and ready to participate and maintaining confidentiality of the Board’s executive sessions.
  • In addition to attending Board Meetings, as Volunteers, Board Members are expected to participate on committees, with events, and serve on the Sales Floor.

Training
Once selected to be a board member, you will receive a thorough orientation.

Time Commitment
Board terms are for three years and can be renewed for second term of three years.

All active board members are yearly asked to complete a Ten Thousand Villages Board Member Statement of Agreement, which outlines responsibilities of both the board member to the organization and Ten Thousand Villages responsibilities to it’s Board Members.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3201 West Cary St.Richmond, VA 23221

(37.55357,-77.48244)
 

SKILLS

  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Sales Marketing
  • Customer Acquisition
  • Fundraising
  • Retail / Sales
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Attend regular Board Meetings, every other month. Board terms are for three years and can be renewed for second term of three years.¬†
  • In search of, but not limited to¬†Marketing, Retail & Sales and Development Professionals.¬†Preferable, knowledge of Fair Trade.

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