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VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTION
In Her Shoes Foundation 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 and Leadership Development. In Her Shoes Foundation’s 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 and Inclusive.
Reporting to: Development Committee and Executive Director
Establish positive relationships with clients in every sector, including government representatives and members of the media
Prepare press releases to submit to the local newspaper and ensure the release always goes up on the company website and social media accounts
Assign duties to every member of the fundraising staff and periodically review those duties to make sure they are all progressing accordingly
Pursue efforts to keep the non-profit’s public image positive, which can entail promoting events regularly
Evaluate the effectiveness of specific events and advertising campaigns to determine which ones work well and which ones should be abandoned
Attend special events put on by the non-profit, which can include parties or charity events, and speak with guests about the advantages of the organization
Prepare budgets to determine what the fundraising department’s needs are going to be
Formulate policies with the board of directors and sit in on meetings to help decide the overall direction of the non-profit
Host fundraising events with other committee volunteers to increase overall efforts
Job Skills & Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, fundraising or similar area
At least five years of experience working in fundraising or public relations
Experience leading a team to success
Master’s degree in a related field
Knowledge of relevant software
How to Apply
In Her Shoes Foundation is run entirely by volunteers. If you have the passion for this program and a mission driven mind-set, please submit a personalized cover letter on why you connect with our mission, vision and core values and a CV/ resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
***Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted.
155 N MICHIGAN AVE STE 9012, CHICAGO, IL 60601, US
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
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.
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126 Old McHenry RdLong Grove, IL, IL 60047
March 6, 2020