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About-Face

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Our Board at our February 2020 retreat

Want to join a fun and productive board? **We're looking for more awesome board members!** Our board is 50%+ women of color, and we're looking for folks of all genders and all ages. We're especially interested if you are mid- to late-career, or retired.

About-Face is a media literacy nonprofit that serves girls to teach them how social media and other media affect them, and what they can do about it. Our mission is to free girls from the confines of a toxic culture so they can achieve their full potential. This is more important than ever given today’s political climate of bullying, misogyny, and corporate greed - and more important than during any other point in About-Face’s history. Girls are under attack, and being blocked out of their own sense of power and worth. They need tools to fight back.

Join a focused and fun group of people who are committed to changing our culture for us all.

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FROM: https://about-face.org/act/volunteer/board-of-directors/

Our board is engaged, passionate, and fun. If you are in the Bay Area or elsewhere, and thrilled by the idea of helping teen girls fight back against their toxic culture, read on!

About Us

About-Face’s mission is to free girls from the confines of a toxic culture so they can achieve their full potential. This is more important than ever given today’s political climate of bullying, misogyny, and corporate greed - and more important than during any other point in About-Face’s history. Girls are under attack, and being blocked out of their own sense of power and worth. They need tools to fight back.

To fulfill our mission, we reach teen girls and their adult advocates through:

  • Education Into Action workshops and curriculum that teaches teens how to understand, reject, and help change culture that diminishes and disempowers them.
  • Online methods, including our website for teens and social media presence.

Join a focused and fun group of people who are committed to changing our culture for us all.

About You

You are an enthusiastic, innovative initiator. You are deeply passionate - fired up, even - about resisting the toxic sludge of harmful media messaging that damages girls’ idea of their own potential. You don’t always do things the easy way; instead, you do them in ways that are creative and smart and unconventional.

You love to support causes you care about and to ask your circles for help. You are a badass who gets stuff done and can bring in the right people for assistance when needed.

What is the recruitment process?

The About-Face board recruitment process begins by emailing our board recruitment board member (see info below) and continues with a phone call or in-person meeting. If there is a mutual interest, you will meet with a board member and the Executive Director. We bring on new board members twice per year, in January and July.

Who is the About-Face board?

We are a focused and fun group of people who are committed to changing our culture for us all.

What will be expected of me as an About-Face board member?
  • Prepare for, attend (in-person twice per year, via videoconference four times per year), and participate fully in all meetings: every-other-month board meetings, board orientation, monthly committee meetings, and yearly Board Retreat.
  • Vote on board decisions and approvals.
  • Participate in budget development, approval, and financial oversight. Note that Board Members have legal and fiduciary responsibility for the organization.
  • Be an active part of a committee, which will meet once per month and report in to the board before quarterly board meetings.
  • Contribute to the organization by giving and/or raising an agreed-upon amount of funding per year, 15% of which is due upon joining.
  • Be a strong champion for About-Face through social media, media/news outlets, and personal and professional circles, including inviting local contacts to an Intro to About-Face event.
  • Make a one-year commitment to do all of the above.

If you would like to learn more about what Board of Directors membership at a nonprofit entails, check out this excellent article on the National Council of Nonprofits website.

Our board is diverse. About-Face values diversity of race/ethnicity, age, physical ability, and gender diversity. Women of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply.

See our current board and their LinkedIn profiles.

If you believe girls need to be armed with the knowledge and tools they need to fight back against a culture that diminishes and disempowers them, and want to explore being part of an effective, engaged board, please apply.

To start the process, sign up for this opportunity, and we will get in touch!

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About About-Face

Location:

1446 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, US

Mission Statement

About-Face frees girls from the confines of our toxic culture so they can fulfill their potential.

Description

About-Face arms self-identified girls with the knowledge and tools they need to fight back against a culture that diminishes and disempowers them. We work to improve teen girls’ mental health, self-efficacy, and leadership skills through local and national programs that teach media decoding and activism skills.

From unrealistic beauty ideals to narrow stereotypes, girls receive dangerous and limiting messages from social media, TV, movies, and real-life events every day. Learning how to deconstruct those messages and fight back to create change helps girls (girls and those who identify as girls or who are non-binary) see and achieve their full potential.

Our programs for teen girls range from our Education Into Action in-school programs to a weekend boot camp, and our online resources for teens here on the site. We also support their adult advocates - parents, teachers, mentors, relatives, and group leaders - through adult-centered workshops as well as curriculum development and support. Education >> Action >> Change.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

San Francisco Bay AreaSan Francisco, CA 94102

SKILLS

  • Networking
  • Relationship Building
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Community Outreach
  • Human Resources Legal Compliance
  • Psychology

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 10 hours/month
  • ** Contact us for more info.** Vote on board decisions and approvals. Contribute by giving and/or raising an agreed-upon amount of funding per year, 15% of which is due upon joining. Be on a committee. More at the link.

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