Board of Directors Leadership Opportunity: Volunteer/Non-paid
Are you passionate about helping young people with learning disabilities?
BroadFutures is revolutionizing the way young people with learning disabilities enter the workforce. Through paid internships, training, peer mentoring and coaching, our unique approach builds confidence, improves communication skills and enhances job performance. Through employee partnerships, our program provides employers the education and support they need to build a talented, inclusive and diverse workplace.
We are committed to growing our Board of Directors to reflect the communities we serve. We are seeking qualified individuals who are passionate about the education of young people and their college and career readiness, have unique skill sets to bring to the Board, and are willing to commit time to carry out the BroadFutures mission.
Specifically, we are looking for candidates with Fundraising experience and the passion to:
Execute fundraising strategies to raise budgeted goals from corporations, individuals, and foundations.
Partner with our CEO and Board members to grow relationships for major gifts and board / volunteer recruitment.
Lead the effort to build a strong fundraising committee and identify and build volunteer and donor support networks.
Responsibilities of the Board:
Upholding the mission and purpose
Ensuring legal and ethical integrity
Ensuring financial oversight
Supporting the Chief Executive
Fundraising and resource development
Responsibilities of Individual Board Members:
Meeting Attendance: Participate in all quarterly board meetings and at least one Advisory Board meeting.
Other Attendance: Board Members are encouraged to attend at least one graduation ceremony, information session, or training presentation a year, to stay engaged in our mission.
Financial Support/Fundraising: 100% participation by Board Members. Attend fundraising activities and encourage participation and support from personal networks.
Committee Work: While our Board is still very small each Board member is expected to sit on and or chair at least 2 committees.
At the present time, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are meeting virtually, although our offices are in Washington, D.C. BroadFutures is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. BroadFutures encourages applications from qualified persons of every race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and disability.
Submit a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
2013 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006, US
BroadFutures mission is to advance the potential of young individuals with learning challenges in the workplace with providing internships that foster to independence, self-advocacy and successful employment.
BroadFutures is revolutionizing the way young people with learning disabilities enter the workforce. Our unique approach builds confidence, improves communication skills and enhances job performance. We incorporate experiential learning opportunities that serve to challenge comfort zones and empower young people to achieve transformative and successful futures. Our vision is a transformative and inclusive workforce where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed.One in five individuals has a learning and attention issue. Given this prevalence, the demand for programs like ours is significant. Existing programs do not address the needs of young people whose disabilities involve a lack of organization, attention, social skills, and capacity to handle stress, all of which can significantly hinder progress and the ability to maintain a job or stay in school.Early paid work experiences are the single greatest predictor of future success for young people with disabilities. Our unique program prepares young people for these experiences. BroadFutures was founded by was founded by Carolyn Jeppsen, Diana Eisenstat and Brad Holmes, who first came together as Board members of The Kingsbury Center, a 75-year-old educational institution serving students with learning disabilities and their families. They are passionately committed to broadening options and ensuring pathways for success for this promising group of young people. All of the founders are also proud parents of children with learning and other disabilities.