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Student Debt Freedom Fund

Leadership, governance and oversight

  • Serving as an advisor to the Executive Director as they develop and implements Student Debt Freedom Fund’s strategic plan
  • Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by the Student Debt Freedom Fund for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
  • Approving Student Debt Freedom Funds’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Assisting the Executive Director and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members
  • Partnering with the Executive Director and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments
  • Representing Student Debt Freedom Fund to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization
  • Ensuring Student Debt Freedom Fund's commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities XYZ serves
Fundraising

Student Debt Freedom Fund (SDFF) Board Members will consider the organization a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that SDFF can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, the organization expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity.

Board terms/participation

SDFF’s Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held quarterly and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.

Qualifications

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the Student Debt Freedom Fund’s 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:

  • A commitment to and understanding of SDFF’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience
  • 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 SDFF’s beneficiaries

Service on SDFF's Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.

More opportunities with Student Debt Freedom Fund

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About Student Debt Freedom Fund

Location:

PO BOX 4322, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772, US

Mission Statement

Our program was established to help ease the debt burden of individuals whose student loans are preventing them from achieving life's milestones.

Description

We plan to ease this burden by paying down the debt for as many people as allowed by the funds collected through fundraising and donations.

Board Development
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Public Relations
  • Customer Service
  • Management
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Fundraising
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • We are a fairly new nonprofit. We are looking for someone willing to commit to at least 10 hours a month to start.

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