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ATTACHMENT & TRAUMA NETWORK INC

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Attachment & Trauma Network, Inc.(ATN) is a leading national nonprofit dedicated to promoting healing of early childhood trauma through families, schools and communities.


ATN is currently in our 26 th year of supporting adults - primarily parents and educators and a growing group of community leaders/advocates - in learning about trauma and how to build resilience in children. We envision a world in which trauma-informed, relationship-focused interactions are the norm and are used by parents, schools and communities worldwide.

Attachment & Trauma Network is seeking members preferably with board experience to join the Board of Directors.

  • Provide governance through oversite of ATN’s finances and management through attention to financial and management reports, active participation in governance-related committees, and briefings by staff.
  • Attend monthly board meetings virtually. Meetings are held via Zoom for approximately 1 hour each month at a time set by when the majority of the board members can attend. Board members are expected to attend at least 75% of the monthly meetings (9 out of 12).
  • Participate in outreach and fundraising activities: (1) making an annual and/or recurring gift as dictated by your circumstances AND (2) participating in soliciting funds by various means (i.e., mini-fundraisers, Facebook/social media campaigns, securing members, and other personal and corporate "asks") The expectation is that contributions given to ATN are expected to be one of the top three contributions given by that board member annually, regardless of the amount.
  • Attend ATN’s board orientation and annual retreat. The annual retreat is a multi-day event and the only time when the board of directors is together in-person conducting board business.
  • Each Board member must actively participate either on two committees OR as a board officer and on one committee. Current Board-led standing committees are: Finance, Fundraising, Board Development and Strategy. Board members are also frequently involved in Task Force work that involves working with staff and volunteers on programs, such as our annual Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference.
  • Attend and volunteer for an active role in the execution of our annual Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools Conference held in February of each year.
  • Be responsible for keeping informed of ATN’s goals, objectives and programs and events, and talk about them regularly to your sphere of influence.
  • Act as a spokesperson for ATN via speaking, writing and representing ATN as requested.
  • Include ATN board membership on your biography and resume, when appropriate.
  • Connect ATN with people of influence that you know.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information provided to you in your capacity as a board member.
  • Take initiative and provide leadership as needed.
  • Promptly respond to all communication from ATN board members, staff and committees.
  • Declare any conflicts of interest no less than annually. Recuse yourself from discussions and voting when there is a conflict, and ask the minutes to so state.
  • Bring the whole of your expertise, capabilities and sphere of influence to bear for ATN and its efforts to achieve its mission

Previous Nonprofit Board Experience or Volunteer Leadership is Preferred.

ATN is currently seeking board members with the following occupations/skills and perspectives:

  • Finance (nonprofit preferred)
  • Philanthropy/Fundraising/Special Events
  • HR/Volunteer Management
  • Various ages, especially those under 50
  • All genders, cultures, ethnicities and sexual orientations
  • The biggest commonality: a personal or professional connection to childhood trauma and a passion for the mission.

Please email your resume to Julie Beem, Executive Director - julieb@attachtrauma.org.

More opportunities with ATTACHMENT & TRAUMA NETWORK INC

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About ATTACHMENT & TRAUMA NETWORK INC

Location:

P.O. Box 220, Westminster, MA 01473, US

Mission Statement

At the Attachment & Trauma Network, it is our mission to promote healing of children impacted by trauma through supporting their families, schools, and communities.

Description

We Believe

  • We believe that children impacted by trauma and those with attachment disorders can heal.
  • We believe that parents, who are supported and taught therapeutic parenting, are the best healing agents of their traumatized child.
  • We believe that children impacted by trauma need trauma-informed, attachment-focused therapies.
  • We believe that all children learn best in trauma-sensitive schools where strategies are in place to help the children and adults feel safe, stay regulated, get connected, and not be re-traumatized or triggered. We believe trauma-informing schools empower trauma-responsive educators.
  • We believe that providing resources to the families from the start (once a traumatized child has been identified) is the best way to minimize crises, reduce disruptions and promote healing.
  • We believe that ongoing parent-to-parent support is critical in arming the families with strategies, tools, and strength to persevere daily.
  • We believe that "touching trauma at its heart" is more than a tagline, it’s a healing mission.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Strategic Planning
  • Legal (General)
  • Advocacy
  • Fundraising
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Board member terms are 3 years (July- June). Board members are required to attend 75% of the monthly board meetings (virtual), an annual board retreat (in-person) and participate in 2 committees that meet monthly for 45-minutes each.
  • Board members are encouraged to attend/volunteer at our annual conference and participate in other events as much as possible.

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