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Seeking Volunteer Non-Profit Board Member Chair of Program Committee

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  • 4 people are interested

Awaken Pittsburgh, a non-profit 501(c)(3) formed in 2016, is seeking a Board member to act as Program Committee Chair. Awaken Pittsburgh is growing, energetic secular organization that draws upon the wisdom of mindfulness and meditation to serve a broad public. Its evidence-based curricula and programming serve students, educators, those in high stress, social services and mental health professionals, corporations, and any other individual or organization seeking to gain clarity, focus, renewal, and improved productivity.

Working closely with Awaken Pittsburgh’s Executive Director and Board, the new Board Member will focus on guiding the Programming Committee to evaluate existing programs, oversee program expansion or development, and facilitate board conversations about its programs. The Program Chair will facilitate generative conversations about programming, strategy, outcomes, etc. to support growth and fulfillment of the mission. The Chair will also liaison with the Marketing Committee to promote programming.

Key Skills

  • Ideally, equipped with previous non-profit and/or business management skills
  • Ideally, experienced in program management, program development, evaluation and/or strategy
  • Familiar with mindfulness practices, the current science of mindfulness and/or a practitioner of meditation
  • Able to foster and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, including community partners, Executive Director and Board members
  • Able to think and act strategically with an eye on the "big picture" of a dynamic, future-focused non-profit organization
  • Comfortable being a public face of Awaken Pittsburgh i.e. at community events and in media interviews if necessary, alongside the Executive Director
  • Collaborative by nature, placing focus on shared objectives and goals
  • Embraces cultural, gender and racial diversity
  • Displays integrity, accessibility and accountability in all actions
  • Passionate about the impact of evidence-based mindfulness practices, especially in education, high-stress professions and underserved populations

Key Responsibilities

In accordance with Awaken Pittsburgh’s Bylaws, the Board Members shall:

  • Be familiar with the organization’s programs, policies, and operations
  • Attend quarterly board meetings and monthly committee meetings (approximately 2 hours each)
  • Attend and actively participate in the annual meeting (approx. 3 hours in December)
  • Actively serve on at least one committee and take on special assignments
  • Review agenda and supporting documents prior to meetings
  • Participate in fund raising activities and/or special events
  • Meet with potential donors/funders to make a case for funding the organization, answer questions, etc. (approx. 4 hours annually)
  • Keep current with your own personal mindfulness or contemplative practice and related issues and developments in program areas
  • Strictly adhere to conflict of interest policies
  • Strictly adhere to confidentiality policies

The Committee Chair's duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following;

  • Schedule dates, times and location for meetings including sending out the zoom link.
  • Ensure meetings are called and held in accordance with the organization’s bylaws.
  • With input from the President and Executive Director, create and circulate an agenda for each meeting to all Committee Members at least 3 days in advance of such a meeting.
  • Officiate and conduct meetings, ensuring minutes are taken.
  • Provide leadership & ensure committee members are aware of their obligations and that the committee complies with its responsibilities/mandate.
  • Provide an oral report out of the Committee’s work during each Board Meeting.

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733 N Highland Ave, PITTSBURGH, PA 15206, US

Mission Statement

Awaken Pittsburgh promotes personal and community well-being through mindfulness programs and compassionate actions.


Awaken Pittsburgh develops and supports mindfulness programming. Based on a fee-for-service, social enterprise model, Awaken is committed to serving individuals and organizations regardless of income and background so that everyone can have the opportunity to experience the transformative power of a mindfulness-based approach to living.

Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


733 N. Highland Ave. Rear Carriage HousePittsburgh, PA 15206



  • Strategic Planning
  • Product Development
  • Program Management
  • Professional Development
  • Research
  • Organization


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 21
  • We expect this position to require an average of 10 hours per month.
  • See job description above.

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