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Board of Directors - Non-profit Law Professional

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ORGANIZATION: The Shoebox Project for Women

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The Shoebox Project for Women is a 501(c)3 charity that collects and distributes gifts and

essentials to local women impacted by homelessness in communities across the USA.


The Board of Directors is responsible for organizational governance, which includes ensuring adequate resources are in place to fulfill the charity’s mission, providing strategic leadership, ensuring that the charity is complying with relevant legislation and policies, and monitoring risk and accomplishment of goals. Given that The Shoebox Project is in its early stages of growth and currently has no paid staff, our Board of Directors perform some day-to-day operational tasks. Members of the Board of Directors are unpaid and serve without remuneration. You are guiding our efforts to support women impacted by homelessness across the US.

Non-Profit Law Professional:

  • This position will guide the Board in navigating issues in relation to compliance with laws at both the state and federal level, contract review and drafting, including gifting agreements and fundraising, tax exemptions, and intellectual property rights, while also serving as a strategic advisor on other legal/non-legal questions facing the Board. This position will be responsible for ensuring compliance with charitable solicitation requirements in the states in which we work, and assisting with the annual completion and submission of Form 990.


  • Experience in nonprofit/charities law and tax law
  • Follow the duty of loyalty
  • Help identify risks and solutions brought forward by the organization
  • An understanding of and passion for the organization’s mission and vision
  • Strong leadership to drive change and help achieve our mission
  • Knowledge of or interest in issues affecting women impacted by homelessness

Technology Capabilities Requirement: Remote access ability. You will be required to use your own computer/laptop and will be given access to a Shoebox gmail account that you will use to conduct all Shoebox related correspondence on our behalf. You will need to have the ability to conduct phone or video interviews using Google Meet.

Requirements/Screening : Volunteer Application, Resume, Interview, Reference Check

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per month

Duration: 3 year term

The Shoebox Project is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and to building an
organization that reflects the communities we serve. If you believe in bringing communities
together to make a genuine difference in the lives of local women, then this opportunity is for

To Apply:

Send your resume, a brief cover letter, and a link to your LinkedIn profile (if available) to
lesley@shoeboxproject.com by Nov 30 2022.

We sincerely thank all those who apply, however only those considered for an interview will be
contacted. For more information on The Shoebox Project, please visit shoeboxproject.com.

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About The Shoebox Project for Women


4628 Vernon Blvd #407, Long Island City, NY 11101, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission: To uplift and empower women who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness through in-kind support, education and community participation. Our Vision is to foster equitable communities where all women are seen, valued, and treated with dignity and compassion.


The Shoebox Project for Shelters is a public charity that collects and distributes gift-filled Shoeboxes to women in communities across Canada:#833095045RR0001, the US: EIN #61-1793315 and Uk: #1182663, who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. Each thoughtfully created and decorated Shoebox gift is filled with items that can help enhance self-esteem and reduce feelings of isolation for women in crisis.

Our Approach:
Through volunteer-led gift drives that benefit women who are impacted by homelessness, we build compassionate and connected communities

By distributing essentials of daily living to shelters and community agencies, we support women and gender-diverse people facing income inequality.

By building awareness and educating youth, we challenge stigmas, fight discrimination, and promote equity.


Board Development
Homeless & Housing
Board Development, Homeless & Housing, Women


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Strategic Planning
  • Legal (General)
  • Tax Law
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Public Advocacy


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Board members commit to a three-year term, with approximately to 10-15 hours of work per month. They attend quarterly Board meetings and committee meetings, and work in close collaboration with the Executive Director.
  • Specifically seeking those with expertise in non-profit law in the US.

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