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ORGANIZATION: WOMENS RESOURCE CENTER OF NEWPORT BRISTOL COUNTIES

Women’s Resource Center
The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to leading domestic violence prevention through the empowerment of individuals and the community by providing advocacy, education, and support services. The WRC is the premier domestic violence agency for the East Bay of RI and the backbone of the Newport Health Equity Zone. Further information can be found on the website at www.wrcnbc.org and on our Facebook page at facebook.com/wrcnbc.

The WRC Board of Directors comprises leaders and community members from the nonprofit and for-profit sectors who are dedicated to the organization’s mission. WRC’s board strives to be a model of governance performance. Our board members champion the importance of exceptional board leadership and believe that every organization needs a strong and effective board to fully realize its potential for good. In addition to the standard roles and responsibilities of oversight, our board members are active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and engaged in fund development efforts to identify and secure the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the WRC to advance its mission.

Industry
Social services; Nonprofit organization governance

Position
Voluntary Board Member

Job Description
The Board shall provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance of the WRC. The Board operates as a collective to assure the public trust in the organization’s pursuit of its mission. The Board of Directors is accountable through oversight for the organizational health and effectiveness of the WRC and ensures the organization pursues its mission in a prudent and ethical manner.

Board Terms/Participation
Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings are held monthly and committee meetings are held at least quarterly or more frequently as needed.

Desired Skills and Expertise
We are currently recruiting for diversity in leadership that is representative of the population(s) we serve and the East Bay community, who are looking to make an impact on their community through volunteer Board Membership. We are currently in need of a board member with strong finance or human resource background, but also appreciate an affinity for our mission and expertise in public health or community engagement. Candidates who work or live in the East Bay of Rhode Island are preferred. However, all interested persons are invited to apply!

How to Apply
We are looking to fill two board positions in October 2022. Please send your resume and cover letter to rknight@wrcnbc.org.

The Women’s Resource Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The organization does not discriminate against a volunteer, an employee or applicant in employment of conditions or opportunities for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status such as disability, age, marital and family status, sexual orientation and gender identity, health status, place of residence, economic and social situation.

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About WOMENS RESOURCE CENTER OF NEWPORT BRISTOL COUNTIES

Location:

114 TOURO ST, NEWPORT, RI 02840, US

Mission Statement

Leading domestic violence prevention through the empowerment of individuals and the community by providing advocacy, education and support services.

Description

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to leading domestic violence prevention through the empowerment of individuals and the community by providing advocacy, education and support services. The WRC is the premier domestic violence agency for the East Bay of RI and the backbone of the Newport Health Equity Zone.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Board Development
Women
Advocacy & Human Rights, Board Development, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

114 Touro StreetNewport, RI 02840

(41.4886,-71.3107)
 

SKILLS

  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Human Resources Strategy
  • Legal (General)
  • Advocacy
  • Community Outreach
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Board Terms/Participation Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings are held monthly and committee meetings are held at least quarterly or more frequently as needed.

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