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ORGANIZATION: THE OUT FOUNDATION

  • 10 people are interested
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The Opportunity:

The OUT Foundation is at an exciting stage of our evolution. We are growing rapidly and have outlined our strategy for the next 3-5 years. We are currently seeking new Board Members to serve on the National Board of Directors. We are inviting applications from interested candidates who share a passion for our mission and who have particular expertise and experience in the following areas: accounting and finance; DEI/JEDI; legal (preference for non-profit and HR); people and culture; program monitoring, evaluation and research; marketing, communications, public relations, and campaigns.


Note: While not a requirement, special consideration will be given to candidates who have an already developed network of peers, potential partners, and donors who may be willing to support our philanthropic fundraising efforts. If this applies, please state it in your cover letter.



Specific Board Responsibilities and Scope of Authority:

The Board is legally and ethically accountable for the good governance, overall health, effectiveness, and ultimate success of the organization. The Board operates as a collective and in partnership with its Senior Management Team ensures that the organization achieves its mission in an ethical, transparent, accountable, and responsible manner.


The functions below are accomplished as a group, with members participating in various committees and assuming distinct roles within the Board governance structure. Participation and inclusion of organizational senior management and staff will be encouraged as appropriate.


  • Articulate vision, mission, and values and ensure appropriate structures, strategies, policies, processes and practices are developed and put in place. Maintain appropriate oversight to ensure that the organization’s programs, activities, and operations align with and adhere to these.
  • Ensure that the organization remains relevant to the community it serves by adopting processes that regularly monitor and analyze the external environment and evolve and refine the vision, direction, and strategy, as appropriate.
  • Oversee the development and alignment of strategic and operational plans (long-term and short-term). Define, regularly monitor and assess progress against key performance goals and objectives and ensure that steps are taken to ensure these are met and that corrective actions and plans are in place to ensure high performance and continuous improvement in all areas.
  • Ensure the financial sustainability of the organization e.g., through fundraising, prudent financial management, maintaining appropriate reserves, and capitalization.
  • Ensure that adequate risk management is in place, e.g., legal and financial, safety and security, insurance, IT security and data backup, leadership succession, Board Officer and Board member succession and pipeline planning, etc.
  • Define and regularly review the parameters of the Board’s work remit, including its committees and task forces, and assess the performance of the Board (collectively and individually)
  • Attend all Board meetings (Full Board and Committees). Prepare appropriately in advance, contribute where requested and participate in discussions and decision-making.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations applicable to the organization.
  • Ensure the effectiveness of senior management through regular performance management.
  • Support philanthropic fundraising efforts by bringing or developing relationships and potential prospects within your networks and externally.
  • Be available as a thought partner and sounding board for staff and management of the organization.
  • Actively stay informed about what is going on in the organization, asking questions, requesting and responding to information requests, and lending support to staff, as needed. Respond to emails and requests in a timely manner.
  • Be a member of at least one committee, prepare well, actively participate and contribute.
  • Be an active advocate and ambassador for the organization and its mission, and represent the organization where requested and appropriate.
  • Time commitment: Must be able to commit to approximately 2-3 hours per week and attend all bi-monthly board meetings, committee meetings, and any ad-hoc meetings called by the executive committee of the Board.

Interested Applicants:

If you are passionate and committed to our mission and you believe you would make a strong addition to our diverse and committed team, kindly submit a resume + brief cover letter outlining your motivation, how you meet the requirements, and what you do as a unique individual can bring to us as a Board Member to careers@iamout.org . If your experience, passion, and motivations align and there is a potential fit, we will reach out to set up an initial screening call.


As a nonprofit, all Board Members, including local chapter boards, are volunteers. This is not a paid position.

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About THE OUT FOUNDATION

Location:

41 Madison Avenue, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10010, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to remove the barriers that block LGBTQ+ individuals' access and participation in fitness, health, and wellness to ensure their success.

Description

We are dedicated to nurturing, empowering, and celebrating LGBTQ+ bodies and minds to guarantee that our community thrives.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
LGBTQ+
Advocacy & Human Rights, Health & Medicine, LGBTQ+

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Budgeting
  • Reporting & Dashboards
  • Accounting
  • Business Development
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Time commitment: Must be able to commit to approximately 2-3 hours per week and attend all bi-monthly board meetings, committee meetings, and any ad-hoc meetings called by the executive committee of the Board.

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