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ORGANIZATION: CLARKSTON DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

CDF Action is seeking a passionate and dedicated individual to join our Board of Directors. This is a volunteer position offering the rewarding opportunity to contribute to a growing non-profit organization that transforming policies, programs, and places to be equitable for all pre-school children and their families.

About CDF Action
CDF: A Collective Action Initiative is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2010.

We began working as Clarkston Development Foundation (CDF) in the highly diverse, refugee-resettlement community of Clarkston, GA. This is where we piloted both our asset-based community development approach and our early care and learning activities. We have since expanded to Stone Mountain and Norcross, both highly diverse communities in the greater metro-Atlanta area.

Our Mission
We collaborate with residents and partners to strengthen a community’s capacity to ensure healthy, safe, joyful, and culturally responsive early care and learning. We focus on transforming policies, programs, and places to be equitable for all pre-school children and their families.

Our Vision
We envision vibrant and inclusive communities where early learning and care matter where residents have a voice, working alongside partners to ensure that children, families and communities thrive.


Core Values
§ Early Care and Learning - We believe that quality, accessible, affordable, and culturally/linguistically appropriate early care and learning are essential to the cognitive, social, and emotional development of children and their future success.
§ Agency - We believe residents have "voice" and are in leadership roles when decisions are made using their "lived experience" to solve problems and create solutions.
§ Community Assets - We believe all communities have assets that they should build on to transform early care and learning
§ Inclusion - We believe in putting diversity into action by ensuring that all families and their children have equal access to high-quality, culturally responsive early care and learning
§ Equity - We believe that all families and children - regardless of different economic, social, or cultural factors - should have the same opportunity for equally high, fair, and just outcomes.
§ Collaboration - We believe in the power of collaboration among residents, partners, local governments, and other stakeholders as the most effective means for creating and sustaining system-level change.
§ Organizational Sustainability - We believe that to be effective in achieving our mission, we must be a high-performing, diverse, equitable, inclusive, and financially sustainable organization.

As the highest leadership body of the organization and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the board is responsible for:

  • determining the mission of the organization and understanding its collective purpose
  • selecting, supporting, and evaluating the performance of the chief executive
  • strategic and organizational planning
  • ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management
  • fundraising and resource development
  • approving and monitoring the organization’s programs and services
  • enhancing the organization’s public image
  • assessing its own performance as the governing body of the organization
  • ensuring legal and ethical integrity


Each individual board member is expected to:

  • know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs as well as understand its collective purpose
  • faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements and board materials in advance of meetings
  • serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization
  • fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for the organization to advance its mission
  • leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to achieve the organization’s mission
  • give a meaningful personal financial donation
  • help identify personal connections that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputational standing, and influence public policy
  • prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings
  • participate fully in one or more committees or taskforces
  • engage in learning opportunities to better understand the community we serve
  • respect the experiences of all who bring their voices and lived experiences into the boardroom and the organization


Other responsibilities of nonprofit board members

  • uphold the legal duties and laws regarding nonprofit governance
  • follow the organization’s bylaws, policies, and board resolutions
  • sign an annual conflict-of-interest disclosure and update it during the year if necessary, as well as disclose potential conflicts before meetings and actual conflicts during meetings
  • maintain confidentiality about all internal matters of the organization

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (preferred).
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in the non-profit sector.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • A passion for our organization's mission and a commitment to ethical practices.

What You Will Gain:

  • Shape the direction of a growing non-profit and contribute to a social good mission.
  • Gain valuable experience in non-profit board governance and leadership.
  • Network with passionate individuals from the non-profit sectors.
  • Make a tangible difference in your community by championing volunteers and charities alike.

Join CDF Action and be a leader in making a difference!

**Please note that this is a volunteer position without compensation.**

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume along with a cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest in serving on our Board of Directors to roberta@cdfaction.org.

More opportunities with CLARKSTON DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About CLARKSTON DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

Location:

PO BOX 529, CLARKSTON, GA 30021, US

Mission Statement

CDF Action collaborates with residents and partners to strengthen a community’s capacity to ensure healthy, safe, joyful and culturally responsive early care and learning.

Description

CDF Action is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2010.

We began working in the highly diverse, refugee-resettlement community of Clarkston, GA. This is where we piloted both our asset-based community development approach and our early care and learning activities. We have since expanded to Stone Mountain and Norcross, both highly diverse communities in the greater metro-Atlanta area.

Our focus today goes beyond immigrant and refugee children and families to include all children and their families in a super-diverse community. While some of our activities are targeted to specific populations (for example, our READY Schools engage families who live in the apartment complex in which the school is housed), we also engage in city-wide activities (for example, the Story Walk and the Clarkston Tell Me a Story!) that are open to the entire public.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Child Development
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

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