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ORGANIZATION: The Steven Spectrum Career Project

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Description

The Steven Spectrum Career Project is looking for passionate community leaders to join its very first nonprofit Board of Directors. Board Members will have the opportunity to shape and advise Steven Spectrum as we forge pathways to employment for individuals across the neurodiverse spectrum. Steven Spectrum is based in New York City and is looking for Board Members across various backgrounds and expertise.

About Us

At The Steven Spectrum Career Project, we embrace the richness of diversity and the transformative force of inclusion. Our mission is clear and impactful - to close the divide and forge pathways to employment for individuals across the neurodiverse spectrum.

We equip members of the neurodivergent community with essential skills, comprehensive training, and unwavering support, empowering them to thrive in professional settings.

Through our dedicated programs and initiatives, we are committed to dismantling barriers and reshaping perceptions surrounding neurodiversity.

About Our Board

We are looking for individuals with relevant interest or experience to fill the following Board Member positions:

  • Nonprofit Management Chair: Use prior nonprofit or board experience to guide governance and organizational effectiveness.

  • Fundraising Chair: Develop and lead organizational fundraising strategy.

  • Corporate Relations Chair: Develop and sustain partnerships with businesses aligned to our mission.

  • Legal Advisor: Provide legal guidance and strategy aligned to our mission.

  • Community Engagement Chair: Oversee and enhance our engagement with various community stakeholders.

  • Program Development Chair: Guide the development and evaluation of our career readiness programs.

  • Education Advisor: Use education knowledge and/or experience to advise on programming.

  • Workforce Development Advisor: Use workforce development knowledge and/or experience to advise on programming and corporate partnership strategy.

  • Mental Health Advisor: Use mental health education and/or experience to ensure appropriate integration of mental health knowledge throughout the organization.

  • Neurodiverse Representative: Advocate for the perspectives of the neurodiverse community in all programs and initiatives.

Participation Requirements

Board members should expect to spend 6-8 hours per week on Board Member commitments. This time will include quarterly in-person Board meetings, two monthly committee meetings, and other relevant tasks in support of duties. Board members are expected to contribute an annual monetary gift to Steven Spectrum at an amount meaningful to them, which can be a combination of personal donation and personal fundraising efforts. They are also expected to engage in broader fundraising efforts. Board members will be nominated for a 2-year term and be eligible for reappointment for two additional terms.

How to Apply

To apply for our Board of Directors, email jacqueline@thestevenproject.org and include the position you are applying for, your experience and your most recent CV/resume. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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About The Steven Spectrum Career Project

Location:

24-03 41st Avenue, Queens, New York 11101, United, 8, Long Island City, NY 11101, US

Mission Statement

We're dedicated to transforming the landscape of employment for individuals with Autism. At The Steven Spectrum Career Project, we focus on nurturing talent through skill workshops and job trainings, tailored to empower neurodiverse individuals. Our commitment extends beyond just finding jobs; we're passionate about educating employers on the strengths and unique abilities that neurodiverse individuals bring to their teams. Recognizing the challenges faced in new environments, we also offer mentorship programs during the initial months of employment. This support helps ensure a smooth transition and sustained success for both our candidates and their employers. Join us in creating inclusive workplaces where every individual's potential is recognized and celebrated.

Description

The Steven Spectrum Career Project is a nonprofit organization fully run by volunteers. We're dedicated to fostering a more inclusive workforce where neurodiversity is not just recognized, but celebrated as a source of innovation, creativity, and strength. We strive to create opportunities, raise awareness, and support the integration of neurodiverse individuals in professional environments. Our mission is rooted in the belief that a diverse workforce is a more dynamic and successful one, and we're committed to making this vision a reality through advocacy, trainings, mentorship and job placement.

CAUSE AREAS

Board Development
Employment
People with Disabilities
Board Development, Employment, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

QueensLong Island City, NY 11101

(40.74431,-73.94186)
 

SKILLS

  • Public Relations
  • Legal (General)
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Must have experience in the role you apply for.

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