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Recruiting Organization: The Literacy Lab

The Literacy Lab seeks a board member with experience in corporate, foundation, fundraising & grant writing, marketing and media expertise, instructional design and programming, technical industry, startups, & venture capitalists’ knowledge, as well as those connected politically and with government entities and a personal commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI).

The Board of The Literacy Lab is a volunteer board. Members are not paid and dedicate their time and expertise to support TLL’s organization, its mission and collective purpose.

Expectations of Individual Board Members:

We expect each board member to:

  • Know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs.
  • Diligently read and understand the organization’s financial statements and board materials in advance of meetings.
  • Serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for TLL to advance its mission and collective purpose.
  • Leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to achieve TLL’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 sub-committees.
  • Engage in learning opportunities to better understand the communities & stakeholders the organization serves.
  • Respect the experiences of all who bring their voices and lived experiences on to the board and the organization.
  • Honor our values.

We are looking for mission-aligned individuals with strong fundraising and financial resources and networks/connections, collaboration, communication, implementation, and strategic skills, a commitment to JEDI, and expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Fundraising, Personal Financial Capacity, and willing to actively solicit from personal networks and with a high comfort level for soliciting gifts in a substantial range
  • Corporate and Community Connections
  • Government & Political Connections
  • Belief in Educational Equity & Literacy as a Human Right

Our Commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

We know that to achieve our goals, fulfill our mission, and realize our vision, we need to include individuals with perspectives drawn from a wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, skill sets, areas of expertise, and lived experiences to help us avoid decision-making that could diminish the impact of our work.

We are publicly recruiting for board positions to ensure that we move beyond our immediate networks and honor our ongoing commitment to creating a board that is diverse in its composition, inclusive in its culture, and equity-focused in its approach to how it views its mission, its work, and the communities it serves.

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Fee Amount: None

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