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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Alt Space Chicago

At alt_Chicago, we are a community of artists and activists, using art and faith as catalysts for profound societal change. As a 501(c)(3) organization, we dedicate ourselves to sparking neighborhood dialogues that empower and engage, turning creativity into a powerful community-building tool. You can learn more about our programs and impact on our website: https://www.altspacechicago.com/


Mission

Our mission is to utilize art and faith as instruments of social change, empowering communities by fostering creativity, dialogue, and collaboration.


Vision

We envision a world where creative expression and spiritual engagement drive inclusive, sustainable development, transforming communities into vibrant, equitable spaces.


Our Values in Action

  • Faith-Based Honor: We operate from a place of respect and integrity, seeing the divine in everyone.
  • Community First: Our decisions are always made with the community's best interests at heart.
  • Inclusive Engagement: We ensure everyone has a seat at the table, reflecting the diversity of the communities we serve.
  • Nurturing Spirit: Our initiatives aim to heal and uplift, bringing light and warmth wherever we go.
  • Bold Passion: We approach our work with courage and enthusiasm, ready to make a real difference.


Join Our Board

We are looking for passionate people to join our Board of Directors, that are ready to help guide our organization into a bright and sustainable future. As a board member, you will play a critical role in shaping our strategic direction, ensuring that we continue to innovate and inspire while staying true to our mission and values.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Help steer alt_Chicago by contributing to strategic oversight and decision-making.
  • Use your unique skills and networks to broaden our impact, bringing new opportunities and partners to our cause.
  • Provide prudent financial management and oversight to ensure we continue to thrive and grow.
  • Be an ambassador for alt_Chicago, advocating for our work and values in the wider community.
  • Engage deeply in bi-monthly board meetings, with a willingness to increase frequency if needed for robust governance.



Expectations/Commitment:

  • Dedicate approximately 5-10 hours per month to board duties.
  • Give/Get: Individually contribute or facilitate $2,500 in donations (inclusive of In Kind Donations) annually. Note: We value equitable access and community focus. To ensure participation of all voices, two board member seats are exempt from this give/get requirement. We understand that potential board members bring a variety of skills and abilities, and are flexible. Please do not let the give/get commitment deter you from applying.
  • Use your expertise and energy in helping us reach strategic goals and operational milestones.
  • Join us for a minimum of two years, with the possibility of renewal, to ensure continuity and stability.
  • Uphold the highest standards of integrity and ethics, reflecting our values in all board activities.

Who We Are Looking For

  • Individuals with a heart for community service and a belief in the transformative power of art.
  • Experienced leaders from any sector--nonprofit, business, arts, or government--who are committed to our ethos of creative community enhancement.
  • Collaborators who are excited to work alongside a diverse group of passionate professionals.
  • Those available to actively engage in governance duties and support our vibrant community


Skills and Expertise Sought

  • Legal Background (IP/Art): Experience in intellectual property and arts law.
  • Human Resources/People Management: Skills in optimizing staff development and organizational culture.
  • Business Acumen: Strategic business advice and operational efficiencies.
  • Finance: Background in financial services, budgeting, and financial planning.
  • Fundraising: Well-connected individuals with strong networks for securing financial support.
  • Education: Expertise in curriculum creation, youth development, and teaching pedagogy.
  • Non Profit Management: Experience running a nonprofit or business, with a focus on mentoring leadership teams.


Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org

Location:

389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.

Description

Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Environment
Arts & Culture, Community, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

5339 West Lake StreetChicago, IL 60644

(41.8872,-87.75964)
 

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