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Just Speak, Incorporated

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Are you socially conscious, enthusiastic
and seeking an opportunity to match your resources with a passionate cause?

Just Speak is a 501 c 3 nonprofit providing trauma-informed programs to youth ages 3-17, and training to individuals, groups, and organizations provide services to them, including schools. In response to the pandemic, our programs are virtual.

Our organization is dedicated to ensuring that we recruit board members dedicated to our mission and committed to ensure our programs make the maximum impact on our youth and youth-oriented organizations .

We seek:

  • Social innovators and social entrepreneurs who are resourceful leaders within our community.
  • Professionals prepared to serve as ambassadors ready to engage the community, identify and secure financial and community partners
  • Advocates willing to embrace our mission and promote Just Speak Inc.

Industry

Nonprofit Organization Management

Position

Job Title: Volunteer Board Member (Advocacy Expertise)

Experience

Professional

Job Function

Advocacy

Duration

3 year minimum

Job Description

Our Board of Directors comprises leaders from the nonprofit and for-profit sector who are dedicated to Just Speak’s mission. Serving on our Board of Directors is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about children and using their skills, leadership and governance in our organization.

Board members are expected to have the financial acumen to read and understand Just Speak’s financial statements and to otherwise help the board fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities.

Board members are expected to attend nine board meetings per year. They are expected to read board materials in advance of board meetings and to come prepared to ask questions and participate in discussions.

Board members are expected to serve on one or more committees of the board and to actively participate in committee work, organization events and activities, including some program events.

Board members are expected to play an active role in securing the financial resources necessary for Just Speak to achieve its mission. Board members are expected to leverage personal relationships and connections to help the development committee and staff identify and solicit potential funders, as well as directly invest in Just Speak’s work by making a personal contribution each year.

Board members are expected to responsibly represent Just Speak Inc. to their respective communities and to advocate for it’s mission, programs, and services as appropriate.

Board terms last for three years and board members can serve for up to two consecutive terms.

Desired Skills and Expertise

We are currently recruiting for diverse leaders with expertise in the following area:

Advocacy Professional and Connector

Just Speak seeks an experienced advocacy professional who has planned and implemented strategies and campaigns to promote a nonprofit or cause. We seek a board leader to help cultivate the board’s leadership role in advocacy. The ideal board candidate should have prior nonprofit board member experience or have initiated and implemented a successful major funding campaign.

DHS clearances are mandatory. Meetings are currently virtual and occur on the 1st Wednesdays of each month in Detroit, MI.

Do not contact us , if you are unwilling to obtain a DHS Clearance and iChat background clearance. You will not be considered.

Interested? SEND YOUR RESUME to us: volunteercoordinator@justspeak.org

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About Just Speak, Incorporated

Location:

8200 E Jefferson #1910, Detroit, MI 48224, US

Mission Statement

Mission Bringing a mix of play and researched interventions alive, Just Speak empowers young people with resiliency skills, building trauma-informed schools and healthier communities.

Description

Just Speak is a trauma-centered advocacy that provides crisis support and resiliency programming for children and youth aged 3 to 17 years. Since 2003, Just Speak has held the survivor story as the connector for a network of trained advocates from a variety of disciplines. We believe that prevention, intervention, and awareness building based in play and creative expression leads to healthy socio-emotional skills, and ultimately, to a life of resiliency.

Core Values

  • We believe that when youth find their own voice they can advocate for themselves and others.
  • We believe that youth are agents for positive change in their community.
  • We believe that every youth has a right to a safe space.
  • We believe that youth can reinvent themselves in the face of trauma in a way that both builds skills and celebrates life.
  • We believe that survivors are lighthouses whose stories shatter silence and serve as universal messages of strength.
  • We believe in a world where youth can still believe they are magic-makers and superheroes while reshaping who they will become.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Arts & Culture
Board Development

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Child Advocacy
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Fundraising
  • Donor Management
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6+ hours monthly minimum We expect members to serve on committees, fundraise and/or solicit sponsors.
  • A DHS background clearance is mandatory.

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