VOLUNTEER BOARD OF DIRECTORS - US REMOTE (EAST COAST PREFERRED) Scholar and a Dream is seeking passionate individuals to join our Board of Directors and help us fulfill our mission: "to close the achievement gap and enhance the lives of students of color through scholarship, career development, and mentorship." As the highest leadership body of our organization, the Board plays a crucial role in shaping our future and ensuring our success. You'll be responsible for: Setting the Strategic Direction: Chart the course for our mission, vision, and strategic goals, leading efforts to empower student success. Selecting and Overseeing Leadership: Actively participate in selecting and evaluating the CEO, ensuring strong and effective leadership at the helm. Ensuring Financial Sustainability: Provide rigorous oversight of financial management and resource allocation, securing the resources needed to fuel our programs. Driving Fundraising and Development: Lead fundraising initiatives, spearheading partnerships and securing resources to fulfill our mission. Shaping Impactful Programs: Approve, monitor, and actively assess our programs and services, ensuring they effectively close the achievement gap. Building Our Public Image: Champion our cause, advocating for our work and raising awareness of our impact through active engagement. Contributing to Continuous Improvement: Continuously reflect and assess the Board's performance, striving for excellence in governance. Who We're Looking For: Passionate Leader: Bring a proven track record in education, business, philanthropy, or related fields, combined with exceptional leadership and organizational skills. Strategic Thinker: Possess strategic vision and the ability to translate it into actionable plans, guiding our long-term success. Champion of Equity: Demonstrate a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, believing in the power of education to level the playing field. Education Advocate: Harbor a genuine passion for education and empowering students of color, fueled by a desire to make a tangible difference. Nice To Have’s: An advanced degree in education, business administration, or a related field could provide valuable insights. Experience in grant writing and knowledge of the philanthropic landscape would be a game-changer. Familiarity with digital tools and social media could amplify our online engagement and fundraising efforts. Bilingual or multilingual capabilities, especially in languages spoken by our communities, could foster deeper connections. Why Join Us? Shape the Future: Become a key decision-maker, shaping the trajectory of deserving students and our organization, leaving a lasting legacy. Make a Lasting Impact: Witness firsthand the transformative power of education as you actively guide young minds towards achieving their dreams. Expand Your Network: Connect with professionals and leaders from diverse industries, fostering meaningful relationships and personal growth. Become a Part of our Transformation: We are seeking dedicated individuals who believe in the power of education to change lives. If you are ready to invest in the future of bright young minds and ignite the dreams of tomorrow, we invite you to join our Board of Directors. Apply today and become a part of our transformative journey!
Date Posted: Feb 13, 2024