Board Member

Friday, October 1st, 2021 from 12:00pm to Sunday, October 1st, 2023 4:00pm (ET)

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BOARD MEMBER

Part time (virtual), volunteer position
October 1, 2021 -

The Student Global Ambassador Program (SGAP Leaders), a nonprofit located in Rockville, Maryland with offices in Montclair, NJ is seeking a dedicated and strategic board volunteer to serve on a governing board. The prospective Board member should have some experience teaching/training youth, familiar with curriculum development and professional development tools, affinity to climate change and environmental education of youth, business acumen and strong financial background is a plus.The ideal candidate supports our mission, and develops a positive healthy environment for staff, fellow board members, volunteers, interns and students alike.

MISSION

SGAP Leaders is a leadership program that empowers our underserved youth (ages 13-18) to take action on real-world problems by using STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to solve sustainability and social justice challenges. Our in-person and virtual workshops, tours and speaker series provide a vehicle for students to develop college and career readiness skills. Students choose the themes for our program which ranges from climate change, teen suicide and mental wellness, to human trafficking (to name a few).


We have impacted 4,200+ students from 78 different schools and school districts in NY, NJ, MD, Washington DC, and Northern VA.

Board Member Responsibilities:

Board members are required to participate on quarterly virtual calls (1.5 hours). Date, time and/or location TBD. Directors are recommended to serve a three year term for a maximum of six years.Members of the Board of Directors are expected to participate/volunteer at two SGAP Leaders workshops, programs and/or projects (virtual or in-person) per year.

In addition, members are expected to participate in two 1/2 day brainstorming/strategy workshops (virtual or in-person) in December and in August. Those who wish to participate beyond a six year term, matriculate to the Emeritus Membership of the Board. Two members of the board shall be students who have participated in at least four projects or programs and/or who have graduated from our Leadership Series. All members of the Board have the right to vote.

Committees

Members of the Board of Directors must participate in at least one committee during their term. Committees must comprise of at least two members of the Board of Directors, and regularly report their findings and research to fellow board members BEFORE each quarterly meetings:

  • Student Advocacy

    • Program alignment

    • School recruitment

  • Recruitment & Governance

    • Recruitment and On-Boarding

    • Performance Review/Compliance

  • Resource Development & Fundraising

    • Earned Income Strategy

  • Finance, Audit & Compliance

  • Legal compliance

  • Financial stewardship

    • Specific Projects for the Board - Georgetown University: Board Fellows - (October - May)


Requirements:

  • High integrity, reliability and dedication (follow-through) a must

  • Financial and non-profit background, a plus

  • Outstanding work ethic

  • Impeccable time management skills with the ability to multitask

  • Detail-oriented approach with ability to work, under pressure, to meet deadlines

  • Collaborative management style

  • Excellent communicator

  • Problem solver with the ability to galvanize a team

  • Persuasive presenter

  • Access to wide network of potential sponsors and funders, a plus

If you are interested in this position, please forward your resume, a cover letter, and two writing samples to researcher@sgapleaders.org by September 20, 2021. Please put in the subject line of your email: Board Member

Board candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis. We will contact you if we’re interested in scheduling an interview. Please send an email to the above address with questions.

SGAP Leaders provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SGAP Leaders complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 
Positions
3 Remaining
Age Limit
All Ages
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Requirement Details
If interested in the position, please contact SGAP Leaders at researcher@sgapleaders.org ! You will need to send an updated resume, an exemplary writing sample, three professional references, and the results of the High Five Strengths Test (https://high5test.com/test/).

Thank you for your interest!
Perks
SGAP Leaders is a stimulating, global community that will support you in all future academic and professional endeavors. Though most positions are volunteer-based, we can negotiate offering college credit through your institutions.
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