CONTACT WOMEN'S EMPIRE

T: 347-500-9798 | E: info@womensempire.org

  • LinkedIn - Black Circle
  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle

As Women’s Empire works towards our vision of supporting the advancement of women, we are seeking like-minded individuals who share this vision and would be interested in supporting our work through volunteering their time and service on committees, special projects, and/or the Board of Directors.

 

Specifically, the Board of Directors is seeking recommendations for a few board positions that will be filled by June 2019. Board terms are one year in length; a director may serve up to three consecutive one-year terms. The positions are voluntary – however, provide great rewards in terms of engagement, leadership, and positive community impact. 

 

Board candidates will be familiar with and supportive of Women’s Empire mission, vision, and values. They must also show a commitment and dedication to our six core focus areas of work – Health and Wellness, Educational advancement, Economic Empowerment, the End of Violence against Women, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship, and Civic Engagement.

 

We will accept board recommendations on a rolling basis. If you need additional information, please contact us at info@womensempire.org.

 

 

 

 

STEPS TO BOARD MEMBERSHIP:
☐ Express Interest

☐ Commitment to the Mission & Vision

☐ Complete Board Member Application

☐ Review Board Member Description, Responsibilities & Committees

☐ Submit Resume

☐ Meeting (Conference calls) with the Selection Committee

☐ Conference Call with Women’s Empire Senior Leadership

☐ Approval from the Selection Committee

☐ Orientation Meeting

 

SELECTION TIMELINE: 

☐ Recruitment 

☐ Group & Individual Interviews

☐ Board Orientation

 

BOARD MEMBERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:

As a member of the Board, A Director acts in a position of trust and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization.
 

TERM: Directors serve for a one-year term. Directors may be reelected for three additional terms. 
 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Commitment to the work of the organization

  • Knowledge and skills in one or more of the focus areas

  • Willingness to serve on at least one committee and actively participate

  • Attendance at quarterly Board meetings

  • A time commitment of five hours per month, (includes Board preparation, meeting and committee meeting time)

  • Prepare for and participate in the discussions and the deliberations of the Board

  • Attend all special events and functions such as fundraisers, major events, and programs

  • Participate in governance through the election of new officers.
     

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: To serve as an active voting member which has authority and responsibility for the development of policies and continuing review of the conduct of the business of Women’s Empire.
 

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS: Knowledge and skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • Finance

  • Community Leadership

  • Media

  • Law (preferably in nonprofit)

  • Public relations

  • Fundraising

 

COMMITMENT:

  • Abide by the Bylaws of Women’s Empire.

  • Attend all regular meetings of the board unless prior notice is given.

  • Set the strategic direction for Women’s Empire.

  • Serve on at least one committee of the Board.

  • Actively participate in the discussions at all Women’s Empire meetings.

  • Actively participate in the special events that occur yearly by purchasing tickets, recruiting attendees, donating auction items, providing in-kind services, etc.

  • Avoid any conflict of interest or appearance of a conflict.

  • Promptly communicate by phone or email when requested.

  • Act as an ambassador of Women’s Empire in the community.

 

BOARD POSITIONS

 

EXECUTIVE:

  • Board Chair

  • Board Co-chair

  • Board Secretary 

  • Board Treasurer 

 

BOARD MEMBERS COMMITTEES:

  • Strategic Planning 

  • Public Relation 

  • Fundraising 

  • Finance 

 

Strategic Planning Committee: The Strategic Planning Committee focuses on how the organization can continually best serve identified community needs and evaluates current programs.

 

Public Relations Committee: The public relations committee contributes directly to the success and growth of Women’s Empire projects and events—even growth efforts. Create and implement a PR and marketing plan to promote this organization and its programs. Identify industry and general interest media outlets and key influencers to promote activities.

 

Fundraising Committee: The Fundraising Committee focuses on fund development and is responsible for recommending an annual strategy of fund development to the Board of Directors. This committee shall also develop an annual fundraising plan.

 

Finance Committee: The Finance Committee’s chief responsibility is to oversee Women’s Empire finances, including the allocation of its total resources. With assistance from the Board, it prepares the organization’s annual budget for approval by the Board. The committee should see that a monthly (or at least a quarterly) financial statement is presented to the Board. It must ensure that Women’s Empire bookkeeping practices are in accordance with standard accounting procedures for non-profits and that its financial records are accurate.