W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Board of Directors Opportunity

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The W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Board of Directors is currently seeking candidates with strong leadership, governance, and fundraising skills as well as passion for our mission and social impact. Our Board is comprised of professionals from many industries and sectors, including investment banking, law, and nonprofit consulting. We are seeking to expand and diversify our Board to continue to serve and support W.O.M.A.N., Inc. so that it could achieve its maximum impact as an organization.

W.O.M.A.N., Inc. believes that to best fulfill its mission to end violence and oppression, the diversity of the community it serves must be reflected within its team. A strong, vibrant organization consists of community members with unique attributes from various ethnicities, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic backgrounds, immigration statuses, and abilities. As an integral part of the community, W.O.M.A.N., Inc. encourages you to contribute your individual experience, working with us to support survivors of domestic violence and to end abuse.

Being a W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Board Member means committing two years to serving the organization in many ways. As a Board, we are:

  • Strong supporters of and advocates for W.O.M.A.N., Inc. its staff and volunteers, and the survivors of domestic violence the agency serves;

  • Committed to helping W.O.M.A.N., Inc. ensure its financial sustainability through fundraising and fiscal management;

  • Play a key governance role, serving as advisors to W.O.M.A.N., Inc.’s leadership and continuously steering the organization toward increased impact;

  • Are a collaborative team, working with the W.O.M.A.N., Inc. executive director, staff, and each other to address issues and seek opportunities to strengthen W.O.M.A.N., Inc. and further the organization’s work;

  • Board members contribute 2-3 hours to W.O.M.A.N., Inc. monthly (on average), primarily through participation in Board meetings (~8 per year).

To apply:  Submit a letter of interest and resume to jointheboard@womaninc.org

Qualifications:

  • Passion for W.O.M.A.N., Inc.’s mission and social impact

  • Experience in governance/leadership, communications/marketing, fundraising and fund development, strategic planning, and/or nonprofit

  • Minimum of BA degree

About the organization:

Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent, Inc. (W.O.M.A.N., Inc.) has operated since 1978 as a community-based, multi-service agency, serving survivors of domestic violence in the Bay Area. W.O.M.A.N., Inc. is dedicated to empowering domestic violence survivors to create lives free of violence. Our ultimate goal is to abolish domestic violence by promoting a violence-free society through advocacy, education, and public policy.

W.O.M.A.N., Inc. was recently awarded the Ellen Magnin Newman award for its use of art in support groups and was nominated one of the top 7 charities and favorite women’s empowerment group in San Francisco by 7×7 Magazine.

There are always opportunities for those who want to get involved with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. In addition to Board positions, there are volunteer positions available in the following areas: crisis line, Latina program, outreach and community education, support group facilitation, children’s program, on-call language support, development, grassroots fundraising, events committee, social media, and more.

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