Do you want to apply your talents to the growth of a membership organization? Do you want to be part of a community that embodies the spirit of Peace Corps? Do you want to be challenged, learn a ton of stuff, have a lot of fun, and make a significant impact? The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington D.C. (RPCV/W), a nonprofit organization, is looking for stellar leaders to take on the volunteer role of Vice President on its Board of Directors.
Do you want to apply your talents to the growth of a membership organization? Do you want to be part of a community that embodies the spirit of Peace Corps? Do you want to be challenged, learn a ton of stuff, have a lot of fun, and make a significant impact?
The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington D.C. (RPCV/W), a nonprofit organization, is looking for stellar leaders to take on the volunteer role of Vice President on its Board of Directors. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants not just a volunteer activity, but a long-term opportunity to empower the RPCV community, support returning volunteers, and build a network with volunteers from the last six decades.
This month, we are holding a special mid-term election for two RPCV/W Board positions, Communications Director and the newly announced Community Engagement Director. Each position is described in greater detail below.
The self-nomination period will be open from January 15-January 22, 2021. Read on for specific instructions to submit your self-nomination for this position. This nomination will be used in our ballot during the election.
We look forward to having you join our team!
- You should be a go-getter and self-starting strategist with an eye for detail and a willingness to support the entire Board of Directors and work collaboratively with their respective committee members.
- You must be willing to produce prompt and effective results within your board role.
- You must be available to attend the monthly board meeting, scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm.
- You will have the opportunity to play a key role in expanding the organization and should have a minimum of 10-15 hours a month to dedicate to your position on the board of directors and at least one committee.
- You must commit to joining the RPCV/W Board in anti-racism and sensitivity training in the coming months.
- Experience or training in developing anti-racist practices and implementing diversity and inclusion strategies for an organization.
- Experience or training in identifying and eliminating messages that reinforce white dominant culture or norms that are rooted in white supremacy.
RPCV/W's bylaws outline the rules which are used to govern the internal affairs of the organization.
Supervision: Advisory Board
Indirect Supervision: All board members
Essential Qualifications: Requires a long-term vision, strategic oversight, flexibility, and attention to best practices. Requires a willingness to engage in networking activities and monthly events to engage current and potential members of all ages.
What a successful candidate looks like: Will have prior experience on a nonprofit board of directors and a deep understanding of people management, long-term strategic planning, and relationship building. Will have successfully worked with a membership organization in the past to cultivate new, renewing, and returning members. Will have metrics showing successful online and in-person relationship building techniques.
- Presides in the absence of the President.
- Oversees the Strategic Plan and assists directors with the development of aligning programming.
- Assists directors with committee development and recruitment.
- Oversees the development and execution of the annual membership survey.
- Point of contact for Partnership for Peace program.
- Assist President with maintaining relationships and proposes collaborations with the Racial Justice Initiative, Peace Corps, NPCA, local affinity groups, and friends of groups.
- Responsible for scheduling, planning and conducting board retreats.
- Manage the Advisory Board and any relevant meetings.
- Leads and organizes training sessions for board professional development
How to Apply
2) A short description (no more than 250 words) of why you are well-suited for this position and why you are interested in serving our community.
3. An updated biography
All submissions must be received before 5:00pmEST on Friday, January 22. The initial terms of this position is through the end of the 2021 calendar year (December 31).