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Board of Directors

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The Article 20 Network
|
New York, NY

The Article 20 Network


New
|
Published 18 days ago

Recurring
A few hours per month

The Article 20 Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to defend and advance the human right to freedom of peaceful assembly worldwide. Through direct action, education, research and legal services, the Article 20 Network encourages the proliferation of public demonstrations and fights back against obstacles and threats to our human right to peacefully assemble.

As we further implement our strategy to defend protesters' rights, we are expanding our Board of Directors.

The Board supports the work of the Article 20 Network and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While the Executive Director (ED) leads day-to-day operations, the Board-ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

  • Leadership, governance and oversight
  • Serving as a trusted advisor to the Executive Director and staff as they develop and implement a strategic plan to bolster free assembly worldwide
  • Reviewing outcomes and metrics for evaluating the Article 20 Network’s impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics
  • Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the Executive Director
  • Approving the annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Relentlessly pursuing opportunities and interests that can help advance the Article 20 Network’s mission
  • Partnering with the Executive Director and other Board members to ensure that Board resolutions are carried out
  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments
  • Representing the Article 20 Network to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization
  • Assisting the Board Chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members
  • Ensuring the Article 20 Network’s commitment to a diverse Board and staff that reflect the communities we serve
  • Ensuring the Article 20 Network is held to the highest ethical and financial standards

Fundraising

Board Members will consider the Article 20 Network a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. All Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity so they can credibly solicit contributions from individuals.

Board terms/participation

Board Members will serve a one-year term and will be eligible for reappointment. Board meetings are held quarterly, the last of which is an all-day annual meeting. Committee meetings will be held at the committee chair’s discretion. Board members are expected to participate in other events that drive the Article 20 Network’s mission, including fundraisers and an annual gala

Qualifications

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about defending a fundamental human right, the freedom of peaceful assembly. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in the global protest movement, community organizing, fundraising, philanthropy, human rights, the nonprofit sector and/or other industries related to the Article 20 Network’s strategic vision. They/their accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.

Service on the Article 20 Network’s Board of Directors is without compensation, except for administrative support, travel and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.

Email your resume along with a statement describing your interest and your most important qualifications to admin@a20n.org. Subject should read "Board of Directors".

The Article 20 Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to defend and advance the human right to freedom of peaceful assembly worldwide. Through direct action, education, research and legal services, the Article 20 Network…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Training Provided
  • International Volunteers Welcome
  • Virtual Opportunity

Location

New York, NY

How to Apply

Email your resume and a summary of your fundraising accomplishments to admin@a20n.org. Subject should read "Board of Directors".

Email your resume and a summary of your fundraising accomplishments to admin@a20n.org. Subject should read "Board of Directors".

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