Give Us Wings International (GUWI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with offices in St. Paul, MN and Tororo, Uganda. Give Us Wings envisions people in our partner communities in rural Uganda living healthy lives with dignity and hope as they pursue their life goals. Give Us Wings’ mission is to encourage, support and partner with people (primarily women and youth) living in extreme poverty in Uganda as they transform their lives and become self-sufficient through greater access to quality health care, education and economic opportunities. We have been working with our partners in Uganda since 1999. You can learn more about Give Us Wings at www.giveuswings.org.
GUWI programs focus on:
Give Us Wings International board members are stewards of our mission and resources. They play an active role in defining and reviewing our mission. Board members set policy and ensure that the organization has adequate resources to carry out its mission. The Board oversees and directs the Executive Director and the organization. It also consults and collaborates with the Give Us Wings Uganda National Advisory Team.
Board Member Qualifications:
Give Us Wings is seeking candidates who are committed to supporting our mission and advocating for the organization. Give Us Wings welcomes board candidates with a broad range of knowledge and skills. We are particularly interested in candidates with the following experience and expertise:
Expectations for Board Members:
Board terms are two years and we request that you make a commitment to be a Board member for at least two years. Board service requires about 5 to 8 hours per month. Board meetings are held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the third Monday of every other month (January, March, May, July, September, and November) as well as special and committee meetings as needed. This is an uncompensated volunteer position.
Give Us Wings recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching and supporting Give Us Wings’ mission. We are committed to attracting and retaining board members with varying identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage women, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), people in the LGBTQIA+ community and people with disabilities to apply.
We are seeking 2-3 new Board members at this time.
How to Apply:
To apply, please attach your resume and answer the following questions:
Deadline for applying is February 28, 2021
Give Us Wings International (GUWI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with offices in St. Paul, MN and Tororo, Uganda. Give Us Wings envisions people in our partner communities in rural Uganda…