Bring your skills to the Amara Legal Center and help make a difference! Amara is recruiting individuals to join the Board of Directors. We seek candidates who are passionate about our work to provide free, trauma-informed legal services and support to survivors of sex trafficking and others harmed by the commercial sex industry. Desired skills include nonprofit board experience, fundraising, event planning, marketing, and knowledge of the commercial sex industry or a desire to learn.
Mission: The Amara Legal Center provides free trauma-informed legal representation, access to support services, and advocacy for a more equitable legal system for individuals impacted by sex trafficking or involved in sex work in the DC-metro area.
Vision: We envision a society where our clients are free from stigma, violence, oppression, exploitation, and criminalization.
The Board of Directors will support the work of the Amara Legal Center and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by Amara's Executive Director (ED), the Board-ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.
Specific Board Member responsibilities include:
Amara Board Members will consider Amara a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. In order for Amara to credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, Amara expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution towards their “Give or Get”.
Amara Board Members will make it a top priority to solicit donations from their network, in order to assist with funding Amara’s programs. Board members are expected to attend Amara's annual No Show Ball, and other fundraising events.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Amara’s mission and who has a track record of board leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
Bring your skills to the Amara Legal Center and help make a difference! Amara is recruiting individuals to join the Board of Directors. We seek candidates who are passionate about our work to provide free, trauma-informed legal services and…