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Board of Directors for Northwest Abortion Action Fund

Northwest Abortion Access Fund


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Published 1 month ago

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Weekdays
A few hours per month

Overview

The Northwest Abortion Access Fund (NWAAF) is an abortion fund serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. NWAAF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and is registered with  the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF), a membership organization of over 70 funds across the United States. We strive to be a mission-driven, values aligned organization, and you can learn more about our organizational values here: https://nwaafund.org/about


NWAAF relies on dedicated volunteers to serve as Board of Directors to oversee the operations of the organization. For people who are dedicated to fighting for abortion access for all, joining the NWAAF Board is a great way to get involved. You can gain leadership experience and commit your time and energy to helping people in the Northwest who want an abortion and cannot afford it. Our board is a working board. Thus, you should expect to spend a couple of hours a week on various NWAAF projects. The amount of time spent on NWAAF work will fluctuate depending on what is going on with the organization at any given time. Board meetings occur once a month, currently on a Monday evening. We also have a yearly onboarding meeting, which is mandatory for all board members. Board members will also be required to attend a weekend-long undoing racism training. Finally, we hope that some of our new board members, if timing schedules allows, will attend the next planned annual National Network of Abortion Funds Regional Summit.


Because we are committed to diversity and making sure that our board reflects the wide range of people who seek our help, we highly encourage people of color, LGBTQIA, young people, people who have had abortions, people who have experienced intersecting barriers to accessing reproductive health services, and low-income people to apply.


Instructions

Please complete the google form and include your resume as well as the names and contact information for 2 - 3 professional references who can speak to the skills and experience you hope to bring to the NWAAF board. If you would like to apply for the Board Director position via another method, please contact us at  apply@nwaafund.org and we will do our best to work with you. The deadline to apply for a Board Director position is Sunday, December 6, 2020. We aim to respond to all applicants in January 2021 and we anticipate the start date of this position to occur in February 2021. 


Expectations for NWAAF Board Members

We are thrilled that you are interested in serving on NWAAF’s Board of Directors!

The board’s purpose is to guide and implement the organization’s development, programming and mission. The board works to oversee and direct NWAAF’s affairs in accordance with its mission, operating procedures, and standards of fiscal responsibility. 


Responsibilities of the Board:

  • Affirm the mission, core beliefs, and values of NWAAF
  • Develop and implement a workable fundraising plan; fundraise and grow donor database
  • Protect the organization’s assets and provide financial oversight
  • Develop and routinely monitor an annual budget
  • Promote NWAAF within local, state, national, and international communities
  • Monitor and strengthen direct services program(s)
  • Create and run programs that work to expand access to abortion in the Northwest
  • Recruit and develop new board members, and build a competent, diverse board
  • Select, develop/support, and evaluate staff, interns, and volunteers, as needed.

Expected Contribution of Board Member:

- Weekly (3-5hrs) : 

  • Follow through on all tasks committed to at meetings
  • Respond to communication from board members, staff, volunteers, and donors

- Monthly (12-20 hrs): 

  • Attend and engage in all scheduled board meetings and assigned events
  • Review agenda and board documents provided prior to board meetings
  • Stay informed regarding the activities and business operations of NWAAF
  • Participate in any selected workgroups or committees

- Bi-annually/Annually 

  • Attend scheduled trainings and onboardings
  • Participate in the annual Fund-a-Thon and other fundraising events
  • Complete at least two shifts as a hotline or practical support volunteer (if this poses a barrier, apply anyway and we can talk about it)

- As needed

  • Participate in any decision-making process that arises between board meetings 
  • Attend trainings, coalition meetings, speaking engagements, conferences, networking opportunities, and other reproductive and social justice movement events

Term: We ask for an initial commitment of two years followed by the opportunity to renew your commitment on an annual basis up to 5 years.


Overview

The Northwest Abortion Access Fund (NWAAF) is an abortion fund serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. NWAAF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and is registered with  the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF), a membership organization of…

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How to Apply

Instructions

Please complete the google form and include your resume as well as the names and contact information for 2 - 3 professional references who can speak to the skills and experience you hope to bring to the NWAAF board. If you would like to apply for the Board Director position via another method, please contact us at  apply@nwaafund.org and we will do our best to work with you. The deadline to apply for a Board Director position is Sunday, December 6, 2020. We aim to respond to all applicants in January 2021 and we anticipate the start date of this position to occur in February 2021.

Instructions

Please complete the google form and include your resume as well as the names and contact information for 2 - 3 professional references who can speak to the skills and…

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