Times of day
A few hours per month
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
We can't do it alone and we need you!
The Chicago Refugee Coalition (CRC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the alleviation of human suffering through innovative research, advocacy, and community development. We are a start-up non-profit based in Chicago's South Loop seeking to establish a passionate, energetic, and dynamic board of directors for our organization. Are you passionate about immigrant rights, global development, literacy, women's rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and above all social justice and equality? If so, we're looking for you!
This sixteen member board will be responsible for organizational agenda setting, fundraising, budget approval, event planning and community relations. The board meets once a quarter with individual committee meetings at their discretion. Each member is encouraged to serve on at least one committee. Committees each contain four members and a brief overview of duties are as follows:
The Executive Committee is the collective oversight committee for the Finance, Development, and Services Committees. The Chair of the Executive Committee serves as Chair of the Board of Directors and has the power to veto motions, budget allocations, and initiatives. The Chair for the Finance Committee serves on the Executive Committee as Organizational Treasurer and both the Chair of the Development and Services Committee serve on this committee. The Board Vice President and Secretary are elected by the Board of Directors as a whole and each serves on the Executive Committee.
The Finance Committee is chiefly responsible for serving as a steward for the organizational budget, oversees annual audits, determining reasonable compensation levels for CRC staff, and reporting on the overall fiscal health of the organization. The Finance Committee Chairperson serves as the organizational Treasurer and reports to the Executive Committee regarding the financial wellbeing of the organization.
The Development Committee serves as the fundraising and community relations wing of the Board of Directors. This committee is responsible for cultivating and maintaining community stakeholder relationships, soliciting sponsorships for events and operations, planning one major fundraiser a year, developing ongoing giving campaigns, identifying grant opportunities, and work to further the organizational mission of human rights and community development.
The Services Committee is chiefly responsible for identifying strategic projects for CRC to undertake that will have lasting, meaningful, impact. This committee serves as the primary oversight body for the International Services Director and Community Services Director. Our primary focuses are on refugee resettlement in the Chicagoland area, clean water initiatives, food security programs, and research. The Services Committee ensures that allocated funds are being spent judiciously on their intended projects and works to ensure efficiency of project outcomes.
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