Board of Directors

Published

09/04/2018

Start Date

10/03/2018

End Date

07/01/2019

Times of day

Weekday Evenings

Time Commitment

A few hours per month

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Chicago
Illinois
United States

Description

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:


Executive Committee

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.


Finance 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.


Development Committee

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.


Services Committee

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.

Remote

Ok

Benefits

  • Groups
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

cmautner@chicagorefugee.org
http://chicagorefugee.org

Please e-mail your resume to Connor Mautner at the e-mail above and someone will be in touch soon. Thank you for your interest in joining our Board of Directors!


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