Join our Board of Directors



Start Date


End Date


Time Commitment

A few hours per month


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


49 South Clinton Street
East Orange
New Jersey
United States


The Pearl Club has a mission to educate, empower and support young women to overcome poverty by fostering advanced educational pursuit. Through our programming, The Pearl Club University, we strive to empower young women to overcome poverty by attaining a post-secondary degree and become career savvy young professionals.

The position of the Board of Directors is a voluntary position that serves as the leadership, sustainability and growth of the organization. In this role, there are three focuses:

  • Strategic Oversight : approve annual budgets, strategic plans and review and measure outcomes; provide strategic leadership

  • Sustainability : actively participate in fundraising initiatives, see this as a philanthropic priority and assist in identifying board members and contribute to annual performance of ED

  • Commitment: actively participate and attend board meetings and take a proactive approach to the growth of the organization

Within these three focuses, the Board of Directors is responsible for the following

  • Actively attend board meetings, including preparing for meetings

  • Strong commitment to the organization's mission and purpose by acting as a brand ambassador and connecting/extending the organization to your network and beyond

  • Open, honest and unbiased communication

  • Thorough decision making that aligns with the mission, is student- and future-focused

  • Actively participate in a board fundraising goals and organizational fundraising initiatives

  • Think outside of the box to produce outcomes, develop relationships, generate partnerships and provide opportunities for young women

  • Stay current on important trends that relate to their expertise as it relates to the growth and success of the organization

  • Be inspired to share their involvement with their networks to garner support and build relationships, including inviting them to all events and providing contacts to include in our email distribution lists

  • Willingness to step out of comfort zone to produce outcomes, including trainings and professional development

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • Experience launching and building a new brand/organization
  • Interest in growing a sustainable organization
  • Connected to Education + corporations
  • Experience with Fundraising, Leading and planning initiatives
  • Provide strategic leadership experience
  • A desire to be hands-on w/high level of initiative



How To Apply

If interested, send your resume with a list of affiliations (if applicable) to Tamasia Johnson, Executive Director,