A few hours per month
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
1651 Adeline Street
Women’s Centers International (WCI), a 501c3 non-profit corporation based in Oakland, California, creates safe resource Centers for women affected by conflict or chronic poverty. The Center provides access to the knowledge and integrated support they need to build the power and prosperity they desire and the community needs.
WCI first initiative, Baraka Women’s Center, was established in October 2012 in Nairobi Kenya, and has served over 500 women living in the City’s many slums. Programs include Adult Literacy, Health Education and Screening, Entrepreneur and Leadership Training, Computer Training, and awareness and response to domestic violence and trafficking.
WCI’s first U.S.-based initiative, Oakland Women’s Center, opened in May 2015 and served over 240 women, the majority African American. The Center’s programs included assistance with housing and job searches, health and nutrition information, domestic violence awareness and prevention, and individual counseling. The Center closed in April 2018 due to lack of funding and ownership by the community.
As WCI enters the eighth year of operation, we are intent engaging the wisdom and experience of professionals dedicated to empowering women. WCI’s Board of Directors is vital to effective governance and oversight as WCI assumes a leading role in services to women in resource-poor environments.
Board of Directors Candidate Qualifications
· Previous experience serving on the Board of a non-profit organization;
· Residence in the San Francisco Bay Area is preferred;
· Ability and willingness to engage productively in strategic planning, financial oversight, and fundraising campaigns;
· Commitment to serve as a Board Officer at some time during your tenure on the WCI Board;
· Good communication habits and skills.
Board Member Engagement
Select one role that will be your primary focus (or any combination)
1. Community Ambassador and Event Champion
2. Fundraiser with enthusiasm, experience, and a great network
3. Expert advisor in a key administrative area: legal, organizational development, marketing and promotion, human resources, strategic planning
Time Commitment: 8-10 hours per month including monthly conference call. This is an unpaid, volunteer position with stipends paid for travel.
PROACTIVE engagement is necessary. Willingness to learn and brainstorm is treasured.
- Training Provided