Board Opportunities for Leadership Alumni

Looking for an opportunity to flex your leadership skills? Listed below are opportunities for local nonprofit organizations that are looking for leaders like you to join their board of directors. Note: These opportunities are limited to Leadership Program graduates only.

Glendale/Peoria YMCA
Date of Request Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Agency Name
GLENDALE/PEORIA YMCA
Address

14711 N 59TH AVE
GLENDALE, AZ 85306
United States
Main Contact Person REUBEN GONZALES
Phone Number (623) 979-9171
Email
Website http://WWW.VALLEYYMCA.ORG
Summary of Request
We are looking to expand our board with individuals who want to give of their time and talents to service the NW community. We are looking for individuals that enjoy giving back to the community and will make the time and effort to improve opportunities to the local community we serve.
Organization’s mission statement
Strengthening community is our cause. Youth Development. Healthy Living. Social Responsibility. Are the three pillars that build the foundation of our efforts.
Brief description of organization’s primary activities/programs
Please check the website. There are over 50-60 programs and services.
Meeting dates and times, frequency, length of meeting and overall time requirement
Monthly meetings The 3rd Thursday of the month. 1 hour. Capital campaign. Give or get $1000. One function a quarter. Frames for Families….Bowling fundraiser.
Length of Board Term
Two year
Responsibilities requested of board member, including whether member is required to contribute an annual board contribution
Available upon request.
Resume Required?
Yes
Travel Required?
Yes
Public Speaking Required?
Yes
Fundraising Required?
Yes
Arizona Interfaith Alliance for Worker Justice
Agency Name Arizona Interfaith Alliance for Worker Justice
Address 349 North 4th Avenue
Phoenix, az 85003
United States
Main Contact Person Jack Perea
Phone Number (602) 254-5452
Email pereajack@azworkerrightscenter.org
Website http://azworkerrightscenter.org/
Summary of Request Seeking someone with a background in finance or knowledge of numbers to come on board and be our Board Treasurer.
Organization’s mission statement AIAWJ collaborates with working people to challenge wage theft and workplace injustice. Through strategic partnerships we empower and mobilize community leaders to advocate for just labor policy and raise political consciousness for a worker friendly Arizona.
Brief description of organization’s primary activities/programs The Arizona Interfaith Alliance for Worker Justice DBA Arizona Worker Rights Center specializes in wage theft issues and assisting its membership base with a variety of services and empowerment courses.
Meeting dates and times, frequency, length of meeting and overall time requirement General board meetings take place once a quarter. We have sub-committees that meet once a month depending on need of event our as time requires.
Length of Board Term 2 years
Responsibilities requested of board member, including whether member is required to contribute an annual board contribution We operate under a give or get fundraising policy most of our members support the work of the center through giving from their own pockets or raising funds or hold house fundraisers.
Resume Required? Yes
Travel Required? No
Public Speaking Required? No
Fundraising Required? Yes
Children's Action Alliance
Agency Name Children’s Action Alliance
Address 4001 N. 4001
Phoenix, AZ85012
Main Contact Person Dana Naimark
Phone Number (602) 266-0707
Email dnaimark@azchildren.org
Website http://azchildren.org
Summary of Request We are looking for business and community leaders who have a passion for children and family issues and want to help guide our public policy work.
Organization’s mission statement Children’s Action Alliance is an independent voice for Arizona children and families both at the state capitol and in the community. We work to promote children’s health, education, and security through information and action.
Brief description of organization’s primary activities/programs Children’s Action Alliance brings children’s issues to the forefront for our state’s decisionmakers in the areas of child abuse and neglect, children’s health, child care and preschool, disconnected youth, and state budget and taxes. We provide research and fact sheets, work with the media, participate in many community collaborations, and work with policymakers to mobilize Arizona to pass state laws and budgets that are good for children and families.
Meeting dates and times, frequency, length of meeting and overall time requirement The Board meets 5 times each year for two hours over lunch in our conference room.
Length of Board Term three years
Responsibilities requested of board member, including whether member is required to contribute an annual board contribution Board members are asked to serve on one committee and to make a financial contribution in any amount that is personally significant. We also ask board members to help us secure corporate and organizational sponsors for our annual Through the Eyes of a Child luncheon.
Resume Required? Yes
Travel Required? No
Public Speaking Required? No
Fundraising Required? Yes
United Food Bank
Agency Name United Food Bank
Address 245 S. Nina
Mesa, AZ 85210
United States
Main Contact Person Ginny Hildebrand
Phone Number (480) 926-4897
Email gihildebrand@unitedfoodbank.org
Website http://www.unitedfoodbank.org
Summary of Request United Food Bank is actively looking to increase the level of diversity among its Board of Directors in order to better reflect the community it serves – particularly as it relates to Latino and Native American communities. United Food Bank welcomes participation on the Development Committee for those who choose to engage in activities with UFB prior to deciding upon board service. The Development Committee plans all special events and fundraising activities.
Organization’s mission statement United Food Bank provides access to nutritious food through community partnerships, food distribution and education in the East Valley and Eastern Arizona.
Brief description of organization’s primary activities/programs United Food Bank provided more than 22 million pounds of food last year to more than 190 partner agencies in the East Valley and Eastern Arizona. The organization provides more than 51,000 meals to hungry people in Arizona every day.
Meeting dates and times, frequency, length of meeting and overall time requirement Regularly scheduled board meetings take place the 4th Friday of each month, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at United Food Bank, 245 S. Nina Dr., Mesa 85210 or as determined in advance by the Board.
Length of Board Term 1 year
Responsibilities requested of board member, including whether member is required to contribute an annual board contribution Regular attendance at monthly board meetings, active participation in a board committee (schedules vary), active fund & friendraising. Active fundraising participation, no annual give/get.
Resume Required? No
Travel Required? No
Public Speaking Required? No
Fundraising Required? Yes
Mosaic Arts Center
Agency Name Mosaic Arts Center
Address

12 E. Western Avenue P.O. Box 1763
AvondaleArizona 85323
United States
Main Contact Person Robert Campbell
Phone Number (602) 561-3651
Email
Website http://themacaz.org
Summary of Request As a 501(c)3 organization we are always looking for dedicated board members that can help with creative ideas for the continued support of our organization’s mission and vision. In the past year we have lost members of our initial board and must reestablish ourselves both as a leader in supporting the at-risk K-12 children in the West Valley, specifically the City of Avondale, through out of school programming, while maintaining the funding for supplies and keeping the building open and working.
Organization’s mission statement The Mosaic Arts Center uses creativity to overcome barriers in education and provide opportunities to achieve immediate and lasting change in the community.
Brief description of organization’s primary activities/programs
The Mosaic Arts Center supports an appealing out-of-school program that engages students in extended hours during which they can improve many of the skills needed to complete graduation requirements. Partnering the use of the Arts with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) we provide opportunities for students to excel and succeed, boosting self-confidence that can carry over into the classroom and eventually out into the world. The activities are designed to help students early in life to see their potential toward workforce readiness by building a foundation of skills, knowledge and self-efficacy.
Meeting dates and times, frequency, length of meeting and overall time requirement The Mosaic Arts Center Board meets on the third Saturday of each month. Board members also serve on working committees that help to build the organizations outreach and fund raising efforts during other times of the month. The meeting only lasts for two hours, but board members are urged to come to the MAC periodically to observe and participate with the activities being provided. They are also urged to attend any major fundraising opportunities whenever possible.
Length of Board Term We request that board members remain on the board for two years.
Responsibilities requested of board member, including whether member is required to contribute an annual board contribution
All board members are expected to attend any regularly scheduled board meetings and asked to contribute not only their time and ideas at that meeting, but be responsible for bringing in some contributions to help support the planned activities of the organization. We definitely need some board members who have a business background along with some legal experts too at the start of this new board development time frame. Come in and be a part of a growing and expanding service to the children in the West Valley and help these future leaders to grow and take up the cause of STEAM in their future occupations.
Resume Required? Yes
Travel Required? No
Public Speaking Required? No
Fundraising Required? Yes
Arizona Latino Arts & Culture Center
Agency Name Arizona Latino Arts & Culture Center, a 501-C-3 Non Profit
Address

147 E. Adams
PhoenixAZ 85004
United States
Main Contact Person Al Preciado
Phone Number (602) 708-1942
Email
Website http://www.alacaz.org
Summary of Request Active Board of Director Members
Organization’s mission statement Illuminates, celebrates and promotes Latinos in Arizona through education, advocacy and collaboration.
We do this through preservation and promotion of Latino, Mexican, Xicano and Indigenous Cultures and Traditions.
Brief description of organization’s primary activities/programs We host a monthly “First Friday” evening event in coordination with other arts groups and provide a free open house entertainment, refreshments and exhibits of Arizona, national and international artists. We have a “Tienda” to sell items and an artist gallery so that artisans can sell their products. We have a large auditorium that host entertainers, singers, dancers and musicians. The center is also rented out for special events such as receptions, business meetings, mixers. We host art classes for students. We are a 501-C-3 Non profit.
Meeting dates and times, frequency, length of meeting and overall time requirement
Board meetings are every other month, generally on the 2nd Monday of the month for about 2 hours, however, there are additional committees that may meet once a month and report back to the board. Each board member agrees to contribute a least $1,000 in time, talent or funds. Members should be from social, political or industry to better expose the organization for the development and growth of funds. Members should be willing to devote the necessary time toward the development of the organization to fulfill stated objectives, mission and support the activities of the organization. Members should have a wide network with different community groups to secure maximum exposer and funding for the center. Having an “Art” background is not required.
Length of Board Term 2 – 6 years
Responsibilities requested of board member, including whether member is required to contribute an annual board contribution See above. You can bring such skills as marketing, accounting, information technology, business & network contacts, membership building and passion for Latino arts and culture would be great.
Please submit a cover letter covering what enthusiasm you can bring to the table and a resume.
Resume Required? Yes
Travel Required? No
Public Speaking Required? Yes
Fundraising Required? Yes