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Prospera Institute

Fourth Floor, 101 Station Landing, Medford, MA 02155

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Our board BEST Hospitality Training is a non-profit workforce development program focused on the hospitality industry. We partner with UNITE HERE Local 26, the hotel and restaurant workers' union to provide high-quality incumbent worker training and we get grants to provide training and career coaching to help un and under-employed people get quality hospitality jobs. During Covid, we made a quick and temporary pivot to training for housekeeping jobs in hospitals. The BEST Board is quite small. We are seeking new members to provide support to the Executive Director and strengthen the organization as we move forward post-Covid.
Position BEST is seeking to grow its board at a pivotal time in our history. We are a workforce development education non-profit focused on the hospitality industry. We partner with UNITE HERE Local 26, the hotel and restaurant worker union and our motto is, "Good jobs, better lives." The pandemic has hit the industry, and BEST, particularly hard. We're seeking new board members with experience in non-profit financial management, hospitality, labor/management partnerships, workforce development, fundraising, business development, human resources, law, and building partnerships.
Desired skills
Business Development, Communications, Diversity/Inclusion, Finance, Fundraising, Grants, Human Resources, Legal
When Quarterly board meetings that are two hours or less in March, June, September and December.
Where Currently online. Pre-Covid we met at our Medford office, on the Orange Line, just outside of Boston.
Commitment 1 to 3 hours/month
Donation Organization strives for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
Requirements The BEST Board meets four times a year and asks that all board members give or get whatever annual contribution they can.
On-boarding New Board Members will meet with current BEST Board Members and get an orientation on requirements and expectations. BEST's Executive Director will meet one-on-one with new board members and encourage them to attend BEST's events such as a training, class or graduation event.
Additional Info We are hoping to find board members ready to get more involved than just the four board meetings we host a year. The BEST staff is down to a skeletal crew of great employees but we need bench strength to take us to the next level.
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action; engaging Latino, Black and Indigenous communities in efforts that
advance racial health equity.

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