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Our board YNPN Boston is seeking individuals who are hungry for leadership opportunities and can propel our programs to new heights—highly energetic, driven, and organized individuals to serve on the YNPN Boston Board of Directors. Each Board Member serves a dual-leadership role. The first role is a Board Member, responsible for exercising sound fiscal and legal oversight of the organization. The second role is a Senior Leadership Team Member, who will manage a functional area of the organization and ensure its success. Most of our Senior Leadership Team Members are responsible for managing a team of YNPN Boston Ambassadors, who will assist in executing the team’s responsibilities.

Board members report to the YNPN Boston Board Co-Chairs and will require close collaboration with leadership across the organization. This is a great opportunity to develop skills in an area that you haven’t fully explored or to contribute your expertise to one of Greater Boston’s most influential nonprofits.

In addition to the incredible professional development opportunity that comes with taking ownership over a functional area of an organization and participating in the long-term strategic work of stewarding our mission, Board Members participate in networking and professional development meetings and receive free admission to all YNPN Boston events! Beyond skill-building, our Leadership Team is a network of over 40 like-minded, driven emerging leaders in Greater Boston’s nonprofit community! Board Members commit to serving a two-year volunteer term.
Position Director of Programming & Events (2 Openings)

YNPN Boston seeks a highly energetic, driven, and organized individual to serve as our Co-Director of Programming & Events. The Co-Director oversees a team of Ambassadors and is responsible for leading the team in the planning and execution of one professional development, networking, and/or fundraising event per month from September to June. In collaboration with other Board Members, the Co-Director will develop an events strategy that positions YNPN Boston both to provide professional development opportunities to our constituents and to fundraise through events. The Co-Directors will also foster partnerships with other organizations to create high-quality events that utilize the skills and expertise of local talent.

 

Qualifications

  • Experience planning a variety of events

  • Willingness to develop an events strategy from the ground up

  • Ability to think strategically about organizational partnerships in relation to programming

  • Strong project management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to execute tasks quickly and manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to synthesize the professional development needs of Boston’s young nonprofit professionals into engaging programming

  • Ability to assist at one event per month and serve as lead on an event every other month

  • Commitment to cultivating a strong, supportive working partnership with a Co-Director, playing to each other’s strengths, and adapting as needed to ensure the organization’s needs are met

  • Ability to engage and manage a team of Ambassadors

Desired skills
*required
Board, Event Management*
When Monthly
Where Zoom
Commitment 7+ hours/month
Donation We strive for 100% board giving, but have no strict guidelines around financial contributions.
Requirements As a YNPN Boston Board Member, I will:
- Commit to serving a two-year term, renewable by board vote
- Dedicate an average of 5 hours per week to YNPN Boston-related activities, work, and management.
Note: Depending on your team, some months may be more or less busy than others
- Serve as a board member (governing) and senior leadership team member (managing):
Board Member - Exercise sound, responsible fiscal and legal oversight of the organization and steward the mission of YNPN Boston
Senior Leadership Team Member - Engage in strategic oversight, appropriate delegation, and management of a functional area of the organization (as designated) and take responsibility for its success as part of the overall strategy of the organization
- Make every attempt to attend the following, which take place in the evenings:
Monthly board meetings (2 hours)
Quarterly Leadership Team meetings and socials (1 hour)
Monthly YNPN Boston events (1-2 hours)
- Communicate in a timely manner if I cannot complete a task or attend a meeting or event.
- Make an annual gift at a level that is meaningful to me (suggested range: $50 to $100)
- Respond to all YNPN Boston-related emails within 48 hours
- Represent YNPN Boston to the Greater Boston community (and beyond!)
- Be a team player in supporting the mission of YNPN Boston.

Some board members* manage a team of 4-6 ambassadors. As an ambassador manager, I will:
- Plan and facilitate monthly team meetings with my Ambassadors
- Provide project management and ensure the work completed by my team aligns with organizational goals
- Invest in the leadership and professional development of my Ambassadors

*These positions are Communications and Marketing, Fundraising, Programming and Events, Research and Evaluation, and Talent and Recruitment

My 5 hours per week dedicated to YNPN Boston could include but may not be limited to:
- Participating in the meetings and events listed above
- Meeting and/or communicating with my Co-Director (if applicable) regarding team projects and priorities
- Planning and facilitating monthly meetings for the ambassador team (if applicable)
- Managing my Ambassador team (if applicable) by providing oversight and support of their work, assessing their experience, and providing them with ongoing professional development
- Communicating with other Leadership Team members regarding projects and collaboration efforts

In return, YNPN Boston will:
- Be understanding of busy lives
- Give timely notice for important dates
- Support you in your professional and personal growth
- Connect you to professional development opportunities and a network of peers
- Provide free admissions to all YNPN Boston professional development events
- Provide you with opportunities to practice new skill sets
- Challenge you to think critically and strategically
On-boarding Onboarding begins with board orientation in June.
Additional Info Visit our website for more information andpre for the link to apply: https://ynpnboston.org/join-the-leadership-team/
Our mission

Our goal is to develop a stronger, higher impact nonprofit community in Boston by engaging young talent and their organizations in professional development and human capital management practices.

Causes
Animals, Arts & Culture, Children, Disaster Relief, Education, Environment, Health, Hunger, Life Skills, Poverty, Senior Services, Social Justice & Equality, Veterans & Military Families