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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 Operations/Clerk (1 Opening)

YNPN Boston is seeking a driven and organized individual to serve as our Board Clerk/Director of Operations. The ideal candidate is someone who is excited about ensuring we are compliant with our by-laws and upholding the organizational standards of operation. This role will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Assign notetakers for every board meeting and monitor that minutes are cleaned up and sent to Board Members within 48 hrs of every board meeting

  • Serve as a member of the Executive Committee* and take meetings notes; communicate high-level updates to the full board

  • Develop and maintain the annual calendar of meetings (Board, Leadership Team, retreats, etc.); send calendar invitations

  • Spearhead the onboarding/offboarding process for transitioning Leadership Team members (including, but not limited to management of the Google Drive, website and email access, etc.) in conjunction with the Talent and Recruitment team

  • Keep an up-to-date, organized vendor list and list of accounts related to finances and operations; track log-ins and maintain the integrity of the documents; checks and balances among board member financial responsibilities

  • Serve as the primary administrator of YNPN Boston’s Google account

  • Lead and iterate on information & technology security practices and knowledge management at YNPN Boston


  • Experience developing and managing operational systems; direct experience with G-Suite a plus

  • Ability to think strategically about long-term organizational needs and best practices

  • Demonstrated ability to execute and oversee multiple projects in a timely manner

  • Creativity and ability to develop organizational infrastructure

  • Ability to implement simple technologies to streamline processes and to communicate these processes to various stakeholders

  • Impeccable organizational skills

  • A strong commitment to and familiarity with equity, diversity, and inclusion

Desired skills
When Monthly
Where Zoom
Commitment 7+ hours/month
Donation Organization strives 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 and the link to apply:
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.

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