Board Member

As a member of the board of directors, the new director will report to the board chair and help to the will oversee all aspects of the Sentinel Project’s governance together with the board as a whole while focusing personally on the organization’s revenue generation efforts, especially donor-based fundraising (private and corporate) and grants. This is an unpaid, primarily “virtual” role with some in-person interaction with Sentinel Project team members depending on necessity and physical location. This will require approximately five hours per month as well as responsiveness to email outside of those five hours.

What you’ll gain:

  • Opportunity to play a critical role in the growth of a young organization with a global life-saving mission
  • Influencing the strategic direction and long-term operations of the Sentinel Project
  • Working with other like-minded individuals dedicated to addressing the problem of genocide and mass atrocities
  • Develop skills and experience within the board of directors of a unique and growing non-profit organization

What you’ll do:

  • Impart fundraising experience and knowledge to the Sentinel Project board of directors and executive teams
  • Assist in developing an overall organizational revenue development plan
  • Advise fundraising staff on the constant improvement of fundraising activities
  • Support the development and maintenance of relationships with major donors
  • Represent fundraising concerns during board discussions of other relevant matters to ensure that this aspect is always considered
  • Assist in the recruitment of board members and appointment of officers or committees
  • Approve the Sentinel Project’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions
  • Develop, maintain, and ensure implementation of board and organizational policies as necessary
  • Be informed of, and ensure Sentinel Project’s compliance with, all legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Ensure accountability of the executive team on behalf of the general membership

What you’ll need:

  • Demonstrated professional experience and success managing fundraising activities
  • Demonstrated success as a non-profit board member
  • Commitment to, and understanding of, the Sentinel Project’s beneficiaries and mission (required)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong stakeholder management and relationship management skills
  • Ability to work independently in a virtual environment with little instruction or direction

Your experience should include:

  • Extensive experience in a non-profit environment
  • Experience in a leadership role within a non-profit or board (preferred)

To apply:

Please contact us at joinus@thesentinelproject.org with:

  • An updated resume or LinkedIn URL
  • A cover letter explaining how your background and expertise will ensure that you will excel in this role

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