Volunteer Board Member (Seeking folks living with HIV/AIDS) - HIV/AIDS Resources & Community Health (ARCH)
HIV/AIDS Resources and Community Health (ARCH) is seeking folks with lived experience (peoples living with HIV/AIDS) to serve a two-year (renewable) term on the Board of Directors. The Board seeks to fulfill ARCH’s vision to achieve a time andplace where everyone is free to live healthy, stigma free, vital lives. As a director your role will be to help ARCH achieve this vision through organizational governance.
The commitments of a director include:
- Attending monthly board meetings (2 hours each month, plus at least 1 hour of preparation time for each meeting)
- Serving on at least one ARCH committee (a few hours per month)
- Orientation and training sessions (a few hours per year)
- ARCH community and staff events (a few hours per year)
- Potentially additional responsibilities as matters arise
- Advocating for and representing the best interests of ARCH
All interested individuals should feel encouraged to submit their name for consideration. Some skills and abilities viewed as an asset to fulfilling the role on the Board of Directors include:
- Passion and enthusiasm for the work performed by ARCH and the achievement of our organizational vision
- The ability to work as part of a team to achieve consensus
- Understanding of organizational governance and/or legislative requirements of non-profits
- Flexibility to adapt to changing situations and evolving organizational needs
- Knowledge of budgets and fiduciary responsibilities
- The ability to view issues from a risk management perspective (utilizing ethical and anti-oppressive lenses)
- Computer and organizational skills
- Knowledge of ARCH’s programs, services, and work
- Approaching work with a detail-focused orientation and an optimistic perspective
ARCH recognizes that all individuals have unique skills, knowledge, and abilities that may not be listed above but may equally benefit the work conducted by the Board of Directors. We encourage all individuals interested in a director role to consider applying. Previous board experience is welcomed, but not required. Incoming board members will receive the training and mentoring required.
ARCH believes in the importance of diversity and inclusivity, particularly the meaningful and greater involvement of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. We strongly encourage individuals who may identify with these principles to consider submitting their name to the nominating committee for the Board of Directors.