Volunteering

Board Member Global Girl Project

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 02/08/2020

Closing Date: 02/11/2020

This recruiter is scheduling interviews as the applications come in. So apply now!

The Global Girl Project (GGP) mobilizes young women around the globe for change through social leadership and community development.

Since 2013, the Global Girl Project has been working to empower, educate and motivate extremely disadvantaged girls from developing countries to realise their own agency in shaping the future of their community, while broadening the global perspectives of high school students. Our multiple programmes focus on empowering women by creating a network of a large group of girls around the world who want to and are creating societal change together. We provide opportunities for girls who would never otherwise be able to explore the world beyond their neighbourhoods because of poverty, English language requirements and family circumstances that are barriers to accessing some other international leadership programs.

We are looking to expand our board of directors as we continue to grow year on year, working in new countries and expanding our programmes. We are offering an opportunity for an engaged, entrepreneurial and committed individual working to develop our organisation and help with strategic oversight.

Our board of trustees are highly-valued members of our team and are a huge part of the driving force behind GGP. Currently, our board of directors is an international, diverse group of four women including a treasurer, chair and secretary who all share a passion for mobilising young women for social change. Incorporated both in the US and UK but with a global focus, we value diversity and welcome applicants from different backgrounds and countries with different skill sets to contribute to our organisation.

GGP is looking to fulfil the role of general board member. We are seeking a committed individual to take an active role in strategic decision-making, governance and fundraising. As well as advising on positive transformative change you will play an active role in helping GGP to expand our connections and partnerships. The successful applicant with have previous board experience and be established in their community to assist with fundraising activities to contribute to GGP.

In return, you will have the opportunity to be a core part of a grassroots organisation that is changing the lives of many young women globally by providing new opportunities. As GGP is a growing organisation, you will be encouraged to provide insight and see your ideas have impactful change within the organisation by working closely with our founder who works directly with our beneficiaries. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop by working with long-standing board members providing connections to ongoing professional development.

Key responsibilities include:

 

  • Commitment to a bi-monthly board meeting
  • Actively participate in discussion and strategy decisions
  • Responsible for efficient board correspondence
  • Give or Get responsibility of USD 1450 per year
  • Assist with all fundraising and promotional activities
  • Assist with GGP marketing and communications including social media postings
  • Commit a minimum of 8 hours a month to Global Girl Project initiatives
  • Commitment to expanding GGP by identifying new partnership and fundraising opportunities
  • Provide guidance and advice to the organisation using a specialised skillset
  • Ensure GGP continues to meet its set targets and objectives and is operating at its maximum potential, helping as many girls globally as possible.
  • Identify any issues within the organisation through continued monitoring and commitment to growth using knowledge of charity commission compliance

About the organisation

The Global Girl Project (GGP) mobilizes young women around the globe for change through social leadership and community development. Since 2013, the Global Girl Project has been working to empower, educate and motivate extremely disadvantaged girls from developing countries to realise their own agency in shaping the future of their community, while broadening the global perspectives of high school students. Our multiple programmes focus on empowering women by creating a network of a large group of girls around the world who want to and are creating societal change together. We provide opportunities for girls who would never otherwise be able to explore the world beyond their neighbourhoods because of poverty, English language requirements and family circumstances that are barriers to accessing some other international leadership programs.

GGP started with an exchange programme, that brings 15-18-year-old women together to live and immerse themselves in the language, the schools and the culture of the operating country, Nepal. To date, GGP has successfully delivered exchange programmes with scholars from Brazil, Haiti, India, Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Rwanda, Cameroon and Nepal. After Global Girl scholars return home, GGP works on-site in home countries, through each girl’s local community organizations, to support girls in implementing and sustaining their initiatives. Global Girl Project also supports each of our scholars in continuing their schooling through the administering of educational grants for each of our graduates.

Our latest programme the Blended Learning Leadership Iniative is a three month facilitated programme which is delivered to cohorts of girls by a trained local facilitator. We have designed our new initiative as a direct response to our desire to be able to provde the unique and powerful experience we have seen with our exhchange programme to as many girls as possible. To date, this programme is currently running in Haiti, Nigeria, Jordan, South Africa and Afghanistan.

GGP is different. Because GGP understands that true change grows from within communities themselves, we partner with respected local organizations in each partner country to select emerging leaders who have the promise and passion to transform their neighbourhoods. We work equally with our partners to strengthen globally communities and highly-value the strengths and opportunities they bring to our organisation. Global Girl’s partner organizations match GGP’s investment of time and responsibility to nurture and support scholars as they implement their projects.

Moving forward, our goals for the upcoming year is to expand our programs into new countries and contexts having a greater impact in supporting girls globally. We plan to introduce a mentorship programme to allow girls to have access to more support structures to continue to develop their leadership skills. As a growing organisation, we are looking to professionalise by securing government funding and partner with a corporate sponsor that can assist with the growth of our reach, with the ultimate goal of hiring permanent members to our core staff. A key focus of ours is also to create an alumni support system that would help establish GGP with a larger network of supporters. If you feel that you could assist in helping us to achieve our goals then we would love to hear from you.

Experience and Skills

 

  • A passion to advocate for young women in developing communities around the world
  • The viewpoint of the strengths and self-efficacy of the economically-developing world and an understanding that community change needs to come from within
  • Previous board experience understanding the responsibilities and liabilities of a board member
  • Demonstrated experience with successful fundraising
  • Experience in the corporate world and working knowledge of corporate fundraising
  • A confident communicator with experience working with international teams
  • Ability to leverage strong connections within your local community using significant resources
  • Knowledge of safeguarding procedures or willingness to familiarise
  • Financial/Accounting experience
  • Grant writing experience
  • Working knowledge of policies and procedures within an NGO including the charity commission compliance
  • Experience of stakeholder engagement

For more information, please visit our website

or follow us on social media @globalgirlproject. If you would like an informal conversation about the commitments of a board member to GGP please contact Julia Lynch, founding director,

 

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