Here’s an election to believe in!

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Dear allies, colleagues, friends,

FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund is calling for nominations for up to 6 enthusiastic and dedicated feminists to join our Board of Directors!

ABOUT OUR BOARD

FRIDA’s Board uses a multigenerational approach that amplifies young feminist leadership! The Board is composed of three Executive positions (Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer) that are held by young feminists under 35 years of age, and General Members of any age. We try to ensure that no more than 30 percent of the entire Board is over the age of 30.

Here are some of the main responsibilities of a FRIDA Board Member: oversee the legal and financial management of the fund, mobilize resources and contribute to the fund’s financial success, ensure a solid balanced budget, represent FRIDA at conferences and meetings, oversee the performance of Co-Directors, and contribute to FRIDA’s organizational development.

In addition, the current Board plays a key role in strengthening FRIDA’s global governance structure that reflects FRIDA’s values and participatory processes to ensure multiple voices from FRIDA’s community are heard and have input into strategic direction and identity.

Read about our current Board Members here!

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for diverse, vibrant, and passionate individuals that are leaders in their community, field, movement and/or sector.

Here are some of the specific characteristics and skills that FRIDA is looking for in its new Board members:

  • Commitment to the feminist movement and promotion of young feminist activism;

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in mobilizing resources and managing public relations;

  • Expertise in institutional development of an organization/group;

  • Confidence in public speaking and/or writing;

  • High sense of responsibility and communication skills;

  • Ability to contribute skills and expertise in financial and legal management;

  • Preferably be located in Latin America, Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East North Africa, or the Pacific;

  • Trans*youth are strongly encouraged to apply!

The board members will be elected for a 3 year term from 2017 – 2020.

HOW TO APPLY

You can nominate somebody you know or nominate yourself by 4 January 2017.  

Please circulate this call widely among your networks!

Please share nominations to board@youngfeministfund.org with the following:

  • A quick introduction of the nominee that briefly outlines what their unique contributions would be as a member of the FRIDA Board
  • CV/resume
  • Contact information for 2 references
 

Committed to participatory processes, the entire FRIDA community will have the opportunity to vote for the final candidates. Voting will take place in January 2017 and the final Board members will be announced shortly after. More details to follow!

Please get in touch if you have any questions at all! We look forward to hearing from you and we thank you for your time and engagement in this process.

Warmest regards on behalf of the FRIDA Board,

Anna Nikoghosyan, (FRIDA Board Chair),
Ruby Johnson and Devi Leiper O’Malley,  (FRIDA Co-Directors)

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