Board Member Application

Telem Center for the African Child, Inc (“Telem”) is a NYC based nonprofit organization that provides cultural, educational and recreational programs throughout the year for children of African descent to explore and celebrate their heritage.

Telem is currently recruiting passionate and committed individuals to serve as Board Members.

Description of Role
As a Telem Board Member, you will support the work of Telem and provide mission-based leadership, strategic governance and fundraising. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Telem’s mission and can help Telem grow in the areas of fundraising, grant writing, marketing, membership development and strategic planning.

Board Member Expectations
• Pay annual board member dues and meet annual fundraising obligations.
• Regularly attend board meetings and important related meetings.
• Participate in fundraising for the organization.
• Make serious commitment to actively participate in the board’s program planning and work.
• Volunteer for and willingly accept assignments; complete them thoroughly and on time.
• Stay informed about Telem matters, prepare well for meetings, and review and comment on minutes and reports.
• Is accountable for communicating the direction of Telem to internal and external stakeholders.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
• Expertise in one or more of the following areas: fundraising, grant writing, strategic planning, membership development or marketing
• A commitment to and understanding of Telem’s mission and vision
• Experience in cultivating relationships that will potentially help grow Telem’s donor and membership base

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