Gender Justice Board Member Application
Thank you for your interest in serving on Gender Justice's board of directors!

Please complete the application below after reviewing the board member job description on our website: https://www.genderjustice.us/be-the-change-you-want-to-see-in-the-world-join-our-board-of-directors/
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Election Process and Important Dates
Today! -- Email the board development committee, to express your interest: boardrecruit@genderjustice.us

October 12th and 13th -- Virtual Informational Meet and Greet with Board and Staff (register on our website to get the Zoom link: https://www.genderjustice.us/be-the-change-you-want-to-see-in-the-world-join-our-board-of-directors/)

Sunday, October 24th -- Applications due!

December 14th -- Current board will vote on slate of candidates recommended by board development committee

January 1, 2022 -- term begins for newly elected board members
1. Your Information
Name *
First and last name
Your pronouns (if your pronouns are in flux, feel free to leave this blank)
Address *
Street address, City, State, and Zip
Occupation *
Title and Employer, if applicable
Email *
Phone number *
Please provide a brief bio.
2. Your interest in gender justice and equity
You may also submit a video of your answers to the questions in this section (2). Please upload a private video of no longer than 90 seconds to Vimeo or YouTube and share the link.
Share a link to your video here if you choose to do one
Why are you interested in serving as a board member for Gender Justice?
As a board member, how will you help Gender Justice meet its mission to advance gender equity through the law?
What do you hope to gain personally through board service?
What else would you like to share with us to inform our consideration of your candidacy?
3. Background/Experience/Connections
Not having previous board or volunteer experience does not disqualify you from becoming a board member
Please list boards and committees you serve on, or have served on, include: organization, role, and dates of service
Please describe any additional volunteer experiences
What areas of expertise or experience do you hope to contribute to Gender Justice through your board service? Professional and lived experience will be considered equally. *
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Please share additional information about your answers above.
An important role of a board member is to serve as an ambassador to the community and to make connections that help Gender Justice thrive and meet its mission. What connections/relationships do you bring to your board service? *
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Please share additional information about your answers above.
Gender Justice works with many different communities affected by gender discrimination and we seek to build a board with representation from those communities. Please share your relationship with/to the following communities.
I am/identify as a member of this community
I have worked within this community
I have significant relationships with people in this community
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Pansexual
Transgender, Gender Nonconforming, Non-Binary
Intersex
Women and Girls
Communities of Color
Black / African American / African
Indigenous / Native
Immigrant or Refugee Communities
Youth / Students
Use this space to expand on your answers above or add other communities not listed.
4. Availability and Commitment
The Gender Justice board meets 5/year for two hours, the third Tuesday of February, April, August, October, and December. Additionally, there is a Board Orientation in January and a Board and Staff Retreat in June. Committees generally meet in off-months and vary in frequency and length by committee. Average monthly time commitment ranges from 4 to 10 hours.
Are you willing and able to attend board and committee meetings? *
Do you know of any existing regular conflicts with our meeting schedule?
Are you willing and able to attend a 2 hour new board member orientation on January 18, 2022? *
Are you able to make a three-year commitment to the board? (Terms are three years with a two term limit) *
Board members help to ensure the organization has the financial resources it needs to do its work. Are you willing to participate in fundraising activities as well as make a personal contribution meaningful to you?
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5. References
Please list three references including name, phone number, and brief description of your relationship *
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