Participation on the board offers some meaningful value-adds: ● Ability to steer organizational strategy, decision making, and areas of focus as it pertains to the organization’s mission to serve practitioners through information exchange, education and research, and perpetuate a more just and equitable built environment. ● Opportunity to personally connect with some of the most inspired and experienced practitioners of racially-just design practices. ● Ability to understand and contribute to the funding mechanics of an evolving not- for-profit organization. ● Access to research, resources, trainings and convenings hosted or sponsored by ACD. ● Joining a diverse, close knit, passionate, and collaborative group of people actively making change.
CRITICAL CRITERIA: ● You are committed to supporting justice, equity and activism in the built environment ● You are a current ACD member and will maintain your membership for the duration of your board tenure. (link to membership: https://goo.gl/z5zXfz ) ● You can make the following time commitments: ○ (1) 90-minute board call each month ○ Participation on 2-3 organizational committees (see below.) Committees may have additional working meetings during the month. ○ Contribute 2-4 hours per week through general Board meetings, Committee work sessions and individual tasks. ○ Willing to remain on the board for at least one term of 3 years ○ Commit to attend the annual conference including annual board meeting(s) which may precede or follow the conference.
WE’D LOVE IT IF: ● You are or have been involved in leadership with at least 1 other non-profit, social impact, or service-oriented organization; either as a board member, committee member, founder, volunteer, or staff. ● You have experience with nonprofit finance, fundraising, governance, and/or mission-based income generation strategies. ● You have professional experience in branding, website management and social media. ● You have experience with distance collaboration and project management tools such as Google Suite, Slack & Trello. ● You are in an associated, but non-design field, such as law, tech, entrepreneurship, non-profit management, graphic design etc. ● You are able to attend our 2019 Board retreat in Los Angeles this January. Some financial support will be provided. ● You understand the concept of design as a form of activism, support the principles of racial justice, and are interested in growing your voice as a thought leader. ● You have experience in philanthropy or fundraising. If you’d like to join our team of passionate, multi-disciplinary, nationwide professionals to help shape the future of inclusive design practices. Apply below!