Volunteer Board Member

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Part-time

Company Description

The Aparecio Foundation is a nonprofit organization that was designed as an economic development strategy to lift women out of poverty and as a community development approach to build the leadership capacity of low-income women. The Aparecio Foundation provides academic support and scholarship programs for high-potential, low-income women in public high schools through an eight-year multiple-mentor program.


The culture of Aparecio Foundation is characterized by an informal and laid back environment, where employees work independently and in teams to develop and carry out effective organizational structure and work processes. Employees are driven through self-motivation and passion for the not-for-profit sector. Through the development of quality services to the enhancement of the organization’s goals and objectives employees are able to use their strengths and skills the best ways they can! Therefore Aparecio Foundation employees are given freedom to be creative and energetic in performing their tasks and duties as professionals in their respective field of expertise.

This is a unpaid Volunteer / Intern position.

Job Description

The Aparecio Foundation’s work is constantly expanding to take on new challenges in additional to other parts of the United States. But as our programs grow, so does our understanding of just how much work there is to do. We can’t do it alone — we need your support.  The Aparecio Foundation is looking for Board members for our growing organization.  The primary responsibilities of a Board member is to advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of the Aparecio Foundation so as to support the organization’s mission and needs.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Organizational leadership and advisement
  • Organization of the board of directors, officers, and committees
  • Formulation and oversight of policies and procedures
  • Financial management, including adoption and oversight of the annual budget
  • Oversight of program planning and evaluation
  • Personnel evaluation and staff development
  • Review of organizational and programmatic reports
  • Promotion of the organization
  • Fundraising and outreach
  • Ensure adequate resources
  • Ensure legal and ethical integrity and maintain accountability
  • Ensure effective organizational planning
  • Recruit and orient new board members and assess board performance
  • Enhance the organization’s public standing
  • Determine, monitor, and strengthen the organization’s programs and services


Job Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Make a two years commitment of Board service.
  • Free of any commitments/conflicts regarding the availability to attend the Foundation’s board meetings at regularly scheduled times, and special events as able.
  • Participate on a standing committee of the board, and serve on ad-hoc committees as necessary.
  • Be alert to community concerns that can be addressed by the Aparecio Foundation's mission, objectives, and programs.
  • Help communicate and promote the Aparecio Foundation's mission and programs to the community.
  • Become familiar with the Aparecio Foundation's finances, budget, and financial/resource needs.
  • Understand the policies and procedures of the Aparecio Foundation's.
  • Broad network of peers, contacts, resources and references.
  • Actively recruits four or more potential stakeholders per quarter.
  • Financially support the Aparecio Foundation's in a manner commensurate with one’s ability.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Experience with board governance and compliance requirements
  • Experience at the board level or senior company management in a firm
  • Energetic, curious, inquisitive
  • Innovative while also understanding resource constraint
  • One who consistently contributes, yet is sensitive to the opinions of others and supports decisions which are in the shareholders best interests 
  • A mature, sensitive, team oriented and communicative individual
  • An informed, reasoned approach to complex business problems

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.