Founded in 1995, Women’s Voices for the Earth (WVE) amplifies women’s voices to eliminate the toxic chemicals that harm our health and communities. WVE is a small, progressive national environmental health organization that works to eliminate toxic chemicals impacting women’s health by changing consumer behavior, corporate practices, and government policies. WVE strives to integrate values of equity and fairness into our work, which includes bringing intentional gender justice and racial justice analysis to our programmatic work and organizational structure. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this ongoing process and work with us to create a just and inclusive work environment and world.
Current Opportunities to Work and Learn with WVE:
Join WVE’s Board: Call for nominations! Are you interested in joining the board at Women’s Voices for the Earth? WVE seeks a diverse group of dedicated, creative, and savvy individuals, aligned with WVE’s mission, to serve on its board of directors.
Call for Nominations: WVE Board Members
About the Position
WVE seeks a diverse group of dedicated, creative, and savvy individuals, aligned with WVE’s mission, to serve on its board of directors. Board member responsibilities include: organizational governance, fiscal oversight and fiduciary responsibility; actively participating in board meetings, subcommittees and other board activities; planning and setting of WVE’s strategic direction; engaging in targeted fundraising activities; supporting and evaluating the executive director; assisting in building an effective board; and acting as an ambassador for WVE and enhancing its public standing. Board terms are two years in length for the first year, two years subsequently, if re-nominated, up to 6 consecutive years. WVE is looking to add 2 new board members in time to attend our annual retreat next summer.
WVE is committed to building a board of directors that reflects our values of equity and inclusion with regard to race, culture, ethnicity, class, religion, physical ability, age, gender identity, and sexual orientation. In addition, WVE is committed to fostering the leadership of women, non-binary folks, Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, trans and queer people, immigrants, and others living in marginalized communities. Because we believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.
We are prioritizing candidates who have experience in one or more of the following areas:
- Human resources management
- Environmental health
- Legal expertise (general counsel)
- Health care/health policy
- Government relations
- Public relations
- Environmental justice/climate justice
- Network weaving, particularly in areas of environmental justice, reproductive justice, and youth organizing
- Previous board experience a plus
- Connections to philanthropic community a plus
- Green chemistry knowledge a plus
If you are interested in being considered for WVE’s board, please complete the following form and return it to board member Nicole Acevedo at: email@example.com at your earliest convenience but no later than February 15, 2022. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis.
WOMEN’S VOICES FOR THE EARTH | BOARD CANDIDATE STATEMENT OF INTEREST
1. Please provide or attach your short bio.
2. Why are you interested in WVE and in serving on WVE’s board of directors?
3. Please describe any past board experience.
4. What skills, assets, relationships and expertise would you bring to WVE’s board and to the organization?
5. Do you have any concerns or questions about board service?
6. If invited to join the board, when would you be available to start a board term?
7. Is there anything else you’d like to share with us?
Thank you for your interest in WVE!
Women’s Voices for the Earth leaders are a group of activists who go the extra mile to take action, help spread the word on our campaigns, and build leadership among women and young people for a healthy future.They are part of WVE’s leadership development effort to identify future leaders and help transform the environmental health movement to be more inclusive.We welcome anyone who is interested in getting more involved with WVE and who wants to develop leadership skills along the way. Below are different ways to become a leader.
VOLUNTEERS: Our volunteers are representatives of the organization who organize in their own communities based on their interests and availability. They are developed as leaders on a case by case basis and in consultation with the Program and Outreach Manager. They are provided multiple opportunities throughout the year to participate in group presentations (e.g. tabling 101, how to talk about WVE, how to host a house party, spokespeople training) and opportunities to connect with one another.
Additional Leadership Opportunities
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: WVE’s fellowship program is a year-long program of people working for WVE 10-15 hrs/week to organize members of their community around an issue area/project. Fellowship opportunities are often available to high school and college students. They are professionally developed and supported throughout their time with WVE to become leaders and organizers in their communities.
INTERNSHIPS: Our internships are project based or semester-long high school, college students, or working professionals. These internships are unpaid or for school credit. Interns work 1-7 hours/week with WVE and their working schedule is flexible. They go through a WVE orientation and may have opportunities for leadership and professional development. They are managed by the Program and Outreach Manager but may work on a specific project with a different staff member.
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For questions, please contact our Program & Outreach Manager, Maria Ignacia at firstname.lastname@example.org.