SERVE ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Are you looking for board experience as a young professional? Do you care about connecting Austin’s nonprofit community? The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Austin (YNPN Austin) works to provide accessible professional development opportunities that empower young leaders and advance the nonprofit community. Our vision is a cultivated network of engaged young leaders that meets the diverse needs of the greater Austin nonprofit community. No previous experience with YNPN Austin is required to apply, just a love for the nonprofit community!

Recruitment 2022

YNPN Austin is now accepting applications for the following positions.

Executive Positions

This Board Chair position sits on the Executive Board Council and leads the Communications Council that manages internal and external communications for YNPN Austin. This role organizes the YNPN Austin agenda & meetings for the board & exec team, guides strategy, and makes decisions to move the organization forward. The best part of this role is the opportunity to get to interact with all members and to be a connector. This position also allows one to be creative, strategic, help grow the organization and work behind-the-scenes magic.

Estimated time expectation: On average 15 hours including attendance at monthly Board Meeting, Council Meeting, Executive Meeting and at least one event per quarter.

This Board Chair position sits on the Executive Board Council and leads the Programming Council to execute YNPN Austin’s mission of providing quality programming and networking opportunities to members, and the community. This role will partake in exec-level strategy conversations and decisions and lead the programming and vision of the programming content that we deliver to our members, particularly professional development programming and skills building. The best thing about this role is having a hand in shaping the experience that YNPN Austin members have.

Estimated time expectation: On average 15 hours per month including attendance at monthly Board Meeting, Council Meeting, Executive Meeting and at least one event per quarter. 

Governance Council

This Board Chair position sits on the Governance Council. This special Chair role will work across committees and connect board members. The Chair will provide a big picture perspective, assist on governance and oversight policies, and lead special projects and task forces.

Estimated time expectation: On average 10 hours per month including attendance at monthly Board Meeting, Council Meeting, and at least one event per quarter.

 

This Board Chair position sits on the Governance Council. This special Chair role will work across committees and connect board members. The Chair will provide a big picture perspective, assist on governance and oversight policies, and lead special projects and task forces.

Estimated time expectation: On average 10 hours per month including attendance at monthly Board Meeting, Council Meeting, and at least one event per quarter.

This Vice Chair position sits on the Governance Council and is responsible for managing the EDI Committee and supporting the EDI Chair in the overall management and strategy of YNPN’s equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives and directives. 

Estimated time expectation: On average 5 hours per month including attendance at four Board Meetings per year, the monthly Council Meeting and at least one event per quarter.

Finance Council

This Chair role sits on the Finance Council and is responsible for leading fundraising strategies for YNPN Austin and identifying, securing, and stewarding sponsors to fund YNPN Austin programming and events. The Chair leads year-round individual fundraising efforts such as Amplify Austin and Giving Tuesday. The Chair also oversees Development Committee activities, working with the Development Vice Chair to ensure Committee Members are equipped with the tools and support they need to successfully build meaningful relationships with each other, with funders, and with community partners. The Chair also serves as liaison between the Development Committee and YNPN Austin Board and works with Do Gooder Games Vice Chair to plan and execute the Do Gooder Games, YNPN Austin’s annual fundraising event.

Estimated time expectation: On average 10 hours per month including attendance at monthly Board Meeting, Council Meeting and at least one event per quarter.

his Vice Chair position sits on the Finance Council and assists YNPN Austin in financial planning and budgeting. This position will assist the Vice President of Finance in developing, updating, and presenting the budget. This role will assist with administration of YNPN Austin accounts and vendors. This role will also assist in creation of finance policies that govern YNPN Austin. The best part of this role will be being able to learn hands-on to develop financial policy to strengthen a small non-profit. 

Estimated Monthly Time Commitment: On average 5 hours per month including attendance at four Board Meetings per year, the monthly Council Meeting and at least one event per quarter.

This Vice Chair sits on the Finance Council and will provide leadership and support of YNPN Austin’s technological assets. This includes execution of CRM software, password maintenance and safety, IT support, and budgetary research. 

Estimated time expectation: On average 5 hours per month including attendance at four Board Meetings per year, the monthly Council Meeting and at least one event per quarter.

Communications Council

This Chair position sits on the Communications Committee and is a technical and creative role that focuses on traditional digital outlets, such as website maintenance and newsletter management for YNPN Austin. This role will manage the YNPN Austin website, oversee the creation of the YNPN Austin newsletter using content created by the Social Media Chair, schedule and send YNPN Austin newsletter, and occasionally sends special email notifications to the membership base as needed. Skills gained in this position may include Mailchimp, WordPress, Web Development, and Graphic Design. 

Estimated Monthly Time Commitment: On average 10 hours per month including attendance at four Board Meetings per year, the monthly Council Meeting and at least one event per quarter.

This Chair position sits on the Communications Council and is a creative role that focuses on content creation for YNPN Austin social media, website, newsletter, and other external-facing collateral. Tasks include creating and/or overseeing committee member creation of content for social media posts appropriate to each platform (photo, image, GIF, video, etc.), providing articles, events, or other relevant content for social media and newsletter, taking and/or gathering photos from YNPN Austin events, and developing copy for promoting all YNPN Austin events and programs to be shared with Digital Media Chair. 

Estimated time expectation: On average 10 hours per month including attendance at four Board Meetings per year, the monthly Council Meeting and at least one event per quarter.




This Chair position sits on the Communications Council and is responsible for the  creation of digital assets that the Communications Council can use on social media, the YNPN Austin newsletter and the YNPN Austin website. The position works closely with the Social Media Chair and the Digital Media Chair to create multimedia content to be used in scheduled posts and communications.

Estimated time expectation: On average 10 hours per month including attendance at four Board Meetings per year, the monthly Council Meeting and at least one event per quarter. 

Community Council

This Chair sits on the Community Council and is responsible for ensuring that YNPN Austin builds and cultivates meaningful relationships. The Chair ensures that the Strategic Partnership Vice Chair and each committee member has the tools to succeed in their roles. The Chair represents YNPN Austin in the community and constantly explores and develops potential relationships with others. Tasks include working with the Vice Chair for strategic direction of the committee, assisting in checking in with committee members, setting up meetings with potential and current partners, ensuring outreach of programming to other nonprofits and groups, thinking strategically on outreach to underrepresented groups, and working with other committees regarding potential partnerships. The best part of this role is the ability to work with an amazing committee of very engaged and thoughtful leaders, the opportunity to meet and talk with other nonprofits, organizations, businesses that care about the nonprofit sector, and getting to use data to make decisions.

Estimated time expectation: On average 10 hours per month including attendance at monthly Board Meeting, Council Meeting and at least one event per quarter.

Programming Council

This Board Chair sits on the Programming Council and leads the execution of monthly YNPN Austin events, which focuses on professional development, networking, and creating community within Austin. This includes responsibility for all event logistics, including strategic planning of event types and themes, day-of logistics, event planning, venue, and food procurement. This Chair role will ensure board participation and coordination with other board committees to execute events. This role will also track key performance measures and monitor the Programming budget monthly. The best part of this role is being able to be a project manager and support members in leadership opportunities. This role also offers event planning experience and connecting/networking with local area executive directors. 

Estimated time expectation: On average 15 hours per month including attendance at monthly Board Meeting, Council Meeting and at least one event per quarter.

This Board Chair sits on the Programming Council and leads the execution of the YNPN Austin Annual Conference, which focuses on professional development, networking, and creating community within Austin. This includes responsibility for all event logistics, including strategic planning of event curriculum and themes, day-of logistics, event planning, venue, and food procurement. This Chair role will ensure board participation and coordination with other board committees to execute the Annual Conference. This role will also track key performance measures and monitor the Conference budget monthly. The best part of this role is being able to be a project manager and support members in leadership opportunities. This role also offers event planning experience and connecting/networking with local area executive directors. 

Estimated time expectation: On average 15 hours per month including attendance at monthly Board Meeting, Council Meeting and at least one event per quarter.

This Chair position sits on the Programming Council and is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of curriculum that guides our external events. The Chair will support the link between our programming and the YNPN Austin competency model. The Chair will research, assist in the development, and work with external vendors to implement a cohesive curriculum to guide YNPN Austin professional development. This position will be available to attend professional development events. The Chair will also lead program evaluation and feedback for YNPN Austin. 

Estimated time expectation: On average 15 hours per month including attendance at monthly Board Meeting, Council Meeting and at least one event per quarter. 

This Vice Chair position sits on the Programming Council and assists with the execution of YNPN Austin events. This includes responsibility for all event logistics, including working with speakers, venues, and execution of the event. This Vice Chair position will work closely with the Programming Council to build the core competencies of our members and ensure their professional development. The best part of this role is meeting new members and organizations through the events and the fast paced events atmosphere. 

Estimated time expectation: On average 10 hours per month including attendance at four Board Meetings per year, the monthly Council Meeting and at least one event per quarter