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General Board Member

Lafayette, LA, USA

Job Type

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About the Role

1. Mission and Vision:
Actively support and advocate for the mission and values of the Acadiana Queer Collective.
Contribute to the development and refinement of the organization's vision and strategic direction.

2. Governance:
Attend and actively participate in board meetings, engaging in discussions, decision making, and policy development.
Consideration for committee involvement or leadership roles within the board.
Comply with the organization's bylaws, policies, and legal requirements.

3. Fiduciary Responsibility:
Assist in overseeing the organization's financial health, including budget approval, financial report review, and major financial decisions.
Support fundraising and resource development efforts.

4. Advocacy and Public Relations:
Advocate for the organization in the community and engage in public relations activities to enhance its reputation.
Promote the organization's work and impact among potential donors, partners, and the wider community.

5. Strategic Planning:
Contribute to the development and execution of the organization's strategic plan.
Provide input on key strategic initiatives and priorities.

6. Resource Mobilization:
Identify potential sources of funding, partnerships, and other resources.
Actively participate in fundraising efforts and encourage others to support the organization.

7. Networking and Outreach:
Utilize personal and professional networks to connect the organization with potential supporters, donors, and partners.

8. Stakeholder Engagement:
Maintain open communication with the organization's staff, volunteers, and beneficiaries.
Act as a bridge between the board and other stakeholders.

9. Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Disclose any conflicts of interest and act in the best interests of the organization.

Time Commitment:
Board meetings, serving on committees, participating in organizational events, and contributing to ad hoc projects as needed.

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  • A strong commitment to the mission and values of the Acadiana Queer Collective.

  • Willingness to actively participate in board meetings and other activities.

  • Skills, expertise, or experience relevant to the LGBTQ+ community and the organization's work.

  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.

  • Ethical and responsible decisionmaking.

  • Willingness to uphold the organization's code of conduct and fiduciary responsibilities.

About the Company

Welcome to the Acadiana Queer Collective, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2022 with a passion for fostering a vibrant and inclusive community for queer individuals in the Acadiana region. At the heart of our mission is a commitment to providing opportunities for queer people of Acadiana to stand together, fostering a sense of unity and strength within our diverse community.

As the proud organizers of Pride Acadiana, Inclusive Prom, and the Health and Wellness Fair, we strive to create spaces that celebrate the rich tapestry of LGBTQ+ identities. These events are not only occasions for joy and connection but also platforms to promote the positive visibility of queer individuals throughout the community.

In addition to our signature events, we take pride in managing an LGBTQ+ affirming Resource List, a valuable compilation of supportive businesses and providers in our community. Our commitment goes beyond these initiatives, as we are dedicated to continually expanding our programming and resources in the coming years, ensuring that we adapt to the evolving needs of the LGBTQ+ community in Acadiana.

Our Mission is simple yet profound: to provide opportunities for queer people of Acadiana to show up for one another. By doing so, we aim to cultivate a community where everyone feels a sense of belonging, support, and empowerment. Through our work, we strive to dismantle barriers, challenge stereotypes, and create a society where diversity is not just accepted but celebrated.

Our Vision is one of connection and support. We aspire to connect and support the Acadiana LGBTQ+ community so that every queer individual feels included and valued. We believe in the power of solidarity, recognizing that by fostering a sense of community, we can overcome challenges, celebrate successes, and collectively create a more inclusive and compassionate Acadiana.

Join us on this journey of building a stronger, more connected, and supportive community. Together, we can shape a future where every queer person in Acadiana can live authentically, thrive, and contribute to the rich mosaic of our diverse and beautiful community.

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