Seeking Volunteer Nonprofit Board Members

Seeking Volunteer Nonprofit Board Members
The Army of Survivors [Remote]

The Army of Survivors (TAOS) is currently recruiting for multiple board positions, and specifically for a Treasurer and an individual with nonprofit organizational and fund development experience. 

TAOS is looking for a Board member with Nonprofit Organizational Development experience who will work with TAOS’ Leadership Team to: create and implement sustainable systems across the organization; create an Organizational Development Plan; and, create and implement practices and policies for an organizational culture that reflects TAOS’ values.

TAOS is also looking for someone to fill the Treasurer role; individuals with prior experience as an accountant or CPA are highly desirable, but this experience is not required for the Treasurer role on our board. The Treasurer’s skills shall include knowledge and comfort in reviewing financial spreadsheets and reports as well as the ability to work with TAOS’ financial team to understand the organization’s financial results and then collaboratively communicate said results to the board.

Who are we?

Founded in 2018 and now recognized as a global leader in its field, TAOS is a survivor-founded and focused IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that is seeking qualified board members to join it in its mission to bring awareness, accountability, and transparency to sexual violence against athletes at all levels by changing society through resources, advocacy, and education. 

Attributes of board members:

Board members offer TAOS their unique experiences and expertise. TAOS board members are diverse with members who collectively represent some or all of the following characteristics/experiences/expertise:

  • A desire to work with and on behalf of survivors of sexual abuse in sport and to otherwise further the mission of TAOS.
  • A desire to have positive impact that benefits athletes and athlete survivors of sexual abuse through your board leadership and service.
  • The ability to learn and implement trauma-informed principles. 
  • A desire to be a part of a working board transitioning to a governance structure.
  • Lived experience with sexual abuse.
  • Lived experience as an athlete.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism and a willingness to commit to cultural humility as a lifelong process of self-reflection and self-critique whereby the individual not only learns about another’s culture, but one starts with an examination of her/his own beliefs and cultural identities.
  • A desire to fundraise to ensure the organization’s continued financial stability. 
  • Personal financial giving.
  • Project management, team management, and facilitation skills. 
  • Social justice work.
  • Nonprofit governance.
  • A demonstrated ability to leverage social media for positive social change.
  • Experience with budgets and finances of nonprofit organizations.
  • Experience advocating for legislative reform at the state and federal levels.
  • Experience with grant writing on behalf of nonprofit organizations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment. 

The ideal Board of Directors candidate will be committed to:

  • Effectuating long term social change for the benefit of survivors of sexual abuse in sport.
  • Working collaboratively with a diverse Board of Directors. 
  • Dedicating approximately 15 to 20 hours per month on TAOS related activities. Possibly more depending on current projects or events.
  • Attending full monthly Board of Director meetings, monthly committee meetings, and ongoing training.
  • Limited travel to attend in-person training and meetings.

Learn more about TAOS here.

Review the TAOS 2021 Annual Report and Strategic Plan.

How to apply:
Please submit the following in .PDF format by email to no later than September 30, 2022.

  1. A letter describing your interest in joining the Board of Directors for TAOS. (Please indicate your interest in the Treasurer or Nonprofit Organizational Development roles, or a general board position.)
  2. A detailed resume or curriculum vitae. 

TAOS is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diminishing the influence of privilege and discrimination in our field and our workplace, whether due to differences concerning age, citizenship, color, disability, marital or parental status, race, religion, gender identity and expression, or sexual orientation.