New York, NY

Board Chair/Member, Girls Write Now

The Organization
Girls Write Now mentors underserved young women to find their voices through the power of writing and community.

Position Overview
Girls Write Now is now calling for nominations for Board Chair and Board of Directors. This is an extraordinary opportunity for accomplished leaders who are passionate about the mission and impact of Girls Write Now.

Our Board of Directors is currently comprised of committed women leaders from publishing, finance, law, education, media and other sectors. Girls Write Now seeks to further expand our leadership, including members of the Board of Directors and a Board Chair.

Founded 17 years ago, Girls Write Now is New York’s first and only writing and mentoring organization for girls, and one of the nation’s top after school programs, distinguished twice by the White House, and in 2014 by the Nonprofit Excellence Awards as one of New York City’s top ten nonprofits. Our girls—93% high need and 94% girls of color—have won hundreds of awards and 100% of our seniors go on to college.

Girls Write Now’s three-year strategic plan launches in December 2015 and will be a key area of focus for any incoming Board Members.

At this critical juncture, we are looking to identify candidates with expertise or background in some or all of following areas:

Fundraising – ability to motivate and drive board fundraising as well as provide access to philanthropic networks, which includes assisting staff in the development of an inaugural major gifts program
Nonprofit Board Governance – leadership experience serving on or supporting nonprofit boards either as staff or as a board member, with expertise in guiding and mentoring boards during a growth period
Strategic Growth – experience serving as staff or as a board member for a nonprofit that has experienced a high-growth period
Diversity – experience and/or strong interest in developing our board in ways that reflect the diversity of the community GWN serves

How To Apply
Next Steps:

Before self-nominating or nominating a candidate, please review this downloadable packet ( complete with Nomination Process/Timeline and Board Chair/Board Member Job Descriptions.

After reviewing the material, please complete this nomination form ( to self-nominate or to nominate a candidate. The deadline is September 30, 2015. As part of the application, you will be asked to include your resume or biographical sketch (PDF or Word Document).

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact Gloria Jacobs, Board Development Chair, at

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