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Advisory Board Roles and Responsibilities

Overview & Purpose
Following the successful ServiceCorps Fellowship pilot, the Board of Advisors (the Board) will assist in the national launch of the premier post-college fellowship program that is singularly focused on carrying out its mission: To build and mobilize a lifelong community of courageous leaders collaborating to advance justice & opportunity for all.


Board Members must be dedicated, passionate, and entrepreneurial individuals willing to volunteer their expertise, networks, and time to ensure completion of a successful launch and the ultimate success of ServiceCorps in fulfilling its mission. The Board will consist of approx. 15 members. Upon the graduation of the 2017 Fellowship class tentatively set for June 11, 2018, Board Members have the conditional option to transition to the legal Governing Board.

Board Member Responsibilities

  • Advocate for the mission and vision of ServiceCorps

  • Commitment of 4 hours per month to launch-related work, including meetings, phone calls, emails, and events

  • Help cultivate community support and galvanize a network of strategic partnerships

  • Support the decisions made by the Board as a whole

  • Form relevant subcommittees

  • As a Board, collectively be accountable for ServiceCorps’ success

Board Member Timeline

  • 4 meetings per year (length: 90 minutes, location: 3 conference calls, 1 NYC meeting)

  • Other updates by conference call as needed

  • Board Member retreat (proposed)

Qualifications of Board Members

  • Belief in the mission of ServiceCorps

  • Availability to participate meaningfully in the founding process

  • Expertise in law, real estate, financial management, governance, marketing, fundraising, advocacy, community organizing /outreach, education, or strategic planning; nonprofit experience is not necessary, nor is previous board experience

  • Willingness to use personal and professional networks on behalf of ServiceCorps

  • A deep commitment to closing the opportunity gap and the leadership gap


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