Board Member

Dance for All Bodies

Job Description

Dance for All Bodies (DfAB) is looking for three new board members! Specifically, we are looking for a Board Treasurer, a Board Secretary, and a General Board Member with fundraising and partnership building experience to join our team. Note: These are volunteer positions.

About DfAB:

The mission of Dance for All Bodies (DfAB) is to dismantle the ableist narratives in dance and in our daily lives through multicultural, inclusive dance classes that center people with disabilities. Some hallmarks of access in our classes include; dance pedagogy centering people with disabilities, audio descriptions of dance movements, ASL interpretation, closed captioning, completely online classes and donation-based classes. Dance for All Bodies is a disability affirming workplace.

As a growing non-profit, we are looking to expand our Board of Directors to support the organization’s long-term financial growth. As the highest leadership body of the organization, Board Members are responsible for long-term strategic planning, enhancing the organization’s public standing, fundraising and overseeing legal requirements of the non-profit. 

Board Member General Responsibilities

  • Develop six month and twelve month plans for the organization along with our Executive Director(s) and in accordance with our mission; define our strategy and a time frame for achievement of our goals. 
  • Define objectives and key results that we hope to see accomplished. Review performance against goals. 
  • Ensure organization is financially stable. Develop and maintain sources of income to provide financial stability. 
  • Hire and develop Executive Director(s) to manage the operations of the organization.
  • Exercise management oversight of the Executive Director(s) and org operations.
  • Approve annual budgets, review operating and financial results.
  • Audit for compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
  • Sign an annual conflict-of-interest disclosure and update it during the year if necessary, as well as disclose potential conflicts before meetings and actual conflicts during meetings.
  • Leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve the organization’s mission.
  • Prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in quarterly board meetings, and more frequently, as needed. 

Key Competencies

  • Experience in financial organization and/or non-profit management required.
  • Experience with fundraising and partnership building highly preferred
  • Previous experience working for an arts, disability advocacy non-profit or other grassroots organization is highly preferred. 
  • Collaborative mindset; eager to be part of a team and contribute.
  • Disciplined in working independently and remotely; not afraid to ask questions or admit when you don’t know something.
  • Must be committed to DfAB’s mission to change the face of dance through accessible dance classes.

For additional responsibilities and desired key competencies of Treasurer and Secretary, please refer to the following links: 

Work Environment

All work can be done remotely. There will be quarterly board of directors meetings as well as potential additional meetings as needed.

Expected Hours of Work

While there is room for flexibility in regards to hours, you will be expected to commit around 10 hours/month. 

Preferred Education and Experience

At DfAB we believe that experience comes in many different forms. We want to prioritize those who demonstrate a strong commitment to our mission and are therefore willing to commit a great amount of time, thought, and effort into this cause. If you have previous experience in writing grants, sponsorship letters or budgeting that is great! 

Please share any work you’ve previously done (ie sponsorship programs, grant applications) that you feel supports your application to this position. 

To Apply

Send your resume & 1-2 paragraphs by March 1 answering the questions below to [email protected] with “Board [Treasurer/Secretary/General Board Member] Application” in the subject heading. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Questions to address in your application: 

1 - Tell us about a previous leadership experience where you had to deliver upsetting news to your team or stakeholders. How did you handle this conversation? 

2 - Tell us about a time you initiated a project partnership with another organization, the challenges you faced and the results of the partnership. 

3- Why does making dance accessible to people with disabilities matter to you?

4- Tell us about an experience where you were acting in a stewardship role. What did you learn in this experience? 

5- Anything else you’d like us to know.

Posted 1 year ago
Folsom, California
Board Member
Education Requirement
Bachelor's Degree
Experience Requirement
1-5 years