Xavier Mission is currently accepting applications for members to its Board of Directors. We are seeking leaders who support the mission, vision, values, programs and policies of Xavier Mission through collaboration, volunteering, innovative networking, and the creation of unique fundraising opportunities. Board members will be expected to address issues that include, but are not limited to: strategic planning, development, fundraising, communications, and operations. Board members utilize their professional experience to provide vision, energy, and insight to increase Xavier Mission’s resources and effectiveness. Board Members work together to develop and achieve our fundraising goals in order to enable us to continue our service to our community. The ideal Board Member will help with identifying partners who can leverage resources to further enhance the services provided by Xavier Mission.
We are particularly interested in individuals with development experience, including overseeing a portfolio of donors and prospects. The ideal candidate is familiar with the donor pipeline, including identification, research, cultivation, briefing, request for support, and prompt follow up, stewardship, and recognition. They will be comfortable helping develop individual donor strategies, along with materials, to identify, renew, and upgrade donor gifts.
As a member of Xavier Mission’s Board, you will connect with community members, philanthropists and corporations while making a difference in the lives of New Yorkers in need. You will have the opportunity to use your skills and experiences to create a significant impact for a cause you care about while connecting with like-minded peers who share your passions and ambitions. Members will be given the opportunity to expand their personal and professional networks by meeting new people at meetings, fundraisers, and social events, as well as having opportunities to network and build relationships with leaders across an array of industries. In addition to harnessing your skills, creativity and knowledge to help those in need, members will learn new skills beyond their professional expertise and gain new perspectives on important social issues. Board members receive no financial compensation for service.
Xavier Mission Board Members are asked to serve as volunteers in our programs, plan and attend events for the benefit of Xavier Mission throughout the year, and contribute in a meaningful way, through either ticket sales or contributions to the execution of the event. They are asked to introduce the work of Xavier Mission to their internal networks through personal conversation, mail and/or social media in order to help increase awareness. Members serve as thoughtful advocates for Xavier Mission, staying up-to-date on its mission, programs and events. Members make Xavier Mission a philanthropic priority. This commitment can be achieved through a combination of in-kind gifts, friend-raising, ticket sales to fundraising events and personal contributions at an amount that is meaningful and significant to you.
Directors attend and actively participate in monthly Board meetings and are expected to participate in at least one Board committee. Board terms are three years.