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Design On-Boarding Package for New Board Members

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The team will work with Youth INC Senior Leadership to develop and implement an onboarding packet for Youth INC’s board of Directors so that they may govern to the best of their abilities. The packet will also provide an in-depth view of our programming and fundraising efforts and provide essential information for Directors to serve as effective spokespeople and advocates of our important work. The students will work directly with Youth INC’s Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel to create and implement a Board of Directors Onboarding Manual, which will be instrumental to our 2019 (and beyond) recruitment efforts. The students will also have an opportunity to re-engage more tenured board members and bolster their ability to spread awareness of their mission. Students who enroll in this course will:
  • Attain a deep understanding of nonprofit governance as well as best practices to recruit, inform, and engage Board of Directors.
  • Engage with a wide-range of constituents and discuss their unique perspective on the nonprofit sector and the importance of supporting grassroots nonprofits focused on developing the social emotional intelligence of NYC youth. 
  • Understand how to develop an on-boarding process for new talent.
Prerequisites:
  • This opportunity is open to students that have an affinity for mission-driven outcomes and youth-focused missions. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite
  • Attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
  • Design skills preferred but not mandatory
PLEASE NOTE: Participants will be required to sign a non-disclosure project agreement regarding the handling of confidential information and intellectual property. Logistics: This “Interterm” Immersion will be based in New York, NY. Students will need to secure transportation and lodging on their own. Additional details on travel can be found under “Travel Reimbursement Details” at the front of this document.

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