Board Director

MicroLoan Foundation USA

Posted: 5/30/2019

Position Type: Board (Unpaid)

Function: Fundraising/Development

Primary domain: International/Foreign Affairs

City: Boston

Postal code: 02467

State: Massachusetts

Country: United States

Organization Information:

Budget:

$0 - $1M

Website:

www.microloanfoundationusa.org

Mission statement:

The MicroLoan Foundation (MLF) is an international development organization that reduces poverty and inequality by providing financial literacy / life skills training and microfinance services to impoverished women living in remote rural areas in sub-Saharan African countries.  Since 2002, MLF has provided loan capital and training to over 150,000 women, with an average of four to five dependents, enabling MLF to positively impact almost a million people.

 

MicroLoan Foundation USA, (MLF USA) is the US-based arm of MLF, with the primary focus of raising awareness and funding for MLF operations in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Position Details:

Job Description:

Mission Statement

 

providing financial literacy / life skills training and microfinance services
providing financial literacy / life skills training and microfinance services

The MicroLoan Foundation (MLF) is an international development organization that reduces poverty and inequality by providing financial literacy / life skills training and microfinance services to impoverished women living in remote rural areas in sub-Saharan African countries.  Since 2002, MLF has provided loan capital and training to over 150,000 women, with an average of four to five dependents, enabling MLF to positively impact almost a million people.

 

MicroLoan Foundation USA, (MLF USA) is the US-based arm of MLF, with the primary focus of raising awareness and funding for MLF operations in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

 

Board Member Position and Responsibilities:

 

As a member of the Board of Directors of the MicroLoan Foundation USA, (MLF USA) you will bring your expertise to assist MLF USA in scaling operations to the national level.

 

You will:

  • Be an ambassador and represent MLF USA's values within the larger community and within business/professional circles.
  • Actively support and promote MLF USA’s mission, vision, strategic goals and policy positions.

  • Be willing to fundraise on behalf of MLF USA, as well as introduce MLF USA to your circle of friends, family and professional contacts.

  • Recognize that as a Board member you will be accountable for the financial stability and financial future of MLF USA.

  • Be able to give 5-10 hours of your time per month to work on behalf of MLF USA.

  • Attend 2-4 Board meetings per year, ideally in person in Boston.

  • Attend monthly operational board calls to review and direct board activities.

 

 

Reporting Structure

 

MLF USA is managed by a volunteer board of experienced professionals, and is led by a Chairman of the Board.

 

 

 


Qualifications:

Qualifications and education requirements:

 

  • The primary qualification for membership of the Board of Directors is a passion for our mission. Prospective members with skills and knowledge to address our strategic priorities of fundraising, marketing, and PR/communication would be welcomed.  

  • Applicants should have 8-10+ years of work experience, preferably in a management role.  

  • Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

  • Knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding microfinance, gender inequality, and international development would be helpful.

  • The ability to travel to Malawi/Zambia/Zimbabwe and visit the work on the ground would be a plus.

  • Ideally, candidates will be located in the Greater Boston / NE area, but other locations will be considered.

Benefits:

Benefits:

  • Working with a Board of Directors passionate about our mission in Africa.

  • Knowledge that the work in the USA is enabling some of the poorest women in the world to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

Salary:

Unpaid Board Position

Posting Expiration Date:

11/30/2019

How to Apply:

How to Apply

 

To apply, please send a resume, with cover letter to:

[email protected] . or

MLF USA

c/o Steve Mark

Board Chair, MLF USA

237 Bonad Rd

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

 

You will then be sent an MLF USA application form to complete.

 

If you would like more information about MLF USA and the Board of Directors positions, please contact Steve Mark, Board Chair, at 617-816-5637 or [email protected].


 

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