Board Member

HelpAge USA

Posted: 7/1/2019

Position Type: Board (Unpaid)

Function: Other

Primary domain: International/Foreign Affairs

City: Location Anywhere

Postal code: 20036

State: Flexible

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$0 - $1M


Mission statement:

HelpAge is a global network of organizations that promotes the rights of all older people to lead dignified, healthy, and secure lives. HelpAge USA is the US voice for HelpAge International, dedicated to supporting our global network's critical programs and raising awareness about aging and development. 

HelpAge USA MIssion: Advance the wellbeing and inclusion of older people to reduce poverty and discrimination in later life. 

HelpAge USA Vision: A world in which all older people fulfill their potential to lead dignified, active, healthy and secure lives. 

Position Details:

Job Description:

HelpAge USA Board Member Responsibilities: 

1. Determine the organization's mission, values, and strategic goals and approve annual plans. Ensure effective strategic organizational planning and evaluation. 

2. Select the Chief Executive. Support the CEO and assess his or her performance. 

3. Provide financial oversight and ensure adequacy and mission alignment of resources. 

4. Ensure legal and ethical integrity and maintain accountability. 

5. Recruit and orient new board members and assess board performance. 

6. Enhance the organization's public standing. 

7. Serve on at least one committee (e.g. finance, governance, communications, fundraising) and be open to special assignments or leadership roles. 

8. Commit to serving at least one two year term. Attend two in person full day meetings per year, held in Washington, DC, and participate in 6-8 conference calls of 90 minutes. 

9. Avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest, and disclose any possible conflicts to the board in a timely fashion. 

10. Be a passionate ambassador for HelpAge USA. Follow trends in organizational fields of interest, including global development and aging. 

11. Contribute to HelpAge and encourage contributions from others. 

12. Bring your best ideas, good will, and enthusiasm to the board's work and meetings. 


HelpAge USA Board Member Qualifications:

1. Understanding of and commitment to the mission and goals of HelpAge USA. 

2. Knowledge/Experience in one or more of the following topic areas: aging, health care policy, social services, development in low and middle income countries, fundraising, finance, or communications. Personal or work experience in a low/middle income country in the HelpAge network highly desirable. (Countries listed at

3. Willingness and ability to fulfill the board responsibilities as described. 

4. Ability to cover any travel expenses to and from meetings. 


Not Specified


Unpaid Board Position

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Please send a message indicating your interest in the HelpAge USA Board of Directors to: 

Robin Talbert, Governance Chair

[email protected]

Thank You. 


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