Board Position

Pilot Light

Posted: 9/1/2020

Position Type: Board (Unpaid)

Function: Education/Training

Primary domain: Food/Agriculture/Nutrition

City: chicago

Postal code: 60607

State: Illinois

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$0 - $1M


Mission statement:

  • To support students as they learn and advocate for healthier choices by bridging the lessons they learn in their classrooms to the food they eat on their lunch trays, at home and in their communities.

Position Details:

Job Description:

Pilot Light seeks a new member for its Board of Directors with expertise in K–12 education and a demonstrated track record of professional leadership and influence in the educational field.  As a Board member we expect that your role will help provide Board leadership and oversight and provide expertise as needed to the organization.

As a member of Pilot Light’s Board of Directors, you will have the opportunity to develop a new network of contacts, gain additional leadership experience, and guide Pilot Light’s growth and impact in collaboration with a multi-sector group of individuals passionate about food education.

In addition to the responsibilities outlined in the Board Recruitment Prospectus, this role includes the following additional responsibilities:

  • Maintain knowledge of the organization’s priorities;

  • Provide leadership in the Board's oversight and actions related to organizational programming decisions;

  • Advise the Executive Director, staff, and Board regarding overall program strategy and development, long-range planning, and expansion of K–12 initiatives in alignment with Pilot Light’s mission and strategic goals;

  • Assist the organization with building relationships with key leaders in education and nonprofit; and

  • Assist the organization in developing and maintaining key strategic alliances in K–12 education.


Ideal candidates for this role will have the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in education;

  • A minimum of 5 years experience as an executive in key educational leadership roles and senior administrative positions;

  • A background that reflects those of the students reached by Pilot Light to amplify their voices;;

  • Experience with teacher professional development, curriculum development, educational standards and evaluation; 

  • Located in Chicagoland or the ability to travel to Chicago as needed for Board meetings and key functions [Note: video conferencing capabilities are available for remote Board meeting attendance];

  • Passion for Pilot Light’s mission; and,

  • Committed to continuing support through donations and developing key donor activities

Pilot Light embraces a philosophy that recognizes, values, and actively seeks diversity among its team. We seek to attract, develop, retain and promote a talented diverse workforce in a culture where all employees will contribute to their fullest potential. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, status as an individual with disability, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


Not Specified


Unpaid Board Position

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

If interested, please submit your resume by email to [email protected]


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