Position Type: Board
Function: Strategic Planning
Primary domain: Education
Postal code: 60010
Country: United States
$3M - $10M
GiGi’s Playhouse was created to change the way the world views a Down syndrome diagnosis and send a global message of acceptance for all. There a 50+ GiGi's Playhouses across 23 states that provide an array of therapeutic, educational, social and support services to 25,000+ individuals with Down syndrome. GiGi’s is at the forefront of driving innovation for the disability community. For example, GiGi’s has partnered with Microsoft’s AI practice to help develop a physical therapy regiment to address hypotonia, a common condition associated with Down syndrome. Moreover, GiGi’s created a virtual platform (“GiGi’s At Home”) through which to deliver its services to complement its bricks & mortar locations in light of COVID. GiGi’s At Home already has a programmatic reach of thousands of end-users located in 20+ countries across 6 continents. GiGi’s is 99% volunteer run and delivers over 200,000 hours of services per annum, 100% of which are free of charge to families.
The Executive Board of GiGi’s Playhouse is twelve member governing body charged with providing oversight of the executive leadership team and strategic direction for the organization. Gigi's is a high growth non-profit with national reach but local impact. It is a well-established non-profit that is well funded yet has retained a start-up, high growth orientation that encourages innovation and piloting creative ideas. Executive Board members provide input across a range of organization dimensions, including strategy, finance, development, marketing, technology and governance. The Executive Board meets 4-6 times per year, and at other times via committees. Board meetings are held in person (and virtually) at its corporate office in Hoffman Estates, IL, a suburb of Chicago. While most Board members live in the Chicago area, a growing number live out of state and geographic proximity is not a requirement.
Candidates need to have i) significant professional experience and strategic acumen commensurate with a board director role, ii) an emotional connection to the mission, and iii) bandwidth to invest the time to make an impact.
Unpaid Board Position
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How to Apply:
Please send resume or linkedIn profile along with a brief statement of interest to Bret Bowerman at [email protected]
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