This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the work of Villages and motivated to further their development. The work of the Village to Village Network will influence the future course of this grassroots movement that is creating positive change in the way people age and improving the quality of life for older adults.
We are seeking Directors that have an understanding of nonprofit management particularly as it applies to the national Village community and its needs. Successful candidates must be willing to commit adequate time to responsibly discharge their Board duties and contribute to the work of the organization. We estimate the minimum time requirement to be around 8 hours per month. We strive to achieve consensus on management and policy issues, which entails the application of careful listening and thoughtful analysis, and the willingness to work as part of a team.
We are looking for the following specific skills and competencies collectively on the Board. We do not expect any one candidate to possess all of these capabilities.
1. Organizational strategy and planning
2. Public relations and advocacy
3. Fundraising and grant writing
4. Social entrepreneurship and change management
5. Organizational development
6. Knowledge management and dissemination
7. Social impact measurement
8. Strategic partnering
9. Volunteer management
10. Healthcare policy
As a minimum candidates should have the equivalent of a four year college degree. There are no specific travel or language requirements. The Village to Village Network is a virtual organization. Meetings are held monthly using Zoom. The Network sponsors an annual conference and Board members are encouraged to attend. There is usually one Board meeting held in conjunction with the conference.