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Board Member Search

Summary

Purpose: The Board’s primary purpose is governance, accomplished through financial oversight and fundraising, policy development, advising the Executive Director when appropriate, and general promotion of UnLocal in support of the organization’s mission and needs. This Board is self-critical and engaged in building processes to continually support the growth of UnLocal’s staff with care and consideration for the demands of the work. It plays a vital role in UnLocal’s continued success.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide organizational leadership and advice to Executive Director and Management Team
  • Ensure proper financial management, including adoption and oversight of the annual budget
  • Develop and oversee policies and procedures
  • Develop and implement strategic sustainability and program plans
  • Recruit and develop Board member to reflect UnLocal’s growing and changing needs
  • Liaise directly with staff to support their vision and development for and at UnLocal
  • Stay active and engaged with issues facing UnLocal and the community it serves
  • Act as an Ambassador for UnLocal in the community
  • Support fundraising activities by identifying and cultivating any individual, corporate, foundation or association contacts for which you can broker introductions
  • Attend quarterly board meetings and annual board retreat
  • Make one personally significant financial contribution to UnLocal each year
  • Fulfill additional duties related to specific committee assignments, including Finance and Governance

Length of Term: two (2) years, which may be renewed up to six (6) years in total

Location: Applicants can be physically based outside the NYC area provided they have a commitment to immigrant communities in NYC and the values of UnLocal.

Professional Qualifications

  • 3+ years of relevant experience creating media campaigns and/or building organizational communication strategies;
  • Demonstrates ability as a strong writer and oral communicator, with sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse socioeconomic, cultural, academic, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of those with histories of migration and UnLocals diverse audience
  • Sustains positive and open lines of communication with internal and external stakeholders
  • Handles sensitive media relations situation
  • Experienced deploying timely content during rapid response scenario
  • Demonstrates experience with marketing and public relations campaigns with a thorough understanding of communications strategies and tactics, including content strategy, digital and social media
  • Experience developing and maintaining a press list and/or writing media releases highly desirable
  • Detail oriented, organized, with excellent project management and prioritization skills
  • Experienced creating bilingual, original, informative or educational graphics via design programs (Canva, Adobe InDesign, etc) 
  • Proficient in Spanish (other languages are a plus);
  • Passionate about addressing the legal needs of undocumented individuals;
  • Possesses strong critical analysis of power, privilege, and systems of oppression
  • Some knowledge of web/app design and/or video creation highly desirable

Skills, Network, & Knowledge

We are looking for individuals with one or more of the following types of expertise:

  • Nonprofit fundraising and event planning
  • Nonprofit finance and accounting
  • Strategic planning, organizational structures that divest from white dominant culture
  • Marketing and communications, PR, local media, branding
  • Human Resources and people management
  • Philanthropy (local and national)
  • Mental health service provision and/or policy expertise
  • Legal expertise, including but not limited to general counsel and immigration
  • Organizing
  • Artistic

We are also seeking individuals with high giving capacities and net worth networks to help us identify and secure major gift opportunities.

Board Representation

With four longtime board members recently completing their terms, we currently have seven board members remaining. Two of our board members are completing their terms later this year, and we are therefore looking to fill five vacancies. As we strive to truly embody our values of inclusivity and access, we prioritize representation of people with diverse immigration backgrounds, ages, race/ethnicity, disability, gender identities and experiences.

UnLocal Board Application and Onboarding Process

  • Join a 15-minute intro call with Board Development Chair, Ilena Parker
  • Submit a resume and a 1-page cover letter describing your interest in joining the board and how you would like to contribute to ilena.parker@gmail.com, cc-ing aria@unlocal.org.
  • Participate in a 1-hour Zoom happy hour with board members and UnLocal staff
  • Deadline to apply: August 1, 2022.

Questions and to set up intro: Email Board Development Chair Ilena Parker at ilena.parker@gmail.com

Important: please CC Aria Isberto at aria@unlocal.org in every email.

Yuniya Khan

Board Member

Originally from Guyana, South America, Yuniya has worked in the non-profit and international development fields for more than 20 years. She is the founder of The Emerge Project, a storytelling initiative that aims to elevate the voice and impact of grassroots Black entrepreneurs and community leaders in South Africa and Brazil, and is an Associate with NPAG, a professional services firm that specializes in top-tier social sector talent strategy and search. She is deeply committed to supporting programs that enhance the wellbeing and dignity of Black and Brown people, particularly immigrants and those in communities that are overlooked and marginalized. Yuniya holds a BA in TV/Radio from Brooklyn College, an MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and an MPA in International Management from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

Yuniya Khan

Board Member

Originally from Guyana, South America, Yuniya has worked in the non-profit and international development fields for more than 20 years. She is the founder of The Emerge Project, a storytelling initiative that aims to elevate the voice and impact of grassroots Black entrepreneurs and community leaders in South Africa and Brazil, and is an Associate with NPAG, a professional services firm that specializes in top-tier social sector talent strategy and search. She is deeply committed to supporting programs that enhance the wellbeing and dignity of Black and Brown people, particularly immigrants and those in communities that are overlooked and marginalized. Yuniya holds a BA in TV/Radio from Brooklyn College, an MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and an MPA in International Management from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.