Board of Director - Terrewode Women

LOCATION: Seattle, WA (USA)

Part-time position, 1-5 hours per week

CLOSING DATE: ongoing recruitment

OPPORTUNITY TYPE: Job

JOB #: 18681

POSTED: May 2, 2022

Description:

Terrewode Women’s Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to help end obstetric fistula and other childbirth injuries in Uganda through a long-term partnership with TERREWODE, by supporting holistic treatment and access to safe childbirth education and services.

In January 2015, three physicians and three community volunteers with experience in global women’s health formed TWF to raise funds for the construction of a dedicated women’s hospital in Soroti, Uganda. 

Terrewode Women’s Community Hospital opened in August 2019, built on six acres in Soroti, Uganda. It is owned and governed by TERREWODE, a registered Ugandan NGO, and is administered and staffed by professional Ugandan women. TERREWODE was founded in 1999 by Alice Emasu, MSW, Washington University, St. Louis, and provides holistic care for women and girls suffering from obstetric fistula and other devastating childbirth injuries. 

TWF’s Board of Directors is composed of individuals who share a commitment to global women’s rights, maternal health, and the importance of all women being able to live with dignity and opportunity. We are seeking dedicated Board members who share these values and would like to invest time, skills, and resources in support of TWF.

A Board term is three years. Board members are expected to: 

  • Advocate for TWF’s mission and contribute to building a community of educated and committed supporters 
  • Attend four virtual Board meetings each year and serve on at least one committee 
  • Play an active role in securing the financial resources necessary for TWF to serve its mission, including making a personally significant financial contribution each year
  • Understand TWF’s finances and participate in the Board fulfilling its fiduciary responsibilities
  • Approach work with cultural humility and embrace TWF’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Experience that would be an asset, but is not essential, includes being from or having lived or worked in Uganda or other East African countries, and having served on other non-profit boards. 

We are specifically seeking the following skills to add to our Board: 

  • Nonprofit finance and accounting
  • Fundraising 
  • Marketing, social media, and communications
  • Legal

Board of Advocates responsibilities:

Our Board of Advocates is composed of individuals dedicated to our mission. They contribute a variety of skills including fundraising, marketing, design, and nonprofit governance to help reach our goals. They are advocates and resources for TWF. The Board of Advocates is invited to all meetings, yet they are not required to attend or to serve on committees. 

TWF is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, equity, and access, and to transforming the world into one that promotes social justice and freedom from oppression. Thus, we aim to be anti-racist, embrace cultural differences, and be accessible for people who are differently resourced and differently abled. We are looking to enhance the diversity of our Board, and specifically seeking greater representation of individuals from East Africa.

If this sounds like something you are interested in, please contact us: 

Carolyn Anderman, TWF Board President (canderman@terrewodewomensfund.org), Bonnie Ruder, Executive Director (bruder@terrewodewomensfund.org) www.terrewodewomensfund.org

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