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RISE Seeking Board Members

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    The Board assumes a crucial role in delivering strategic leadership, governance, and fostering the development of the organization’s resources, guiding our endeavors from mere hustle to seamless flow. With remarkable growth witnessed in the past two years, we are currently in search of dedicated Board Members who possess the drive to advance our mission of offering essential support to survivors of gun violence.

    Specifically, the ideal candidate will

    • Serve as an ambassador for Resilient In Sustaining Empowerment, working to connect us to a network of people who are passionate about advancing the organization’s mission.
    • Leverage their extensive experience as an accomplished leader in business, public policy or the nonprofit sector.
    • Members serve two-year terms, with the potential to extend.
    • Prepare for, attend and actively participate in 1 hour monthly board meetings. (Hybrid options available).
    • Attend annual Board retreat (usually in Seattle or a surrounding city)

    Qualifications

    • Must be committed to serving a minimum of 4 hours a month, this includes 1 hour monthly board meeting
    • Previous nonprofit board experience and/or professional experience that will support the organization’s success and growth

    Rewards

    • Meaningful connections
    • Healing retreats
    • Professional development
    • Credibility & reputation
    • Networking opportunities
    • Make a real difference

    Board Selection Process

    • Our board consultant receives input from the Board of Directors and determines individuals the organization would like to connect with.
    • A team member meets with candidates to learn more about them and determine if the board role is a good fit.
    • RISE Information Session Request

    Call To Action

    The loss of a parent is an immensely distressing experience, particularly for a child. Traumatic grief goes beyond the scope of normal grief caused by natural circumstances, deeply impacting an individual’s well-being. When a member of our community falls victim to a bullet, the repercussions extend indefinitely, potentially affecting future generations if there is a lack of adequate support and investment in the lives of those affected by trauma.

    In the face of this epidemic of gun violence, it is crucial for all of us to step up and embrace a comprehensive approach that integrates both public health strategies and holistic methods to facilitate healing and community support.

    Every child deserves to live a life free from the scourge of violence and the burden of fear.

    Who We Are

    Resilient In Sustaining Empowerment (RISE) is an organization dedicated to offering crucial assistance to marginalized communities that have been profoundly affected by gun violence. Specifically, RISE focuses on children who have lost a parent to gun violence, as well as their mothers or caregivers and families.

    RISE provides a wide range of tools and resources aimed at

    • facilitating trauma recovery,
    • promoting healing-centered engagement,
    • fostering positive identity development,
    • supporting professional growth, and
    • offering grief support.

    By addressing the multifaceted needs of those impacted by gun violence, RISE plays a vital role in helping these individuals and families navigate the challenges they face and empowering them to heal and thrive.

    To apply for this job email your details to lynniah@rise4us.org