- Passionate about developing your career?
- Excited by the opportunity to contribute to a diverse and powerful social sector that can support and strengthen our communities?
- Willing to strive to acquire the skills and awareness to become an effective changemaker?
- Committed to taking advantage of opportunities to connect resources, people and ideas to develop yourself and others as leaders?
Then consider volunteering with the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Oklahoma City! YNPN of OKC supports the professional growth of emerging leaders in the local nonprofit sector by providing accessible professional development and strategic networking opportunities.
We are now accepting applications for three open board positions and a committee co-chair, which are described below. All terms will begin on August 1, 2019. We have a total of 10 board members and typically half are elected each year.
Secretary: Designs and sends the organization’s email correspondence, takes minutes at meetings, assists with membership and contact database tasks. (one year term)
Outreach Chair: Chairs a committee which is charged with performing outreach duties for the organization which include recruiting new members, identifying resources and partners, and increasing brand recognition, all with a focus on diversity and inclusion. (one year term)
Finance & Development Manager: Leads the budgeting process for the organization, tracks organization finances, sends invoices, and works with board members to spend their budgets effectively. (two year term)
Professional Development Committee Co-Chair: Serves on the Professional Development Committee and leads planning for our monthly Coffee/Cocktails & Conversations events. (one year term - not a voting board member but is welcome at board meetings)
You must be a paid member to have your application considered (join online here or apply for a scholarship here) but you do not need to be currently employed by a nonprofit or be "young." We value diversity among our applicant pool and among our members. We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds, especially racial and ethnic minorities and people with disabilities, to apply.
Board meetings are the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:45 pm in Oklahoma City. There will be a mandatory board orientation in August. Please note that all members of the Board of Directors are asked to sign the Board of Directors Commitment Form. Read it carefully and contact YNPNofOKC@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns.
Here's what some of our past and current board members have to say about their experience:
"Almost anything positive that has happened to me in the last few years, both personally and professionally, can be traced back to YNPN of OKC or someone I met through this organization." - Emily Reed, former Vice Chair/National Liaison
“The experience I have gained as a YNPN of OKC board member has been a great compliment to what I do in my day job. It's allowed me to develop skills that are relevant to my career goals while helping support others who are starting out in the social sector. I'm proud to detail my board service on my resume. Through YNPN, I have also made lifelong friends!" - Carrie Sauer, outgoing Chair
"I love serving on the board of directors for YNPN of OKC because it has given me so many opportunities to practice skills that I wouldn't have used otherwise, in a non-threatening environment. I feel encouraged to make the position my own, and not afraid to make mistakes. It's refreshing to work with a group of humans that care so much about others and our community." - Nicole Sukenis, former Professional Development Chair
“I have developed so many new skills in my position on the YNPN Board that I will carry with me throughout my career. It has been wonderful to explore, experience and practice these skills in a safe space and work with people who encourage me to keep learning." - Jenny Banner, former Finance Manager