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Job Description - YSC Board of Directors


Young Survival Coalition (YSC) strengthens the community, addresses the unique needs, amplifies the voice, and improves the quality of life of young adults affected by breast cancer, locally, nationally, and internationally. For more information, please visit Young Survival Coalition’s website at YSC seeks highly motivated, dedicated individuals to volunteer to serve on its Board of Directors. Interested candidates are passionate about young adults with breast cancer and their co-survivors and willing to contribute time, positive energy, and financial resources to further the mission.

About Board Member Service

The board supports the work of YSC and provides mission-based leadership, strategic governance, and fiduciary responsibility. While day-to-day operations are led by YSC’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Board-CEO relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the board is both critical and expected. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual passionate about YSC’s mission to support young adults with breast cancer and who has a track record of leadership. Selected board members will have achieved leadership stature in the business, government, philanthropy, academic, or nonprofit sectors.

The expectation of board members includes but is not limited to:

  • Uphold the mission and values of YSC
  • Make a financial gift through the board’s give/get program
  • Contribute to identifying and applying YSC’s strategic vision and plans for the future
  • Attend quarterly board meetings (both in-person and virtual formats)
  • Attend at least 1 YSC event annually (Summit, Congressional Women’s Softball Game, Wellness Weekend, etc.)
  • Attend board social activities
  • Aid in YSC’s fundraising endeavors
  • Be familiar with YSC’s by-laws, personnel policies, & other key policies guiding governance & operational practices
  • Appreciate and respect board-staff boundaries
  • Take part in the annual evaluation of the CEO
  • Help identify prospective board members

Board terms/participation:

  • Board members must serve at least 1 two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for up to two additional two-year terms (maximum of 6 years of service)
  • Board meetings will be held quarterly, and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings or individually as appropriate
  • All board members are expected to attend all board meetings as part of their fiduciary responsibility
  • No more than one board meeting can be missed annually.

How to apply:

Please send a note with your resume outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications for board leadership, including how you heard about this opportunity, to Desirée Walker, YSC President of the Board of Directors at [email protected].