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Wild Virginia

Board Opportunity

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OrganizationWild Virginia
Application DeadlineJanuary 31, 2023
Contact Emailinfo@wildvirginia.org
Contact Phone Number(434) 971-1553
Primary Focus AreaEnvironment
Service AreasStatewide
Year Organization Established1998
Number of Paid Staff4
Current Operating Budget231,000
Board Meeting Frequencyevery other month
City In Which Board Meetings Are Heldonline

Board Position type

Board Member

Desired skills, perspectives, experiences, and characteristics of new board members

Wild Virginia works to protect and connect Virginia’s wild places.

Wild Virginia works to protect and connect Virginia’s wild places. The Board of Wild Virginia is a working board. In addition to performing the legal functions of a 501(c)(3) board, the Board’s work includes raising funds for projects, working with our staff in developing clear, actionable, strategic plans, and implementing strategic direction in collaboration with staff.

Our objective is to maintain a board with diverse backgrounds, interests and skills so that all of the facets of our work are given adequate attention. When developing the Board we are often trying to respond to needs that come up as vacancies are created. Please understand that if you are not asked to serve it is by no means a reflection of our respect for you or your work.

What you will receive: An opportunity to have a significant influence on a statewide grassroots environmental group. In addition, you’ll make new friends who are knowledgeable about Virginia’s ecosystems, the outdoors, and/or are fully dedicated to doing this important work.

Commitment:  Wild Virginia Board of Directors terms are three years. Currently we meet remotely, bi-monthly.  In addition to these meetings, we expect each Board member to be and remain a member of Wild Virginia in good standing and be fully prepared to participate in board discussions.

All Board members serve as volunteers. Reimbursement for reasonable expenses associated with being a Board member is permitted.  You will be required to sign a Conflict of Interest Policy.

If you are interested in applying, please apply through this Google form.

In answering the following questions, please be thorough. Please attach a current resume. Again, our thanks for your time and consideration of joining the Wild Virginia Board of Directors.

Annual Time Commitment (including committee meetings, special events, work outside the board, etc.)

Board meetings every other month (2 hrs each) and committee work in between (10 hrs month)

Is a minimum financial contribution required?

Yes

Board Financial Commitment

We ask to be one of the top three organizations to which you donate.

Prior Board experience preferred?

Yes

Does the Board have term limits?

Yes

Board Term Limit

Three years (renewable)

Additional Information

Wild Virginia works to improve the overall connectivity of Virginia’s wild lands and
waters. Our current campaigns include:

➔ Protecting Virginia’s water quality. This includes working closely with our partners to fight the Mountain Valley fracked gas pipeline.

➔ Building coalitions to improve habitat connectivity throughout the state.

➔ Helping citizens make their voices heard to protect the places they care about.

Does The Organization have Directors & Officer's insurance?

Yes