We need your help. Since its inception in 2008, MLJ Adoptions has placed over 250 children in loving, permanent homes. That’s over 250 children who are no longer languishing in institutions, but instead, thriving with loving families. With programs in nine countries, the operations of MLJ Adoptions are complex and require a diverse set of leaders with a variety of skills. We are governed by an Advisory Board which is responsible for providing guidance on policies, procedures and strategies and serves a vital role in setting the tone and direction for the agency. Currently, the Board has several openings for new members. We are seeking strong, visionary leaders who are passionate about serving children in need of loving, permanent homes. In particular, we are looking for individuals who have the following skills:
- Medical knowledge – an understanding of the medical issues faced by children in third world countries and who have likely suffered trauma and loss
- Non-profit experience – familiarity with the operations of a non-profit organization including fundraising, donor relations and grant applications
- HR experience – an understanding of HR best practices to assist the CEO in hiring, training and retaining MLJ staff members.
The Board meets on a quarterly basis. Board members may be asked to vote via email on specific proposals or to serve on specialized sub-committees in between quarterly meetings. The time commitment for a board member is estimated to be between three and five hours a quarter.
Having passionate and talented board members is vital to the health and sustainability of MLJ Adoptions. Whether you have the skills listed above or if you are just passionate about helping children in need, we encourage you to consider this opportunity to make a difference. If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.