Join our board

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Work Location: Austin, TX

Purpose of the Position: Plan and facilitate NLC-Austin’s Institute, a rigorous six-month training program that focuses on entrepreneurship, advocacy, organizing, and fundraising, while working with the Board of Directors, alumni, and overall Austin community. 

Responsibilities & Duties: 

  • Point-person for assembling the NLC Institute sessions from January – May 

  • Manage the Curriculum Committee and work with Chapter Director(s) to ensure the right speakers and trainers come to the Institute

  • Serves as contact with both national and local NLC speakers 

  • Work with the Finance Chair(s) and Chapter Director(s) to draft a budget of expected costs and make sure it’s submitted as part of the annual budgeting process 

  • Work with committee to secure a free venue and breakfast, lunch, and snack donations for the trainings 

  • Facilitate a process to gather feedback after each seminar 

  • Work with Executive team to ensure there is at least 1-2 social events organized during the Institute  

  • Attend and participate in national conference calls with other Institute chairs 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Extremely organized fast learner

  • Able to plan in detail using realistic timelines

  • Communicates verbally and in writing using clear and concise language

  • Communicates in a timely manner via email, phone call, text message, and Slack.

  • Able to understand and communicate the organization’s mission and goals in a clear, motivating, and convincing manner to the board, fellows, volunteers, and potential donors.

  • Able to inspire and motivate adults to meet ambitious goals. 

Commitment Expected: 

  • Minimum one-year commitment

  • Workload: two to five hours per week, plus monthly board and national calls

  • Facilitate Institute on the first weekend of every month from January through June 2020

General expectations for all board members:

  • “Write or raise” a minimum of $250 per year for the organization.

  • Check NLC email account at least every other day, and respond to requests within 24 hours.

  • Attend a monthly one-hour National Call.

  • Board members are expected to participate in recruitment and selections, attend alumni events, at least one Institute day, and the chapter fundraiser.

Training: Initial training will take approximately three hours, and board members will be available outside these times to help answer questions and acquaint you with the various guidance manuals and resources provided by the national office.

Apply: Please submit a resume and short cover letter to