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AYM relies on volunteers to make a difference.

If you are interested in volunteering for AYM, please complete this APPLICATION form.

Board and Committee Members

 

  • Position Status: Part Time (unpaid) Work Schedule: Flexible
  • Position Type: Volunteer Location: Springfield, Virginia

 

AYM empowers and mobilizes Africa’s youth through employment in technology, agriculture, education, ecotourism, entrepreneurship, and the arts. It is currently tackling Sierra Leone’s post-civil war youth unemployment challenge by developing the talent and skills of 15-35 year olds to create self-sufficiency, economic stability, community prosperity and social progress to establish long-term peace.

 

  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities: We are looking for individuals to work with us long-term as advisers and volunteers and help us grow our unique model.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Specifically, we hope to partner with people who have connections with businesses, foundations or the giving community in the DMV and/or people with one or more of the following skills or interests: PR/marketing, event planning, fundraising, international development, nonprofit law and finance.
  • Application Process: Please email

Board Members

 

  • Take care of the nonprofit by ensuring prudent use of all assets, including facility, people, and good will; and provide oversight for all activities that advance the nonprofit’s effectiveness and sustainability. (Duty of due care)
  • Make decisions in the best interest of the nonprofit corporation; not in his or her self-interest. (Duty of loyalty)
  • Ensure that the nonprofit obeys applicable laws and acts in accordance with ethical practices; that the nonprofit adheres to its stated corporate purposes, and that its activities advance its mission. (Duty of obedience)

Board Chairman

 

  • Oversees board and executive committee meetings
  • Works in partnership with the chief executive to make sure board resolutions are carried out
  • Calls special meetings if necessary
  • Appoints all committee chairs, and with the chief executive, recommends who will serve on committees
  • Assists chief executive in preparing agenda for board meetings
  • Assists chief executive in conducting new board member orientation
  • Oversees searches for a new chief executive
  • Coordinates chief executive’s annual performance evaluation
  • Works with the governance committee to recruit new board members
  • Acts as an alternate spokesperson for the organization
  • Periodically consults with board members on their roles and helps them assess their performance

Board Vice-Chairman

 

  • Attend all board meetings
  • Serve on the executive committee if one exists
  • Carry out special assignments as requested by the board chair
  • Understand the responsibilities of the board chair and be able to perform these duties in the chair’s absence
  • Participate as a vital part of the board leadership

Board Secretary

 

  • Attend all board meetings
  • Serve on the executive committee if one exists
  • Ensure the safety and accuracy of all board records
  • Review board minutes
  • Assume responsibilities of the chair in the absence of the board chair, chair-elect, and vice chair
  • Provide notice of meetings of the board and/or of a committee when such notice is required

Board Treasurer

 

  • Attend all board meetings
  • Maintain knowledge of the organization and personal commitment to its goals and objectives
  • Understand financial accounting for nonprofit organizations
  • Serve as the chair of the finance committee
  • Manage, with the finance committee, the board’s review of and action related to the board’s financial responsibilities
  • Work with the chief executive and the chief financial officer to ensure that appropriate financial reports are made available to the board on a timely basis
  • Present the annual budget to the board for approval
  • Review the annual audit and answer board members’ questions about the audited

Board Meetings

 

To facilitate our board meetings:

 

  • All board members receive custom emails
  • Get Google Hangout Orientation*
  • Subscribe to a board group emailing
  • Check their emails at least once a week• AYM uses the Google for Nonprofits enterprise products, an in-kind donation.

Contact

 

Abu-Hassan “Askia” Koroma
Tel: +703-672-0631
E-mail: [email protected]
Skype: african2000
Website: www.aym-inc.org

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