Join Our Team

Board

YNPN Greater Bflo is seeking individuals who are hungry for leadership opportunities and can propel our programs to new heights—highly energetic, driven, and organized individuals to serve on the YNPN Greater Bflo Board of Directors. As a member of the YNPN Greater Bflo Board of Directors, you’ll have the opportunity to:

Strengthen your professional network
Serve as a thoughtful leader across the organization and the Western New York nonprofit community
Personally drive your professional development in soft and hard skill sets
Actively participate in cross-team initiatives to help build our organization’s capacity

Elections for our 2021-2022 programming year have closed. Elections for vacant Board of Directors & Ambassador positions are held each year from May-June. Should positions be available earlier, they will be announced on our website and social media pages.

About the Board of Directors

Each board member position reports to the YNPN Greater Bflo Board Co-Chairs and will require close collaboration with leadership across the organization. This is a great opportunity to develop skills in an area that you haven’t fully explored or to contribute your expertise. In addition to the incredible professional development opportunity that comes with taking ownership over a functional area of an organization and participating in the long-term strategic work of stewarding our mission, board members participate in networking and professional development meetings. Beyond skill-building, our leadership team is a network of over 15 like-minded, driven emerging leaders in WNY’s nonprofit community! Board members commit to serving a two-year volunteer term. Board members may also choose to serve on committees.

YNPN Greater Bflo is operated by the volunteer Board of Directors and Ambassadors, with additional help from our Committees. There are no paid staff. 

About the Ambassador Program

Ambassadors on our leadership team increase our ability to achieve short and long term goals. Ambassadors take on leadership tasks and carry out strategic actions in specific areas. Together, board members and ambassadors make it all happen! This is a great opportunity to develop skills and experience, share your passion for YNPN Greater Bflo without a large commitment, and contribute your expertise. Ambassadors commit to serving a one-year volunteer term with YNPN Greater Bflo’s leadership team. Ambassadors may also choose to serve on committees.

About Committees

New for 2021, our leadership team is adding committees! Committees offer a way to get involved in YNPN Greater Bflo leadership without the larger commitment of a Board Director or Ambassador role. As committees are a new component of our Board, you will be part of shaping how they work. Committee members are asked to commit to a one-year volunteer term and can serve on multiple committees.

Before Applying

We encourage all interested applicants to review our Board Member Expectations. If you are interested in becoming an ambassador, please review our Ambassador Expectations.

About YNPN Greater Bflo

The local chapter of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network was founded in 2013 to provide support and resources for young professionals working in the Western New York nonprofit community. Since then, we’ve hosted networking and professional development events to bring these individuals together and introduce them to WNY area opportunities, and we’re connected with over 1,500 individuals through our listserv, social media, and events. Our mission is to strengthen the nonprofit community by serving as an inclusive and innovative resource for networking and growth to empower young professionals.

YNPN Greater Bflo values diverse professional and personal experiences and perspectives. As an organization, we strive to be intentionally inclusive and to reflect the community we serve, and we encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply for the YNPN Greater Bflo Leadership Team.


Questions?

Questions about the board member and ambassador application process may be submitted to ynpngreaterbflo@gmail.com with “Board Application”, “Ambassador Application”, or “Committee Application” in the subject.

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