Join Our Team!

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YNPN Greater Bflo is looking for talented young professionals to join us in our work to connect and empower tomorrow’s nonprofit leaders. There are opportunities available on our board, as well as our ambassador program.

As a member of the YNPN Greater Bflo Leadership Team, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Strengthen your professional network and make a few new friends!
  • Serve as a thought 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.

How to Apply
Applications to join the YNPN Greater Bflo leadership team as a board member or ambassador are now open. If you would like to apply for a position, please complete the application by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 28, 2018.

About YNPN Greater Bflo
Originating in San Francisco, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) has grown to become one of the nation’s largest associations of nonprofit practitioners and supporters. YNPN was named one of the “Top 10 Nonprofits to Watch in 2012” by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The YNPN movement is led by YNPN National and overseen by a National Board made up of YNPN members from all over the country. Currently, there are over 40 chapters across the United States.

Our local chapter, YNPN Greater Bflo, 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 is run by the all-volunteer YNPN Greater Bflo Leadership Team comprised of motivated and talented young professionals like you!

About the Board of Directors
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. 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, and we are currently recruiting for the following roles:

Board Co-Chair*
Co-Director of Communications & Marketing
Co-Director of Membership
Co-Director of Operations + Finance
Co-Director of Philanthropy + Sponsorship
Co-Director of Programming
Co-Director of Special Events
*Please note that only current Board Members are eligible to apply for this position.

Board Member Position Descriptions 2018-2019
Click here to read our Board Expectations

About Ambassadors
YNPN Greater Bflo is seeking passionate, driven, and organized individuals to serve as ambassadors on our leadership team, to 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.

Ambassador Position Description 2018-2019
(Ambassador Expectations 2018-2019 to read our Ambassador Expectations)

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 about the board member and ambassador application or process may be submitted to Christine Kiebzak or Aurora Schunk, Board Co-Chairs, at with “Board Application” or “Ambassador Application” in the subject.