Why You Should Join the Mission

We recognize that our volunteers go above and beyond to support #LatinaGeeks in furthering its mission. Given the collective impact we are able to reach, it’s important for us to establish a reciprocal relationship with each and every one of our volunteers and supporters. Below are some of the opportunities we’d like to offer in gratitude of volunteer’s dedication and goodwill:

Continued Education

Organization-sponsored continuing education opportunities.

Grow Your Network

Network activation in technology, nonprofit, education and business sectors.

Professional Development

On-going professional development activities.

Social Recognition

Public recognition for volunteering commitments and achievements.

Mentoring

Mentoring activities to help grow individual leadership capacity.

Exclusivity

Invitation to exclusive networking, conferences and community events.

22
Successful workshops
1000
Latinas Impacted
4000
Total Members
5
Chapters

Current Leadership Openings

 

Position Description 

Each chapter president has the flexibility to create and develop their own chapter. There are, however, key responsibilities that all chapter leaders are asked to fulfill. The main functions of a chapter leader are to provide leadership and direction to volunteers, grow programs designed to facilitate engagement opportunities between community members, training professionals and corporate sponsors and to serve as an ambassador on behalf of the #LatinaGeeks chapter during programs and events.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate long-range planning discussions with chapter leadership for strategic planning
  • Assure that the chapter has a year-long strategy which furthers #LatinaGeeks’ mission and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress
  • Ability to convey a vision of #LatinaGeeks’ strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors
  • Provide leadership in collaboration with the Advisory Board of Directors and lead volunteers to carry out plans and policies authorized by #LatinaGeeks’ Governing Board and Executive Leadership Team
  • Maintain regular contact with #LatinaGeeks’ home office and participate in regional activities such as chapter leader conference calls, retreats, meetings and #LatinaGeeks community events whenever possible.
  • Work with chapter secretary/treasurer to oversee and maintain financial budgets for the chapter. This includes ensuring the organization is compliant with state and federal guidelines as a nonprofit organization
  • Demonstrates proficiency in basic computer programs like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Exhibits ability to think creatively and analytically, possessing strong problem-solving skills

Lead Volunteer Recruitment and Retention

  • Identify and recruit co-leaders to share the leadership role and/or involve chapter members in the running of the chapter (i.e. establish advisory board and recruit chapter lead volunteers)
  • Prepare operational and financial reports for the governing board of directors and executive leadership team of the organization. These reports are typically presented to executives on a quarterly or yearly basis to review the chapter’s status, as well as exchange ideas and suggest changes to improve operations.
  • Hold chapter meetings on a regular schedule. #LatinaGeeks is based on a successful model where chapter lead volunteers meet on a monthly basis.  
  • Recruits and trains president-elect to ensure a smooth transition of officers at end-of-term.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong public speaking ability
  • Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service and interpersonal skills by maintaining clear and effective communication.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage time efficiently and multi-task effectively
  • Exhibits strong leadership skills (i.e. ability to motivate, guide, and create a positive organizational culture through transparency and high integrity leadership)
  • Capable of formulating and maintaining a network of business contacts

Preferred Expertise

  • Has first hand experience working with Latina communities and demonstrates cultural sensitivity to the needs of the population
  • Education and/or professional experience in business, technology or nonprofit
  • Experience or ease of working in a start-up nonprofit environment
  • Experience or ease of working remotely with teams

Perks and Benefits

We recognize that our volunteers go above and beyond to support #LatinaGeeks’ in furthering its mission. Given the collective impact we are able to reach, it is important for us to establish a reciprocal relationship with each and everyone of our volunteers and supporters. Below are some of the opportunities we want to offer in gratitude of volunteers’ dedication and good will:

  • Organization-sponsored continued education opportunities
  • On-going professional development activities
  • Mentoring activities to help grow individual leadership capacity
  • Network activation in technology, nonprofit, education and business sectors
  • Public recognition for volunteering commitments and achievements
  • Invitation to exclusive networking and community events

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Position Description

The chapter treasurer works with the chapter president and chapter vice president to execute on strategic plan and implement regular activities of the chapter effectively.  

Administrative Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures that the chapter follows all #LatinaGeeks policies and procedures
  • Ensures chapter annual plan and budget are on file with the #LatinaGeeks home office
  • Supports chapter president with the collection of chapter advisory board donations and reporting

Financial Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages chapter budget, expenses, donations, etc.
  • In collaboration with the president, develops a strategy and plan to engage businesses and citizens to support the cause or mission of the organization
  • Work with marketing coordinator to encourage community members to set up automatic recurring donations, and support and promote #LatinaGeeks’ annual appeal to chapter members
  • Work with secretary to maintain the confidentiality of all individual member donations and contact information

Minimum Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to convey a vision of #LatinaGeeks’ strategic future to volunteers and donors
  • Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service and interpersonal skills by maintaining clear and effective communication.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage time efficiently and multi-task effectively
  • Strong organizational abilities 
  • Demonstrates proficiency in basic computer programs like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Exhibits ability to think creatively and analytically, possessing strong problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Has first hand experience working with Latina communities and demonstrates cultural sensitivity to the needs of the population; ideally bilingual/bicultural
  • Education and/or professional experience in business, technology, or nonprofit
  • Experience or ease of working in a start-up nonprofit environment
  • Experience or ease of working remotely with teams

Perks and Benefits

We recognize that our volunteers go above and beyond to support #LatinaGeeks’ in furthering its mission. Given the collective impact we are able to reach, it is important for us to establish a reciprocal relationship with each and everyone of our volunteers and supporters. Below are some of the opportunities we want to offer in gratitude of volunteers’ dedication and good will:

  • Organization-sponsored continued education opportunities
  • On-going professional development activities
  • Mentoring activities to help grow individual leadership capacity
  • Network activation in technology, nonprofit, education and business sectors
  • Public recognition for volunteering commitments and achievements
  • Invitation to exclusive networking and community events

APPLY HERE

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