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Development Chair

National Board Position

Women and Youth Supporting Each Other (WYSE) is seeking an individual with experience in fundraising and development to join the National Board of Directors as our Development Chair. The Development Chair’s job is not simply to raise money. They are responsible for overseeing WYSE’s development in four key areas: Fundraising Events/Activities, Donor Relations, Grant-Writing/Matching Programs, and Management of our Associate (Fundraising) Board members. WYSE has grown considerably over the last 25+ years due to the dedication, creativity and passion of its unique working board, as well as its network of volunteers and college mentors. The Development Chair will play a key role in building on this momentum to increase WYSE’s impact through strategic fundraising and stewardship efforts.


To accomplish this, the activities and responsibilities of the Development Chair fall under the following categories:


  • Donor Relations

  • Fundraising Events and Activities

  • Grant-Writing, Corporate Giving, Matching Programs

  • Guidance of WYSE Associate Board (Fundraising Board)

General Expectations of WYSE Board Members

  • Attend monthly board meetings (Typically 90 minutes in length via conference call)

  • Attend ad hoc conference calls on committee topics as needed

  • Attend the annual Board virtual retreat (Typically held via Google Hangout) in early Spring

  • Attend the annual National Leadership Training Conference in the summer

  • Contribute to Board dues ($300 per year)

About WYSE

Women and Youth Supporting Each Other (WYSE) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower young women with the resources and support necessary to make positive life choices and create community change. WYSE consists of student-led university branches across the country that provide weekly curriculum-based afterschool sessions, one-on-one mentoring, and special events to middle school girls in underserved communities. Founded in 1992, WYSE has since expanded to eleven student-led branches with central leadership provided by a National Board of Directors.

WYSE values inclusivity and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. We are committed to our core values of empowerment and community change by building a team that includes and respects a variety of identities, experiences, and perspectives.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should email with their resume and a brief cover letter.

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