WYSE is seeking a pro bono volunteer with legal expertise to serve the National Board of Directors as our Legal Advisor. The Legal Advisor will be responsible for providing counsel in 4 main areas:
(1) nonprofit governance
(2) fundraising compliance
(3) risk management and insurance
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 Legal Advisor will play a key role in building on this momentum to increase WYSE’s impact through sustainable operation practices and compliance under current laws and regulations.
General Expectations of WYSE Legal Advisor
● Attend ad hoc conference calls on committee topics as needed
● Provide counsel on the local, state, and federal rules and laws applicable to WYSE
● Advise on contracts with various stakeholders (universities, middle schools, various vendors)
● Serve as a broad-based resource for WYSE Board and Branch legal concerns and collaborate to find practical answers to diverse range of legal questions associated with WYSE’s work and operations
● Assist in developing WYSE’s risk management policy and handbook
● Commit a minimum of 2 hours to WYSE on a monthly basis for a one-year contract
We are looking for someone with technical legal expertise who can address the unique issues and challenges that WYSE faces. This volunteer should be adaptive to the flexible structure of our board; responsive and communicative; proactive and independent; and, of course, passionate about empowering young women and wholeheartedly believes in the mission of 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 twelve 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 within the application time period listed above.