Junior Board of Directors
Growing the Next Generation of Community Leaders
The mission of the Junior Board is to support the overall mission and activities of Going Beyond the Pink by acting as ambassadors, engaging community members, developing leadership skills, and gaining experience with public-sector work.
The Junior Board was formed in order to identify and develop emerging community leaders, support the development of leadership skills, provide an opportunity for youth to perform meaningful community service, and engage a youthful perspective in the board development, fundraising, and community outreach efforts of Going Beyond the Pink.
Rising High School Juniors & Seniors
Going Beyond the Pink’s leadership will identify interested and qualified High School Juniors & Seniors from several local area high schools through a competitive application and interview process. Chosen students will serve on the Junior Board. Students will learn a variety of topics related to nonprofit governance, growth and sustainability of a nonprofit organization, and nonprofit program outreach. The Junior Board will engage in the real activity of organizational oversight and communicate their ideas and perspectives to the Board of Directors.
Junior Board members will gain valuable experience working with a functioning nonprofit and board of directors. They will also engage in community outreach, fundraising and special events planning, and learn valuable leadership skills through their participation in the program.
Junior Board members are expected to serve on at least one committee in addition to their service on the Junior Board of Directors. Committees are self-directed, meet outside of the scheduled Junior Board meetings, and must report on activities at each Junior Board meeting. Committee choices include:
- Executive Committee
- Fundraising/Special Events Committee
- Marketing Committee
- Technology Committee
- Community Outreach Committee
- Grant Research & Writing Committee
Junior Board members will learn about:
- Board Roles & Responsibilities
- Nonprofit Ethics & Stewardship
- Nonprofit’s Community Role
- Developing Fundraising & Event Plans
- Understanding Nonprofit Financial Reports
- Cultivating Volunteers
- Developing Social Media Plans
- Developing Brand Awareness
- Professional Behaviors
- Collaborative Work
Junior Board members shall:
- attend Junior Board meetings
- serve on a Junior Board committee, to include additional meetings as determined by said committee
- provide a minimum of 10 hours of volunteer support for the organization’s fundraising and events
- develop and execute 2 fundraising events for the organization
- act as ambassadors in the community for the organization
Going Beyond the Pink leadership shall:
- develop and deliver program curriculum
- attend and provide oversight for Junior Board meetings
- be responsive to the needs, questions, and insight of the Collegiate Seat and Junior Board
- provide an effective and engaging environment that supports the leadership development of program participants
- Applicant must be a rising Junior or Senior in a Brunswick County, New Hanover County, or Pender County High School, or an equivalent Home School program.
- Applicant must be in good standing in the community.
- Applicant must have a 3.2 GPA or higher and provide copies of transcripts with application materials
- Applicant must be willing to submit to and pass periodic drug testing as deemed necessary by the organization.
Candidate Review Process
Applications accepted March 15 – May 31
Candidate interviews will be held June 2019
Acceptance notifications July 2019
Members seated at August board meeting (date to be announced)