Position on ASAP Board of Directors – Apply Now!

2 Feb

ASAP logoAcademics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) is seeking volunteers for one-year renewable positions on its global Board of Directors. ASAP is an international professional association focused on helping poverty researchers and teachers enhance their positive impact on severe poverty. It has chapters in Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Oceania, Spain, the UK, and the United States, with hundreds of members working and studying in universities, research centers and NGOs worldwide.

The currently 8-member Board of Directors is led by ASAP President Thomas Pogge (Yale University) and oversees all aspects of ASAP operation. The Board takes guidance from a 21-member Advisory Board which includes some of the world’s most prominent poverty researchers and development policy and practice experts. ASAP is expanding its Board to match expanding membership and activities. Applications are welcome from academics and practitioners who have a strong interest in helping promote positive academic impact on poverty alleviation. Specifically, the organization seeks applications for one-year, renewable Board positions in the roles of:

  1. Fundraising Director: will contribute to the development of fundraising networks and applications and help coordinate effective spending of donated funds. Will work closely with ASAP Executive Coordinator Rachel Payne.
  2. Web Director: will help ensure that the ASAP web site offers interesting and useful content for members and serves as an effective public portal for the organization. May also give guidance on effective use of social networking platforms (Twitter, etc.).
  3. Membership Director: will help ensure that ASAP offers a range of meaningful member volunteer and leadership opportunities and that the network expands appropriately.

If you would like to apply for one of these volunteer positions, please send a current CV and application statement of 400 words or fewer explaining your interest in one of the roles and your salient experience to Rachel Payne at rachel@academcisstand.org.

Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2014. If you have questions about any of the posts, please contact ASAP Vice President Luis Cabrera at a.l.cabrera@bham.ac.uk

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