Role: Board Member At Large
Position Type: Volunteer, Unpaid
Domain: Sexual Violence, Advocacy, Public Health
Location: Southern Maine, York and Cumberland Counties
Time Commitment – Generally 3-5 hours per month, which includes Board & Committee Meetings
Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine provides free services in York and Cumberland counties to anyone affected by sexual assault, sexual harassment, or sexual abuse, through prevention programs, support, education, and advocacy.
Since 1973, Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine (SARSSM) has been a leader in supporting survivors of sexual violence in York and Cumberland counties. SARSSM operates four main programs – a 24-hour Crisis & Support helpline, Children’s Advocacy Center of York County, Sexual Assault Response Team, and the Prevention Education Program.
SURVIVOR LEADERSHIP AND INCLUSION
SARSSM thrives when we have survivor leadership on our board, and diverse and inclusive members who represent the communities that we serve. We highly encourage survivors, people of color, women, transgender, and non-binary individuals, bi/multi lingual and cultural candidates, and all individuals with marginalized identities to consider joining us! We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in leadership, employment, or our programming.
The role of the SARSSM Board of Directors is to ensure that the our agency meets our mission – to empower anyone affected by sexual assault, sexual harassment, or sexual abuse, through prevention programs, support, education, and advocacy – and that the e principles of SARSSM are carried out in a fiscally responsible and ethical manner.
Serving on the SARSSM Board of Directors can provide an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about improving the lives of sexual assault survivors. Board members are asked to use their professional skills and expertise to help govern the organization. They are expected to maintain the spirit of our by-laws and demonstrate a commitment to social and racial justice in keeping with the organization’s values. Board members are asked to make SARSSM a priority in regards to their time and philanthropic giving, and to assist in the organization’s fundraising efforts.
TERMS OF OFFICE
A Board member serves a term of two years with the option of serving up to two additional two-year terms. Board members must step down at the end of six years, but may be considered for a new term following a one-year sabbatical.
CURRENT EXPERTISE NEEDED
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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