Organization's Mission: Empowering women from all nations to achieve independence, economic success, and a voice in the community.
Organization's Programs and Services: Customized Service
Economic Empowerment
Community Development
Skills & Talents of Ideal Candidate: The Board members of Women of the World will be called on to assist the organization in the following ways:
1. Exemplify the mission and purpose of Women of the World
2. Be familiar with the relevant laws, procedures, etc. established by governmental agencies, private funders and foundations which affect the operations of Women of the World.
3. Participate in the development of short and long - term strategic planning with the Executive Director and staff.
4. Ensure the effectiveness of Women of the World’s program planning through review of the organization’s annual goals and objectives.
5. Review program reports to ensure that the activities of Women of the World are mission – driven, efficient, and effective.
6. Review and act on compensation issues as needed.
7. Recruit and orient new members of the board following periodic assessment of its functions and needs.
8. Establish fiscal policies and boundaries, including budgets and financial controls.
9. Assist with fundraising and development including bringing network to fundraising events and campaigns.
10. Develop and maintain a communication link to the community.
11. Promote the activities and mission of Women of the World and its public image through public speaking, publications, press contacts, outreach events, etc.
Women of the World’s Board of Directors is a voluntary position with the following guidelines:
1. There are a maximum of 13 members on the Board of Directors .
2. Board members are nominated by a member of the Board of Directors and reviewed by the Board Recruitment Committee. New members are elected by a majority of the Board at an annual or special meeting to a term of 2 years.
3. Board members may serve up to 2 consecutive terms.
4. Members are expected to attend all meetings or give notice if they are unable to attend.
While the Women of the World Board of Directors is comprised of people from a diverse range of backgrounds and comprised of different skills, occasionally we need a more specific skillset to advance our efforts. The below additional requirements are needed to be considered for the Women of the World Board:
1. Preference will be given to individuals that have 2 or more years of Board of Director or Advisory Board experience.
2. Preference will be given to individuals with close ties in the refugee, immigrant, or asylum seeker communities.
What Can this Position offer the Applicant?: Women of the World Board of Directors is comprised of people from a diverse range of backgrounds and comprised of different skills and offers real opportunity to develop community.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: Women of the World is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, veteran status, political or religious affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by law (“Protected Status”).
Meeting Frequency: monthly
Meeting Times: evenings
Overall Time Commitment: 3 hrs / month
Current Number of Board Members: 8
Current Number of Board Vacancies: 6
Position Summary: Women of the World Board of Directors Job Description
Women of the World welcomes individuals interested in joining an internationally recognized organization advancing the human rights and self-reliance of forcibly displaced women from all over the globe.
Women of the World is building an inclusive community in Utah. The structure of any inclusive community has a foundation of trust. Women of the World strives to be the most trusted service provider to our clients—their second home—a safe space where they can find resources and a social safety net. We also set a foundation of trust and transparency with our funders and the friends of Women of the World. WoW realizes that in order to broker conversations from these two groups, we must compellingly convey our needs, execute with excellence, and accurately report results. Our Board of Directors is key in introducing new individuals into this conversation and setting a strategic direction.
How to Apply: Send email and CV to
Location: Salt Lake City


Organization Website: Visit website
Contact: Samira Harnish
Phone: 8019530008