The National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) is in need of individuals with strong leadership skills and experience in helping non-profit organizations execute strategy and development plans to serve on the NPCA Board of Directors. They have a particular interest in candidates who are well-connected within and beyond the Peace Corps community and who can help to bring in new resources, partnerships and expertise to meet our three strategic goals:
- Enable members and affiliate groups to thrive
- Help the Peace Corps be the best it can be
- Increase the Peace Corps community’s development impact
Each year, at least one-third of Directors are up for election by the membership, the affiliate groups, or the Board. This year there is a particular interest in candidates who have expertise in finance, fundraising, partnership development, media/communications, and/or nonprofit law.
NPCA Directors serve three-year terms and are expected to participate in quarterly board meetings (two in-person and two teleconferences), serve on a board committee, and support NPCA financially within their personal capability. You can find out more about NPCA Board and committee service on the NPCA website.
NPCA Members who are interested in considering Board or committee service are invited to fill out a Board Interest Form. While the recruitment of board director and committee member candidates is an ongoing one, this year we have eight positions up for election. All are for three-year terms beginning in September 2016 unless otherwise noted.
- Three Board-elected Director positions – all will be elected by the Board in September
- Four Member-elected Director positions representing the Upper Midwest; The Americas; West, Central and Southern Africa; and the US West (one-year term) – all will be elected online by members in those divisions
- Affiliate Group Network Coordinator (two-year term) – elected online by the affiliate groups.
Anyone interested in a member-elected or group-elected position above will need to complete formal nomination paperwork (available on the NPCA website) by May 27, 2016.