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Join the AMP Board of Directors! Now seeking candidates

AMP Global Youth is a youth-powered network that amplifies the story, voice and power of high school students through young professionals. Born out of a critical moment – the attacks on 9/11 – which saw our world changed forever, we walk the talk when it comes to building youth ability to understand and take action around the biggest global challenges facing us today.

Founded as Americans for Informed Democracy, our mission is to amplify the story, voice and power of global youth. Our vision is a peaceful, just and sustainable world shaped by the unique power, energy and creativity of youth.

We are growing quickly, and as such are expanding our Board of Directors to bring additional expertise, advice and champions onto our team. Specifically, we are eager to connect to candidates with experience in social entrepreneurship, youth programming, fundraising, and social change writ large. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone eager to contribute their energies and experiences to an organization on the move. Here’s the official position description:

The AMP Global Youth Board of Directors provide strategic advice and fiscal oversight to the organization. Directors contribute to the achievement of the AMP mission, support AMP financially in a manner appropriate to their means (including recruiting donations) and bring skills and insights that strengthen our community. Board members agree to serve on the board for a two-year, renewable term.

As a group, the Board of Directors is responsible for:

  • Approving and promoting the vision, strategy, budget and policies of AMP, as defined by our youth leaders and network.
  • Mobilizing resources that AMP needs to operate successfully, in particular financial contributions and connections to individuals and organizations aligned with our work. Board members may individually also offer technical, sectoral or other support as well.
  • Overseeing the fiscal health and operations of the organization.
  • Identifying and selecting officers and successor members of the board.

Individually, each Director agrees to:

  • Annually, participate in at least two virtual board meetings (which usually take place every six months),
  • Read and review updates and plans from the board chair and provide feedback.
  • Serve actively on at least one board committee and/or take on at least one specific job or responsibility.
  • Participate in one or more aspects of fundraising or other resource gathering for the organization. Mobilize a minimum of $500 for the organization annually.
  • Support the vision and mission of the organization. Keep the faith, stay excited, contribute actively, and generally just be in it to win it.

From time to time, Directors may also be asked to:

  • Attend special events on behalf of the organization
  • Contribute time, feedback and energy to special projects

Time commitment: estimated at 10-15 hours/year

  • Attend virtual board meeting every 6 months: 5 hours
  • Support tasks, provide feedback, participate on committees: approximately 5-10 hours annually

Specific board roles Include but are not limited to:

  • Chairperson
  • Treasurer: Works with President and Finance Advisor to finalize budget, oversee accounts, process payments, and pay relevant taxes.
  • Secretary: Takes board meeting notes, gathers updates, schedules meetings, circulates meeting reminders, etc.
  • Fundraising Committee: Supports annual fundraiser, as well as scoping and applying for grants.

Other Details:

Minimum Requirements: To ensure equitable access to this experience, and recognizing that skills and wisdom can be gained in many ways, we do not have minimum age, educational or professional requirements other than experience or interest in empowering youth to play a role as global leaders and citizens. We encourage anyone who believes they can be helpful in this role to apply, in particular those representing groups traditionally left out of leadership roles and spaces. This is an unpaid position.

Process:

  • Applicants should contact us at opportunities@aidemocracy.org by April 15 to share why they’re interested in the position.
  • Prospective board members will be reviewed, interviewed and elected by members of our current Board of Directors in April and May.
  • Board will review and elect new officers on an annual basis.

More about AMP!

AMP Global Youth is a youth-powered network that amplifies the story, voice and power of high school students through young professionals. Born out of a critical moment – the attacks on 9/11 – which saw our world changed forever, we walk the talk when it comes to building youth ability to understand and take action around the biggest global challenges facing us today.

Founded as Americans for Informed Democracy, our mission is to amplify the story, voice and power of global youth. Our vision is a peaceful, just and sustainable world shaped by the unique power, energy and creativity of youth.

AMP has reached well over 100,000 students and young professionals through conferences, training events and campaigns over the past 16 years, and we’re just getting started. We reach over 10,000 unique visitors/month through our website alone.

Our focus on global citizenship and preparing the next generation of young global leaders is more critical and attractive than ever before. Our programming has doubled in size most recently through the expansion in the number of students participating in our Global Scholar leadership incubator program over the last two years.

In 2018, over 100 youth completed intensive high-level training programs with AMP. 100% of our alumni would recommend Global Scholar to a friend, and here’s what one had to say about the experience:

“Global Scholar was a life-changing experience. We learned about many different global issues facing our generation, but we also learned about how the youth of today, as global citizens, can make a positive change in our world and actually work to put an end to these global issues. Being in DC and visiting embassies, NGOs, think-tanks, and others was not only exciting, but they showed us how diverse the field of international development really is. I never thought I could become so close with people over the span of two weeks, but I ended up meeting some of the most driven, curious, and friendly people ever! Global Scholar exceeded my expectations in every way, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.”

In recent years our main programming has included:

  • Global Scholar, our ongoing two-week residential global leadership accelerator for high school students
  • Culturama, a mobile game connecting youth in the US and Iran, funded by the US State Department
  • Frequencies, our monthly series focusing on values and mindsets of global citizenship
  • Action Lab, our popular skill-building program for young change-makers
  • Active Citizens in Action, our leadership accelerator for youth in the greater Washington, D.C. area led in partnership with the British Council’s Active Citizens program.

About AIDemocracy

Americans for Informed Democracy (AIDemocracy) is a 501 (c)(3) organization that relies on public donations to help our organization and keep our student-led programming focused on pressing global issues with timely events and activities. We'd love to see you make a donation or join out student network, and thank you in advance for doing so.

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