KHJN board member applications are open!
Please read over the board member expectations prior or applying!
Applications must be received by July 31, 2020. Apply here!
The mission of the Kentucky Health Justice Network is to build the power of Kentuckians to achieve reproductive justice. We support this mission through direct support, education and outreach.
The Kentucky Health Justice Network invites applications for up to 4 new Board members to serve three-year terms beginning in September 2020. Successful applicants must demonstrate their commitment to KHJN’s mission and core programming. Our current core programming includes advocacy for trans health issues, abortion access, and access to contraceptives. We believe reproductive rights are human rights, and that all people should be able to decide if, when, and how to parent.
As an organization committed to reproductive justice, we have a responsibility to create a pipeline of leadership and development opportunities for young people, low-income people, people of color, LGBTQIA people, people with disabilities, and others who are repeatedly and systematically affected by reproductive inequities. We believe people directly impacted by these issues are best positioned to design and lead solutions. People of color, young people, people who have had an abortion, and LGBTQIA people are strongly encouraged to apply. We are also particularly seeking individuals with financial and legal backgrounds. Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to apply.
KHJN is a statewide organization, our current Board members are primarily located in the Louisville area so we are also interested in recruiting board members from other areas of Kentucky. Some of the additional skills we are looking for include financial management, fundraising skills, organizing experience, legal expertise.
The responsibilities of KHJN Board members include
Attending and actively participating in monthly or bi-monthly board meetings. Currently our meetings are via Zoom, however as circumstances permit we will resume quarterly in-person meetings. These are currently based in Louisville.
Participating in projects and decisions as needed between board meetings.
Overseeing KHJN’s internal policies and the statewide mission
Building networks and allies throughout the state
Reviewing the organization’s financial statements and overall health
Participating actively in the fundraising and donor engagement activities of the organization.
Board membership offers opportunities to support positive social change, develop new expertise and working relationships, and further reproductive justice in Kentucky. Board members serve as volunteers, but KHJN pays mileage and other costs for meetings, on request. Child care and accommodations for persons with differing abilities are also covered (ie: interpreters, etc.)
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