Inaugural Board of Directors Announcement

Education Equalizers Foundation – Inaugural Board of Directors

This is your invite to join the inaugural Board of Directors, for the Education Equalizers Foundation an education, fundraising, and consulting nonprofit.

At Education Equalizers, LLC, we believe that everyone deserves access to quality education. We are a consulting firm that provides resources to college students, Higher Education leaders, and the communities they serve. We have been retained to assist with enrollment initiatives, lead during peak seasons, and back-fill vacant positions. We have consulted and completed marketing, training, EDI initiatives, and project management at various higher education and related organizations. Our primary responsibilities included creating SOPs, MOUs, digital marketing campaigns, working manuals, documenting policy to meet accreditation standards, diversity initiatives, streamlining operations, and automating processes. We have served at The Equity Alliance, The Sunday School Publishing Board, Benevolence First, Fresh Start Family Services, HBCU Hub, Vanderbilt University and others.

“We believe everyone deserves access to a quality education.”

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the non-profit organization and works with the staff to set priorities for each fiscal year, approves the annual budget, and helps meet our fundraising goals for the year. The Board acts on behalf of the public to ensure that members of the staff are not abusing or misusing our status as a tax-exempt business of the United States. The inaugural Board of Directors are being recruited to form the non-profit arm of the existing business Education Equalizers, LLC which has raised the capital to start the Education Equalizers Foundation.

The Board of Directors will work together to advance our mission, and ensure that our desired impacts are being realized, tracked, and shared with the public. At this time, the Board is a working board, and members are expected to not only join committees but to be productive partners in the forward movement of the organization. Also, Board Members will be assigned formal titles and create the bylaws for the roles of President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  

We are building a national board, out of state members will be required to attend at least two meetings per year in person, unless deemed a health risk. These members should either be able to afford to fly or drive to Gainesville, FL, Tampa, Fl or Orlando, Fl for in person meetings when they resume.

PRINICPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

Inaugural Board of Directors

  1. Attends quarterly board meetings of the whole and co-chairs at least one committee which will have separate quarterly meeting frequencies.
  2. Agree to attend 2-3 existing Education Equalizer Foundation events such as participation at the annual Bud Billiken parade charity event in Chicago, book signing events in Gainesville, Chicago, Memphis, Atlanta, and Nashville, sponsored community organization events which can be virtual or in-person, and other fundraising opportunities.
  3. Read committee and board meeting minutes. Vote virtually between meetings when necessary.
  4. Agree to participate in the formation of all Education Equalizers Foundation primary paperwork alongside our Executive Director, existing attorney, and certified public accountant.
  5. Participate in and lead discussions that build a shared vision and understanding

QUALIFICATIONS:

You agree that you will:

  • Promote the mission of Education Equalizers Foundation in your personal and professional life
  • Represent Education Equalizers Foundation to your friends and the public at large
  • Commit at least two years to the Inaugural Board of Directors
  • When you return for a second year, actively recruit potential board members
  • Attend at least 75% of board meetings
  • Agree to participate in trainings that will make you a more effective board member once you join
  • Accept moral, legal, and financial responsibility for Education Equalizers Foundation
  • Reply to all e-mails that require a response, and all phone calls that need a response within 48 hours

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Master’s degree (highly desired, but not required)
  • 3-5 years of experience in a kindergarten – higher education setting, non-profit leadership role, or corporate business executive position
  • Demonstrated ability to create lasting goals for a non-profit organization
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Conflict-resolution skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people

Submit your resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation for consideration. Your documents will be reviewed, and you will receive an update on your candidacy via email. All documents are due by November 1. Contact us at hello@educationequalizers.com for more information.

Published by Carjie Scott, Ed.D.

Founder and Executive Director, Education Equalizers

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