What does the Advocacy Committee do?
The Advocacy Committee, made up of Board members, YW Boston staff, and volunteers, is responsible for:
- Developing and implementing YW Boston’s advocacy agenda
- Training YW Boston board, staff, or volunteers to participate in advocacy actions
- Participating in YWCA USA advocacy initiatives
- Determining coalition partners
What are the requirements of members?
The Advocacy Committee will meet at least once per quarter, with a minimum time commitment of four hours per quarter. As the committee is a working group, members may be asked to complete tasks in support of YW Boston’s advocacy work outside of official committee meetings.
Members should be deeply committed to YW Boston’s mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Having some knowledge or experience in policy development and execution is also valuable, though not required. Also valuable are: knowledge of the local community; ability to analyze information; clear communication skills.
What is the selection process?
Applications will be reviewed by YW Boston’s Senior Management Team on a rolling basis. Finalists may be asked to participate in a brief interview in February 2017. Members will be selected and the committee will meet for the first time in March 2017.
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