Ibis Reproductive Health seeks board member with financial expertise Ibis Reproductive Health is a non-profit sexual and reproductive health research organization. Our mission is to drive change through bold, rigorous research and principled partnerships that advance sexual and reproductive autonomy, choices, and health worldwide. Ibis has 37 staff members located in three offices (Cambridge MA and Oakland CA, USA and Johannesburg, South Africa) and expand our impact by working with partner organizations in 32 countries, including the US. We focus on expanding access to safe abortion care, contraception, and sexual and reproductive health information and services. Two of our key current projects are making an oral contraceptive pill available over-the-counter in the US and establishing abortion service quality measures that can be used internationally. Our budget of about $7 million is largely funded through grants from private foundations. Ibis is financially stable and has recently experienced significant growth in funding and staff. Ibis seeks a Board member with financial expertise, interest in or experience with non-profit organizations, and a commitment to our mission. Our Board of about twelve includes leading US researchers in the field of sexual and reproductive health, as well as public health professionals from the UK and sub-Saharan Africa. Many Board members have significant budget management responsibilities in their professional roles, and one current member has had a career in the financial services industry. We are seeking to expand the depth of financial expertise among Board members and build a pipeline of leadership for the Board’s Audit and Finance Committee. The Board has two all-day meetings per year. Dinners held the night before meetings have built a sense of community and common purpose. One meeting per year is usually held in Cambridge and one in either New York or Washington D.C. Ibis reimburses Board members for their travel costs. The Audit and Finance committee has an approximately 1-hour meeting, by conference call, each quarter. These calls include the review of reports prepared by staff and an annual presentation by an independent auditor. We are excited to bring new perspectives and voices to the Ibis Reproductive Health Board, and if you share our commitment to global human and reproductive sexual and reproductive rights and justice and have experience working in a finance-related field, please reach out to us. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Kelly Blanchard, President, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Martha Williams, Director of Finance and Administration, email@example.com.
Posted on January 31, 2019