Open Board Positions 2017 – 2019

General Requirements of Board Service

  • Serve a two-year term (Sept. 2017 – Sept. 2019)
  • Attend monthly board meetings and annual retreat
  • Attend and staff one program per quarter, in addition to special events like Holiday Social and Celebration
  • Work independently and collaboratively outside of scheduled meetings to complete tasks related to personal goals or the agreed-upon goals of the organization:
    • Respond to colleagues in a timely manner (by email, phone, Slack)
    • Inform co-chairs or other colleagues on the board if you are unable to attend an event or meeting or if you will be late
  • Complete other duties as assigned as set forth by the organization’s strategic plan and other workplans
  • Spend the appropriate time needed per week to fulfill YNPN Chicago-related responsibilities
  • Actively recruit new board and committee members during the recruiting process and throughout the year
  • Adhere to a board culture that respects individuals and a diversity of perspectives
  • Participate in additional YNPN Chicago events (programs, networking) and YNPN National events (Program XChanges, National Conference) as often as possible
  • Individuals elected to the board are also expected to contribute financially in the form of one-time annual dues of $75


Listed below are the remaining available positions for the 2017-2019 Board class.

Finance Co-Chairs (1 position available)

This two-person team oversees all finance and accounting functions over the organization. A small non-profit organization, YNPN Chicago has an annual budget of roughly $25,000. To ensure our financial sustainability and compliance with relevant accounting principles, Co-Chairs:

  • Perform all bookkeeping activities and maintain records of YNPN Chicago’s financial transactions using QuickBooks Online
  • Prepare financial reports quarterly for Executive Board meetings and for funders as needed
  • Prepare annual tax and governmental filings (AG 990-IL, IRS 990-N, 1099’s)
  • Liaise with the Development Chair to ensure contributions are properly recognized
  • Provide financial oversight by setting an annual budget, monitoring bank accounts and collaborating with the Executive Board to achieve financial goals
  • Educate Executive Board members about the financial concepts and YNPN Chicago’s financial position, so as to inform Chair budget development and organizational decision-making
  • Support other chairs as needed, including assisting in professional development events
  • Work with programming to develop and facilitate a finance program for members
  • Maintain finance calendar of all necessary duties throughout the year
  • Be able to apply and understand Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Accounting experience and knowledge of nonprofit sector preferred

See our Join the Board page to apply now!