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Governance Recruitment

Governance Recruitment

Call for board and committee nominations

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is seeking nominations for its Board of Directors, Corporation, and all Board and Regional Executive Committees and Task Groups.

AFSC’s Standing Nominating Committee (SNC) is charged with recommending dozens of persons for service each year, drawing on the needs, recommendations, and names suggested by each of you in your Quaker, AFSC, and peace and justice communities. 

Qualifications for service

  • Membership in the Religious Society of Friends or understanding and commitment to Friends values and testimonies.
  • Ability to attend AFSC committee meetings regularly (AFSC will cover the costs up front or offer reimbursement.)
  • Knowledge, understanding or experience with AFSC programs and philosophy.
  • Understanding and commitment to a Spirit led method of conducting business.
  • Commitment to support and participate in AFSC fundraising.

We also consider:

  • AFSC’s Inclusion and Diversity goals
  • Geographic residence
  • Yearly Meeting representation

Persons 35 years and younger, those who self-identify as persons of color or as differently-abled are especially encouraged to apply.

How to submit a self-nomination or recommendation

Visit the Governance Volunteer Recruitment Center to submit your name or that of someone else who might meet these criteria. Standing Nominating Committee will continue to accept nominations year round. For timely review and consideration for vacancies to be filled in the 2016-17 nomination year, submit no later than July 31.

We look forward to hearing from you as we search for the most qualified candidates called to serve the American Friends Service Committee.