The Learnatory is a 501(c)3 NoN-Profit educational organization
We believe every child, regardless of zip code, has the right to a high-quality education. The Learnatory Mission is to close the education opportunity gap for women and underserved communities by advocating for education equity, advancing effective leadership in education, and transforming our education system.
Through innovative and powerful learning experiences, we educate students with hands-on, interactive, learning that engages and empowers. We cultivate and arm professionals and students with the in-demand skills, knowledge, and real-world learning required to successfully compete in a global society.
We focus on the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) delivering real-world learning that enable students to:
Purpose of The Board of Directors
As a nonprofit corporation, The Learnatory is required to have a Board of Directors that serves as the ultimate governing body of the corporation. In addition to being legally responsible for the overall management of the corporation, Directors are legally required to perform his or her responsibilities subject to the fiduciary duties of care, loyalty, and obedience to the nonprofit corporation.
The Board will support the work of The Learnatory and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by The Learnatory’s Executive Director (ED), the Board-ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.
Expectation of the Board as a Whole:
Expectations of Individual Board Members:
Leadership, governance and oversight
Participation & Contributions
The Learnatory Board Members will consider The Learnatory a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that The Learnatory can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, The Learnatory expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity.
Length of Term
Board Members serve a two-year term. Terms may be renewed indefinitely. There will be an annual review of each Board Member, Board Chair, and the Executive Director to determine consideration of Board membership. If a Board Member cannot fulfill his/her responsibility, they may be asked to leave prior to the end of their terms. The current Founder-Executive Director is excluded from forced removal.
Board Members spend, on average, one hour per month outside of the monthly meeting working on committee or other projects.
Board meetings will be held quarterly and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings. It is important that all Board Members attend the meetings to hear organizational updates, report their progress, present new leads and/or request support from other Board Members or staff.
Attend at least one Board retreat, when held.
Board Members are encouraged to attend important events involving The Learnatory whenever possible. Important events include:
Connecting The Learnatory to New Resources
Board Members spend, on average, one hour per month outside of the monthly meeting contacting potential corporate partners to provide introductions to The Learnatory and in checking with the Executive Director.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about The Learnatory’s mission and who has a track record of board leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
The application is available at the link below.
The Learnatory Board Candidate Profile
Benefits of Serving on a Nonprofit Board
For professionals who want to use their skills and passion to make an impact on a nonprofit organization, there are fantastic benefits to serving on a board:
Applications are now available.