Join the SLHP Board

Street Level Health Project (SLHP) is looking for dynamic and passionate people interested in serving on the Board of Directors. The board is composed of dedicated volunteers, and has been serving the undocumented, immigrant communities for twenty years. If you are interested in learning more about this leadership opportunity, please contact elba@streetlevelhealthproject.org.

To learn more about Street Level Health project, visit http://www.streetlevelhealthproject.org.

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND:
Street Level Health Project is an Oakland-based non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of underserved, urban, immigrant communities in the Bay Area. Street Level is “a safety net of the safety net” and serves as a point of entry to accessing health and other services for those most often overlooked and neglected, namely the uninsured, underinsured, low-wage workers, and the recently arrived.

MISSION
Street Level Health Project is an Oakland-based community center dedicated to improving the wellbeing of underinsured, uninsured, and recently arrived immigrants in Alameda County.

THE ROLE OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
The Board will support the work of SLHP and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by SLHP’s Executive Director (ED), the Board-ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the ED as they develop and implement SLHP’s strategic plan
  • Approve SLHP’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Contribute to an annual performance evaluation of the ED
  • Assist the ED and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members
  • Partner with the ED and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
  • Serve on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments
  • Represent SLHP to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization
  • Participate in donor cultivation activities such as making donor thank you calls, signing acknowledgment letters, and ensuring the success of fundraising events (as needed by the ED and/or development team).
  • Ensure SLHP’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities SLHP serves

PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Professional experience with significant leadership accomplishments in the non-profit sector, government, immigration, worker’s rights, occupational health, philanthropy, or other community-led experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences regarding race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, socio-economic circumstance, immigration status, and record of arrest or conviction.
  • Experience or interest in holding an anti-racist framework and a commitment to continuous personal anti-oppression work
  • Astute, strategic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of SLHP’s beneficiaries
  • Multilingual fluency (Spanish, English, Mam Mayan), with strong oral and written communication skills (preferred but not required).
  • A commitment to and understanding of SLHP’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience
  • Flexibility and a strong ability to work collaboratively with a creative problem-solving approach.

Women, People of Color, community members, and young professionals are encouraged to apply!

HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit the SLHP Board of Directors Application here. If you have any questions, please reach out to elba@streetlevelhealthproject.org.