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Board of Directors Membership
Multiple seats available
Nominations accepted through May 31, 2019
Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) is currently accepting nominations for membership on our Board of Directors. Ideal candidates will be passionate and committed to DESK’s mission. This is a volunteer position with an expected commitment to a three-year term.
Mission and Background
DESK serves people experiencing homelessness or living in poverty by providing food assistance and services that promote health, community, and equity. We are located in downtown New Haven, just off the Green. Our core programs include nightly dinner, a weekly food pantry, a summer mobile pantry, and a senior lunch program. DESK has been operating in New Haven since 1987. For more information on our programs, services, history, and vision, visit us online at www.deskct.org.
DESK’s Board of Directors is comprised of a small group of professionals who are highly engaged in the community in a variety of ways, each bringing at least one area of specialization or knowledge to their Board service. In addition to our monthly meeting, Board members meet as part of standing committees (Finance, Development, Program, Nominating, and Facilities) or task-forces.
Core Requirements and Responsibilities of Board Members
Skillsets and Backgrounds Currently Being Sought
Compensation and Benefits
Board service is an unpaid volunteer position.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should complete the online application at www.downtowneveningsoupkitchen.com/hr, or email a cover letter and résumé to Daniel Scholfield at email@example.com with “Board Member Application” in the subject line.
DESK values greatly the role of diversity in organization and strongly encourages applications from people of all backgrounds and lifestyles.