Voluntary Board Member

The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Start Date: October 2022
Part Time, Temporary

The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to
ending domestic violence. The RICADV was formed in 1979 to support and assist the domestic violence agencies in
Rhode Island. The RICADV provides leadership to its member agencies, strives to create justice for victims, and
raises awareness on the issue of domestic violence in Rhode Island.

The RICADV’s network of member agencies provides a wide array of services for victims, including emergency
shelter, support groups, counseling services, and assistance with the legal system.

Our Mission
The purpose of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence is to eliminate domestic violence in Rhode
Island. Our mission is to support and enhance the work of our member agencies and to provide leadership on the
issue of domestic violence.


● Fosters communication, resource sharing, networking, and collaboration

● Raises awareness, responds to community needs, and educates the public about domestic violence

● Promotes community organizing around the prevention of domestic violence

● Advocates locally and nationally to impact social and systemic change on the issue of domestic violence

● Partners with survivors to strengthen and empower the voices of abused women

● Accesses resources to maximize community impact

The RICADV Board of Directors comprises leaders representing our member agencies as well as community members from the nonprofit and for-profit sectors who are dedicated to the organization’s mission. RICADV’s board strives to be a model of governance performance. Our board members champion the importance of exceptional board leadership and believe that every organization needs a strong and effective board to fully realize its potential for good. In addition to the standard roles and responsibilities of oversight, our board members are active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and our mission.

Social services; Nonprofit organization governance

Voluntary Board Member

Job Description
The Board shall provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance of the RICADV. The Board operates as a
collective to assure the public trust in the organization’s pursuit of its mission. The Board of Directors is accountable through oversight for the organizational health and effectiveness of the RICADV and ensures the organization pursues its mission in a prudent and ethical manner.

Board Terms/Participation
Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for up to two additional terms. Board
meetings are held monthly and committee meetings are held as needed.

Desired Skills and Expertise
We are currently recruiting for diversity in leadership that is representative of the population(s) we serve and the
Rhode Island community, who are looking to make an impact on their community through volunteer Board Membership. An affinity for our mission and expertise in finance, business, human resources, health or advocacy, are particularly desirable.

The RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The organization does not
discriminate against a volunteer, an employee, or applicant in employment of conditions or opportunities for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status such as disability, age, marital and family status, sexual orientation and gender identity, health status, place of residence, economic and social situation.

How to Apply
We are looking to fill up to four board positions over the next several months. Please send your resume and cover
letter to Elaine@ricadv.org.