Serving on a Board of Directors for a local nonprofit is an excellent opportunity for any professional. Whether you are interested in expanding your leadership skills, or you're simply looking for new ways to give back to the community, consider any of the open board positions listed below. A caring community takes a motivated, inspired, educated and efficient workforce. The Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence strives to match passionate individuals with the right organization through our Board Bank.  Please read the position descriptions posted below and check back frequently as this page is updated often.


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Ability1st, the Center for Independent Living of North Florida, Inc., has Board Member openings!

We are looking for individuals who desire to work collaboratively with other members and the executive director to participate and connect in ways that match their interests, abilities, talents and connections. We value a broad range of personal and professional backgrounds including, but not limited to healthcare, finance, legal, education and corporate. We strongly encourage those with disabilities to apply. For more information, contact Mandy Bianchi at [email protected] or (850) 575-9621. 

Board of Directors - Job Description and Expectations

Purpose: To provide oversight, governance, direction and advice, and to assist in leadership and awareness of the Epilepsy Agency of the Big Bend as a means to accomplish the organization’s mission.

Mission: The Epilepsy Agency of the Big Bend will strive to meet the needs of individuals whose lives are affected by epilepsy.

Major responsibilities:

Organizational leadership and advisement

Formulation and oversight of organizational policies and correlating procedures

Financial oversight and management, including adoption of the annual budget

Program planning and evaluation

Supervision, evaluation and hiring/firing of Executive Director

Review of organizational and programmatic reports

Board member recruitment

EABB Ambassador in the community

Active in fundraising efforts of organization

Length of term:

Each director shall serve for three years – however, initially the Directors shall be divided into three classes as equal as practicable, the first class to serve for one year, the second class for two years, and the third class for three years; membership in such classes to be determined by the Directors.

Meetings and time commitment:

Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held at least six times per year, one of which shall be the annual meeting. Meetings typically last 90 minutes.



3-4 Board Chair Positions Available:

Our board is a fundraising board and we are looking for members who are willing to help us with that goal. Each year we host two fundraising events: A Night of Hope and RUN 211.

Board members are needed to help our staff with event coordination, silent auction coordination and sponsor solicitation. Board members are also asked to help us promote our services throughout the community and increase awareness of our hotline and community resource database.  We would like board members who are interested and passionate about mental health and suicide prevention.  But, we serve people with all types or needs.

An attorney on our board is needed as well and looking to recruit anyone who is fit for the position.

Agency Mission

To provide assessment, emotional support, crisis assistance, education, training and referrals with accurate, up-to-date resource info.

Agency Vision
To serve as the preferred 24/7 gateway to community services and support with a commitment to excellence.


Interested prospects may email Randall Niklaus at [email protected]




Multiple, At-Large Seats Available:

WAVE's mission is to provide holistic programs to empower adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to enhance their quality of life and independence.  Our vision is to ensure every adult with intellectual and developmental disabilities lives a life of dignity inclusion, and well-being. 

Since 2002, Widening Adult Vital Experiences, Inc. (WAVE) has provided opportunities for life-skills training, social activities including our performing chorus, and community involvement. Activities are designed to serve a broad range of abilities and preferences.

Life skills training include activities of daily living, field trips, arts and crafts, academic and vocational skills training and development of communication and socialization skills. Our performing chorus meets weekly to practice and performs at various community events. Social activities include dances, swim parties, bowling, and hayrides, to name a few.

Our goal is to provide opportunities for involvement as well as the support and assistance needed to make the activities accessible and a successful experience for our clients. It is our philosophy to provide services that enhance the ability of each individual to be an integral part of the community and to foster friendships so as to take part in a rich social life.

Contact Terri Sue Aldridge  at [email protected]



Three Seats Available - looking for the following skills:

Web content and site management: Seeking individuals with basic website management skills, including page building, moderate, and content writing/management.   

Publicity and Marketing:  Seeking individuals with publicity and marketing skills. Specifically including the ability to develop a recurring PR and Marketing plan with checklist for staff, board and other volunteers to manage; Media Relations, and ability to develop PR amd Marketing materials for new exhibits.

Archives and Art Preservation:  Seeking individuals with skills pertaining to inventory, storage needs, repair, and maintenance of various types and mediums of artwork. Individual must be able to develop a plan to sort, categorize, retain and weed archived paperwork, also manage preservation of materials (slides, DVD, CD, newspaper, photographs).

Grant Writer:  Seeking individuals to research available opportunities and write grants for a variety of programs and needs.Individual must have the skills to develop a schedule of grant application dates that includes due dates, websites, point of contact, and any other pertinent information. This individual would be able to utilize grant research tools offered by INIE.

 Contact Pam Doffek at [email protected]


Multiple Seats Available

The mission of the Institute for Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence (INIE) is to strengthen the capacity and impact of the nonprofit sector through education, collaboration and advocacy. 

We are seeking engaged leaders with a commitment to building the sustainability of INIE to ensure our future of serving the nonprofit sector.  Leaders are needed in the following areas of expertise:

  • Fund Development
  • Banking
  • Law
  • Program Development
  • Special Events
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Education
  • Government 
  • Board Governance

Board service is a 3 year term.  For a listing of our current board members, please visit our website.  Interested candidates can email Felina Martin, Executive Director at [email protected] or call 850.201.9766.