Applications are Open for NNHVIP Advisory Board

Job Description

The National Network of Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs (NNHVIP) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for positions on our advisory board. To heal communities affected by violence, NNHVIP’s mission is to foster hospital and community collaborations to advance equitable, trauma-informed care for violence intervention and prevention programs. Our network is comprised of 37 members, including hospital- and community-based programs across the country. Learn more about NNHVIP’s mission, vision, and history here.

We are seeking candidates with a range of professional experience, from frontline violence intervention to public health, medicine, law, finance, and non-profit management.

The NNHVIP advisory board advises and oversees the activities of the network with governance from the Community Partners board of directors. Board members serve for two years, with an option to be re-elected for two additional terms. All board members must also be members of the NNHVIP network.

The board is responsible for:

  • Short- and long-term planning
  • Adopting an annual budget
  • Ensuring effective fiscal oversight
  • Recruiting, orienting, and developing board members
  • Hiring and evaluating the executive director
  • Establishing policies for the effective management of the organization

Overall, individual members are expected to:

  • Serve as ambassadors for NNHVIP
  • Abide by the bylaws
  • Understand and promote the mission, while being familiar with the organization’s programs, policies, and operations
  • Attend all board meetings
  • Be actively engaged in at least one committee,
  • Voluntarily take on special assignments
  • Support the fundraising and resource development efforts through an annual contribution (commensurate to their personal circumstances)
  • Do their part to ensure 100 percent board giving
  • Participate in fundraising activities and events
  • Leverage their personal and/or professional networks and resources to ensure financial and reputational success

The advisory board holds at least 10 meetings per year; they are conducted by phone unless otherwise stated. Members are expected to:

  • Attend and actively participate in all meetings (approximately 90 minutes in length), or appoint a representative of their program or organization to attend the call in their place
  • Actively engage in committee meetings and/or workgroups (roughly 1-3 hours/month, as determined by the committee)
  • Actively participate in the annual conference (3-4 days) and attend special events as scheduled

New advisory board members will attend a new member orientation and help identify, cultivate, and meet with potential donors and/or community leaders to advocate for NNHVIP’s mission and build the case for support throughout their term. All advisory board members are expected to sign the Advisory Board Annual Commitment Form.

Application and Questionnaire

The advisory board member application and questionnaire can be found and completed at this link. Our deadline for this application is rolling. For more information, please contact Executive Director Fatimah Loren Muhammad at

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