May 03, 2022

Board Member

  • WestCoast Children's Clinic
  • Remote (California, USA)
Board Member Other

Job Description

Who are we?

WestCoast Children’s Clinic, located in Oakland, California, is a non-profit community psychology clinic that has provided mental health services to Bay Area children since 1979. Our mission is threefold: 1) to provide psychological services to vulnerable children, adolescents, and their families regardless of their ability to pay; 2) to train the next generation of mental health professionals; 3) to improve services to children and families by conducting research on the impact of clinical services and utilizing findings to advocate on behalf of the children we serve. Working at WestCoast Children’s Clinic means being part of an organization that is client-centered, trauma-informed, collaborative, and committed to justice and equity. 

Our Mission:

WestCoast Children’s Clinic is committed to providing psychological services to vulnerable children, youth and their families, regardless of their ability to pay, and to expanding the reach of psychological services through practice and research. To ensure the ongoing availability of these services, WestCoast is dedicated to training the next generation of mental health professionals.

The ideal Board Member candidate has:

  • Visionary leadership abilities and dedication to improving services and outcomes for underserved children, youth and families.
  • Desire to bring diverse perspectives, energy, knowledge and skills to the Board.
  • Professional experience in one or more of the following areas: organizational development, legal background with a focus in child advocacy, finance, communications, research, and or policy.
  • Ability to meet a time commitment of up to 6 hours per month, including Board Meetings (six per year) or Committee meetings.

How our Board Members make an impact:

  • Provide perspective and input to the CEO, CFO, Chief of Clinical Operations, and Directors of Research and Training.
  • Guide the organization through participation on a Board Committee, focusing on clinical programs, finance, community engagement, or human resources.
  • Participate in donor development through various strategies and engage members of the community in supporting the agency’s work.

Note: The Board Member position is a part-time, unpaid volunteer role.

Join us and make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children and families in the Bay Area.  

WCC is passionate about leading and encouraging open conversations around race, gender, power, and privilege and how these impact community mental health. Our staff affinity groups include Staff of Color Council, LGBTQ Staff Group, White Accountability Group, and Equity and Inclusion Council.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diminishing the influence of privilege and discrimination in our field and our workplace, whether due to differences concerning age, citizenship, color, disability, marital or parental status, race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

Hiring Organization

WestCoast Children's Clinic

Qualifications

  • Visionary leadership abilities and dedication to improving services and outcomes for underserved children, youth and families.
  • Desire to bring diverse perspectives, energy, knowledge and skills to the Board.
  • Professional experience in one or more of the following areas: organizational development, legal background with a focus in child advocacy, finance, communications, research, and or policy.
  • Ability to meet a time commitment of up to 6 hours per month, including Board Meetings (six per year) or Committee meetings.

Industry/Service Area

Human Services, Mental Health/Crisis Intervention, Youth Development

Level

Board

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