Join the Leadership Team

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 YNPN Portland is currently accepting applications for service on our board of directors

YNPN Portland is looking for people with the time, drive and skills to guide YNPN Portland's growth as an organization. Board members are responsible for accomplishing our mission: supporting the development of young professionals to strengthen their role in a viable, inclusive, and collaborative nonprofit sector.

Serving on the YNPN Portland Board is a great opportunity to put your skills to use and take your involvement with YNPN to the next level as we build the systems and capacity of our organization. It's also a great way to focus on your own professional development by enhancing your leadership skills and expanding your network.

Ideal board candidates have:

- A commitment to social justice and an understanding of the importance of equipping a deep, diverse bench of nonprofit leaders with the skills and networks they’ll need to make an impact
- The ability to balance idea generation with execution
- Demonstrated interest in the areas noted in the job description (gained via formal or informal experience)
- Enthusiasm for working with a nimble, startup-esque organization that has a developing infrastructure
- Willingness to not just “do” but also help develop systems and make our work sustainable


Application and Position Descriptions

For consideration, please fill out this application and submit your resume to

YNPN Portland General/At-Large Board Member Job Description

This year, we are excited to add these positions to our board:
- Equity and Inclusion Officer
- Community Engagement Officer
- Fundraising Officer


Recruitment Timeline

May 1: Applications open

May 16: Find us at Say Hey! 

May 18: Info session over coffee (optional) - meet current board members and get your questions answered - RSVP to attend

May 25: Info session over happy hour (optional) - meet current board members and get your questions answered - RSVP to attend

June 1: Applications close; applicants are contacted with next steps

June 7: Building Credit professional development event (optional) - learn more and see YNPN Portland in action

June 8: Social with the board at our June board meeting (optional) - meet the full group for an informal conversation about YNPN Portland and our goals

June 15 - July 8: Interviews 

August 1: All final decisions communicated to applicants

August 10: First board meeting for new members 

YNPN is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse group of volunteers, and we look for candidates who have demonstrated comfort with equity and inclusion. People of color, people with disabilities, individuals with non-traditional education backgrounds, and members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged to apply. If we can make applying easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us at

Not sure if board service is right for you? You can also get more involved by volunteering on one of our committees.


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