As a partner to the executive director and other board members, the Board Chair will provide leadership to DVRP. The Board Chair will support and sustain the work of DVRP and provide governance leadership and strategic fundraising support. Specific responsibilities include:

Leadership, governance, and oversight:

  • Being a trusted advisor to the Executive Director
  • Developing (in collaboration with the Executive Director and other board members)and implementing DVRP’s strategic plan
  • Developing and managing relationships and communicating with: funders, partners, and other stakeholders
  • As a board member, approving DVRP’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by DVRP for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics
  • Coordinating an annual performance evaluation of the Executive Director
  • Assisting the Executive Director and Governance/HR Committee in recruiting board members
  • Periodically consulting with board members on their roles and helping them assess their performance
  • Planning, presiding over, and facilitating board and committee meetings; partnering with the Executive Director to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
  • Acting as an ambassador for the organization
  • Ensuring Executive Director’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities DVRP serves


  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, generating substantial annual revenue and fostering DVRP’s overall financial health
  • Personally treating DVRP as a top philanthropic priority reflected in an annual financial gift
  • Ensuring that 100 percent of DVRP’s board members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity and meets at least their $2,000 minimum contribution per year over the duration of their two-year term
  • Identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major individual donors, corporate, and/or foundation gifts

Board terms:

DVRP’s Board Chair (and board members) will serve a two-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held monthly (rotating in-person and calls) and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings. The Chair’s responsibilities will take approximately 10-12 hours per month.


This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about the success of DVRP’s beneficiaries and who has a track record of board leadership. The selected Board Chair will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. Their accomplishments will allow them to attract other well-qualified, high-performing board members.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
  • Demonstrated success as a nonprofit board member or board chair
  • Track record of building credibility in the funding community that has resulted in major gifts to a nonprofit
  • A commitment to and understanding of DVRP’s beneficiaries and mission preferably based on experience
  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills coupled with natural affinity for public speaking
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of DVRP’s beneficiaries

Service on DVRP’s board of directors is without remuneration, including administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to board members’ duties.

Qualified candidates please contact Krittika Ghosh at krittika@dvrp.org with a letter of interest and resume, by March 18th, 2019.

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About DVRP (Domestic Violence Resource Project)

Mission Statement:The Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) is a non-profit organization in Washington, DC.  Our mission is to address, prevent, and end domestic violence and sexual assault in Asian/Pacific Islander communities while empowering survivors to rebuild their lives after abuseIn 1995, a group of Asian/Pacific Islander women came together to discuss the issues of violence against women in their community.  These women, the Founders of DVRP, surveyed area service providers and found that over 500 abused A/PI women were unable to access culturally and linguistically appropriate services.  This lack of services prevented survivors from accessing the critical resources they needed to lead healthy and safer lives.Today, DVRP’s programs and structure is survivor-created and survivor-driven.  DVRP has served over 1,300 survivors in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia, empowered community leaders to speak out against violence and provided trainings to various audiences on cultural humility and domestic violence awareness.