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National Student Organization for secular and nontheist students

Board Member, Secular Student Alliance Board of Directors

Who we are

The Secular Student Alliance is a national education nonprofit with 300+ chapters in colleges and universities across the country, serving the growing population of secular and non-theist students. If you have been looking for an opportunity to put your skills and passion to work to support the broader goals and values of secularism and humanism (such as, you guessed it, feminism!), to make an impact on the future, and to give back to your community, please submit an application:

The Role 

The Board of Directors supports the work of the Secular Student Alliance and provides leadership and strategic governance. The relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.

What you will do 

Board Member responsibilities:

Leadership, governance and oversight

  • Serving as a trusted adviser to the executive director
  • Attendance at board and committee meetings; participation that is informed and promotes critical thinking, healthy debate and the effective function of the Board as a governing body
  • Reviewing and approving as appropriate SSA’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of and meeting all legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Serving on committees or task forces, and taking on special assignments


  • SSA’s directors will participate in creating a culture of philanthropy at the Secular Student Alliance.

What you will need

  • Extensive professional experience with significant executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector.
  • A commitment to and understanding of atheism and humanism.
  • A natural affinity for cultivating relationships and building consensus among diverse individuals
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of students with secular values

Board terms

  • Board Members will serve a four-year term.