The Central MN Sexual Assault Center Needs You!!!

We are currently recruiting new members for our Board of Directors.

Join the fight against sexual violence in our community! CMSAC supports Stearns, Benton, Wright, and Sherburne counties in providing services and resources to victims of all forms of sexual violence. Our agency also strives to educate service providers in other fields, community members, students, parents, clergy, teachers, business owners, and others regarding ways in which they can also support victims, help reduce sexual violence, and work to eradicate it from our community.

In order to accomplish this mission, CMSAC needs dedicated and passionate individuals from all walks of life to support us through participation on our Board of Directors. In this oversight and planning role, you can help shape the scope and direction of CMSAC’s future efforts. You will also gain vital experience in agency management, financial analysis, policy development, community outreach, and more that will enhance your professional and personal spheres. Read on to find out more about this rewarding volunteer opportunity!

Agency Description and Purpose

Central MN Sexual Assault Center (CMSAC) is a 24-hour crisis intervention agency providing direct services to all people affected by any form of sexual violence. This includes services to victims of sex trafficking and child sexual abuse. The Center’s purpose is to offer non-judgmental, confidential, free, trauma-informed, victim-centered services to victims of sexual violence, their partners, families, coworkers, and friends.

Our services include:

· 24-Hour crisis phone line

· One-to-one support counseling

· Orders for Protection

· Safety planning

· “Safe at Home” Program

· Harassment Restraining Orders

· Criminal justice advocacy

· Referrals for supportive services

· Hospital advocacy services

· Professional and community training/education

· Human trafficking services

· Individual psychoeducation

· Support and psychoeducation groups

· Support for those involved in the sex industry

Board of Directors Composition

CMSAC’s current Board of Directors is comprised of leaders from the non-profit and for-profit sectors who are dedicated to our organization’s mission. As one of the highest-volume providers of services to victims of sexual violence in the state of Minnesota, CMSAC strives to be a model of governance performance.

CMSAC’s Board Members believe that our agency needs a strong and effective Board to fully realize its potential for good. In addition to the standard roles and responsibilities of a Board Member, our Board Members are also active ambassadors for the organization and are engaged in identifying and accessing

financial resources and community partnerships necessary for CMSAC to advance its mission.

Desired Experience and Job Description

Job Title: Volunteer Board Member

Desired Experience: Previous participation on other boards is helpful but not required. Other helpful experience could come from non-profit management, accounting, banking, teaching, business management, healthcare administration, legal services, mental health services provision or administration, social services, military or veteran services, criminal justice, community outreach, and other related fields. We aspire to continue to build a diverse Board of Directors!

· Board Members are expected to attend six Board Meetings per year. Attendance at agency events, fundraisers, and other community events or educational opportunities (as appropriate) is encouraged. The time investment estimate for this level of participation is 25 hours per year.

· Board Members are expected to read agency financial statements in advance of meetings and come prepared to ask questions and participate in discussions regarding them.

· Board Members are expected to serve on one or more committees of the Board and actively participate in committee work.

· Board members are expected to play an active role in securing ongoing financial resources necessary for CMSAC to achieve its mission. Board members are expected to leverage personal relationships and community partnerships to help identify and solicit potential funders.

· Board members are expected to responsibly represent CMSAC to their respective communities and to advocate for CMSAC’s mission, programs, and services as appropriate.

If interested, contact:

15 Riverside Drive Northeast, St. Cloud, MN 56304