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Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

The Common Acre Board Member

The Common Acre is growing!
Over the past year, we've refined our mission, begun a strategic reboot committed to equity, and initiated new restoration and community programs, including joining forces with our long term partner, Alleycat Acres. New directions require new leadership perspectives on our board, and we need your voice.

The Common Acre restores relationships between people and the land through ecology, agriculture, community, and art.

What we do:

We work with communities and public agencies to revive marginalized land through collaborative restoration and agroecology. By nurturing a network of urban farms and restoring native plant and pollinator habitat, community members grow their own produce, gain access to training, and activate shared green space; work that, by its nature, strengthens bonds to each other and to the land.

We share what we learn about these lands and from each other through symposia and in community through cultural expression, education, and food. Our goal is to promote a shared understanding about the connection between our lives and our natural world which empowers people to participate in meaningful change.

We partner with scientists in innovative field research and deepen understanding of native pollinator ecosystems. We have developed a data-driven, replicable model for increasing habitat and supporting wild bees in urban systems. We use this data in our work with policy makers, land managers, and communities to make informed decisions about public land use to support a healthy environment through food systems.

We critically assess who holds power in decision-making and actively promote self-determination. Our projects work holistically; in conservation, engagement, and advocacy. We build resilience and sustainability by partnering with  residents in the communities most impacted by the very same food insecurity and environmental degradations plaguing pollinator populations. 

Your role:

We're seeking dedicated board members who can commit to monthly meetings and an active role in ad hoc committees as we work through our new strategic plan. 

  • Regularly attends Board meetings and important related meetings.
  • Makes serious commitment to participate actively in committee work.
  • Volunteers for and willingly accepts assignments and completes them thoroughly and on time.
  • Stays informed about committee matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports.
  • Gets to know other committee members and builds a collegial working relationship that contributes to consensus. 
  • Is an active participant in the committee's annual evaluation and planning efforts.
  • Participates in fund raising for the organization.  The annual ask from board members is $1000, either cash, in-kind or donations from people and organizations which the board member solicits.
     

Special Skills:

We are particularly seeking individuals who have the following lived or professional experience:

  • representative of or connected to communities in South Seattle and King County
  • Arts
  • LGBTQI+
  • Youth 18-21
  • Legal
  • Finance
  • Human Resources

 

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Volunteers needed through 1/24/2021

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