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Call for Board Members

The Georgia First Generation Foundation seeks volunteer leaders to join its dynamic Board of Directors to support its mission to assist and advance the first-generation community in pursuing excellence while building strong ties between students and the community. Specifically, Georgia FirstGen's goal is to grow a professional network of resources to engage first-generation students by providing a forum of opportunities and experiences to foster lifelong relationships with the Georgia First Generation Foundation.

As a board member, you will be a part of a group of decision-makers and can influence the current and future shape of Georgia FirstGen. By completing this application, you will be able to understand the skills and time commitments of this position. You may find reading through the entire application and Board Member responsibilities helpful before you begin the application process. 

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Board of Directors / Application

Board of Directors Selection Process
  • August 31, 2023: Applications Open

  • September 30, 2023: Applications Close

  • October 7, 2023: Interviews will Conclude

  • October 14, 2023: Board Decisions will be Released

  • November 4, 2023: Required First Board Meeting


Georgia FirstGen Vision

Georgia FirstGen is a nonprofit growing a network for first-generation students to become the next generation of global leaders and forward thinkers.


Georgia FirstGen Mission

The mission of Georgia FirstGen shall be to abide by our four pillars:


  • Pillar 1: Success: To create a model for student success in academic achievement.

  • Pillar 2: Service: To strengthen the network of partnerships for student development.

  • Pillar 3: Scholarship: To understand and develop effective solutions to current student challenges.

  • Pillar 4: Support: To advance a growing network of peers from all sectors of the community. 


Board of Directors Expectations


  1. Attend Board meetings. Failure to attend at least 3 of the 4 scheduled quarterly meetings may result in removal from the Board.

  2. Attend and/or participate in Georgia FirstGen programs and events when able. Board members are required to attend at least 1 event per year. Failure to do so may result in removal from the Board.

  3. Pay Annual Dues. Board members must pay either a $250 per year Board Membership fee or fundraise $1000 for potential sponsorship opportunities to waive the Board Membership fee. 

  4. Be informed about Georgia FirstGen’s strategy, programs, and finances.

  5. Keep Georgia FirstGen members informed on developments, emerging opportunities, or challenges.

  6. Prepare for and participate in Board meetings.

  7. Positively represent Georgia FirstGen ‘s values and work to the community.

  8. Foster an inclusive environment and community.


Board of Directors Responsibilities


  1. Serving on a Committee or project task force.

  2. Serving as a trusted advisor to the Chair/Executive Director and assisting in the development and implementation of the strategic plan.

  3. Representing the Georgia First Generation Foundation to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization, cultivating support, and attending events held by the Georgia First Generation Foundation.

  4. Review agendas and supporting materials prior to Board and Committee meetings.

  5. Approving business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities.

  6. Assisting the Governance & Volunteer Engagement Committee with identifying and recruiting future Board members.

  7. Partnering with the Chair/Executive Director and other Board members to ensure that Board resolutions are effectively executed.

Board of Directors Application

Which of your skills would you like to utilize on the Board? Select all that apply:
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Board members are required to participate in board meetings per year, where one is an annual face-to-face meeting and a minimum of 11 standing monthly committee meetings, which occur outside of regular board meetings. 

Between work within and outside of meetings, hours of commitment would probably vary between 3-5 hours per month. 

Board members are also encouraged to participate in fundraising and development activities. 

Will you be able to make this commitment?

I certify, by my electronic signature, that the information contained within this application and all supporting documents is true, accurate, and complete to the best of my knowledge.

Thank you for your interest! One of our team members will be in touch with you shortly.

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