We’re looking for individuals who are passionate about creating equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV and related chronic diseases to serve on the Board of Directors for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC).
AFC is particularly seeking Board members with expertise in fundraising, grant writing, social marketing and communications, finance and investments, and/or human resources. Previous Board experience is helpful, but not necessary.
Board membership goes beyond traditional volunteering and into the highest level of visionary leadership for the organization, assuming legal and financial responsibilities while serving as a community ambassador for AFC’s mission. Serving as a Board member provides a unique opportunity to put your passion for a social cause into action by applying your experience and expertise to help advance an organization’s impact. It's a rewarding way to fulfill your need to serve your community while learning new skills that can enhance your own career and grow your own personal and professional networks.
AFC mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV and related chronic diseases. Our work is guided by the vision that people living with HIV and related chronic diseases will thrive, and new HIV infections will be rare.
For over 32 years, AFC has brought together service providers and funders to develop systems that meet the needs of those living with HIV/AIDS and to maximize the use of scarce resources. AFC manages more than $17 million in local, state, and federal funds for an array of AIDS-related services, providing expertise and promoting high-quality delivery across the region.
AFC is committed to diversity and ensuring an appropriate balance of skills and experience on its board and committees. Our Board is comprised of people of different experiences, backgrounds, and opinions. We believe creating an inclusive and diverse culture improves the effectiveness of our Board and better reflects the diverse populations that we serve. We especially encourage people of color (i.e. Black, Latinx, Native American), those who identify as LGBTQ+, and individuals living with HIV to apply for a position on the Board.